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Despite Democratic fears, predictions of the demise of President Obama's agenda appear exaggerated after a week of cascading controversies, political triage by the administration and party leaders in Congress and lack of evidence to date of wrongdoing close to the Oval Office.
With 80 percent of possible combinations of Powerball numbers already picked, someone is almost sure to win the game's highest jackpot on Saturday night, a windfall of hundreds of millions of dollars — and that's after taxes.
Officials described a devastating scene of shattered cars and other damage where two trains packed with rush-hour commuters collided in Connecticut, saying Saturday it's fortunate that no one was killed and that there weren't even more injuries.
An asteroid it would take an hour to walk across will speed past Earth on May 31 and provide radio astronomers a perfect opportunity to nab closeup views of its surface. Skywatchers with small telescopes will see it too.
Today’s plans can include some songs and poetry readings in downtown Duluth. “Moonlight Over Stone: Poetry in Sacred Places” will feature readings from Linda LeGarde Grover and Roberta Hill and music from Lyz Jaakola and the Oshkii Giizhik Singers.
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