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Astronaut Peggy Whitson became NASA's astronaut with the most time in orbit Monday. She's seen here earlier this year in the Quest airlock of the International Space Station with fellow astronauts aboard the International Space Station. AP hide caption

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Astronaut Peggy Whitson Sets New NASA Record For Most Days In Space

Peggy Whitson is a biochemist who has twice commanded the International Space Station. When she comes back down to Earth this year, she'll have logged more than 650 days in space.

At a memorial on the Wazir Akbar Khan hilltop in Kabul on Sunday, activists pay tribute to the victims of Friday's Taliban-claimed attack on an army base. Wakil Kohsar /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Top Afghan Defense Officials Resign After Attack Kills More Than 100 Troops

The resignations coincided with a visit from the U.S. Secretary of Defense, as the new administration carries out a review of its Afghanistan policy. Friday's attack was the deadliest in years.

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson prepares for an interview at the Governor's Mansion in Little Rock, Ark., on April 13. The governor met with reporters to discuss the state's schedule of executions. So far, one of the executions has been carried out, four have been stayed or delayed, and three are currently scheduled. Kelly P. Kissel/AP hide caption

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Arkansas Prepares For First Double Execution In U.S. Since 2000

The state planned to kill eight death row inmates in 11 days. After a flurry of legal challenges, three executions were stayed and one was carried out. The next two deaths are scheduled for Monday.

Supporters of French presidential election candidate for the En Marche! movement Emmanuel Macron cheer following the announcement that he was on course to qualify for the run-off in France's presidential election in Paris on Sunday. Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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French Voters Shun Political Parties, Sending Macron, Le Pen To Presidential Runoff

Political outsider Emmanuel Macron has come in top place in the first round of the election with around 24 percent of the vote. Far-right Marine Le Pen trailed with 22 percent.

Bob, Robbie and Leah Maass (from left) ready equipment for planting season on their farm near Ellsworth, Iowa. Amy Mayer/Iowa Public Radio hide caption

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Around the Nation

Winds Of Change Could Come Slowly For Agriculture Nominee Perdue

Iowa Public Radio

If confirmed, agriculture secretary nominee Sonny Perdue confronts an industry in search of stability. In the Corn Belt, farmers wonder about the government programs they rely on.

Winds Of Change Could Come Slowly For Agriculture Nominee Perdue

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President Trump heads back inside the Trump National Golf Club clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J., on Nov. 20, 2016. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Around the Nation

New Jersey Residents Brace For Trump's Weekend Whirlwinds To Blow Their Way

The president likely will skip summer's heat at his Florida resort, instead going to his golf club in Bedminster, N.J. Some there are excited, but others worry the visits will overwhelm the town.

New Jersey Residents Brace For Trump's Weekend Whirlwinds To Blow Their Way

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Shots - Health News

Is It Time For Hearing Aids To Be Sold Over The Counter?

About 35 million Americans suffer some hearing loss, but most don't do anything about it. There's a growing effort to make hearing aids easier and cheaper to buy.

Is It Time For Hearing Aids To Be Sold Over The Counter?

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Law

Supreme Court To Decide If Prosecution, Defense Can Share Experts in Capital Case

The Supreme Court will decide if an Alabama inmate should have his sentence revisited because his attorney didn't get help from an independent mental health expert when he was sentenced to death.

Supreme Court To Decide If Prosecution, Defense Can Share Experts in Capital Case

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Music Interviews

Brad Paisley On 'Love And War,' Dialogue And Protest

One of mainstream country's biggest stars, Paisley subtly pushes the boundaries on his new album, which features a collaboration with Timbaland and a protest song written with John Fogerty.

Brad Paisley On 'Love And War,' Dialogue And Protest

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NYPD Deems Judge's Death 'Suspicious' After Leaning Toward Suicide

Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first African-American woman to be appointed to New York's Court of Appeals, was found dead earlier this month in the Hudson River.

After David Wiley was laid off from the grueling day to day of the coal mining industry, he found a new livelihood working for STAT EMS in Pineville, W.V. Alexi Horowitz-Ghazi/NPR hide caption

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Interviews

From Risking His Life To Saving Lives, Ex-Coal Miner Is Happy To Take The Paycut

The "Brave New Workers" series tells stories of Americans adapting to a changing economy. This week: after years working in the coal mines of West Virginia, a miner charts a new career in health care.

From Risking His Life To Saving Lives, Ex-Coal Miner Is Happy To Take The Paycut

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Parallels - World News

Young Entrepreneurs Find Funky Niche In Products 'Made In Ukraine'

Startups and boutique designers make up a small part of Ukraine's economy. But they're making everything from socks to streetwear — and are gaining skills essential for the country's development.

Young Entrepreneurs Find Funky Niche In Products 'Made In Ukraine'

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"DoggoLingo" is a language trend that's been gaining steam on the Internet in the past few years. Words like doggo, pupper and blep most often accompany a picture or video of a dog and have spread on social media. Chelsea Beck/NPR hide caption

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All Tech Considered

Dogs Are Doggos: An Internet Language Built Around Love For The Puppers

DoggoLingo is a rising language on the Internet that's full of cutesy suffixes and onomatopoeias. It might even change the way you talk to your pet.