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The Jasons, a group of scientists who advise the U.S. government, have developed technologies such as a laser that can help reduce atmospheric distortion. The Air Force uses it to better photograph passing spy satellites. R. Fugate/Air Force Research Laboratory hide caption

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After Pentagon Ends Contract, Top-Secret Scientists Group Vows To Carry On

The 60 or so members of the Jasons are normal academics by day. But each summer, they come together to study tough problems for the military, intelligence agencies and other parts of the government.

Greendrive #2 Andrew Wasylyk
Polygon Window Polygon Window
Comedown Parcels
Flirting With Her (Reprise) Sir Babygirl
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After Pentagon Ends Contract, Top-Secret Scientists Group Vows To Carry On

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On the Subway Roger Joseph Manning Jr. & Brian Reitzell
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Mothersbaugh's Canon Mark Mothersbaugh

In February, Justin Kelley was among the workers at about 1,000 Walmarts who learned that their jobs as people greeters would be eliminated. Like Kelley, many of them were workers with disabilities who found themselves in limbo. Alina Selyukh/NPR hide caption

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'My Whole Life Is On Hold': As Walmart Eliminates Greeters, A Dream In Limbo

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Foxtrot and Gemma Snowdon of the U.N.'s World Food Programme, who rescued the lost 4-week-old puppy. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Lost Pup Finds New Life As Humanitarian Mascot In Refugee Camp

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Opposite of Hallelujah Jens Lekman
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Heroic Weather-Conditions of the Universe, Part 3: the Salt Air Alexandre Desplat
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Kanye West performs Sunday Service during the 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 21, 2019 in Indio, California. Rich Fury/Getty Images for Coachella hide caption

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At Kanye West's Sunday Service, 'He Is The Church'

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Ultralight Beam Kanye West
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