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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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Nov 23, 2014

RT @jacknicas: The FAA is planning to propose rules to mandate pilot licenses for drone users & limit flights to under 400ft: http://t.co/A…

Nov 23, 2014

Here's a sobering @60Minutes report: Falling apart: America's neglected infrastructure cbsnews.com/news/falling-a…

Nov 23, 2014

Three people leaving earth in five minutes. Watch the liftoff live: nasa.gov/multimedia/nas…

Nov 22, 2014

@e_russell But a 757. Sheesh. I'm on one now from LAS-ATL. Really wouldn't want to be on one for longer!

Nov 22, 2014

@tamarakeithNPR I thought about that too. Figured you were slammed with WESAT so I didn't want to bother you.

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