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CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 08, 2016
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John Glenn, the last of the Mercury Seven astronauts, the first American to orbit the Earth, died late today. He was 95. Back in 1962, America was losing the space race. The Soviets had already sent a man into orbit. In just six months after that, they detonated the world's largest atom bomb. So the pressure and excitement were sky high. That February day, when Glenn America's knight in shining space suit compressed himself into friendship, seven school children held their breath watching black ...
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