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NPR Topics: U.S.
Commercial Spaceship Crashes During Test Flight

The Virgin Galactic Spaceship Two was undergoing a test flight when it crashed in the California Desert. The spaceship is designed to take tourists to space.

Maine Judge Rejects State's Bid To Restrict Nurse's Movements
Lava Flow In Hawaii Spares Homes, But Threatens To Cut Off Community
NPR Topics: World
Why Is North Korea Freaked Out About The Threat Of Ebola?

Fear of the virus has prompted Pyongyang to ban tourism and quarantine all foreigners. It's a curious stance since the Hermit Kingdom has plenty of more pressing health woes.

After Mass Protests, Hungary Gives Up On Internet Tax
Why My Grandma Never Had A Pap Smear
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Commercial Spaceship Crashes During Test Flight

The Virgin Galactic Spaceship Two was undergoing a test flight when it crashed in the California Desert. The spaceship is designed to take tourists to space.

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NPR Programs: Talk of the Nation
Hopes And Fears For The Future Of The World, With Ted Koppel

The conflict in Syria rages on, the United States' relationship with Iran remains strained, and China is taking hold as an emerging superpower. As part of TOTN's "Looking Ahead" series, NPR commentator Ted Koppel looks to the future of international relations.

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So Hard To Say Goodbye: Advice For Farewell Notes

On the final day of Talk of the Nation, staff and colleagues have been faced with the dilemma of how to say goodbye. When your words fail, a greeting card can supply the right sentiment. Former Hallmark greeting card writer David Dickerson gives advice on saying goodbye.

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What's The Talk Of Your Nation?

In the final broadcast of TOTN, NPR senior Washington editor Ron Elving, senior business editor Marilyn Geewax and science correspondent Richard Harris discuss the big stories they're covering. Callers talk about the issues that have their communities and social circles abuzz.

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NPR Topics: Politics
For This Colorado Voter, Oil And Gas Debate Plays Out On His Property

Knocking on doors in Colorado, Steve Inskeep asks Antionio Covello about the election. The successful Denver business owner, a conservative, weighs mineral rights, foreign policy and division at home.

In Swing State Of Colorado, Voter Says She Has To Settle For Choice Of Evils
Activists Against Voter Restrictions May Be Hindering Their Own Cause
NPR Topics: Economy
GDP Posts Strong 3.5 Percent Growth Rate In 3rd Quarter

The economy performed better than expected in the July-September period, after making a 4.6 percent jump in the second quarter of the year.

Keep On Drillin'? Santa Barbara Prepares To Vote On Oil Future
After The Waves, Staten Island Homeowner Takes Sandy Buyout
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