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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, file photo, retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Thomas Gipson, of Atlanta, right, has his resume looked over by Ralph Brown, a management and program analyst with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, during a job fair for veterans at the VFW Post 2681,Marietta, Ga. The government reports on state unemployment rates for March on Friday, April 18, 2014. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
Unemployment rates fall in 21 US states last monthMore than 2/3 of US states had job gains in March, while unemployment rate fell in 21 states
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In this artist's concept provided by NASA the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft is seen orbiting the moon as it prepares to fire its maneuvering thrusters to maintain a safe orbital altitude. NASA's small moon-orbiting spacecraft LADEE (pronounced LAH'-dee) is no more. Flight controllers confirmed early Friday April 18, 2014 that LADEE crashed into the back side of the moon. (AP Photo/NASA, Dana Berry) Credit: NASA Ames / Dana Berry ----- What is LADEE? The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) is designed to study the Moon's thin exosphere and the lunar dust environment. An "exosphere" is an atmosphere that is so thin and tenuous that molecules don't collide with each other. Studying the Moon's exosphere will help scientists understand other planetary bodies with exospheres too, like Mercury and some of Jupiter's bigger moons. The orbiter will determine the density, composition and temporal and spatial variability of the Moon's exosphere to help us understand where the species in the exosphere come from and the role of the solar wind, lunar surface and interior, and meteoric infall as sources. The mission will also examine the density and temporal and spatial variability of dust particles that may get lofted into the atmosphere. The mission also will test several new technologies, including a modular spacecraft bus that may reduce the cost of future deep space missions and demonstrate two-way high rate laser communication for the first time from the Moon. LADEE now is ready to launch when the window opens on Sept. 6, 2013.  Read more: http://www.nasa.gov/ladee <b><a href="http://www.nasa.gov/audience/formedia/features/MP_Photo_Guidelines.html"rel="nofollow">NASA image use policy.</a></b> <b><a href="http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/home/index.html" rel="nofollow">NASA Goddard Space Flight Center</a></b> enables NASA’s mission through four scientific endeavors: Earth Science, Heliophysics, Solar System Exploration, and Astrophysics. Goddard plays a lea
NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as plannedNASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes into lunar surface as planned, likely vaporized
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Chobani to expand beyond top-selling Greek yogurtChobani to expand product offerings with desserts, dips as it faces intensifying competition
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Carol Todd wears a bracelet in memory of her daughter as she wipes away tears while attending a Royal Canadian Mounted Police news conference in Surrey, British Columbia, on Thursday, April 17, 2014. A 35-year-old man alleged to be involved with the online extortion of Todd's 15-year-old daughter, who committed suicide in 2012, has been arrested in the Netherlands. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)
Dutch man's case linked to Amanda ToddDutch prosecute man whose child pornography case linked to Canadian victim Amanda Todd
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A nutty finale for 'Scandal,' TV's craziest showHitting below the Beltway belt: A crazy season finale for 'Scandal,' TV's kookiest drama
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Local residence look at at the destroyed airborne combat vehicle  which was destroyed during a Ukrainian night combat operation  at the village of Horodychtvo, near Kramatorsk, Eastern Ukraine, Friday, April 18, 2014. Ukraine is hoping to placate Russia and calm hostilities with its neighbor even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what it regards as fomenting unrest. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
Ukraine insurgents reject call to quit buildingsPro-Russian insurgents won't leave occupied buildings unless interim Ukrainian govt resigns
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A woman touches photos on a timeline of the life of Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez on a wall at the Luis Angel Arango Library in downtown Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Garcia Marquez died in Mexico City on Thursday. The author was among Latin America's most popular writers and widely considered the father of a literary style known as magic realism. (AP Photo/Diana Sanchez)
Gabriel Garcia Marquez hailed as literary giantGabriel Garcia Marquez hailed as literary giant by global leaders, artists after death at 87
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 9, 2012 file photo, Francois Hollande's political adviser Aquilino Morelle smiles as he walks to a meeting of the Socialist group at the National Assembly in Paris. The French president’s top adviser has resigned following allegations of a past conflict of interest, striking a new blow to already unpopular Francois Hollande. Aquilino Morelle - Hollande’s political adviser and head of communication staff - announced his resignation Friday, an official in president’s office said. Morelle has denied allegations by news website Mediapart of a conflict of interest while he worked for the government pharmaceutical regulator in 2007, while also lobbying for the drug industry. The report also criticized Morelle’s supposed lavish lifestyle at a time when the government is making harsh cuts in public spending. Hollande’s approval rating has recently hit a new low of 18 percent despite a cabinet reshuffle three weeks ago. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, file)
French President Hollande's top aide resignsFrench president's top aide resigns over accusations of past conflict of interest
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FILE - In this Saturday May 17, 2003 file photo, a view of the Kumbhu icefall, the first hurdle in the ascent to Everest from base camp, is seen from Everest Base camp, where 12 Nepalese guides were killed, Nepal. An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. (AP Photo/Gurinder Osan, file)
Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing 12 Sherpa, leaving 4 missing ahead of peak climb season
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