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PRIVATE SPACE SHIP COMING HOME. Splashdown Expected In The Pacific.
The SpaceX Dragon has pulled away from the International Space Station and is on its way back home to Earth. The journey ends a nine-day mission with a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean.

O & W BACK IN THE WHITE HOUSE. Obama Welcome Bush Back.
The president unveils the official portrait of his predecessor. This could be weird because Obama has often blamed his problems on previous administration.

US CONGRESS SET TO VOTE. Sex-Selection Abortion Ban.
A US House vote is expected to ban abortions based on gender of the fetus, a commonly practiced procedure in India and China.

OREGON COAST TEST. Readiness For The Monster Wave.
About 10,000 residents of Coos Bay, Oregon are expected to participate in an evacuation drill aimed at getting everyone to higher ground within 20 minutes.

6 PEOPLE DEAD. VIOLENCE IN SEATTLE
A shooting spree that killed four in a Seattle, Washington cafe, another in a carjacking brings to 21 the number of homicides there so far before the year's midpoint. This figure is similar to last year's total homicide count.