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Juno Spacecraft Reveals Spectacular Cyclones At Jupiter's Poles

NASA has spotted enormous cyclones at the gas giant's north and south poles. The probe has also returned other data that have project scientists scratching their heads.

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'Mother Of All Landslides' In Big Sur Buries Section Of California's Highway 1

Dirt and rock now cover a third of a mile of the road known for its breathtaking views. And where the coast used to form roughly a straight line, aerial photos now show a rocky bulge into the Pacific.

A man dressed in a Chewbacca costume throws his arms aloft in what can only be a confounding mix of emotions: triumph, sure — but also righteous indignation at all the decades lost to reckless misspelling. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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40 Years After 'Star Wars' Error, Newspaper Apologizes To Wookiee Community

In its 1977 review, The Dallas Morning News called Chewbacca a "Wookie." Now, on the film's 40th anniversary, the long national nightmare has ended. On that note: We too have something to confess.

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The Salt

Ramen Rock: These Japanese Punk Legends Sing About Food

For over 35 years, the all-female Shonen Knife has been serving up catchy punk titles like "Wasabi," "Hot Chocolate" and "Sushi Bar." But don't mistake them for bubblegum pop. These ladies are legit.

Ramen Rock: These Japanese Punk Legends Sing About Food

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Politics

Montana GOP Candidate's Assault Charge Hangs Over Tight Special Election

Greg Gianforte got in an altercation with a reporter Wednesday, drawing even more attention to a congressional race in the national spotlight. But it's unclear whether that will affect the outcome.

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Music Interviews

From Paris With Love: A Kansas City Musician Gets Distance And Perspective

Missouri native Krystle Warren digs into American history on her new album Three The Hard Way. She talks about what it's like to observe the U.S. from France, her home for the past nine years.

From Paris With Love: A Kansas City Musician Gets Distance And Perspective

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Shots - Health News

Patient, Doctor Groups Say New CBO Score Reveals Health Care Bill's Flaws

"Last-minute changes to the AHCA made by the House offered no real improvements," said Andrew Gurman, president of the American Medical Association. Additional criticism has come from the AARP and the American Hospital Association, among others.

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Pentagon Blames 105 Civilian Deaths From Mosul Strike On 'Secondary Explosion'

The Pentagon has released its report on an airstrike in Mosul that left at least 105 civilians dead, saying ISIS had put explosives in the building that was hit.

Pentagon Blames 105 Civilian Deaths From Mosul Strike On 'Secondary Explosion'

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Law

Fox News Hits Back At Accuser's Lawyer In Mocking Response To Lawsuit

"The allegations are not just false, they are outrageously and flagrantly so," Fox's outside lawyers wrote in response to an attorney representing former host Andrea Tantaros in her sexual harassment allegations against the network.

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Our Land

What It's Like To Live In A Small, Rural, Politically Divided Town

Politics in Haines, Alaska — population 2,500 — has grown intensely bitter lately, reflecting the volume and heat of national politics.

What It's Like To Live In A Small, Rural, Politically Divided Town

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Model Dani Mathers pleaded no contest to a charge of invading a woman's privacy in a gym. Here, Mathers (second from right) listens as prosecutor Chadd Kim speaks in Wednesday's sentencing hearing. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images hide caption

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'Playboy' Model Sentenced Over Body-Shaming Woman At Gym

"The issues that surround body shaming can be devastating," Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer said after Dani Mathers pleaded no contest to a charge of invasion of privacy.

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Race

How Policing Has Changed For 3 Generations Of Black Police Officers

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with three generations of African-American police officers from Indianapolis: Clarence White Sr., Clarence White Jr. and Rodney White Jr.

How Policing Has Changed For 3 Generations Of Black Police Officers

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