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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

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2 Soldiers Die in Chechnya



Two federal soldiers have been killed in bombings in Chechnya, including a suicide attack on an Interior Ministry camp, RIA-Novosti reported Saturday.

One soldier was killed and 11 were wounded when two suicide bombers rammed a jeep packed with explosives through the fence of the Interior Ministry camp in Vedeno.

Another soldier died in a radio-controlled bomb attack in the village of Serzhen-Yurt. (Reuters)




NASA Worries About Ties



CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida -- Amid worries about U.S.-Russian ties, NASA's staff will study whether the space shuttle program could continue operating past its scheduled retirement in 2010, according to an internal e-mail sent last week.

The study comes amid concerns that the current stopgap plan -- buying Russian spacecraft -- is unwise considering diplomatic tension with Russia highlighted by conflict in Georgia. (AP)