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Your week in review: Feb. 1

Shuttle memorials, confirmation hearings and a controversial commercial are just a few of this week's major stories. Shuttle memorials, confirmation hearings and a controversial commercial are just a few of this week's major stories.

The nation paused to remember the lives lost in pursuit of space exploration this week and reflect on the dangers of space travel.

Meanwhile, President Barack Obama's second term cabinet continues to take shape, but not without tense confirmation hearings.

In anticipation of Super Bowl Sunday, one auto manufacturer's commercial is being criticized for portraying a racial stereotype.

Check out the Raycom News Network's week in review for all of this week's big stories.

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  • Super blue moon to appear blood red next week

    Super blue moon to appear blood red next week

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 9:53 AM EST2018-01-23 14:53:45 GMT
    A lunar eclipse brings a blood moon this month. And it's also a blue moon and a super moon too.A lunar eclipse brings a blood moon this month. And it's also a blue moon and a super moon too.

    As the entire moon passes through earth's shadow, South Mississippi should be able to view the lunar eclipse on Wednesday morning, weather permitting.

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    As the entire moon passes through earth's shadow, South Mississippi should be able to view the lunar eclipse on Wednesday morning, weather permitting.

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  • Update: Teen charged in crash involving Gulfport police officer

    Update: Teen charged in crash involving Gulfport police officer

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 6:54 AM EST2018-01-23 11:54:09 GMT
    Eli Daniel Bosworth, 18, is charged with motor vehicle theft and felony fleeing and eluding.  (Photo source: Gulfport Police Dept.)Eli Daniel Bosworth, 18, is charged with motor vehicle theft and felony fleeing and eluding. (Photo source: Gulfport Police Dept.)

    A Gulfport police officer is on the way to the hospital with serious injuries Monday night after an accident at Three Rivers Road and Creosote Road.

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    A Gulfport police officer is on the way to the hospital with serious injuries Monday night after an accident at Three Rivers Road and Creosote Road.

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  • Friends hope no foul play in death investigation

    Friends hope no foul play in death investigation

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 6:54 AM EST2018-01-23 11:54:09 GMT
    A friend described Erin as a religious woman, a good mother, and outgoing.(Photo source: Facebook)A friend described Erin as a religious woman, a good mother, and outgoing.(Photo source: Facebook)

    Erin Hamilton's body was run over by a car, but the driver told police she was already lying in the street. Police say the circumstances surrounding her death are suspicious.

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    Erin Hamilton's body was run over by a car, but the driver told police she was already lying in the street. Police say the circumstances surrounding her death are suspicious.

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