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Jim Bridenstine became NASA administrator in April 2018. He says that before the space agency can send humans to Mars, it has to get them back to the moon. Olivia Falcigno/NPR hide caption

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50 Years After Apollo 11 Moon Landing, NASA Sets Its Sights On Mars

As the world looks back at the Apollo mission, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine looks ahead to the "moon shot" of the modern era: landing a human on Mars.

50 Years After Apollo 11 Moon Landing, NASA Sets Its Sights On Mars

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A migrant family waits in Tijuana, Mexico, before being transported to the San Ysidro port of entry to begin the process of applying for asylum in the United States. A new U.S. rule would bar Central American migrants from applying for asylum at the U.S. southern border. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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Trump Administration Implementing '3rd Country' Rule On Migrants Seeking Asylum

Immigrants who want to seek asylum at the U.S. southern border must first apply for refugee status in another country, according to a new rule that is set to take effect Tuesday.

James Fields Jr. killed a woman after he drove a car into a group of protesters in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017. On Monday, a judge in Virginia sentenced him to life in prison. Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via Getty Images hide caption

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Neo-Nazi James Fields Gets 2nd Life Sentence For Charlottesville Attack

The Virginia court's sentence is largely symbolic. Last month, a federal judge sentenced Fields to life in prison for killing a woman protesting a white nationalist rally in 2017.

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Crowds Gather Each Week In Wisconsin To Watch Their Teams Play Ball — In Snowshoes

Snowshoe baseball commentator Jimmy Soyck says you can't actually run in snowshoes. It's all in the shuffle.

Crowds Gather Each Week In Wisconsin To Watch Their Teams Play Ball — In Snowshoes

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The Danish company Maersk has been shipping goods around the world since the age of steamships. Now it wants to usher in a new era, with zero-carbon transport. David Hecker/Getty Images hide caption

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Giant Shipper Bets Big On Ending Its Carbon Emissions. Will It Pay Off?

Maersk, the world's largest container shipping company, has set a massive goal for itself: going carbon neutral by 2050. This would be good for the world. But how would it be good for the bottom line?

Emily Nussbaum received the most hate mail of her career after she panned season 1 of HBO's True Detective. "Most of it was handwritten," she says. C. Clive Thompson/Penguin Random House hide caption

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We All Watch In Our Own Way: A Critic Tracks The 'TV Revolution'

New Yorker TV critic Emily Nussbaum won't appear on panels pitting TV against movies or books. "Everything is valuable in its own way and they don't need to be in tension with one another," she says.

Democrats are hopeful they can mobilize a religious left to counter the religious right. But it's unclear whether that outreach will resonate with voters who make up the religious middle. A-Digit/Getty Images hide caption

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Democrats Have The Religious Left. Can They Win The Religious Middle?

Faith voters who have a mix of liberal and conservative values are up for grabs in the 2020 election. Democrats hope to win them over.

Democrats Have The Religious Left. Can They Win The Religious Middle?

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Nominating Judges Is A Top Priority For Klobuchar, But She Isn't Naming Names

New Hampshire Public Radio

Despite pressure from the right and the left to do so, Sen. Amy Klobuchar argues she can't share her preferences without the vetting available to a president.

Nominating Judges Is A Top Priority For Klobuchar, But She Isn't Naming Names

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Taking care of a newborn can be relentless and at some point, many parents need the baby to sleep — alone and quietly — for a few hours. So what does science say about the controversial practice of sleep training? Scott Bakal for NPR hide caption

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Sleep Training Truths: What Science Can (And Can't) Tell Us About Crying It Out

Some parents swear by it. They say it's the only way they and their babies get any sleep. Others parents say it's harmful. So what does the science say? Here we separate fiction from fact.

Sleep Training Truths: What Science Can (And Can't) Tell Us About Crying It Out

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Protesters against gerrymandering at a March 2019 rally coinciding with Supreme Court hearings on major redistricting cases. After the court said the federal judiciary has no role in partisan redistricting cases, legal action is focused on state courts. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images hide caption

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North Carolina Gerrymandering Trial Could Serve As Blueprint For Other States

North Carolina Public Radio – WUNC

The case has the potential to significantly alter how political maps are established in North Carolina while serving as a blueprint for legal challenges in other states.

North Carolina Gerrymandering Trial Could Serve As Blueprint For Other States

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