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A Story Of The Boston Marathon Bombing, As Told On Skates

Figure skater Ross Miner hopes to qualify for the Winter Olympics, and the final competition starts Friday night in Boston, where Miner will perform his experience of last year's bombing, through moves and music.

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Dying Stars Write Their Own Swan Songs

Astronomy professor Alicia Soderberg is turning the final moments of stars into music. In doing so, she's learning just how different the supernova explosions can be.

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An Execution In North Korea Has A Chilling Effect In China

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's execution of his uncle was about more than an internal power struggle. Jang Song Thaek oversaw economic ties with China and was accused of selling North Korean resources to its main ally on the cheap.

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An Execution In North Korea Has A Chilling Effect In China

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A Story Of The Boston Marathon Bombing, As Told On Skates

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Dying Stars Write Their Own Swan Songs

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Cate Blanchett Finds Humor In The Painfully Absurd

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