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Discovery set to leave space station today

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. —The space shuttle and space station crews hugged goodbye Sunday after more than a week together, but saved their most heartfelt farewell for Discovery.

On its final voyage, Discovery, the most traveled rocketship ever, will be retired following this week's return to Earth. It is scheduled to leave the station today.

"We're going to miss you," the space station's commander, Scott Kelly, told the six shuttle astronauts. "But most of all we're going to miss Discovery."

Wisconsin governor's backers rally in capital

MADISON, Wis. —About 700 people rallied Sunday in support of Republican Gov. Scott Walker and his anti-union plan to balance the budget — a demonstration meant to counter three weeks of large anti-Walker protests in and around the state Capitol.

The rally was the culmination of a 10-stop bus tour sponsored by the conservative advocacy group Americans for Prosperity.

Hundreds of pro-union counter-protesters lined up carrying placards and chanting "Shame!" at the Walker supporters. The governor's backers held their own signs with messages such as "I Stand with Walker" and "Dems Serve Unions not 'The People.' "

Volcano spews lava 65 feet high in Hawaii

VOLCANO, Hawaii — A new vent has opened at one of the world's most active volcanoes, sending lava shooting up to 65 feet high, scientists at Kilauea volcano said Sunday.

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said the fissure eruption was spotted shortly after the floor at the Pu'u O'o crater collapsed around 5 p.m. Saturday. It occurred along the middle of Kilauea's east rift zone, about 2 miles west of Pu'u O'o.

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