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newshour NewsHour reporter/producers @josh_barrage and Rebecca Jacobson are currently on assignment in Chile's Atacama Desert -- the driest desert on the planet. In this picture, three antennas await repair at ALMA Observatory's low site. Each antenna is designed by a different collaborator -- be it Europe, North America or South Asia -- in a worldwide astrological effort to probe the universe. (photo by @josh_barrage) #insidenewshour #science 12min

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Remember last summer when scientists announced the discovery of a new mammal species called the olinguito? It's a small, furry, tree-dwelling member of the raccoon family that lives in the forests of Colombia and Ecuador. Since then, citizen scientists have been sharing photos they've taken of the animal in the wild. Meet baby olinguito: http://to.pbs.org/1odSslP
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newshour We're saddened to learn the death James Foley, a freelance journalist who contributed to the @GlobalPost, @NBCNews and PBS NewsHour. Foley was reportedly captured and killed by the Islamic State. http://to.pbs.org/1pYIsAZ 1d

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newshour Some Mondays require smiley-frosted doughnuts. They just do. #insidenewshour 2d

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newshour How common are geniuses? An exhibit at the Morgan Library in New York City features dozens of priceless manuscripts and artifacts -- all reflecting the idea of genius throughout world history. But experts say society may be returning to the idea that everyone has the capacity to be a genius. For more, watch tonight's broadcast of NewsHour Weekend or visits newshour.pbs.org. 3d

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newshour According to the National Endowment for the Arts, the number of Americans -- especially young ones -- who visit an art gallery or museum has been steadily declining for years. Now, a few enterprising young art lovers have come up with some unconventional plans to reverse the decline. For more, watch tonight's broadcast of NewsHour Weekend or visit newshour.pbs.org. 4d

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newshour Today marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal, the 48-mile passage linking the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. The first ship (shown in picture) through was the U.S. steamer the SS Ancon. Watch NewsHour's discussion about the impact of the Panama Canal: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/ 5d

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newshour Julia Strand breathes new life into books that would otherwise be discarded, ​carving into old cookbooks​, ​science books ​, ​dictionaries and books of topographical maps, removing most of the pages​ so you can just see the pictures. Watch the full story from @tptofficial: http://bit.ly/carvingbooks 5d
  •   tptofficial Thanks for sharing! cc @mnoriginal 5d
  •   laotzukitty Mixed feelings....I love art and books. My dad said books are to be taken care of. She is saving them from the dumpster so that's taking care of them and giving them new life. 5d
  •   mnoriginal Thanks for the share, @newshour! We are honored to be included! 5d
  •   newshour @mnoriginal you're welcome! 5d

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newshour More than 90 communities across the country will gather tonight for a National Moment of Silence for victims of police brutality, in the wake of the ongoing violent clashes in Ferguson, Missouri, after the fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager. President Obama appealed for “peace and calm” on Thursday and called for a transparent investigation on the incident. For more: http://to.pbs.org/1t04HH7

#NMOS14 #FergusonShooting
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newshour Lauren Bacall, the iconic Hollywood actress known for her sultry voice and timeless beauty, died Tuesday at the age of 89. Bacall’s stardom started at the age of 19 as Humphrey Bogart's leading lady (who she married in 1945). Check out the posters from some of her best known films: http://bit.ly/Lbacall 1w

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newshour "Listen, you hear it? -- Carpe -- hear it? -- Carpe, carpe diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary. ​"​ - Robin Williams, in "Dead Poets Society (1989)." RIP, Robin Williams. http://bit.ly/pbsrobinwilliams 1w
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  •   csp1 RIP. 1w
  •   soully_soul I grew up with your words as a child thank you for being an inspection when at a child was alone you ignited imagination 1w
  •   strommiea @leslie_deanne Can we do this for our next movie night? You've seen it? 1w
  •   wanasil_ My favorite actor forever 1w
  •   mew3766 O Captain, My Captain! *standing on my desk* RIP 1w
  •   dolly333kg A tremendous loss thoughts & prayers go out to his loved ones. 1w
  •   marcosrac Carpe diem 1w

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newshour A new study says drinking more coffee might prevent your ears from ringing. Read the full story here: http://bit.ly/coffeetinnitus 1w

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newshour When Mississippi schools wouldn't integrate in 1964, Freedom Schools opened doors and changed the course of history. Photo by Herbert Randall, Freedom Summer photographer. For more: http://to.pbs.org/1sG14aO 1w

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newshour In a ruling that could have national implications, the New Jersey State Supreme Court unanimously agreed that Vonte Skinner’s rap lyrics should not have been admitted at a murder trial, ruling that those graphic lyrics weren’t sufficient evidence to prove a confession. NewsHour’s @wbrangham reports. For more, tune into tonight's broadcast or check out newshour.pbs.org 2w

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newshour “I think the dancers that succeed have this fight in them...they’re the ones that were told 'no' over and over again that seem to succeed, and I think that’s what’s helped me.” -- Misty Copeland

As the first African-American female to hold the rank of Soloist at American Ballet Theater in 20 years, Copeland has had an improbable rise. Watch the video here: http://t.co/WXuRKmTX8h #iwillwhatiwant
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  •   jewishskinhead She's gorgeous! 2w
  •   nadinenadeen @lei_gk is this you :-) 2w
  •   lei_gk @nadinenadeen that's such a compliment 2w
  •   nadinenadeen I didn't read the story, the moment I saw her you came to mind. I didn't notice she was afro American, ahh hell with the political correctness she's black lol. Talent and beauty has no color, race or gender 2w

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newshour Today marks the 40th anniversary of the end of Richard Nixon’s presidency. Watch the story here: http://to.pbs.org/1uwblWp #watergate #flashbackfriday 2w
  •   dgansle Now if it weren't for those pesky tapes... 2w

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newshour Would you have guessed that this picture is over 100 years old?

The Open University in the United Kingdom collected significant images from WWI era for the 100th anniversary of the “war to end all wars.” It hired a specialist to restore and color a handful of images, breathing life back into the black and white photos. For the gallery: http://bit.ly/wwirestored
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newshour After a 10-year, 4-billion-mile journey, the European Space Agency’s #Rosetta space probe has reached its final destination: comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Learn more: http://to.pbs.org/1kntLIj ​(Photo courtesy of the ESA)​ 2w

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newshour On August 4, 1914, Britain declared war on Germany, sparking a global conflict that killed more than 14 million people from 28 countries. Many commemoration events were held throughout Europe yesterday to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of WWI. Watch the full story: http://bit.ly/100_WWI #100WWI 2w

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newshour Last month in Atlanta, 39 competitors took part in the first ever National Paraclimbing Championships sponsored by USA Climbing, the governing body of competitive climbing in the United States. NewsHour Weekend visited with some of the athletes in Brooklyn as they trained for the event. To hear what they had to say, visit newshour.pbs.org or tune in to tonight's broadcast. 2w

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