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A giant cluster of about 3,000 stars called Westerlund 2. The cluster resides in a raucous stellar breeding ground known as Gum 29, located 20,000 light-years away in the constellation Carina. NASA, ESA, STScI/AURA hide caption

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After 25 Years, The Hubble Space Telescope Still Wows Humanity

Launched shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Hubble telescope isn't showing its age. Astronomers and other fans hope this old charmer will be useful for many years to come.

To Tell The Truth Yoko Kanno
Where Does This Ocean Go? Yoko Kanno feat. Ilaria Graziano
Pittsburgh Left [Eliot Lipp Remix] Lymbyc Systym

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A Look At 'Blackbird,' The First Film On The New 'Black Netflix'

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Amazing Grace Julian Walker
Parks N' Wreck Wil Blades
I Do Christian Scott
Danziger Christian Scott
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Eastynato Daniel Szabo

Gov. Scott Walker arrives at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Summit in New Hampshire. Walker has long been a polarizing figure due to his epic battles with public employee unions, but a new poll this week shows a new and sizable drop in his approval rating. Darren McCollester/Getty Images hide caption

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As Governors Eye The White House, Home Takes A Back Seat

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Space, Plane and Line Matt Jorgensen
Big Chief With A Golden Crown Matt Jorgensen

Two years after the collapse of the factory at Rana Plaza, families of victims gather, holding photos of their lost loved ones. Amy Yee for NPR hide caption

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2 Years After Garment Factory Collapse, Are Workers Any Safer?

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Tokyo Ghost Stories Arovane
Cry Osaka Cry Arovane

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is facing questions about money, access and influence while she was secretary of state. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Clinton Faces Bad Headlines And More Questions Of Scandal

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Has The Senate Found It's More Fun To Be Functional?

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To Be DeYoung Again Erik Jekabson
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Intravenous Pete Robbins

A giant cluster of about 3,000 stars called Westerlund 2. The cluster resides in a raucous stellar breeding ground known as Gum 29, located 20,000 light-years away in the constellation Carina. NASA, ESA, STScI/AURA hide caption

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After 25 Years, The Hubble Space Telescope Still Wows Humanity

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Genius and the Thieves Eluvium
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Acheron The Evpatoria Report
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Gabbi Gabby Enemies

As the Apple Watch goes on sale Friday, it's unclear if the gadget and others like it can attain the utility and prominence smartphones have in the past eight years. Ryan Emberley/AP hide caption

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Will Apple's Newest Gadget Ignite A Smart Watch Movement?

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Friday I'm In Love (Orchestral Pop) Walt Ribeiro

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