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SpaceX aborted a planned rocket launch from NASA's historic moonpad just seconds before lift-off on Saturday due to a technical issue. The company was set to launch its 229-foot tall Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft from the 39A launchpad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on a mission...

MitchMcConnell-021717.jpg Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ken., has expressed strong support for President Donald Trump's policies even though he is not a fan of the president's frequent use of Twitter. "I've been pretty candid with him and all of you that I'm not a great fan of daily tweets," McConnell said at a press conference on Friday.

ScottPruitt-021717.jpg President Donald Trump's controversial nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency was confirmed by the Senate on Friday. The Senate voted 52 to 46 in favor of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt's nomination as EPA Administrator, with the vote largely coming down along party lines.

PaulRyan-021717.jpg Looking to follow through on a key campaign promise, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Republicans plan to introduce legislation to repeal and replace the healthcare reform law known as Obamacare following next week's recess. Ryan told reporters at his weekly press conference on Thursday that...

KeithKellogg-021717.jpg Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg is the leading candidate to be the next National Security Advisor, U.S. President Donald Trump and the White House hinted Friday. "General Keith Kellogg, who I have known for a long time, is very much in play for NSA - as are three others," Trump said on Twitter. Earlier...

Harward-021717.jpg Retired Vice Admiral Robert Harward has turned down an offer to serve as President Donald Trump's next National Security Advisor. Trump reportedly offered the position to Harward following Michael Flynn's recent resignation amid a controversy over his communication with Russian officials.

Friday, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met for the first time with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi. The meeting, on the sidelines of a G20 gathering in the German city of Bonn, was the highest level Sino-US meeting since Donald Trump assumed office. Secretary Tillerson and Minister Wang noted...

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met with his Russian counterpart, Army Gen. Valery Gerasimov, in Azerbaijan capital Baku Thursday. Dunford and Gerasimov, the chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces and the first deputy defense minister, discussed...

NASA has selected proposals for the creation of two multi-disciplinary, university-led research institutes that will focus on the development of technologies critical to extending human presence deeper into our solar system. The new Space Technology Research Institutes (STRIs) will bring together...

Scientists say a huge landmass almost entirely submerged in the southwest Pacific qualifies as a continent, and have made a renewed push for it to be recognized as the eighth continent in the world. A 4.9 Mkm2 region of the southwest Pacific Ocean, known as Zealandia, is made up of continental crust....

Donaldtrump-021717.jpg US President Donald Trump's approval rating is at a historic low compared with prior presidents in their first weeks in office, according to a new poll. Less than a month after Donald Trump took office, the public's initial impressions of the new president are strongly felt, deeply polarized and far...

Donald-Trump8-021617.jpg President Donald Trump vehemently attacked the media coverage of the early days of his administration on Thursday, arguing that there has been significant progress on key issues since he took over the White House. Trump said he would speak directly to the American people because the media will not tell the truth.

DonaldTrump7-021617.jpg A day after the withdrawal of his first choice, President Donald Trump announced on Thursday former U.S. attorney Alexander Acosta will be his new nominee for Labor Secretary. Acosta, who is currently dean of the Florida International University College of Law, previously served on the National Labor...

gorsuch-021617.jpg A hearing on federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court is scheduled to begin on March 20th. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, announced the scheduled start of the hearing on Thursday and said the hearing is expected to last three to four days.

SenChuckGrassley-021617.jpg Leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee sent a letter to the Justice Department on Wednesday requesting a briefing on the circumstances that led to the recent resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. The letter from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ranking...

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