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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 29, 2012, file photo, President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Freedom to former astronaut John Glenn during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth who later spent 24 years representing Ohio in the Senate, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, at the age of 95. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)In 1962 the late astronaut became the first American to orbit the Earth,  helping jump-start the nation's space program.


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‘This is a 4-alarm fire’: Environmentalists to campaign against Trump’s EPA pickReaction is swift to the selection of Scott Pruitt, a denier of mainstream climate science, to head the Environmental Protection Agency.


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FILE - In this June18, 2016 file photo, Dylann Storm Roof is escorted from the Sheby Police Department in Shelby, N.C. The trial for Roof, a white man accused of killing nine black people at the church, started Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at the federal courthouse in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)The mother of the Charleston, S.C., church shooting defendant collapsed during statements Wednesday, his attorney said in court documents.


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