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Nearly 15 years after her first space launch, NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson has now spent more time off-planet than any other American, at more than 534 days. Whitson, 57, is a biochemist who has twice commanded the International Space Station.

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North Korea could reduce a U.S. strike force to a sea wreck if it's provoked, the country's propaganda outlets said Monday, adding to tensions on the Korean Peninsula. With the threat of a nuclear test in North Korea looming and another U.S. citizen reportedly detained there, China's President Xi Jinping is urging President Trump to avoid escalating the situation.

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If you’re a member of WVPE and we have your email address, you should have received the WVPE Members-Only Survey in your inbox. The survey includes the anticipated final vote for Diane Rehm’s replacement (1A or On Point) and is exclusively for WVPE members. Please complete your survey by Friday. If you are not a member, click on Donate and you will be able to participate in future surveys. Thank you for listening to WVPE. Now WVPE listens to you.

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