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United Airlines Wants to Revive Supersonic Travel. But What About Climate Change?

Thursday, June 03, 2021

Boom Supersonic's Overture is designed to travel twice as fast as current airliners and complete transcontinental flights in roughly half the time. Passenger flights are expected to begin in 2029.

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Why NASA Is Blasting Water Bears And Bobtail Squid Into Space

Thursday, June 03, 2021

The animals are being launched into the cosmos as NASA researchers attempt to learn more about how the conditions of spaceflight can affect biological organisms and, by extension, future astronauts.

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A Virginia Teacher Was Put On Leave After Opposing New Rights For Trans Students

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

The policy would allow transgender and gender-expansive students to use names and pronouns outside their legal names. The teacher said doing so violates his religious beliefs.

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A Military Drone With A Mind Of Its Own Was Used In Combat, U.N. Says

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Autonomous drones can fly themselves to a specific location, pick their own targets and kill without the assistance of a remote human operator. The U.N. says such a drone was in the air in March 2020.

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New York Gallery Hosting A Tulsa Race Massacre Exhibit Is Vandalized With White Paint

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Black Wall Street Gallery in SoHo says someone smeared white paint on the gallery's glass facade in what the owners call a hate crime. The NYPD says it is investigating.

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The FAA Has Seen A 'Significantly Higher' Number Of Unruly Passenger Reports In 2021

Friday, May 28, 2021

After a flight attendant lost two teeth during an attack by a customer, Southwest Airlines decided to delay its return to serving passengers alcohol.

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A Young John Steinbeck's Unpublished Werewolf Novel Isn't Going To Print

Friday, May 28, 2021

A Steinbeck scholar says Murder at Full Moon, a mystery about a series of brutal murders that appear to be the work of a werewolf, should be available to all. Steinbeck's estate disagrees.

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Read This Powerful Statement From Darnella Frazier, Who Filmed George Floyd's Murder

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

"If it weren't for my video, the world wouldn't have known the truth. I own that," says Frazier, who was 17 at the time. "It made me realize how dangerous it is to be Black in America."

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If You Didn't Look Up This Morning, Here's What You Missed

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

The supermoon — the Super Flower Blood Moon, to be exact — brought the first total lunar eclipse in nearly 2 1/2 years.

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Events Planned Across Minneapolis To Mark The Anniversary Of George Floyd's Murder

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

A moment of silence declared by the state's governor, an open mic at George Floyd Square and a candlelight vigil were among the events scheduled to remember Floyd's life and death.

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1 Person Shot Near The Site Of George Floyd's Murder On The Anniversary Of His Death

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Minneapolis Police say the individual's wound is believed to be non-life threatening. Witnesses told police a suspect vehicle left the area "at a high rate of speed."

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United Holds Drawings For Free Flights For Those Who Get The Shot

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Companies and state governments — in what is perhaps a mix of commercial interest and civic-minded altruism — are offering prizes to encourage vaccination. United Airlines is the latest to do so.

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How To Watch The 'Super Flower Blood Moon' Lunar Eclipse This Week

Monday, May 24, 2021

The "Super Flower Blood Moon" is happening early Wednesday morning, as a supermoon coincides with a full lunar eclipse. Here's how to see it.

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A Delay In Census Results Would Hinder States' Redistricting Efforts

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Census results may be delayed because of the pandemic. That means states with big statewide elections in 2021 are between a rock and a hard place when it comes to redistricting.

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New Jersey Has Lost A Greater Share Of Revenue Than Most States Due To COVID-19

Monday, August 03, 2020

During the coronavirus pandemic, states have struggled with staggering revenue losses and budget shortfalls. Here's what is happening in New Jersey.

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N.J. Election Fraud Case Draws A Trump Tweet But Suggests Safeguards Are Working

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Officials have charged four people in connection with a local race in Paterson in May. While Trump says the case shows that mail-in ballots are vulnerable to fraud, experts say it was easily detected.

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Amid The Epidemic, It Can Be Hard To Know What's Going On Behind Closed Doors

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Some cities and states across the country have restricted access to public records, citing a lack of personnel and a focus on public health during the coronavirus epidemic.

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Rep. Jeff Van Drew's Vote Against Impeachment Inquiry Appears Popular In His District

Thursday, November 07, 2019

Rep. Jeff Van Drew is one of House Democrats who voted against launching the impeachment inquiry. And that vote appears politically popular in his closely-divided New Jersey district.

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Why These 5 States Hold Odd-Year Elections, Bucking The Trend

Monday, November 04, 2019

Why do five states hold general elections in odd-numbered years, when there isn't a presidential or congressional race? Some of our political reporters in those states dug in on that question.

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N.J. Lawmakers Pass Bill To Extend Statute Of Limitations For Sex Abuse

Friday, April 05, 2019

Lawmakers in New Jersey passed a bill to extend the statute of limitations for sex abuse to when the victim is 55, or seven years after they realize their abuse. The governor has indicated support for the bill.

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