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Another July 4th Anniversary: Pathfinder's Landing On Mars

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 3:23pm

In 1997, the spacecraft's mission paved the way for the more sophisticated rovers operating on the Red Planet today.

(Image credit: NASA/JPL)

Trump Offers 'Help' To British Baby After Court Rules Life Support Should End

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 2:06pm

On Monday both President Trump and the Vatican weighed in on the case of terminally ill 10-month-old Charlie Gard, whose parents want him moved to an American hospital for experimental treatment.

(Image credit: AP)

The Collaborative Concept Album 'Planetarium' Captures Cosmic Grandeur And Desolation

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 1:39pm

Four talented musicians — Nico Muhly, Sufjan Stevens, James McAlister and Bryce Dessner — joined forces to create a constellation of sound dedicated to the planets, black holes and comets.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the artist)

Rescued D.C. Eagle Is Likely Celeb Birdie Grounded By Storm

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 1:37pm

The "stressed" bird has stabilized and officials believe it is one of those under constant "eagle cam" surveillance in southeast Washington, D.C.

(Image credit: Humane Animal Rescue Alliance)

10 People Injured After Taxi Hits Pedestrians Near Boston Airport

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 1:36pm

Massachusetts State Police say the incident appears to have been an accident.

90 Years Ago, Wimbledon Had Its First Broadcast

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 12:52pm

The Wimbledon Tennis Championships gets underway Monday. This year marks the 90th anniversary of the first radio commentary of the historic competition, which was broadcast by the BBC.

'Golden Hill' Recalls The Dark Alleys And Twisted Virtue Of 18th-Century NYC

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 12:50pm

Francis Spufford's latest novel is set in 1746 Lower Manhattan, a world of spies, thieves, card sharks and crooked bankers. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls Golden Hill "intelligent and entertaining."

Rhiannon Giddens Speaks For The Silenced

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 12:50pm

Giddens' Freedom Highway is an exploration of African-American experiences, accompanied by an instrument with its own uniquely African-American story: the banjo. Originally broadcast May 11, 2017.

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