Your week in review: Feb. 1 - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

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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