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The image comes from Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, who gained fans last year when he tweeted photos and messages about his stint on the International Space Station.
April 5, 2014
The soldier who is believed to have killed three others in a shooting spree at Fort Hood, Texas, reportedly argued with fellow soldiers over paperwork shortly before violence erupted.
April 5, 2014
There are only four teams left in the men's NCAA bracket, as Kentucky, Connecticut, Florida, and Wisconsin vie for spots in Monday night's title game.
April 5, 2014
About 13 percent of people admitted to hospitals with a stroke diagnosis had visited the ER weeks earlier with complaints of headaches and dizziness that doctors mistakenly thought benign.
April 5, 2014
Cosmetics retailer Sephora had hoped to keep its top Paris store open until midnight. Instead, the shop must observe the traditional closing time of 9 p.m.
April 5, 2014
The Affordable Care Act's poll numbers may rise now that seven million more Americans have a stake in its survival. Yet even a small number of people can still make political trouble for the law.
April 5, 2014
Whales are famous for spouts and blowholes. Turns out there's another whale opening that's just as important, but I'm too polite to mention it.
April 5, 2014
A search ship has detected an ultrasonic pulse on a frequency used by "black box" recorders, according to China's state-run Xinhua news agency.
April 5, 2014
Twenty years after his death, Nirvana's music — and tributes to and fights over it — remains a steady presence. Here's a taste.
April 5, 2014
More and more city dwellers are trying their hand at urban gardening. Most know to be wary of lead in their soil, a report finds, but they're clueless about how to avoid other types of contaminants.
April 5, 2014
At 86, Matthiessen has written what he says "may be his last word." In Paradise, a novel about a visit to a Nazi extermination camp, caps a career spanning six decades and 33 books.
April 5, 2014
Syrian refugees have flooded into Lebanon since the war began. The UN said this week that 1 million refugees are now in the country. NPR's Scott Simon and Alice Fordham discuss the impact.
April 5, 2014
Afghans voted for a new president Saturday, with only scattered violence. NPR'S Renee Montagne tells NPR's Scott Simon that the vote reflects the country's tug between tradition and modernity.
April 5, 2014
Portraits of world leaders painted by former President George W. Bush go on exhibit in Dallas on Saturday. He took up the hobby after he read Winston Churchill's essay, "Painting as Pastime."
April 5, 2014
Officials at Fort Hood, Texas, are investigating an argument that may have led to a shooting spree there this week. They are moving away from a focus on the suspect's mental health issues.
April 5, 2014
After a campaign marred by violence, Afghans voted Saturday in presidential elections for what's to be the first ever democratic transfer of power. Results are not expected for some time.
April 5, 2014
Malls have long been the place to "shop till you drop." In Southern California, Forest Lawn, a funeral industry leader, has made them places to shop before you drop.
April 5, 2014
Iran reportedly nominated a diplomat with ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S Embassy in Tehran. It's the latest sign of how hard it will be for the U.S. and Iran to overcome decades of mistrust.
April 5, 2014
The Justice Department wants the settlement against Kerr-McGee to send a powerful message: corporations can't shirk their responsibility to clean up the toxic legacies of their operations.
April 5, 2014
Whales are famous for spouts and blowholes. Turns out there's another whale opening that's just as important, but I'm too polite to mention it.
April 5, 2014

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