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Pluto-Bound Spacecraft Nears Its Quarry

After nearly a decade of traveling through space, NASA's New Horizons probe is about to arrive at Pluto. On Tuesday it will begin an intensive, weeklong study of the distant world.

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Corruption On The Border: Dismantling Misconduct In The Rio Grande Valley

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Nurses Katherine Malinak and Amy Young lift Louis DeMattio, a stroke patient, out of his hospital bed using a ceiling-mounted lift at the Cleveland Clinic. Dustin Franz for NPR hide caption

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People With Brain Injuries Heal Faster If They Get Up And Get Moving

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A cypress tree swamp in Byrnes Lake, part of the more than 200,000-acre Mobile delta. It's the most biologically diverse river delta system in the country. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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A Few Miles From Mobile, A Wealth Of History, Nature — And Danger

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After Sketchy Science, Shark Week Promises To Turn Over A New Fin

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An American flag flies over the U.S. Supreme Court June 29, 2015 in Washington, D.C. This past term, the liberal position won in 19 of the 26 closely-divided ideological cases and eight out of 10 of the most important ones. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Liberal Minority Won Over Conservatives In Historic Supreme Court Term

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Pluto-Bound Spacecraft Nears Its Quarry

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