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Nearly 3,000 groups applied to perform in the 2013 presidential inaugural parade on Monday -- more than twice the number that applied to march in President Barack Obama's first inaugural parade. From that number, four local groups got a bid to march.
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A flower grows on Mars - or does it?
NASA is downplaying reports that a major discovery was made by the Mars rover Curiosity.
The so-called "seven minutes of terror" captured the attention of the world as Curiosity blasted through the Martian atmosphere to a safe landing.
The $2.5 billion, one-ton nuclear powered rover has been flying towards Mars since launching from Earth last November. The 154 million mile journey to date has gone very smoothly but the most treacherous and dangerous part of the mission for Curiosity is yet to come in the last 7 minutes before scheduled touchdown.
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