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Rocket Explosion Comes At A Tough Time For NASA

npr.org — Investigators spent the day at a NASA launch facility in Virginia trying to understand why a private cargo rocket exploded moments after liftoff. There were no injuries but the accident is a setback for the company, Orbital Sciences, and NASA. NASA is relying on private contractors to help ferry supplies to the International Space Station.

U.S. Women's National Soccer Team Cements Its Dominance

wnyc.org — The U.S. Women's National Soccer team showed why it's the top-ranked squad in the world. It won the CONCACAF tournament Sunday with a near-perfect 6-0 final game against Costa Rica. The U.S. has had an easy run during this World Cup qualifying tournament for the North American, Central American and Caribbean Region.

U.S. Women's National Soccer Team Cements Its Dominance

npr.org — The U.S. Women's National Soccer team showed why it's the top-ranked squad in the world. It won the CONCACAF tournament Sunday with a near-perfect 6-0 final game against Costa Rica. The U.S. has had an easy run during this World Cup qualifying tournament for the North American, Central American and Caribbean Region.

Space Shuttle Discovery Lands For Last Time

npr.org — The Space Shuttle Discovery returned to Earth earlier Wednesday for the last time. It was the final flight for Discovery as NASA winds down its shuttle program with just two more scheduled flights this year. Copyright © 2011 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use.

Brazilian Police Move In On Sunday's World Cup Protesters

npr.org — There had been concern in the lead-up to the World Cup that the protests in Brazil would get worse as the tournament went on. But that didn't happen - until the final protest on Sunday turned violent.

Rio's Statue Is Restored, But Brazil Team's Redemption Still Ahead

wnyc.org — Restoration work on Rio's famed "Christ the Redeemer" statue is now complete. But can Brazil get redemption after not making it to the World Cup finals?

Rio's Statue Is Restored, But Brazil Team's Redemption Still Ahead

npr.org — Restoration work on Rio's famed "Christ the Redeemer" statue is now complete. But can Brazil get redemption from not making it to the World Cup finals?

World Cup: How one American referee is making history

scpr.org — The United States will have a presence at today's semifinal World Cup match between Brazil and Germany. It won't be the U.S. National Team on the field, but American referee Mark Geiger. FIFA selected Geiger to be on the officiating crew of the high-stakes match. It's the first time a U.S.

The One American On The Field At Today's World Cup Semifinal

wbur.org — The United States will have a presence at today's semifinal World Cup match between Brazil and Germany. It won't be the U.S. National Team on the field, but American referee Mark Geiger. FIFA selected Geiger to be on the officiating crew of the high-stakes match. It's the first time a U.S.

The One American On The Field At Today's World Cup Semifinal

kcur.org — The United States will have a presence at today's semifinal World Cup match between Brazil and Germany. It won't be the U.S. National Team on the
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Oct 31, 2014

Smart read from @cjr: "Ta-Nehisi Coates defines a new race beat cjr.org/feature/ta-neh…"

Oct 31, 2014

@AirlineFlyer There's nothing worse than flying in a plane without windows (the military planes are the worst!)

Oct 31, 2014

Journalists: We should strive to not air anonymous sources and always use first & last names. NPR's policy: ethics.npr.org/tag/anonymity/

Oct 31, 2014

@corbb tamarakeithNPR Yes, NPR One is indeed very awesome. Worth a download. I bet you'll love it.

Oct 31, 2014

The Texas Tribune and the New York Times are ending their partnership. texastribune.org/2014/10/31/t-s…

Oct 31, 2014

Fun! "@RSiegel47: In case you were wondering, here is a sneak preview of my cameo role this Sunday on The Simpsons: pic.twitter.com/tPCu3AZu2i"

Oct 31, 2014

@spacecom Cloudy sunsets in Southern California are always the best. I miss them.

Oct 30, 2014

Orbital Sciences says Antares explosion happened in "first stage" of rocket (near suspect engines). orbital.com/NewsInfo/Missi…

Oct 30, 2014

More details about the supposed "man with a gun" at @BoeingAirplanes factory. Police have found nothing. m.seattlepi.com/local/article/…

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