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A SpaceX Falcon 9, with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken in the Dragon crew capsule, lifts off from Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Saturday. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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NASA And SpaceX Launch 1st Astronauts To Orbit From U.S. Since 2011

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What Happened Today: Ex-Police Officer In Minneapolis Arrested, Pandemic Questions

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Doctor Answers Listener Questions About The Latest Information On The Pandemic

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People ride their bikes on the Brooklyn Bridge, amid the coronavirus pandemic, on May 26 in New York City. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Rural/Urban Divide; Safe Summer Activities

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What Scientist Do And Don't Know About The Spread Of The Coronavirus

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The ancient Gondwana Rainforests of Australia were damaged by recent wildfires. A new study finds the world lost roughly one-third of its old growth forest in the past century. Nathan Rott/NPR hide caption

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What Happened Today: Boston Marathon Is Canceled, Vaccine Questions

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Bilal Chaudhry, 16, picks up a dozen eggs to give to a person in a car during a free egg distribution in Cumru Township, PA. The distribution was held to help people during the COVID-19 outbreak. MediaNews Group via Getty Images hide caption

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Theory Vs. Reality: Why Our Economic Behavior Isn't Always Rational

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New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern briefs the media about the COVIS-19 coronavirus at the Parliament House in Wellington on April 27. Ardern claimed New Zealand had scored a significant victory against the spread of the coronavirus, as the country began a phased exit from lockdown. Mark Mitchell/POOL/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Why Are Some Countries Doing Better Than Others?

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Protesters demonstrate during a rally against Pennsylvania's stay-at-home order at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, May 15. While the public is temporarily banned from the capitol due to the coronavirus outbreak, lawmakers, including one who recently tested positive, are allowed to enter the building. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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In this photo illustration, a person looks at an abortion pill (RU-486) for unintended pregnancy from Mifepristone displayed on a smartphone on May 8, 2020, in Arlington, Va. Under federal law, even in states where telemedicine abortion is legal, there are strict rules surrounding how the pill is dispensed. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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More Patients Seek Abortion Pills Online During Pandemic, But Face Restrictions

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A mostly empty highway through downtown Los Angeles on April 7. Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Pandemic Cut Down Car Traffic. Why Not Air Pollution?

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