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The Mariner 2 probe at an assembly facility in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Aug. 29, 1962. NASA/JPL/Caltech hide caption

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50 Years After First Interplanetary Probe, NASA Looks To Future

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Supporters hold up posters of Japan's former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a rally in Osaka on Thursday. Considered a nationalist hawk, Abe is expected to become prime minister for a second time after parliamentary elections Sunday. Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images hide caption

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Nationalist Rhetoric High As Japanese Head To Polls

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The One Voice Choir is not officially part of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but the ensemble is invited to perform this weekend at an LDS church-sponsored event intended to reach out to the LGBT community. Andrea Smardon/KUER hide caption

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Singing Loud And Proud: Choir For LGBT Mormons Breaks Out

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