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How Jupiter's Red Spot Makes Things High Above It Hot, Hot, Hot

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The Solar-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft prepares to take off from the Cairo International Airport in the Egyptian capital on Sunday as it heads to Abu Dhabi on the final leg of its world tour. Khaled Desouki /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Carolyn Swords (left) and Tina Charles (right) of the New York Liberty look on before the game against the Indiana Fever on Thursday at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. Charles says she turned her warmup shirt inside out in support of recent shooting victims. Mike Stobe/NBAE/Getty Images hide caption

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New analysis of stored samples taken from athletes at the Beijing and London Summer Olympics has turned up 45 cases of banned substances. Here, urine samples are recorded upon arriving at the China Anti-Doping Agency in Beijing in 2008. Robert F. Bukaty/AP hide caption

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In a video filmed on Monday, Charles Kinsey (left) lies next to the autistic patient he was trying to help, holding his hands up in an effort to assure the North Miami police that they aren't a threat. Kinsey was later shot in the leg by the police. Channel 7 WSVN/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Fedor Konyukhov prepares for liftoff from the Northam Aero Club on July 12 in Northam, Australia. For the past eight days, he has had little sleep in an open gondola hurtling at high speeds through below-freezing air that is too thin to breathe. Paul Kane/Getty Images hide caption

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Baton Rouge police block Airline Highway after police were shot in Baton Rouge, La., on Sunday. Several law enforcement officers were killed and several injured in a shooting in Baton Rouge on Sunday morning. Max Becherer/AP hide caption

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Attendees walk past a handful of placards during a break in the Methodists annual conference in Portland, Ore., in May 2016. The United Methodist Church, the nation's largest mainline Protestant denomination, was holding its once-every-four-years meeting and is facing a bitter fight over whether it should lift the church ban on same-sex marriage. Don Ryan/AP hide caption

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