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SpaceX capsule brings back science experiments...Deputy killed in Louisiana...Canadian teacher wins major prize

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 19, 2017 at 1:03 p.m.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A SpaceX capsule is back on Earth with a full load of space station science samples. The Dragon cargo ship parachuted into the Pacific off the Southern California coast, 5 1/2 hours after leaving the International Space Station. The Dragon flew to the space station a month ago with more than 5,000 pounds of supplies, and brought back just as much in completed experiments and used equipment. NASA's other supplier, Orbital ATK, plans to launch its own supply ship Friday. But that one burns up on re-entry.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy has been fatally shot in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. State police say the deputy was conducting an investigation with another deputy at a strip mall late yesterday when the shooting occurred. A suspect was also shot and taken to a hospital. The condition of the suspect isn't unavailable.

OCEAN VIEW, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police are investigating after two law enforcement officers shot at a suspect during a vehicle chase. State police say the 31-year-old suspect from Hurlock, Maryland was hospitalized in serious condition. They say officers were pursuing an SUV when the driver drove backward into a patrol vehicle, then drove toward a sheriff deputy who was standing outside his vehicle. Multiple rounds were fired at the vehicle.

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky say at least six people were injured and a garbage truck driver was arrested after the truck traveled the wrong way on an interstate highway and struck several vehicles. State police say the 23-year-old truck driver was arrested on multiple counts including driving under the influence, possession of a controlled substance, fleeing or evading police and resisting arrest. Paducah police say seven passenger vehicles and a tractor-trailer were hit by the truck.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Canadian school teacher who encourages hope and acts of kindness in an isolated corner of Quebec has won a $1 million prize for her work. Maggie MacDonnell was awarded the annual Global Teacher Prize during a ceremony in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, beating out thousands of applicants from around the world. She works in a remote Arctic village teaching middle and high schoolers. She says she plans to use the prize money to establish an environmental stewardship program in the community.

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