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Talking Science With The House Committee Chair

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), Chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, discusses the nation's top science priorities, including the importance of research on how to protect Earth from dangerous asteroids. But in a tight budgetary climate, who will pay?

There's Still A Chance To Avoid Sequester Cuts

President Obama meets with bipartisan congressional leaders at the White House Friday. Deep budget cuts could start taking effect Friday unless there's a last minute agreement.

FAA Investigates 'Shakes' On A Plane

Countless videos have documented the craze of groups of people dancing wildly to the song "Harlem Shake." Now gone viral: a group of Colorado College students — one in a banana costume — crowded into the aisle of a Frontier flight. It does look like the plane could be shaking.

SpaceX Reports Problem With Launch Of Dragon Capsule

SpaceX founder Elon Musk says the resupply mission to the space station is experiencing a thruster problem.

Woodward: White House Dislikes Being 'Challenged Or Crossed'

The Washington Post journalist says he never characterized the White House as threatening him over a story on sequestration.

'Harlem Shake' On A Plane Has FAA Investigating; See The Video

Colorado College's ultimate frisbee team convinced the crew on a Frontier Airlines flight to let them make a video. But seeing the students and other passengers dancing in the aisles has the FAA asking questions about whether safety procedures were followed.

Sinkhole Swallows Sleeping Man In Florida

The hole opened up under a home's bedroom in Tampa. Two men, brothers, were in the house. One tried to save the other, but wasn't able to keep him from being dragged down into the now 100-foot wide hole. It's feared that the man is dead.