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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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Jalapeño Janelle Monáe and Pharrell Williams
Q.U.E.E.N. Janelle Monáe and Erykah Badu

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

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Ambo The Album Leaf
Parameters The Album Leaf
Truth Lies Low Andrew Bird

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

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Note Drop Broke For Free
As Colorful As Ever Broke For Free

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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Fall Backward Noble Oak
Dream-Spark Noble Oak
Latitude (Remix) Nujabes feat. Five Deez

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

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Settling With Power El Ten Eleven
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Friday I'm In Love (Focus Mix) ST*RMAN

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