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'Hidden Figures' No More: Meet The Black Women Who Helped Send America To Space

A new film tells the stories of three women who made incalculable contributions to the space program: engineer Mary Jackson, mathematician Katherine Johnson and NASA supervisor Dorothy Vaughan.

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Obama On Russian Hacking: 'We Need To Take Action. And We Will'

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'Hidden Figures' No More: Meet The Black Women Who Helped Send America To Space

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(Left to right) Don Gettys, Margie Orr, Sarah Block Yacoviello and Cal Weary. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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'York Project' Revisited: 2008 Voters Weigh In On 2016 Race

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Kaya Ortega with her father, Francisco, at StoryCorps in Los Angeles. StoryCorps hide caption

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He Followed His Parents To U.S. With One Order: 'Go Change The World'

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Patient and counselor: In a village near Bhopal, India, a woman with depression (left) meets with her counselor. The counselor, who lives nearby and speaks the same dialect, has received three weeks of intensive training. The patient says the counselor changed her life for the better. Joanne Silberner for NPR hide caption

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Neighbors Treating Neighbors For Depression And Alcoholism

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Craig Sager, Sideline Sage Of Hoops And Suits, Dies At 65

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