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SpaceX, NASA Make History With Launch To International Space Station

SpaceX, NASA Make History With Launch To International Space Station

SpaceX and NASA made history on Sunday when four astronauts launched successfully to the International Space Station from Florida. The Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon capsule Resilience lifted off at 7:27 p.m. EST from Kennedy Space Center. The launch began a 27½-hour journey through space to the orbiting platform, which passed over the launch […]

Washington Governor Imposes New Restrictions Amid COVID-19 Surge

Washington Governor Imposes New Restrictions Amid COVID-19 Surge

On Sunday, Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced extensive new restrictions on gatherings and businesses to combat a recent surge in COVID-19 cases in the state. The restrictions, most of which will take effect Monday at 11:59 p.m. and last for one month, include a ban on indoor service at restaurants and bars. It comes as […]

Five Americans Among Those Killed in Egypt Helicopter Crash

Five Americans Among Those Killed in Egypt Helicopter Crash

Five Americans were among seven international peacekeepers killed when their helicopter crashed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. All indications are that the crash, which also left one American peacekeeper injured, “appears to be mechanical in nature”. The peacekeepers are part of the international mission that oversees the enforcement of the 1978 peace treaty between Egypt and […]

Republican Senators And Other Officials Push For President-Elect Biden To Receive Intelligence Briefings

Republican Senators And Other Officials Push For President-Elect Biden To Receive Intelligence Briefings

On Thursday, an increasing number of senate Republicans and former national security officials pushed to grant President-elect Biden access to presidential-level intelligence briefings, a key step in transitioning to the White House. The congressional Republicans acknowledged a need for Biden to begin to get critical information about the nation’s security, and over 150 former national […]

Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan Wins Re-Election In Alaska Bringing Senate Battle Down To Georgia

Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan Wins Re-Election In Alaska Bringing Senate Battle Down To Georgia

U.S. Republican Senator Dan Sullivan of Alaska won re-election on Wednesday, leaving control of the Senate to be determined in January by two runoff elections in Georgia. Sullivan, 55, defeated Al Gross, an independent who ran as a Democrat. Earlier on Wednesday, Democrats clinched their hold on the U.S. House of Representatives, but with a […]

New York, Ohio, Indiana and More States Add New Restrictions After Spike In COVID-19 Cases

New York, Ohio, Indiana and More States Add New Restrictions After Spike In COVID-19 Cases

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced new restrictions as COVID-19 cases increased in their states. The United States set another daily record for new infections, with 136,300 new cases were added nationwide Tuesday, topping the previous mark by about 8,000. Tuesday also saw the most […]

Supreme Court Justices Signal Support For Affordable Care Act

Supreme Court Justices Signal Support For Affordable Care Act

On Tuesday, during arguments in a landmark case challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh suggested they were inclined to favor “severing” the individual mandate from the rest of the ACA. The ACA provides affordable medical coverage to tens of millions of Americans over the past […]

Democratic Candidate Cal Cunningham Concedes To Republican Thom Tillis In North Carolina Senate Race

Democratic Candidate Cal Cunningham Concedes To Republican Thom Tillis In North Carolina Senate Race

On Tuesday, democratic challenger Cal Cunningham conceded defeat to Sen. Thom Tillis in a highly contested U.S. Senate race in North Carolina. According to the North Carolina State Board of Elections, Tillis had 2,642,884 votes or 48.71% to Cunningham’s 2,547,594 votes or 46.95%The presidential vote in the state is close enough that many major media outlets […]

Preident-Elect Biden Announces COVID-19 Task Force, Urging All Americans To Wear Maks

Preident-Elect Biden Announces COVID-19 Task Force, Urging All Americans To Wear Maks

On Monday, President-elect Joe Biden announced a new COVID-19 advisory task force to work towards controlling the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in the United States.  Biden’s transition team revealed the 13-member task force will be co-chaired by former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner David Kessler and Marcella Nunez-Smith, a public […]

President Trump To Lose Special Twitter Privileges After Inauguration Of President-Elect Biden

President Trump To Lose Special Twitter Privileges After Inauguration Of President-Elect Biden

President Donald Trump will lose special Twitter privileges he has as a government official when President-elect Joe Biden is sworn into office on Jan. 20.” A Twitter spokesperson said, “A critical function of our service is providing a place where people can openly and publicly respond to their leaders and hold them accountable. With this […]