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  • The rocket maker SpaceX has a video of its out-of-this-world feat: In May, the private company launched its Dragon spacecraft, which became the first commercial vehicle to successfully attach to the International Space Station.

    Previously only the United States, Russia, Japan and the European Space Agency had achieved such an undertaking.

    So no surprise that there would be a video to commemorate the success. The highlight reel shows dramatic footage of employees cheering at liftoff, the tension of attaching the Dragon to the space station, and the return drop into the Pacific Ocean.

    The video, set to a soaring soundtrack, has been getting attention, with over 35,000 online views so far. Comments on YouTube include "Keep up the great work Space X !"  and " I can see the Space X movie! "

    The California-based company does have astronomical ambitions: A company spokesperson confirmed to Yahoo News that SpaceX has signed a $1.6 billion contract with NASA for 12 cargo missions to the

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  • John Brennan testified in court on July 18, 2012. (Rick Bowmer/AP)

    An Oregon judge ruled on Wednesday that stripping naked at the airport to protest the Transportation Security Administration is a protected form of free speech. In other words, if you're protesting the TSA it's OK to show a little T&A.

    The Oregonian reports that 50-year-old John E. Brennan was acquitted of an indecent exposure charge stemming from an April 17 incident during which he took off his clothes while standing at a security checkpoint line at Portland International Airport.

    "It is the speech itself that the state is seeking to punish, and that it cannot do," Circuit Judge David Rees said.

    Prosecutors in the case argued that Brennan did not say to airport officials that it was a protest until after he had stripped and was told police were on their way to the scene.

    Brennan says he stripped after airport screeners asked him to submit to a pat-down inspection.

    "I also was aware of the irony of taking off my clothes to protect my privacy," he told the court.

    However, Brennan's

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  • A 3-year-old Colombian boy was rescued from a sewer shaft on Wednesday, nearly 24 hours after he was reported missing.

    Jeanpier Silvera Arteta went missing in Barranquilla on Tuesday. Rescuers found him on Wednesday after an extensive search of the sewer system on a construction site where the boy and his two brothers had been playing.

    "It was an intense search," one rescuer told the BBC. "Thank God we found the boy in one of the sweeps in the area. We had already searched the sewers one time and hadn't found him. The second time we searched, the boy was there. He was close to being swept into a hole in the sewer."

    Arteta was rushed to the hospital, where he is recovering.

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