John Glenn, first American to orbit the Earth, dies at 95

Glenn was among the 20th century's greatest heroes as one of the original seven "Right Stuff" Mercury astronauts and later as the world's oldest astronaut, in addition to a long career as a U.S. senator.

Federal judge shuts down presidential vote recount in Michigan

A federal judge in Michigan on Wednesday revoked his order requiring a recount of the state's presidential vote sought by Jill Stein, siding with a state appeals court that found the Green Party candidate had no grounds to mount the challenge.

US life expectancy declines for the first time since 1993

Rising fatalities from heart disease and stroke, diabetes, drug overdoses, accidents and other conditions caused the lower life expectancy revealed in a report released Thursday by the National Center for Health Statistics.

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