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NASA regains contact with space station after outage

Space station regains contact

The International Space Station regained contact with NASA controllers in Houston after nearly three hours of accidental quiet, the space agency said. Spokesman Josh Byerly said something went wrong around 9:45 a.m. Tuesday during a computer software update on the station. The outpost abruptly lost all communication, voice and command from Houston. Officials said the six crew members and station were fine and had no problem during the outage.

Axelrod to opine for NBC shows

David Axelrod, the longtime political adviser to President Barack Obama, is joining NBC's stable of Democratic commentators, the network announced Tuesday. Axelrod will serve as a senior political analyst to both NBC News and MSNBC. No terms of his contract were announced. He is expected to become NBC's marquee counterpart to Fox News' Karl Rove, who gained a national reputation by guiding George W. Bush to the presidency and remains a prominent figure in conservative politics.

Another Clinton on speech circuit

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will give paid speeches now that she has left the government. The Harry Walker Agency of New York said on its website that Clinton has joined it for her future speaking engagements. The agency represents high-profile figures, including Bill Clinton and Bono of the band U2, who give paid speeches to organizations, conferences and companies. According to Senate disclosure forms Hillary Clinton filed in 2008, Bill Clinton has been paid as much as $290,000 per speech.

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