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Patt Morrison for August 6, 2012

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An update on the latest out of Oak Creek, WI, where 40-year-old Army veteran Wade Michael Page allegedly opened fire on a Sikh Temple yesterday, killing six people and injuring three before he was shot and killed by police. And, NASA’s latest robotic Mars explorer hurtled through the Martian atmosphere and landed safely on the surface of Mars. The one-ton unmanned rover will also study Mars’ climate and geology to set the stage for an eventual human mission to Mars. Is sending such an expensive and complicated piece of machinery to another planet worth the cost?