Milestones

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FREED

Kenichi Shinoda, head of Japan's largest yakuza crime organization, after six years in jail; the Japanese godfather leads an estimated 35,000 gang members.

CHOSEN

Retirement homes for NASA's aging space shuttles, in Florida, Los Angeles, New York City and Washington--but not Houston, mission control for 135 launches.

REMOVED

Montana and Idaho wolves from the Endangered Species List by Congress; the increased number of wolves is said to threaten local livestock.

AWARDED

A prize sponsored by Russia's Ministry of Culture to radical art group Voina; the winning project included a 210-foot penis drawn on a St. Petersburg bridge.

CONVICTED

Home-run king Barry Bonds, on one count of obstruction of justice; a mistrial was declared on three counts of lying about steroid use.

ARRESTED

Washington Mayor Vincent Gray, after protesting abortion-related restrictions in the recent budget deal, which limit how the city can spend local tax money.