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Bob Vollmer, seen in a 2016 photograph provided by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, shows the now-102-year-old at work. The state's oldest employee plans to retire next month, after nearly six decades on the job. John Maxwell/Indiana Department of Natural Resources via AP hide caption

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Indiana's Oldest State Worker Is Retiring At 102: 'I've Been A Pretty Lucky Guy'

Bob Vollmer, a land surveyor for nearly six decades, tells NPR he's got new projects in mind — like building a pool. And he's got some advice: "If anybody does anything for you ... say thank you."

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's speech came after a period that saw mass public support after the death of a Iranian general and outrage over the downing of a commercial airliner. Official Khamenei website via Reuters hide caption

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Iran's Ayatollah Slams 'American Clowns' In Rare Friday Prayers Sermon

"These American clowns lie" when they say they stand with the Iranian people, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told a large crowd of worshippers in Tehran.

Iran's Ayatollah Slams 'American Clowns' In Rare Friday Prayers Sermon

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U.S. troops clear debris following an Iranian missile strike at the Ain al-Assad air base in Iraq on Jan. 8. No one was killed, and U.S. officials initially said no American service members had been injured. Ali Abdul Hassan/AP hide caption

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U.S. Says 11 Service Members Were Injured When Iran Attacked Iraqi Base

Eight Americans were taken to Germany and three to Kuwait to receive medical care after Iran's missile strike last week, a Defense Department spokesperson says.

Casper changed mattress shopping with the promise of a 100-night "risk-free" trial and easy returns. Now the cost of those returns is being scrutinized as the online company prepares to go public. Yana Paskova/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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The Cost Of Free: Casper Pays A Price For Generous Mattress Returns

Casper changed mattress shopping with the promise of a 100-night "risk-free" trial and easy returns. Now the cost of those returns is being scrutinized as the online company prepares to go public.

The Cost Of Free: Casper Pays A Price For Generous Mattress Returns

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Brock Ervin holds a sign outside the Indiana House chamber at the Statehouse before the 11 representatives of the Electoral College gathered on Dec. 19, 2016, in Indianapolis. The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear two cases challenging state attempts to penalize electoral college delegates who fail to vote for the presidential candidate they were pledged to support. Darron Cummings/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court To Hear 'Faithless Electors' Case

At issues are state attempts to penalize electoral college delegates who fail to vote for the presidential candidate they were pledged to support.

Rep. Ayanna Pressley appears in a video for The Root, the African American-focused online magazine, in which she reveals her bald head and talks about living with alopecia. Courtesy of The Root and G/O Media via AP hide caption

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'Freed From The Secret': Rep. Ayanna Pressley Opens Up About Living With Alopecia

The freshman lawmaker says she felt that it was particularly important for her to speak out about her condition because her hairstyle, Senegalese twists, had become a part of her political brand.

Three U.S. airports will screen passengers from Wuhan, China, for coronavirus symptoms: Los Angeles International Airport (pictured above), JFK in New York and SFO in San Francisco. FG/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images hide caption

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CDC To Screen For New Strain Of Coronavirus At 3 U.S. Airports

The strain, discovered in China, has been reported in the city of Wuhan and in two other countries. On Friday, the CDC announced plans to screen passengers at N.Y., L.A. and San Francisco airports.

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Mighty Mice Travel Through Space To Aid Earthlings

Forty mice spent more than a month in orbit to test two approaches to strengthening muscle and bone in microgravity conditions. The results could help people with muscle and bone diseases.

Scientists Sent Mighty Mice To Space To Improve Treatments Back On Earth

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"It's crazy to us," Bobbito says of getting recognition for these songs. "That's what we've done for artists for the last 30 years, and now we're the artists." Janette Beckman/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On Their Debut Album, Stretch And Bobbito Are Taking 'No Requests'

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with longtime DJs and producers Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia about their debut album, No Requests, loaded with new renditions of some of their favorite songs.

On Their Debut Album, Stretch And Bobbito Are Taking 'No Requests'

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