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The International Space Station retires soon. NASA won't run its future replacement

NASA is crashing the ISS into the ocean at the end of 2030. The agency is collaborating with private companies to build its replacement. So what could the space stations of the near future look like?

The International Space Station retires soon. NASA won't run its future replacement.

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Boeing announced a management shakeup - including the ouster of the leader of the 737 Max production line. At the Singapore Airshow, miniature models of Boeing aircraft including the 737 Max (front) are displayed on February 21, 2024. Roslan Rahman/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Boeing ousts the head of its troubled 737 Max program after quality control concerns

The Boeing executive who oversaw the troubled 737 Max program, Ed Clark, has left the company. It's part of a broader management shakeup after a door plug panel blew off a jet in midair last month.

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Disaster follows an astronaut back to Earth in the thriller 'Constellation'

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Watching this Apple TV+ series takes commitment and attention, but you'll be rewarded for that effort with a haunting story that, at its center, is about the love between a mother and a daughter.

Disaster follows an astronaut back to Earth in the thriller 'Constellation'

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Samuel Altman, CEO of OpenAI, looks on during a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law oversight hearing to examine artificial intelligence, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on May 16, 2023. ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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As Congress lags, California lawmakers take on AI regulations

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California often takes the lead with new legislation to rein in tech. This was true for privacy, social media and now it looks to be playing out the same way for generative AI.

As Congress lags, California lawmakers take on AI regulations

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E-bike use is increasing quickly, but many people do not wear helmets. And head injuries from e-bike accidents are rising fast too, a study in JAMA Surgery shows. Chris Delmas/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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E-bike head trauma soars as helmet use falls, study finds

A new study shows that nearly 8,000 e-bike riders sought hospital care for head injuries in 2022. It's a huge increase and the majority of the injured riders were not wearing helmets.

Hydeia Broadbent attends the Los Angeles premiere of Apple's "They Call Me Magic" at Regency Village Theatre on April 14, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. Leon Bennett/Getty Images hide caption

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Hydeia Broadbent, a prominent HIV/AIDS activist, dies at 39

Broadbent, diagnosed at age 3, was one of the first generation of children born HIV positive, and known for raising awareness to lessen the stigma of the disease from a young age. She died Tuesday.

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Doctors didn't think much of her cough. A nurse practitioner did and changed her life

After Julie developed a persistent cough, no one seemed to be able to identify the cause. Then, her unsung hero stepped in and saved her life.

Doctors didn't think much of her cough. A nurse practitioner did and changed her life

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Student loan balances wiped for the first batch of borrowers in Biden's SAVE plan

"It's moral hazard if you're only doing debt relief, but I believe we're balancing it out with accountability on colleges," says Education Secretary Miguel Cardona.

Student loan balances wiped for the first batch of borrowers in Biden's SAVE plan

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Chicago is suing big fossil fuel companies, alleging the impact of flooding and other climate-related events has caused great damage. Tyler Pasciak LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times hide caption

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Chicago sues five giant oil companies, accusing them of climate change destruction, fraud

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The suit says BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil and Shell have hurt the city by discrediting science even as their products lead to "catastrophic consequences," including strong storms, flooding, severe heat and shoreline erosion.

At the Mexican Consulate in Dallas, Mexican citizens can obtain a voter registration card and register to vote. Feb. 25 is the deadline to register to vote in this year's election. Stella M. Chávez/KERA News hide caption

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Hundreds of thousands in the U.S. are ready to cast votes for Mexico's president

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The June 2 election will mark the first time the some 12 million Mexicans living the U.S. will be able to cast ballots in certain consulates. With two women as the frontrunners, the winner almost certainly will make history.

Palestinian children wait to collect food at a donation point in a refugee camp in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on December 23, 2023. Mahmud Hams/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Humanitarian crises abound. Why is the U.N. asking for less aid money than last year?

"This is the first time that this has happened in recent years," said Martin Griffiths of the United Nations. about the reduced ask. Why in a time of greater need is the U.N. lowering its appeal?

Humanitarian crises abound. Why is the U.N. asking for less aid money than last year?

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Boris Nadezhdin, a liberal Russian politician who was disqualified from the March presidential election, awaits a meeting of Russia's Central Election Commission in Moscow, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP hide caption

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Why a disqualified Russian candidate remains a critic of Putin

When asked whether his political activities put him in danger, Boris Nadezhdin quoted a proverb, "If you are afraid of wolves, you should not go to the forest."

Why a disqualified Russian candidate remains a critic of Putin

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In this April 30, 2021, file image taken by the Mars Perseverance rover and made available by NASA, the Mars Ingenuity helicopter, right, flies over the surface of the planet. NASA via AP hide caption

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NASA is looking for people to test out its Mars simulator for a year

The agency is accepting applicants for the second cohort of its Mars simulator mission. Participants will live and work from a 3D-printed, 1,700-square-foot facility at NASA's Houston space center.

Lucy Sante, shown here in January 2024, says, "I am lucky to have survived my own repression. I think a lot of people in my position have not." Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for The Guardian hide caption

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A gender-swapping photo app helped Lucy Sante come out as trans at age 67

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In 2021, Sante, who was assigned male at birth, was playing around with a face-altering app and she had a breakthrough. Her new memoir is I Heard Her Call My Name.

A gender-swapping photo app helped Lucy Sante come out as trans at age 67

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Bad bosses, low pay, big mistakes: How to navigate the pitfalls of starting a new job

Just starting your career? Elainy Mata, host of the Harvard Business Review podcast New Here, offers advice on how to deal with issues that aren't part of the job description.

Bad bosses, low pay, big mistakes: How to navigate the pitfalls of starting a new job

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Jada Pinkett Smith on playing Ozzfest, her love of painting and her marriage to Will

The actor is the kind of celebrity that makes headlines just by breathing, but those headlines miss a lot. It's Been A Minute sat down with her to talk what she got out of her time as a rock singer and why she looks at her marriage as a masterpiece.

Jada Pinkett Smith, the artist

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Former President Donald Trump attends a pre-trial hearing Thursday for charges he faces in a New York hush money case. Two civil judgments in New York put Trump on the hook for hundreds of millions of dollars. Steven Hirsch/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump faces some half a billion dollars in legal penalties. How will he pay them?

Donald Trump owes legal penalties totaling hundreds of millions of dollars in two civil cases recently decided in New York, raising questions about how he'll pay the amount.

Caution tape closes off streets on Tuesday due to land movement intensified by recent storms in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. Much of saturated California remains under threat of floods as the latest winter storm blows through, but so far the state has escaped the severity of damage spawned by a recent atmospheric river. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Storms are finally leaving Southern California as cities start to grapple with the damage

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The atmospheric river earlier this month had already left the ground saturated, and the latest storm weakened hillsides and eroded coastlines.

This illustration provided by the European Southern Observatory in February 2024 depicts the record-breaking quasar J059-4351, the bright core of a distant galaxy that is powered by a supermassive black hole. M. Kornmesser/AP hide caption

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Scientists have found a black hole so large it eats the equivalent of one sun per day

With a mass 17 billion times larger than our sun, this black hole is the fastest-growing black hole ever recorded, Australian National University said.

The AI-powered Rabbit R1 device is seen at Rabbit Inc.'s headquarters in Santa Monica, California. The gadget is meant to serve as a personal assistant fulfilling tasks such as ordering food on DoorDash for you, calling an Uber or booking your family's vacation. Stella Kalinina for NPR hide caption

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First there were AI chatbots. Now AI assistants can order Ubers and book vacations

A new batch of AI-powered devices known as AI agents are all the rage in Silicon Valley. They're devices with a voice assistant that can complete real-world tasks for you.

First there were AI chatbots. Now AI assistants can order Ubers and book vacations

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Emmalene Blake poses for a portrait in front of her mural showing Samia al-Atrash holding her niece Masa Khader, who was killed by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza in October. Molly Keane for NPR hide caption

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A grieving Palestinian, an Irish artist and the mural that brought them together

Artist Emmalene Blake's mural on the wall of a Dublin pub became an iconic image of Gaza's grief. Then one day, she got an Instagram message from the Palestinian woman in the image.

A grieving Palestinian, an Irish artist and the mural that brought them together

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