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Fight for city of Aleppo continues
The Syrian army has shelled rebel-held districts of commercial capital Aleppo as violence nationwide killed 37 people, 27 of them civilians, a human rights group said.
Official: Ex-Army Man Carried Temple Shootings
An ex-Army man who was reduced in rank before his discharge, Wade Michael Page, carried out the shootings at a Sikh Temple in Wisconsin that claimed six lives, a federal official said. The shooter also died in the incident. (Aug. 6)
Expert: Global Warming Behind Summer Heat
A new statistical analysis from the scientist known as "Godfather of Global Warming" suggests global warming is behind the recent extreme summer heat.
US Official: Syrian Defections Big Blow to Assad
A senior U.S. official says the defection of the Syrian prime minister and other top government ministers is more evidence that the Assad regime "is crumbling." (Aug. 6)
NASA Scientists: Mars Landing 'Beautiful'
NASA Scientists are giving the Curiousity Mars Rover's landing two thumbs up. Scientists displayed the Rover's first two photos, saying it appears to have landed in a flat area. (Aug. 6)
Gunman, 6 Others Dead in Sikh Temple Attack
A gunman opened fire Sunday and killed six people at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee before he was killed in an exchange of gunfire with one of the first officers to respond to the chaotic scene, authorities said. (Aug. 5)
Today in History for August 6th
Highlights of this day in history: The United States drops an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan during World War II; LBJ signs the Voting Rights Act; Pope Paul VI dies; Scientist Alexander Fleming born; Funk singer Rick James dies. (Aug. 6)
7 Minutes of Terror: Curiosity Rover's Risky Mars Landing
NASA's Curiosity rover is a 1-ton robot that will made an unprecedented Mars landing on Aug. 5, 2012. See how the risky maneuver kept rover team members in suspense for 7 fateful minutes. Credit: NASA
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