Once you get a satellite, you need to find a large tube filled with explosive fuel to take your satellite to space. Luckily, there is fierce competition among rocket makers to give you a lift. In the second of three-part series, Planet Money travels from California to New Zealand to see which rocket with blast their satellite to the stars.
Following President Trump's State of the Union address, one big question remains on whether the White House will allow the release of a controversial House GOP memo related to the Russia investigation.
To get a sense of how President Trump's first State of the Union address was received in different parts of the country, NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Arkansas' Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson.
The parents of two teenage girls from Long Island, who were killed by alleged members of the MS-13 street gang, were in the audience for last night's State of the Union address. The White House says their stories show why the U.S. needs tougher immigration laws. But critics say the administration is deliberately demonizing immigrants, who are far more likely to the be the gang's victims than its members.
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Eric Schneiderman, New York State Attorney General, about his investigation of a company selling fake followers on social media. Some of the profiles being used have been stolen from real people.
Victor Cha, the top candidate for ambassador to South Korea, voiced his opinion that a preemptive strike against North Korea could be very dangerous. He is no longer being considered for the post.
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Ronen Bergman says that while Israel's shootings, poisonings, bombings and drone strikes against its perceived enemies were "tactical successes," they were also diplomatically harmful.
The deal signals the end of independence for a once-iconic U.S. company. Tokyo-based Fujifilm said it will cut 10,000 jobs as part of the restructuring of its 56-year-old joint venture with Xerox.
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The FBI went on record faulting the much discussed memo as the White House said it was working to make it public. It could appear as soon as this week.
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Prosecutors had planned to retry the New Jersey senator after last year's mistrial. But they relented Wednesday, one week after a federal judge threw out some of the bribery charges against him.
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The National Chicken Council says a faster line speed would increase efficiency and modernize systems. Food safety advocates are calling the move a victory for both workers and consumers.
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At least one person was killed and another seriously injured when an Amtrak train carrying Republican members of Congress hit a truck in rural Virginia.
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Scientists who identified specific brain cells in mice that control anxiety say the discovery could provide insights that might eventually help people with panic disorder and social phobia.
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