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betelgeuseoutburst 081222 Analyzing data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and several other observatories, astronomers have concluded that the bright red supergiant star Betelgeuse blew its top in 2019, losing a substantial part of its visible surface and producing a gigantic Surface Mass Ejection (SME). This is something never before seen in a normal star's behavior, according to NASA. Sun routinely blows off parts of

newmexico highspeed internet 081222 The Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced $146 million in awards to bring high-speed internet to Tribal communities in New Mexico through the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program. Throughout August, NTIA will announce additional awards, totaling more than $500 million. Funding will serve Tribes across the country including in Alaska, Ne

uscoronavirus aug11 After a week, daily Covid-positive cases in the United States have again crossed the 200,000 mark. With 220,566 new cases reported on Wednesday, the total number of people that have been infected with coronavirus in the country has risen to 92,562,436, as per Johns Hopkins University's latest data.

austintice aug11 President Joe Biden has called on the government of Syria to release abducted American journalist Austin Tice. In a statement issued on the tenth anniversary of Austin Tice's captivity, President Biden said there is no higher priority in his Administration than the recovery and return of Americans held hostage or wrongfully detained abroad. "This week marks a decade since American Austin Tice

monicabertagnolli aug11 President Joe Biden has appointed world-renowned surgical oncologist Dr. Monica Bertagnolli as the new Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Dr. Bertagnolli will be the 16th American and the first woman to lead the country's largest biomedical research institute.

shahrampoursafi aug11 The United States has warned that Iran will face severe consequences if it attacks any U.S. citizens, including those who continue to serve the United States or those who formerly served the country. The warning was given by U.S National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan in a statement he issued after the Department of Justice charged a member of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) with

cexposedveterans aug10 President Joe Biden has signed the bipartisan Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act. The PACT Act is the most significant expansion of benefits and services for Veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxic substances in more than 30 years. The legislation would comprehensively address toxic exposures that have impacted veterans, as we

ukrainewar aug10 The U.S. State Department has pledged $89 million of FY 2022 funding to help the Government of Ukraine address the urgent humanitarian challenges posed by explosive remnants of arms and ammunitions created by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The five months old war has littered massive swaths of the country with landmines, unexploded ordnance, and improvised explosive devices. The grotesque

swedenfinlandnato aug10 The United States has become the 23rd ally to approve Sweden and Finland's NATO membership bid after President Joe Biden signed the U.S. Instruments of Ratifications of the two countries' Accession Protocols to the defense alliance. The Senate had overwhelmingly endorsed the NATO Accession Protocols last week.

chipsscienceactlow aug10 President Joe Biden has signed the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 into law. This will enable investment of $280 billion in domestic semiconductor manufacturing sector and science and technology innovation. Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) and Science Act, which will further boost U.S. manufacturing sector and global competitiveness, was approved by the Congress with b

uscornavirus aug09 With 128,277 new positive cases reported on Monday, the total number of people that have been infected with coronavirus in the United States has risen to 92,244,528, as per Johns Hopkins University's latest data. 464 additional deaths on the same day took the total U.S. Covid casualties to 1,034,054.

ukrainewar aug09 The United States announced an additional $1 billion security assistance package to bolster Ukraine's arms and ammunition in the fight against Russian invasion. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday authorized the latest U.S. military aid to Ukraine pursuant to a delegation of authority from the President. This marks the largest single drawdown of U.S. arms and equipment to Ukraine. This in

andreiskoch aug09 The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has issued a warrant to seize Russian oligarch Andrei Skoch's private plane, valued at more than $90 million, for violating U.S. sanctions for Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Skoch's Airbus A319-100 is believed to be in Kazakhstan. A member of Russian parliament and a metals and mining tycoon, Skoch has been on the U.S. blacklist since

trumpfbi aug9 Former President Donald Trump said that FBI raided his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, and broke open a safe. "These are dark times for our Nation, as my beautiful home, Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, is currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents," he said in a statement Monday. Trump, who was reportedly in New Jersey at the time the search, called

uscoronavirus aug08 With 10,263 new positive cases reported on Sunday, the total number of people that have been infected with the coronavirus in the United States has risen to 92,113,114, as per Johns Hopkins University's latest data. 11 additional deaths on the same day took the total U.S. Covid casualties to 1,033,557.

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