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For The Record: Aging Out and Moving On

The number of Americans over the age of 65 is expected to double in 35 years. That means more families grappling with what to do when a loved one can't live alone anymore.
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A Musical Memorial For The Face Of Extinction

Lonesome George was the last of his subspecies of giant tortoise from the Galapagos. For decades scientists tried to find him a mate, but he died alone. NPR's Adam Cole offers this elegiac tribute.
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In Oregon, Medicaid Now Covers Transgender Medical Care

The Oregon Health Plan just started covering the cost of reassignment surgery and hormone therapy for transgender people. Oregon joins a handful of states that provide such coverage through Medicaid.
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George Zimmerman Again Arrested On Assault Charges

It's the latest in a string of encounters with law enforcement since the former neighborhood watch volunteer was acquitted in the 2012 shooting death of unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin.
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SpaceX Launch Successful; Recovery Attempt 'Close, But No Cigar'

The private launch contractor resupplying the ISS said a plan to recover the rocket's spent first stage at sea hit a snag.
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Employment Is Up. Paychecks, Not So Much

Hopes that wages may finally be solidly on the rise were dashed in Friday's jobs report. While employers added 252,000 new jobs, average hourly earnings actually dipped.
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Sketchucation: #EdPredictions For 2015

We asked you what education stories you're expecting in the new year. We got a lot of ideas.
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Rocket Landing At Sea Was 'Close But No Cigar'

An experimental rocket launched by SpaceX Saturday was a partial success. A cargo capsule will reach the International Space Station, but the spent rocket failed to land on a barge in the Atlantic.
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Keystone Supporters Hope Amendments Will Soften Pipeline Opposition

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised to make the Keystone XL pipeline the first order of business in the new term. One week in, however, the bill is still a long way from passing.
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Former Dolphin Fullback Swims Nine Miles To Safety

Ex-Miami Dolphin Rob Konrad found himself in an unexpected endurance swim this week when he fell out of a moving boat. NPR's Scott Simon has the story of his nine-mile ocean odyssey.

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