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August 27, 2012

JFK Library to host live chat with astronauts

BOSTON (AP) — The JFK Library and Museum will host a live chat via satellite with two astronauts on the International Space Station.

Boston audience members will be able to see and hear astronauts Suni Williams and Joe Acaba as the two participate in the interview from space on Aug. 27.

Williams, who went to high school in Needham, Mass., will do her fifth walk in space a few days later to repair one of the space station’s main electrical units.

Library officials say the event, co-sponsored by NASA, is among those being held to commemorate President John F. Kennedy’s dedication to space exploration.

To register for free tickets or suggest interview questions for the forum, call (617) 514-1643 or click the events tab at jfklibrary.org for more information.

Police interview ‘apparent driver’

in biker death

WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) — Police have interviewed someone they say was the apparent driver of a truck that fatally struck a bicyclist in Wellesley on Friday.

The Boston Globe reports that police said Sunday they also are asking another motorist who may have witnessed the crash to contact law enforcement.

Wellesley police said officials located the vehicle and its “apparent operator” after reviewing traffic camera footage of the crash.

Alexander Motsenigos, a married father of a 6-year-old boy, was killed.

A driver travelling north on Weston Road hit the 41-year-old man as he was riding in the same direction near the intersection of Linden Street on Friday.

Ann Romney

has Secret Service protection now

WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney now has Secret Service agents assigned to her at all times. The move comes as her husband is set to formally receive the GOP presidential nomination later this week.

Mitt Romney has had Secret Service protection since January.

It’s standard practice for the wives of presidential candidates to receive such protection as Election Day approaches.

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