The offshore wind farm in the North Sea near Borkum, Germany, is nearly complete. The Riffgat facility, seen here on June 23, includes 30 turbines, each with a generating capacity of 3.6 megawatts. David Hecker/Getty Images hide caption

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Sold! First Parcels Auctioned For Future Offshore Wind Farms

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Janet Yellen, vice chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, is under consideration to become the first woman to lead the Fed. President Obama reportedly is likely to choose between Yellen and former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers. Franck Robichon/EPA/Landov hide caption

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U.S. Army Gen. Keith Alexander, commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, director of the National Security Agency (NSA), testifies during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, on Wednesday. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Senicka Arciaga-Spears (left), with his siblings and mothers, Kelly and Eliza. Senicka hopes to join the Boy Scouts if the Utah Pride Center's troop charter application is accepted. Terry Gildea/KUER hide caption

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Twice Rejected, LGBT Group Won't Give Up On Boy Scout Bid

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"We just thought we were telling this endearing story women could relate to," says HelloFlo founder Naama Bloom. Courtesy of HelloFlo hide caption

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Tampon Marketing Gets Real For The Social Media Age

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She-Ca-Go's Leona Cochran attempts to block Jo Cahill's shot during the team's game against the Colorado Combos at the National Senior Games in Cleveland on Monday. Benjamin Morris for NPR hide caption

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For One Seniors Basketball Team, The Game Never Gets Old

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Roughnecks build a drilling rig at the MEG Energy site near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. In addition to large, open-pit mining operations, tar sands oil can be extracted from the ground by pumping down high-pressure steam. Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Canadian Regulators Investigate Mysterious Tar Sands Spills

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Hundreds of thousands of people crowd Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday as Pope Francis celebrates the final Mass of his visit to Brazil. Security lapses, traffic chaos and other logistical snafus marred the visit. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pope's Visit: A Bumpy Test Run For Rio's World Cup, Olympics

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The Mexican Consulate processes IDs at an area school. The New York Immigration Coalition goes to events like this one to find immigrants who are eligible for DACA. Melanie Reyes/The New York Immigration Coalition hide caption

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Immigration Program Fails To Attract Eligible Applicants

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The bite of a cobra can paralyze its victims and, if enough venom is released, fatally stop their breathing. It's estimated that more than 75 percent of patients in India who die from a snake's bite never make it to the hospital. STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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There has been a recent push for humanist chaplains in the United States military. Around 13,000 active service members are atheist or agnostic. Here, U.S. Army soldiers bow their heads in prayer during Easter sunrise service at Camp Liberty in Iraq, in 2009. Marko Drobnjakovic/AP hide caption

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Should Military Chaplains Have To Believe In God?

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