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Former Marine and astronaut, U.S. Sen. John Glenn of Ohio has died at 95

By: Seth Borenstein, The Associated Press, December 8, 2016 (Photo Credit: Jay LaPrete/AP)

WASHINGTON — Marine aviator John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95.

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