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An artist's concept shows the New Horizons spacecraft as it approaches Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, in July 2015. Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute hide caption

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Space

Mark Your Calendars: In A Year, We'll Arrive At Pluto

It takes a long time to travel 3 billion miles. On July 14, 2015, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will finally get a flyby glimpse of the dwarf planet, as part of a mission launched in 2006.

Janet Collins was€” the first prima ballerina to perform at the Metropolitan Opera. Ed Palumbo/Library of Congress hide caption

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Code Switch

Princess Of 'Fresh Prince' Brings History To Children

Karyn Parsons, best known for her role as Hilary Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, now runs an organization that makes animated short films about influential African-Americans throughout history.

Kathleen Raven, a health reporter, found out she had hearing loss when she was 5 years old. Jessica Horwitz hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Hearing Aid Evolution Unveils What The World Sounds Like In '3-D'

Health reporter Kathleen Raven found out she had a hearing problem when she was 5. She got her first pair of hearing aids in 1993, but as the technology improves, she's still learning new sounds.

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Bambi, Disney's 1942 animated feature about a fawn's life in the woods, has a heartbreaking scene many young viewers never forget: the death of Bambi's mother. Sarah Boxer wrote about the pervasive theme of dead mothers in animated films and children's stories for this month's issue of The Atlantic. Disney Junior/Disney Channel via Getty Images hide caption

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