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Sunday Evening News Roundup

Sunday Evening news Roundup Tropical storm/hurricane Isaac appears that it’s veering more westward, away from Florida and toward Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Some projections include landfall around or near New Orleans. Southern Florida is getting some wind and plenty of rain. Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley tries to clearly explain the importance of Mitt Romney’s birther comments that I commented on yesterday. I think he does a very good job. Ron Paul tells the GOP no thanks about speaking at the convention. Oh, and he says no to endorsing Mitt Romney. Bill Nye, the Science Guy, is asking parents not to teach

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Space Shuttle Endeavour’s last trip into space

I love NASA. I know that Representative Gifford’s husband is on this mission and the media will try to play this up. I’m happy that Gabby is improving but this is about the shuttle. From WaPo: Less than 10 minutes before the launch, Kelly could be heard from the cockpit, saying: “It is in the DNA of our great country to reach for the stars and explore. We must not stop.” Endeavour, which was originally scheduled to launch in November, blasted off 1 ½ weeks after its highly anticipated April 29 launch was scrubbed because of problems with the ship’s hydraulic

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The space shuttle lands

Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy From AP: The space shuttle Discovery and its seven astronauts took a cross-country detour and landed safely in California on Friday after stormy weather kept them from returning home to Florida for the second day in a row. Discovery swooped through the sky and touched down at Edwards Air Force Base an hour before sunset, ending its delivery trip to the international space station. “Welcome home, Discovery,” Mission Control radioed. “Congratulations on an extremely successful mission.” (more… )

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

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