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NASA tried to launch Discovery on Friday, but a potentially dangerous hydrogen gas leak cropped up midway through the fueling process and the countdown was halted. The launch was initially put off until at least Monday. But by early afternoon, it was clear that more time was needed to fix the problem on the fuel tank.

NASA is now targeting Nov. 30 for Discovery’s final liftoff. The space agency has to wait until then because of unacceptable solar angles for most of November. Those sun angles would cause the shuttle to overheat while docked to the station.


Nuns net $262,000 for Wagner card

BALTIMORE | A rare Honus Wagner baseball card that was bequeathed to an order of Roman Catholic nuns has sold at auction for $262,000.

The Baltimore-based School Sisters of Notre Dame put the card up for sale after inheriting it from the brother of a deceased nun. The sale price exceeded the expectations of auctioneers at Dallas-based Heritage Auction Galleries.

The nuns will receive $220,000 from the sale. The total sale price includes a 19.5 percent buyer’s premium. Sister Virginia Muller, who was entrusted with the card, said the proceeds will go to the order’s ministries in more than 30 countries around the world.

Collector and card shop owner Doug Walton of Knoxville, Tenn., bought the card.

About 60 of the T206 Honus Wagner cards, produced between 1909 and 1911, are known to exist.


Court won’t rule on immigration law

OMAHA | The Nebraska Supreme Court won’t weigh in on whether municipalities can enact immigration-related restrictions on where people can live or work, the court said in an opinion issued Friday.

A federal judge had asked the state’s highest court to consider the issue as she hears a lawsuit challenging the city of Fremont’s ordinance barring illegal immigrants from renting or working there.

The high court said the request didn’t allege a violation of state law, so it won’t take up the question. Fremont voters approved the ordinance in June, but it has yet to go into effect.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska and the Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund, also known as MALDEF, have challenged the ordinance as discriminatory.

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