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NASA launches last of its longtime tracking satellites
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NASA launches last of its longtime tracking satellites

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA has launched the last of its longtime tracking and communication satellites. The end of the era came with Friday morning’s liftoff of TDRS-M (T-driss-M), the 13th satellite that’s part of the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite network. An unmanned Atlas V rocket provided the lift from Cape Canaveral, Florida. […]
Maryland removes Dred Scott ruling author's statue
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Maryland removes Dred Scott ruling author's statue

AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A statue of the U.S. Supreme Court justice who wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision that upheld slavery and denied citizenship to African Americans was removed from the grounds of the Maryland State House early Friday. The statue of Roger B. Taney (TAW-nee) was lifted away by […]
NASA, PBS marking 40 years since Voyager spacecraft launches
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NASA, PBS marking 40 years since Voyager spacecraft launches

AP Photo/Uncredited CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Forty years after blasting off, Earth’s most distant ambassadors – the twin Voyager spacecraft – are still going. This Sunday marks the 40th anniversary of NASA’s launch of Voyager 2, now almost 11 billion miles distant. It left Cape Canaveral, Florida on Aug. 20, 1977 to explore Jupiter […]
Maryland removes Dred Scott ruling author's statue
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Maryland removes Dred Scott ruling author's statue

AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A statue of the U.S. Supreme Court justice who wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision that upheld slavery and denied citizenship to African Americans was removed from the grounds of the Maryland State House early Friday morning. The statue of Roger B. Taney (TAW nee) was lifted […]
Huge Confederate flag near Interstate is 1 man's mission
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Huge Confederate flag near Interstate is 1 man's mission

AP Photo/Chris O’Meara TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Marion Lambert is unapologetic about the abundance of Confederate flags that surround him. A faded pillow with the flag’s print sits on the porch chair of his quirky urban farm in South Tampa, an area known more for craft beers and gluten free brunch. He’s got a sticker […]
Homeless California war veteran gets place to call home
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Homeless California war veteran gets place to call home

AP Photo/Jae C. Hong MIDWAY CITY, Calif. (AP) — Vernon Poling was 44 years old when he got a home of his own. The Iraq war veteran was medically discharged from the Army in 2014, had to quit his trucking job for medical reasons, and found himself living out of his pickup last year in […]
Colleges brace for more violence amid rash of hate on campus
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Colleges brace for more violence amid rash of hate on campus

AP Photo/Teresa Crawford BOSTON (AP) — Nicholas Fuentes is dropping out of Boston University and heading south, pressing ahead with his right-wing politics despite receiving online death threats. The 19-year-old joined a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend and posted a defiant Facebook message promising that a “tidal wave of white identity is […]
Grand Teton park to outshine bigger Yellowstone for eclipse
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Grand Teton park to outshine bigger Yellowstone for eclipse

AP Photo/Brennan Linsley CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Its jagged, soaring peaks rise high over northwest Wyoming, but Grand Teton National Park is always in the shadow of its world-renowned neighbor, Yellowstone National Park. But thanks to the total solar eclipse Monday, Grand Teton is expected to outshine, and overshadow, one of the nation’s most popular […]