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NASA: MAVEN Spacecraft Safely Circling Mars

The orbital probe will study how the solar wind interacts with the red planet's thin atmosphere.
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A Different Take On Nude Photographs

Trevor Christensen of Utah takes nude photographs. The subjects are not nude. The photographer is. He wants a picture of how you look when you see the photographer is wearing nothing.
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After Major Image Fumbles, NFL Now Runs Into Congress

Domestic violence and child abuse allegations against NFL stars have put the country's most-watched sports league in the congressional spotlight.
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The Biology Of Altruism: Good Deeds May Be Rooted In The Brain

Angela Stimpson donated a kidney to a complete stranger. Why did she do it? Researchers found that the brains of Stimpson and other altruists are sensitive to fear and distress in a stranger's face.
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NFL Looks To Training To Prevent Domestic Violence By Players

It's not violence on the job that makes some pro football players beat their wives or children, psychologists say. It's often childhood experience, fanned by a culture that accepts such behavior.
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Shrinking Pool Of Volunteer Firefighters Leaves Communities At Risk

Busy schedules and long hours of training are partly to blame for the ever-shrinking volunteer pool.
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All Eyes On Obama, World Leaders At Climate Change Summit

More than 120 leaders are expected to attend the one-day summit sponsored by the United Nations. They have been instructed to arrive Tuesday with "bold ideas" to slow the rise in global temperatures.
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Snowden Reveal Makes Israeli Spies' Protest An American Issue

Forty-three veterans of Unit 8200, Israel's secretive surveillance organization, say they were directed to spy indiscriminately on Palestinians. Were they using intelligence gathered by the NSA?
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Man Caught At White House Is An Army Veteran

Omar J. Gonzales, the 42-year-old man who the Secret Service says ran onto the White House grounds and entered a door Friday night, is an Army veteran who served in Iraq.
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Which Catholics Offer Birth Control? Look To The Insurers

Catholic universities and hospitals argue they shouldn't have to offer contraceptive coverage, but many Catholic insurance companies have been making it available for years.

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