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Obama touts science, education in State of the Union address

US President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address last night, invoking innovation and education in science and technology as central to his nation’s prosperity and well being. In contrast to previous years, Obama did not face any outbusts or breaches of decorum from a Congress still shaken by the recent shooting in Tucson, Arizona, that killed six people and left Representative Gabrielle Giffords fighting for her life, After first paying tribute to Giffords – who was reported to have watched the address from her hospital bed, alongside her husband, NASA astronaut Mark Kelly – Obama turned to 

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