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This photo, made available by SpaceX Thursday, shows the company's Falcon 9 rocket launching from Kennedy Space Center's historic Pad 39A in Cape Canaveral, Fla. SpaceX hide caption

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The Two-Way

Launch, Land, Launch — SpaceX Tries Reusing Its Rocket

The private company sees Thursday's achievement as a step toward cheaper flights into deep space. The aerospace industry essentially has been throwing away its hefty and expensive rockets.

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SpaceX Reuses A Rocket To Launch A Satellite

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Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin is working with Congress to renew the Veterans Choice program, which allows some veterans to get medical care outside the VA system, and provides money for medical staff. Marian Carrasquero /NPR hide caption

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'The VA Is On A Path Toward Recovery,' Secretary Of Veterans Affairs Says

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Farmer Arif Subandi surveys scorched peat lands near his house in the village of Punggur Kecil in West Kalimantan Province on Borneo. Yosef Riadi for NPR hide caption

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Indonesia's Peat Fires Still Blaze, But Not As Much As They Used To

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A group of students visits the Beirut mansion that architect Mona El Hallak is working to transform into a museum making sense of Lebanon's civil war. Alice Fordham /NPR hide caption

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In A Bullet-Riddled Mansion, A Beirut Architect Envisions A Museum Of Memory

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A new water tank in Strong City, Kan., (at right) sits next to one that was part of an old leaky system on a hill just outside the city limits. Frank Morris/KCUR hide caption

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Rural Trump Voters Embrace The Sacrifices That Come With Support

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