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I Spy, Via Spy Satellite: Melting Himalayan Glaciers

Scientists are using old spy satellite images to measure the effects of climate change. They're finding that glaciers in the Himalayas are melting twice as fast as they were a few decades earlier.

Earth Trampique
Mercury Trampique

This oblique view of the Himalayan landscape was captured by a KH-9 Hexagon satellite on Dec. 20, 1975, on the border between eastern Nepal and Sikkim, India. Josh Maurer/LDEO hide caption

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I Spy, Via Spy Satellite: Melting Himalayan Glaciers

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Phobia The Last Sighs of the Wind
Despair The Last Sighs of the Wind
Dust and Disquiet Caspian

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event in New Hampshire. Biden came under fire from fellow Democrats after his remarks on working with segregationists during his time in the U.S. Senate. Scott Eisen/Getty Images hide caption

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Democrats Blast Biden For Recalling 'Civil' Relationship With Segregationists

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While the Ages Steal Giants
O' Tide Giants
Mandarin Mooncake
Rain in the Ashtray Mooncake
Leaving The Last Behind The Gothenburg Address

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross announced on Wednesday that 72 officers have been placed on administrative duty following an investigation into inflammatory social media posts. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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72 Philadelphia Police Officers Placed On Desk Duty Over Offensive Social Media Posts

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Boy in a Water Globe Slow Meadow
Hurricane Slow Meadow
Return Vacant
Highway Vacant
P.A.I.N.E. (Instrumental) DJ Premier
Castaway Evocativ
Timeless Evocativ
Knowledge Kamasi Washington
Autumn Leaves Brennan Villines

A World War I memorial cross sits in Bladensburg, Md., just outside Washington, D.C. The federal government asked the Supreme Court to rule in favor of the cross. Becky Harlan/NPR hide caption

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Supreme Court: Cross Can Stand On Public Land In Separation Of Church And State Case

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