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Moscow court frees one of three Pussy Riot punk band members

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court frees one of three punk band members

A court Wednesday unexpectedly freed one of three female punk rockers imprisoned for their protest of President Vladimir Putin's rule, but left her companions behind bars. The women were sentenced in August to two years in prison. The verdict has drawn criticism from human rights groups and others. Hearing their appeal, the Moscow City Court suspended the sentence of Yekaterina Samutsevich, who was stopped by a guard before she could join her bandmates and did not take part in the protest.

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SpaceX cargo ship at space station

A private company successfully delivered a half-ton of supplies to the International Space Station early Wednesday, the first official shipment under a billion-dollar contract with NASA. The SpaceX cargo ship, called Dragon, eased up to the orbiting lab 2 ½ days after its launch with 1,000 pounds of groceries, clothes, science experiments and other gear. It's the first of 12 such deliveries under a $1.6 billion contract with NASA.

Elsewhere

Harrisburg, Pa: Pennsylvania's public employee pension system said Wednesday it will revoke former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky's $59,000 annual pension in the wake of his conviction and sentence in the child sexual abuse scandal.

Washington: A three-judge panel has upheld South Carolina's law requiring voters to show photo identification but has delayed enforcement until next year, adding to the list of states that have had to postpone or drop strict ID or voting laws they wanted in place for the Nov. 6 elections.

Albuquerque, N.M.: Extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner hopes to make a second attempt to become the world's first supersonic skydiver with a 23-mile free fall on Sunday or Monday.

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