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NASA To Send Experimental Rockets Into Orbit

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The space shuttle isn't the only launch that's had problems. The lift-off of experimental rockets from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore has been delayed twice this week -- by bad weather.

NASA hopes to get the rockets up today --sometime between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. But if not, they already have backup launch days set through July 23.

The rockets are part of a project to study neutral and charged particles in the ionosphere where communications and global-positioning satellites send their signals.


'American Horror Story' Returns, With Twists, Thrills And A Chilling Lady Gaga

FX's American Horror Story returns for season five this week. TV critic David Bianculli says this season, which is set in a lavish old hotel, is "the most visually arresting and twisted one yet."

For Israeli-Born Chef, Hummus And 'Tehina' Are A Bridge To Home

Chef Michael Solomonov sees his mission as connecting people to the food of his homeland. "That, to me, is my life's work," he says. Solomonov's new cookbook is Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking.

FACT CHECK: Are Gun Makers 'Totally Free Of Liability For Their Behavior'?

Hillary Clinton said Monday that the gun industry isn't legally responsible for its behavior. She's (partially) right.
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Computer Guys And Gal: Taking Selfies To New Heights And More

Mobile ad blocking comes to iPhones, updated Android comes to new Nexus phones, and "dronies" -- video selfies shot by a GoPro on a drone -- come to Instagram. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

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