U.S., Russian astronauts safe after emergency landing

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan -- Two astronauts from the U.S. and Russia were safe after an emergency landing Thursday in the steppes of Kazakhstan following the failure of a Russian booster rocket carrying them to the International Space Station.

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