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In the dog mushing world, 44-year-old Lance Mackey is like Michael Jordan. The sled dog racing veteran returns to the Yukon Quest this year. Katie Orlinsky for NPR hide caption

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Facing 1,000 Miles Of Frigid Winds With Loyal Dogs And Willpower

The 1,000-mile-long Yukon Quest Sled Dog Race is underway Saturday. It's not so much a race as it is a test of survival — and veteran musher Lance Mackey knows all about fighting for the finish.

Father, Father Laura Mvula

A Catholic faithful looks at a portrait of Monsignor Oscar Arnulfo Romero at his grave in the cathedral of San Salvador on March 24, 2014, during the commemoration of the 34th anniversary of his murder. JOSE CABEZAS/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pope Declares Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero A Martyr

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Sea Song Faraquet

Michael Calce, who went by the online name Mafiaboy when he launched a massive cyberattack at the age of 15, now works as a security consultant for companies trying to protect their online systems. Vincenzo D'Alto/Courtesy of Michael Calce hide caption

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Meet Mafiaboy, The 'Bratty Kid' Who Took Down The Internet

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Afghan war rugs reflect the nation's long history of conflict through one of its most ancient art forms. Courtesy of Kevin Sudeith hide caption

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'War Rugs' Reflect Afghanistan's Long History With Conflict

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In the dog mushing world, 44-year-old Lance Mackey is like Michael Jordan. The sled dog racing veteran returns to the Yukon Quest this year. Katie Orlinsky for NPR hide caption

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Facing 1,000 Miles Of Frigid Winds With Loyal Dogs And Willpower

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Killing Strangers Marilyn Manson

Until about 30,000 years ago — around the same time these animals were drawn on the walls of France's Chauvet Cave — there were at least five other species of humans on the planet. Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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We Went From Hunter-Gatherers To Space Explorers, But Are We Happier?

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Leland Melvin with his dogs, Jake and Scout. "I snuck them into NASA to get this picture," Melvin says. Courtesy of Leland Melvin hide caption

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From Touchdowns To Takeoff: Engineer-Athlete Soared To Space

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