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Tue July 19, 2011
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N.J. Adopts Curriculum Dealing With Terrorism

In New Jersey, a new curriculum has been designed to help teachers talking about terrorism in class. It's called "Learning from the Challenges of Our Times: Global Security, Terrorism, and 9-11 in the Classroom." Relatives of 9-11 victims helped write the lessons.

4:00am

Tue July 19, 2011
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Business News

Mary Louise Kelly has business news.

4:00am

Tue July 19, 2011
Business

The Last Word In Business

Steve Inskeep has the Last Word in business.

12:01am

Tue July 19, 2011
The End Of The Space Shuttle Era

Ready For Retirement, Shuttles Get A Deep Clean

A large section of Discovery's nose, called the forward reaction control system, which helped seer the shuttle while in orbit, was removed from the shuttle in March. The spacecraft will be cleaned and detoxified before being put on display in museums.
Jim Grossmann NASA

Once space shuttle Atlantis touches down on Earth later this week, workers will start the process of transforming the spaceship into a museum piece.

To see how that mothballing process will unfold, I recently went on a rare tour of Discovery, one of NASA's other shuttles.

Discovery was set up with its landing gear down in a secure hangar at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where technicians normally do work on the shuttles after each flight.

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12:01am

Tue July 19, 2011
Sports

At 61, Nyad Resurfaces For Cuba To Key West Swim

Diana Nyad is seen here speaking with one of her staff prior to a training swim on July 5, off the coast of Key West, Fla.
Les Neuhaus for NPR

More than 30 years after her last big swim, Diana Nyad is back in the water. Nyad, a former commentator for NPR's Morning Edition, became well-known in the 1970s for her swim around Manhattan Island and, a few years later, for swimming from the Bahamas to Florida.

Now, at age 61, she'll soon be attempting a 103-mile swim from Cuba to Key West. She's been training relentlessly — with 9-hour, 15-hour, even a 24-hour swim.

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