One of the original “Magnificent Seven” astronauts in NASA’s Mercury program, John Glenn captured the nation’s attention in 1962 when he first circumnavigated the globe and returned as a hero who had scaled heights no American had reached before.
In his post-NASA career, Glenn served four terms as a U.S. senator from Ohio. Following his last term in 1998, at age 77, he took a final flight of glory, rocketing back into space as a crew member aboard the space shuttle Discovery.
His death was confirmed by Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
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Garry Shandling, the inventive comedian and star of “The Larry Sanders Show,” has died, say police in Los Angeles. He was 66.
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(CNN) — In a video published to the Internet on Sunday — purportedly from terror group ISIS — militants claim to have beheaded American hostage Peter Kassig.
The video shows the aftermath of a beheading, in which the victim is not clearly recognizable. CNN has not been able to confirm the authenticity of the video nor the identity of the victim. FULL ARTICLE