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Launch, Land, Launch — SpaceX Tries Reusing Its Rocket

The private company sees Thursday's achievement as a step toward cheaper flights into deep space.

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SpaceX Reuses A Rocket To Launch A Satellite

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'The VA Is On A Path Toward Recovery,' Secretary Of Veterans Affairs Says

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Indonesia's Peat Fires Still Blaze, But Not As Much As They Used To

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In A Bullet-Riddled Mansion, A Beirut Architect Envisions A Museum Of Memory

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Rural Trump Voters Embrace The Sacrifices That Come With Support

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