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SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Soars to History on 2nd Try

Space Exploration Technologies, the first company aiming to reach the International Space Station, got off to a rocking start early Tuesday with the launch of its Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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Tokyo Sky Tree opens, becoming world’s tallest tower
The Daily Mail reports misty weather obscured some of the promised panoramic views from the tower’s observation decks. The Tokyo Sky Tree stands at 643 meters (nearly 2,100 feet).
More photos from The Daily Mail here.
Photo: EPA via dailymail.co.uk

Tokyo Sky Tree opens, becoming world’s tallest tower

The Daily Mail reports misty weather obscured some of the promised panoramic views from the tower’s observation decks. The Tokyo Sky Tree stands at 643 meters (nearly 2,100 feet).

More photos from The Daily Mail here.

Photo: EPA via dailymail.co.uk

NBC/WSJ poll: Obama, Romney locked in tight contest

The poll shows President Barack Obama leading Mitt Romney by four points among registered voters, 47 percent to 43 percent. In April, Obama’s edge in the survey was two points higher, 49 percent to 43 percent. - NBC News

Photo: Mitt Romney speaks to supporters during a campaign event in Hillsborough, N.H., May 18, 2012. (Jessica Rinaldi / Reuters)

1 year later, Joplin remembers deadly tornado
The Associated Press:
Residents and officials are dedicated to remembering their losses but are also committed to what is certain to be a long, slow recovery from a tornado that killed 161 people and injured hundreds of others. The storm last May wiped away entire neighborhoods in the city of 50,000, destroyed Joplin’s only public high school and left behind a ghastly moonscape of block after city block of foundations wiped clean of their structures.
Photo: Parishioners gather around the cross at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Joplin, Mo. The cross is all that remains of the church which was destroyed by a deadly tornado one year ago. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)