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A researcher works at the Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics in central China's Hubei province on June 9. Beijing's spending on research and development has increased over the past few years in an effort to re-establish the country's scientific prowess. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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China's Great Science Gamble

China Seeks Status As Scientific Superpower

5 min

China Seeks Status As Scientific Superpower

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From Our Listeners

Summer Sounds: Shakespeare

1 min

Summer Sounds: Shakespeare

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While much of California is struggling financially, the city of Redondo Beach has managed to stay out of the red. The City of Redondo Beach hide caption

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The City of Redondo Beach

America's Mayors: Governing In Tough Times

Redondo Beach: Unusual Leadership Dodges Red Ink

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Redondo Beach: Unusual Leadership Dodges Red Ink

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Construction crews at a new air traffic control tower at Oakland International Airport were told on July 19 to stop working after the U.S. House refused to reauthorize routine funding of the Federal Aviation Administration. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Politics

FAA Debate Puts Rural Airports At Risk

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FAA Debate Puts Rural Airports At Risk

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A 1971 artist's sketch released by the FBI shows the skyjacker known as 'Dan Cooper' and 'D.B. Cooper'. The sketch was made from the recollections of passengers and crew of a Northwest Orient Airlines jet he hijacked between Portland and Seattle. Anonymous/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way

FBI: 'A New Suspect' In D.B. Cooper Skyjacking Case

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FBI: 'A New Suspect' In D.B. Cooper Skyjacking Case

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Before long, almost all insurers will have to cover birth control pills at no charge to women. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Feds Tell Insurers To Cover Birth Control

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Feds Tell Insurers To Cover Birth Control

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Dorothy Mwesiga with her third child. Mwesiga was treated with antidepressant drugs and talk therapy for her postpartum depression. Joanne Silberner for NPR hide caption

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Science And Medicine

Stigma Hinders Treatment For Postpartum Depression

7 min

Stigma Hinders Treatment For Postpartum Depression

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Anti-government protesters rest on their collapsed tent following clashes with the police as they called for the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Reporter's Notebook

Yemen's Capital: A City Of Chaos

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Yemen's Capital: A City Of Chaos

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Members of the Allied team take cover on the "beach" — the field that faces the tree line where the Axis team has embedded. Thousands of people traveled to a field in Jim Thorpe, Pa., to re-enact one of the most famous battles in history using paintball guns instead of real ammo. Rob Sachs for NPR hide caption

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History

Reliving D-Day, With Paintballs And Referees

4 min

Reliving D-Day, With Paintballs And Referees

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House Votes On Debt Ceiling Plan

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House Passes Debt Ceiling Bill

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