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NASA.gov brings you images, videos and interactive features from the unique perspective of America’s space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, subscribe to blogs, RSS feeds and podcasts, watch NASA TV live, or simply read about our mission to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research.

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John Glenn’s flight, 50 years later: 2:43 p.m. — Splashdown! (video)

Friendship 7: Splashdown Watch video 2:43 p.m. (four hours, 55 minutes): Glenn was five minutes from splashdown in the Atlantic when he contacted Mercury Recovery. His call was answered by Steelhead, the code name for the USS Noa, waiting to hoist Friendship 7 and Glenn aboard.

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News, Travel, Weather, Entertainment, Sports, Technology, U.S. & World – USATODAY.com

USA TODAY’s 2012 MLB Preview has the essential information every fan needs for the upcoming season. Eight different regional covers to choose from. Get a leg up on all your fellow fantasy league owners. Fantasy Baseball 2012 covers all of your draft-day needs with key stats and analysis.

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John Glenn’s flight, 50 years later: 12:13 p.m. — Crisis unresolved (video)

Friendship 7: Muchea tracking station Watch video 12:13 p.m. (two hours, 26 minutes): Over Muchea in western Australia, fellow Mercury astronaut Gordon Cooper is at the ground control station. He asked Glenn to confirm that the landing-bag switch was in the off position, then asked, “You haven’t heard any banging noises or anything of this type at higher rates?”

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John Glenn’s flight, 50 years later: 10:32 a.m. — the Indian Ocean

10:32 a.m. (45 minutes): The current tracking station is a ship in the Indian Ocean, near the island of Madagascar off the east coast of Africa. Glenn reported watching a sunset five minutes before, and has just acknowledged seeing — via periscope — the moon coming up behind him.

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Cleveland OH Local News, Breaking News, Sports & Weather – cleveland.com

Get the latest Cleveland, OH local news, sports news & US breaking news. View daily Northeast Ohio weather updates, watch videos and photos, join the discussion in forums. Find more news articles and stories online at cleveland.com.

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Jimmy Dimora federal racketeering trial: Prosecution rests case, defense begins next week

Prosecutors finished their case against Jimmy Dimora early this afternoon as an IRS agent revealed a few more details about the finances of the former Cuyahoga County Commissioner, who is on trial on federal racketeering charges. The judge sent the jury home until Monday, when defense attorneys are expected to begin their case on behalf of Dimora and co-defendant Michael Gabor Jr.

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‘Colbert Report’ off air; Comedy Central mum

NEW YORK (AP) – Comedy Central’s “Colbert Report” is off the air and it’s a mystery why. An expected live version of the show was replaced by a repeat on Wednesday. Comedy Central said Thursday’s live show will be off, too. The network said it was airing the repeats “due to unforeseen circumstances,” but offered no other explanation.

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Jimmy Dimora federal racketeering trial: IRS says ex-commissioner didn’t report $166K in income from 2004-07

AKRON, Ohio — An IRS agent said this morning that former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora failed to report $166,141.18 in income earned from 2004-07. Special Agent Kelly Fatula, who works for the criminal division of the Internal Revenue Service, said the income includes the value of items from various years that include home improvement work, limousine services, female entertainment, catering services and a tiki bar installed at his Independence home.

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New Jersey Local News, Breaking News, Sports & Weather – NJ.com

Experts: Whitney Houston’s posthumous sales won’t match Michael Jackson, Elvis 9:30 PM An industry expert predicts $10 million in digital sales alone this year for the late pop star, but due to a lack of songwriting royalties, she will only gain so much Watch video More headlines | Today’s Star-Ledger Newark schoolyard killings defendant found guilty of felony murder, robbery More New Jersey local news ” Get breaking news from your town Inside Jersey Magazine: The Perfect Oscar Party Host West Virginia’s departure from the Big East leaves Rutgers with scheduling questions 8:03 PM Baseball: NY Yankees | NY Mets | Phillies | Thunder | MLB Football: NY Giants | NY Jets | Eagles | NFL Basketball: NJ Nets | NY Knicks | 76ers | NBA Hockey: NJ Devils | NY Rangers | Flyers | NHL Rutgers: Football | Men’s basketball | Women’s basketball More college: Princeton | Rider | Seton Hall | St.

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Bighearted Missoula snowman stops passers-by

It’s Valentine’s Day, but Missoula’s biggest snowman has no love story to tell. Still, the pinkish-red, three-dimensional heart he wears right on his chest is a nod to romance and, truth be told, the best thing the 13-foot-tall Frosty has going for him. The heart has certainly drawn in the neighborhood.

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Jimmy Dimora federal racketeering trial: Frank Russo takes the stand

Jimmy Dimora and Michael Gabor arrive Frank Russo’s testimony Watch video AKRON, Ohio –Former Cuyahoga County Auditor Frank Russo began testifying this morning against Jimmy Dimora – once his closest friend. Russo, 62, outlined his background and rise to power with Dimora, who is on trial in U.S. District Court.

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Groups to sue EPA for release of coal ash regulations « Ohio Citizen Action

WEST VIRGINIA – “Environmental and public health groups announced their intent Jan. 18 to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in federal court to force the release of delayed regulations for the disposal of coal combustion residues.

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Kris Jenner Says Kim Kardashian Shouldn’t Have To Give Her Engagement Ring Back

Divorce is messy even in the best of cases, but when you add cameras, producers, a $2 million engagement ring and the Kardashians in to the mix, it’s a full fledged three-ring circus. Ever since Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from husband Kris Humphries on October 31, everyone wants to know will she keep the presents and will she have to give that enormous ring back?

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Reno Wildfire: 10,000 Evacuated As Wind-Whipped Blaze Burns Several Homes

RENO, Nev. — Fire officials say they have stopped the forward progress of a fast-moving brush fire south of Reno, Nev., that burned several structures and forced about 10,000 people to flee their homes. Reno Fire Chief Michael Hernandez says crews were able to stop the wall of flames before it reached Galena High School.

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More than 100 Franklin Township homes to be repaired for energy-efficiency

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP – More than a hundred drafty homes that were certified as energy efficient in the age-restricted Somerset Run community will see repairs that make sure they are in fact energy efficient.

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N.J. snowstorm: How much snow will you get?

New Jersey is poised to receive its first snowfall of the season Saturday, and parts of the state could get hit more than 6 inches of snow by tomorrow evening, according to the National Weather Service. All but Cumberland, Cape May and Atlantic counties are under a winter weather advisory through tomorrow afternoon for the storm, which should enter the region after midnight tonight.

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NJIT appoints interim leader to permanent university president

NEWARK – New Jersey Institute of Technology’s board of trustees has abruptly ended its national search for a new president and given the job to the man who has been filling the position for just over two months. The move came Monday, days after three members of a presidential search committee quit after concerns were raised that the process was too hasty.

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Landslide kills 25 on Philippine island ravaged by rain – CNN.com

(CNN) — A landslide in a remote area of the southern Philippines has killed 25 people and left more than 100 missing, the provincial governor said Thursday. It is the latest natural disaster to strike the island of Mindanao after a tropical storm killed more than 1,200 people there last month.

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Weekend storm could bring snow, ice to parts of New Jersey

Blustery conditions today are expected to give way to an active and messy end to the week as a pair of quick-hitting storm systems affect New Jersey Thursday through Saturday, bringing with them rain, snow and ice.