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Meet NASA's first commercial astronauts

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken join NASA’s exclusive inner circle by catching a ride on a SpaceX rocket and capsule. It’s only the fifth time that NASA has put people aboard a brand new…

Trump decision to leave WHO endangers global health, medical groups say

Groups representing infectious disease doctors, pediatricians and general physicians all protested President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the World Health Organization on Friday, saying it will make it harder to fight the coronavirus pandemic.It could also endanger children, the…

Zookeeper, 35, in critical condition after being mauled by lions

A zookeeper in Australia is in critical condition after being mauled by two lions while cleaning their enclosure on Friday, authorities said. The 35-year-old woman was bitten in the head and neck in what one paramedic called an "extremely vicious"…

Trump announces executive order against social media companies

President Donald Trump announced an executive order targeting social media companies on Thursday, days after Twitter called two of his tweets "potentially misleading."Speaking from the Oval Office ahead of signing the order, Trump said the move was to "defend free…

Historic SpaceX launch postponed due to weather

SpaceX and NASA will have to wait at least a few more days for their historic spaceflight.Launch officials announced at 4:17 p.m. Wednesday that rough weather would prevent a SpaceX rocket and capsule from taking off from a Florida launch…