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October 31st, 2014
05:57 PM ET

Virgin Galactic has had deadly explosions before

(CNN) – One person died and another was injured Friday when Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo test flight failed following what the company described as a "serious anomaly."

And it isn't the first death that the Virgin Galactic team has had to incur. Three people died in 2007 in an explosion that was testing the rocket system.

CNN's Rachel Crane reports.

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October 31st, 2014
05:48 PM ET

Life in northeast Pa. resumes as search ends for trooper-killing suspect Frein

Milford, Pennsylvania (CNN) - After 48 days of living with helicopters, heavily armed police officers, the rumors and constant questions - where is he? - the people of northeast Pennsylvania can finally relax.

The manhunt for Eric Matthew Frein, accused of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper, is over. Heavily armed U.S. marshals captured Frein on Thursday night and turned him over to state police, who slapped the slain officer's cuffs on him, put him in the back of the trooper's squad car and sent him back to the barracks where the ambush occurred.

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October 31st, 2014
05:40 PM ET

Richard Branson will mourn, but won't be deterred

(CNN) – Virgin Group founder Richard Branson reacted to the deadly explosion of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo test flight Friday, sending a tweet that read: "Thoughts with all @virgingalactic & Scaled, thanks for all your messages of support. I'm flying to Mojave immediately to be with the team."

One person died and another was injured in the explosion, which the company described as a "serious anomaly."

And while Branson will mourn the outcome of Friday's test flight, he will not be deterred.

CNN's Richard Quest reports.

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