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Scientists Spot A Planet That Looks Like 'Earth's Cousin'

An artist's rendering of Kepler-186f, the first validated Earth-size planet to orbit in the habitable zone of a distant star. T. Pyle/NASA/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech hide caption

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Scientists Spot A Planet That Looks Like 'Earth's Cousin'

Kepler-186f is almost the same size as Earth, and it orbits in its star's "Goldilocks zone" — where where temperatures may be just right for life. But much is unknown because it's also 500 light-years away.

Russia Endorses Call For Protesters In Ukraine To Disarm

Armed men wearing military fatigues gathered on armored personnel carriers Wednesday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk, where they and other pro-Russia gunmen took control of some key locations. hide caption

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Russia Endorses Call For Protesters In Ukraine To Disarm

Diplomats from the U.S., Ukraine, Russia and the European Union emerged from a meeting that wasn't expected to accomplish much, saying they had made progress toward resolving the crisis in Ukraine.

First Embryonic Stem Cells Cloned From A Man's Skin

This mouse egg, top, is being injected with genetic material from an adult cell to ultimately create an embryo — and, eventually, embryonic stem cells. The process has been difficult to do with human cells. James King-Holmes/Science Source hide caption

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First Embryonic Stem Cells Cloned From A Man's Skin

Scientists based their technique on the one used to create the sheep Dolly years ago. These cells might one day be useful in treating all sorts of diseases.

No Sign Yet Of Hundreds Missing After South Korean Ferry Disaster

Holding out hope, fearing the worst: A man looks out from the shore in Jindo, South Korea, toward where a passenger ferry sank Wednesday and nearly 300 people are still missing. hide caption

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No Sign Yet Of Hundreds Missing After South Korean Ferry Disaster

Divers are having difficulty getting into the capsized ship. It was sailing to a resort island Wednesday when disaster struck. Most of the passengers were high school students on a school trip.

For One Runner, Boston Marathon Is About Road To Recovery

Running shoes are laid out in a display titled, "Dear Boston: Messages from the Marathon Memorial" in the Boston Public Library to commemorate the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings on April 14. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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For One Runner, Boston Marathon Is About Road To Recovery

Matthew Conlon is one of the NPR 8, runners who are chronicling their experiences training for the Boston Marathon. "Without the events of last year's race, I wouldn't be preparing for this one," Conlon writes in our Tumblr.

One Man's Pee Pushes Portland To Flush 38M Gallons Of Water

There are signs around the reservoirs in Portland's Mount Tabor Park that warn against putting anything in the water. They apparently didn't dissuade one young man from urinating into the city's drinking supply this week. hide caption

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One Man's Pee Pushes Portland To Flush 38M Gallons Of Water

The trespasser relieved himself into one of the city's reservoirs of treated water. Officials say there's not much of a danger to public health, but they are being cautious.

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