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Astronaut Chris Hadfield's Most Excellent Adventure

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Afghan Mineral Treasures Stay Buried, Hostages To Uncertainty

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Geena Davis played the president in the 2005 ABC series Commander in Chief. Now, she works on issues involving women in media. Kent Eanes/AP hide caption

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Working Women On Television: A Mixed Bag At Best

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Ana Popovic Shreds The Belgrade Blues

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Immigration Bill Chugs Along, But Some See Deal-Breakers

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Turning Up The Heat On Civil Rights-Era Cold Cases

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Not Your Grandpa's RV: This Roving Lab Tracks Air Pollution

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Audra McDonald, A Broadway Star Gone Roaming, Comes Home

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