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nasa-feb12.jpg NASA has invited applications to recruit the next generation of U.S. astronauts. As part of the Artemis Generation, NASA will train astronauts bound for multiple destinations, including the Moon, Mars and the International Space Station. 2020 is the year NASA and its partners will launch American astronauts on new rockets built in the United States from American soil to reach the International S

michael-bennet-andrew-yang-021220.jpg Two more presidential aspirants - Senator Michael Bennet and Andrew Yang - have pulled out of the race for Democratic nomination to fight Donald Trump in the 2020 election after disappointing performances in the New Hampshire primary. Addressing his supporters in New Hampshire on Tuesday, Bennet said, "I think it's fitting for us to end the campaign tonight."

coronavirus1-feb12.jpg The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially named the deadly coronavirus as "COVID-19". "We now have a name for the disease and it's 'COVID-19'," WHO Secretary General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a news conference in Geneva on Tuesday. "CO" stands for "corona", "VI" for "virus" and "D" for "disease", while "19" represents the year the outbreak was first reported, he told reporters.

trump-india-021120.jpg President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will visit India on February 24 and 25. This will be Trump's first state visit to India. During their two-day visit, the President and The First Lady will travel to capital New Delhi and Ahmedabad in Gujarat, which is the home state of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "Gujarat and played such an important role in Mahatma Gandhi's life and

privatedetentionfacilities-feb11.jpg The U.S. Department of Justice has moved the court challenging California state law A.B. 32, which prohibits operating private detention facilities in the state. DOJ filed law suit in the District Court in Southern District of California against California Governor Gavin Newsom, Attorney General Xavier...

usdefense-feb11.jpg In his election year budget, President Donald Trump proposed a 3 percent pay rise for service members across the board, along with increases in the allowances for housing and subsistence. The Department of Defense is also seeking $8 billion for a range of programs to support military families. They include professional development and education opportunities for service members and their spouses,

spacecraft1-feb11.jpg A NASA-European Space Agency collaborative solar mission to study from close quarters how the Sun creates the heliosphere, the vast bubble surrounding the solar system, was successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Airbus-built sun explorer spacecraft named Solar Orbiter was launched at 11:03 p.m. EST Sunday on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Launch Complex 41 at Cape

coronavirus-feb10.jpg Coronavirus death toll in China has crossed 900, with the number of confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV rising to more than 40,000. China reported 97 deaths on Sunday, the highest number of casualties triggered by the deadly virus in a day since the outbreak in December. However, the good news is that the number of newly infected people per day has stabilized, and the proportion of patients cured from

oscar-feb10.jpg South Korean movie Parasite created history at this year's Oscars by becoming the first non-English language film to win the Academy award for best feature film. The vicious social satire about two families from different classes in South Korean capital Seoul was the big winner at the Oscars 2020, taking home four awards in total. Its director and producer Bong Joon Ho won the award for best Dir

fireworks-feb10.jpg Steamboat Fireworks has set a Guinness world record by launching a 62-inch, 2,797-pound firework a mile into the air. The massive fireworks were launched at the end of the Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival Saturday night. It marked a thrilling conclusion of the Night Extravaganza on Howelson Hill, the signature event of the Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival. The pyrotechnic milestone eclipsed the

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