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Joe's Big Idea

How To Pack A Space Telescope

Operating a telescope in space is a challenge, but so is moving one on Earth. An inside look at how NASA's James Webb Space Telescope moved from Houston to Los Angeles.

Electrickery Little People
Eitheror Little People
Hang Tan Toubab Krewe

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Tax Cuts Put Oklahoma In A Bind. Now Gov. Fallin Wants To Raise Taxes

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Romare Dirtwire
Amphibian Circuits

Members of the Pathfinders 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division, go for a run at Fort Campbell, Ky., in 2013. The Census Bureau says it will count deployed service members as residents of their home bases or ports for the 2020 census. Mark Zaleski/AP hide caption

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2020 Census To Count Deployed Troops At Home Bases, Prisoners At Facilities

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Four Tet/Rothko-Rivers Become Oceans Constant Friction, Four Tet et. al.
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Concept 15 Kodomo
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The offshore oil drilling platform called Gail, operated by Venoco, Inc., off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif., in 2009. Chris Carlson/AP hide caption

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California May Have A Way To Block Trump's Offshore Drilling Push

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Interlude L'indécis
Le Sud L'Indecis

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What Not To Say To The Terminally Ill: 'Everything Happens For A Reason'

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Reverie LUCHS
Her Eyes The Stars LUCHS

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech in Moscow's Red Square last May. Russian-backed efforts attempting to interfere in U.S. politics appear to be evolving. Yuri Kochetkov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tracking Shows Russian Meddling Efforts Evolving Ahead Of 2018 Midterms

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Bleeding Ink Loscil
Girth Rides A (Horse) + The Dead Texan
Sunset Lover Petit Biscuit

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How To Pack A Space Telescope

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Ethereal (Nosaj Thing vs. Pretty Lights) League of Legends
This Time Tomorrow (Instrumental) The Kinks
Rinse & Repeat Aimless
Luhv Monk
Both of Us Idealism

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A Short Track To The Olympics For Washington, D.C.-Area Speedskaters

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Say My Name ODESZA feat. Zyra
Boney M Down Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas
Night of the Skeptic Tin Hat Trio
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Gary Stone of the Otero County Cattlemen's Association says ranchers held off activists who wanted a Bundy-style protest over control of federal land. Instead they waged their battle in the courts. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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In Rural New Mexico, Ranchers Wage Their Battle Through The Courts

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