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Weekly scorecard

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Winners

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology: Ranked No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report for a 15th consecutive year as the best undergraduate engineering school in the nation.

Gun lobby: In the wake of Aurora, Colo., and Newtown, Conn., shootings, Colorado voters recall two Democratic state senators – one a former police chief – for supporting tougher gun laws.

Voyager 1: NASA confirms what observers have suspected, that its spacecraft has left the solar system and is wandering the galaxy.

Tossups

TinCaps: Team’s championship run ends too soon with loss to South Bend in Midwest League division finals. But local fans clearly love the team and Parkview Field, topping the 2 million mark in attendance in the just-ended fifth season.

Losers

Honolulu Harbor: Massive molasses spill devastates marine wildlife, threatening to draw sharks and other predators. A pipeline leak released 233,000 gallons of the sticky stuff into the water.

Eliot Spitzer, Anthony Weiner: New York voters prove that a sex scandal does matter, with both Democratic candidates losing their primary bids.

Oklahoma State: University’s football program accused of rampant drug use, payments to players, academic cheating and more.

Milestones

Tom Wyss: State senator announces he won’t seek another term after the next session ends. He’s served since 1985.

IU Health: State’s largest health system announces it will cut 800 jobs, affecting employees at seven central Indiana hospitals.

Federal deficit: Treasury Department figures show budget gap has declined by 35 percent since 2008, with U.S. on track for its first full-year shortfall below the $1 trillion mark.

Robert R. Taylor: Entrepreneur cleaned up with his invention of Softsoap, the liquid hand soap. He later created a marketing sensation with Obsession, the Calvin Klein fragrance. He died at 77.

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