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8:12 am
Mon September 22, 2014

NASA: MAVEN Spacecraft Safely Circling Mars

Artist concept of MAVEN spacecraft in orbit around Mars.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA's MAVEN spacecraft conducted a 33-minute burn of its six main engines to ease into an orbit around Mars after a nearly year-long, 442 million-mile voyage from Earth. The probe's mission is to study the red planet's atmosphere.

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Around the Nation
7:15 am
Mon September 22, 2014

A Different Take On Nude Photographs

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Europe
7:15 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Radcliffe Repays Soccer Team For Taxi Fare

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The Two-Way
7:14 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Kurds Say They've Halted ISIS Advance Near Syria-Turkey Border

Syrian Kurds with their livestock wait behind a border fence near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province on Monday. Some 100,000 Kurds have fled from Syria into Turkey amid intense fighting between peshmerga forces and ISIS.
Murad Sezer Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Mon September 22, 2014 8:58 am

Updated at 7:35 a.m. ET

Kurdish fighters claim to have halted an advance by self-described Islamic State militants in an area of the Turkish-Syria border region that has seen masses of refugees fleeing the fighting in recent days.

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Politics
6:13 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Congress Uses Recent Issues To Attack NFL's Tax Exempt Status

Originally published on Mon September 22, 2014 7:15 am

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Business
4:59 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Rockefeller Brothers Fund Forsakes Its Legacy

Originally published on Mon September 22, 2014 7:15 am

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NPR Story
4:59 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report

Originally published on Mon September 22, 2014 7:15 am

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Shots - Health News
3:34 am
Mon September 22, 2014

NFL Looks To Training To Prevent Domestic Violence By Players

No amount of training can undo the violence someone experienced at home as a child, but it can help break the cycle.
Pamela Albin Moore iStockphoto

Originally published on Mon September 22, 2014 7:15 am

On Friday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell broke a week of silence following the release of a video that showed former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice assaulting his then-fiancee.

Goodell apologized for his role in the NFL's handling of the matter.

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Shots - Health News
3:32 am
Mon September 22, 2014

The Biology Of Altruism: Good Deeds May Be Rooted In The Brain

Rob Donnelly for NPR

Originally published on Mon September 22, 2014 7:15 am

Four years ago, Angela Stimpson agreed to donate a kidney to a complete stranger.

"The only thing I knew about my recipient was that she was a female and she lived in Bakersfield, Calif.," Stimpson says.

It was a true act of altruism — Stimpson risked pain and suffering to help another. So why did she do it? It involved major surgery, her donation was anonymous and she wasn't paid.

"At that time in my life, I was 42 years old. I was single, I had no children," Stimpson says. "I loved my life, but I would often question what my purpose is."

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Parallels
3:31 am
Mon September 22, 2014

In The Gaza Strip, The School Year Gets Off To A Rocky Start

Classrooms across Gaza are crowded with as many as 50 or 60 students, principals say, as dozens of school buildings have been destroyed or damaged, or are still housing people who lost their homes.
Emily Harris NPR

Originally published on Mon September 22, 2014 9:22 am

Last week in Gaza, half a million children went back to school after a summer of war. The academic year started late; among other things, authorities had to check buildings for unexploded ordnance and scrub schools that had been used to shelter hundreds of thousands of displaced families.

Among the students returning to class was 16-year-old Wala'a Abdelkas, a sophomore from Gaza's al-Bureij refugee camp.

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