Wednesday's live video events
Space shuttle Discovery is scheduled to land for the final time today.
March 9th, 2011
07:38 AM ET

Wednesday's live video events

After 39 flights and more than 148 million miles in orbit, space shuttle Discovery is expected to call it a career today.  Watch CNN.com Live for continuing coverage of Discovery's final landing.

Today's programming highlights...

10:30 am ET - CAIR briefing on Muslim 'radicalizaton' hearings - Rep. Peter King's first hearing happens tomorrow, but reaction to it continues to grow.  The Council on American-Islamic Relations briefs reporters on their opposition to the hearings.

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America's oldest wild bird is a new mom
Wisdom, a Laysan albatross at least 60 years old, rears her latest chick on Midway Atoll last month.
March 9th, 2011
07:17 AM ET

America's oldest wild bird is a new mom

She's at least 60 years old, flies some 50,000 miles a year, has had almost three dozen kids - and now she's got another one.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports that Wisdom, a Laysan albatross whom they describe as the Northern Hemisphere's oldest wild bird, is rearing another chick on Midway Atoll in the Northern Pacific.

“To know that she can still successfully raise young at age 60-plus, that is beyond words," Bruce Peterjohn, the chief of the North American Bird Banding Program, said in a press release.

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7 children die in farmhouse fire
Seven children, ages 7 months to 11 years, died in a house fire on a Pennsylvania farm Tuesday night.
March 9th, 2011
04:41 AM ET

7 children die in farmhouse fire

Seven children died in a fire at a farmhouse in rural Pennsylvania, state police said Wednesday morning.

The children - ages 7 months to 11 years - died Tuesday night when fire fully engulfed the two-story house in Loysville, said Tom Pinkerton of the state police.

The parents, who were away at the time, survived, as did another child, he said.

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