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Co-Pilot Killed In SpaceShipTwo Crash Was Experienced And Steady

Mike Alsbury, 39, died when Virgin Galactic's prototype reusable space plane apparently broke apart in midair over the Mojave Desert during a test flight on Friday.
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A Collection Of Clues To America's Educational Past

Tucked away in boxes, deep in the collection of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, are objects that tell the history of American education.
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Ga. Senate Race Is Surprisingly — And Expensively — Close

With control of the Senate up for grabs, Democrats are pinning their hopes on a seat in Georgia. Michelle Nunn, the daughter of former Sen. Sam Nunn is neck-and-neck with Republican David Perdue.
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Recovery Or Not, Some Still Feel Economic Pain

The government is ending the federal stimulus program. In the For the Record segment, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to people around the country about whether they feel the economy has recovered.
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When A Loved One Has Ebola, How Can You Reach Out Without Touching?

A hug, a back rub, holding hands — all these shows of compassion are dangerous when the patient has Ebola. Is there any way to make up for the loss of the ability to touch?
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Ahead Of Midterms, Voting Rights And Wrongs In North Carolina

North Carolina is one of the states at the heart of the debate about voting laws. So what do its citizens think about new regulations? Michel Martin heads to Charlotte to find out.
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5 Things To Know About The 2014 Midterm Election

The balance of power in the House and Senate could be upended with Tuesday's vote. We break down some of the key themes and offer a few predictions.
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Women Increasingly Pick Brains Over Looks In Choosing Egg Donors

As using egg donors becomes more common, women are more likely to choose donors based on smarts and athletic skill rather than trying to have a child who will look like just them.
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Diverting Lava Flow May Be Possible, But Some Hawaiians Object

Slow-moving lava from the Kilauea volcano is stalled near the village of Pahoa in Hawaii. One volcanologist says redirecting the flow might be feasible, but would carry political and cultural risks.
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Millennials Navigate The Ups And Downs Of Cohabitation

Millennials are more likely to live with the person they're dating than previous generations were — it's practically a rite of passage. So what does that means for their relationships?

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