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WHEELS DOWN: MARS ROVER. NASA Celebration Of Technological Wizardry.
The robotic explorer Curiosity blazes through the pink skies of Mars, steering itself to a gentle landing inside a giant crater for the most ambitious dig yet into the red planet's past.

SIKH TEMPLE ATTACK. FBI Officials Identify It As Domestic Terrorism.
An unidentified gunman, who is described as in his 40s and white kills six worshipers as he opens fire inside a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee.

PRIME MINISTER DEFECTS SYRIA SINKING SHIP. PM Flees Country.
A Jordanian government official says Prime Minister Riad Hijab has defected to his country, underlining the cracks in Bashar Assad's regime. A rebel spokesman claims three other Cabinet members have also defected.

STUDENTS AND PARENTS PREPARE. Different School Year Ahead.
Education Department designs curriculums with less emphasis on a single test, higher academic standards and more difficult classwork, along with continued cuts to extracurricular activities.

OKLAHOMA EVACUATIONS. Officials Lift Orders.
Devastating wildfires have left some residents unable to reach their homes, while others find theirs burned and return to shelters.