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John Glenn, the 1st American to orbit Earth, dies at 95

WASHINGTON: John Glenn, who made history twice as the first American to orbit Earth and the first senior citizen to venture into space, died Thursday at the age of 95. Glenn became a symbol of strength and the nation's pioneering spirit, drawing admirers from all walks of life over a long career in the military, then NASA, and the US Senate. He was chosen along with six other military pilots as part of the "Original Seven," the very first class of US astronauts in 1959 whose saga was recounted in the classic movie "The…