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Space shuttle Atlantis landed safely Thursday morning in Florida, bringing to an end NASA’s space shuttle program. Check out videos below of the last landing.



News to know


The Federal Election Commission ruled Thursday that former presidential candidate John Edwards must pay back more than $2 million from his 2008 campaign. The ruling is separate from the trial that Edwards will face in October.


Quotes of note


"Warmer air is thicker than colder air, so it's actually a literal dome." - Christopher Vaccaro of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, talking about the “heat dome” that has baked most of the U.S. this week. According to reports, 22 people have died in the heat wave, and it’s not over yet.


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