• Battle begins over Trump’s Supreme Court pick
Battle begins over Trump’s Supreme Court pick

President Donald Trump may relish his status as an outsider, but Kavanaugh is anything but. He has ruled on hundreds of cases and contributed to prosecutor Kenneth Starr's report into president Bill Clinton's affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, which outlined grounds for Clinton's impeachment.

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  • Israel plans to launch moon mission on SpaceX rocket this year
Israel plans to launch moon mission on SpaceX rocket this year

Ido Anteby, CEO of SpaceIL, told a news conference in the Israeli town of Yehud on Tuesday that its probe would be the smallest yet to land on the Moon. In total, the project has cost approximately $95 million. Unlike bigger spacecraft that took four days to reach the moon, the smaller fuel capacity means SpaceIL must take an indirect way, orbiti...

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  • Republican senators are gaslighting Democrats on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee
Republican senators are gaslighting Democrats on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

John McCain , R-Ariz., at home getting treatment for brain cancer. All four sitting conservatives on the Supreme Court have long-standing ties to the Federalist Society, and Kavanaugh would follow that trend. He's also sided with abortion opponents. Vote now in our weekly survey. She cast one of the decisive votes last summer that helped sink...

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  • Woman bitten by shark while posing for Instagram photo
Woman bitten by shark while posing for Instagram photo

Zarutskie said her past training for surfing and scuba diving quickly kicked in and helped her in the situation. A photo she shared on Instagram showed the bite in action. She's been taking various antibiotics to prevent infection from bacteria, and admitted that she's anxious about how this injury will affect her modeling career.

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  • NASA's Kepler Spacecraft Downloads Science Data before beginning next campaign
NASA's Kepler Spacecraft Downloads Science Data before beginning next campaign

Since May 12th, Kepler has been on its 18 observation campaign, staring at a patch of sky towards the constellation of Cancer it previously studied in 2015. This artist's concept illustrates the two Saturn-sized planets discovered by NASA's Kepler mission. Researchers repurposed the spacecraft by changing its field of view and named this exte...

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  • Airbus Reveals Early Design Of Its Mars Rover
Airbus Reveals Early Design Of Its Mars Rover

Airbus was awarded the $5.2 million contract by the European Space Agency (ESA) to design a concept for a rover that can collect the samples on Mars. The samples will re-enter Earth's atmosphere and land in the US before the end of the next decade. NASA and ESA signed a letter of intent in April 2018 to pursue a Mars Sample Return mission.

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  • Starbucks: No more plastic straws
Starbucks: No more plastic straws

Nicholas Mallos, director of Ocean Conservancy's Trash Free Seas program was quoted as saying in a Starbucks blogpost: "Starbucks' decision to phase out single-use plastic straws is a shining example of the important role that companies can play in stemming the tide of ocean plastic".

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  • No surprises with Tropical Storm Chris
No surprises with Tropical Storm Chris

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper warned beachgoers on Monday to beware of risky rip currents after an unidentified man in his mid-60s drowned just north of Nags Head when he was caught in a rough surf current caused by the storm. The system is expected to move over the southeastern Bahamas later Tuesday but should not develop much over the next day o...

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  • Scott Pruitt, Trump’s EPA chief, resigns amid multiple controversies
Scott Pruitt, Trump’s EPA chief, resigns amid multiple controversies

Wheeler left a position as a top aide in the Senate almost a decade ago to become a successful lobbyist for the energy industry. As EPA administrator, Pruitt proposed launching a "red team, blue team" exercise to debate USA climate science.

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  • Starbucks ditching plastic straws out of environmental concerns
Starbucks ditching plastic straws out of environmental concerns

Starbucks announced Monday it will eliminate single-use plastic straws from its more than 28,000 stores around the world. The company has already designed and developed a strawless lid that it expects to become a standard for its iced coffee, tea and espresso beverages.

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  • Tropical storm Chris is third named storm of 2018 Hurricane season
Tropical storm Chris is third named storm of 2018 Hurricane season

Beryl will bring a chance of tropical storm winds to the Lesser Antilles Monday before moving to the west. A tropical storm warning is already in effect for that area, with hurricane conditions possible beginning on Tuesday. A flash flood watch will be in effect for Monday. As of 11:00 p.m. Sunday, the remnants of Beryl were located near lat...

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  • Tropical Storm Chris likely to strengthen into a hurricane Monday
Tropical Storm Chris likely to strengthen into a hurricane Monday

While the storm was not expected to make landfall as of Sunday afternoon, it will bring " life threatening " rough surf and risky rip currents along the East Coast, the weather service said. N.H.C. said this morning that interests elsewhere in the Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic should monitor the progre...

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  • South Africa: Suspected rhino poachers eaten by lions
South Africa: Suspected rhino poachers eaten by lions

The general consensus in the game industry is that lions view a game viewing vehicle containing people as something entirely different from individuals who are walking on the ground. However, Fox said, after an initial investigation, it appeared the dog had been alerted by something else that was out of the ordinary coming from the pride of lions...

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  • Foot Fossil of Juvenile Hominin Exhibits Ape-Like Features
Foot Fossil of Juvenile Hominin Exhibits Ape-Like Features

The evidence comes from DIK-1-1 - a relatively complete 3.3 million-year-old skeleton of a 2.5- to 3-year-old female Australopithecus afarensisdiscovered in Dikika, Ethiopia. Even with those abilities, she would have been better at walking than climbing. The foot bones of the fossil show that the child was already walking on two legs at the time,...

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  • Death toll from Canada heat wave rises to 33
Death toll from Canada heat wave rises to 33

Numerous victims suffered from chronic health issues or mental illnesses and lived in areas known as 'heat island, ' - regions prone to higher temperatures due to a lack of vegetation. Public Health Minister Lucie Charlebois said none of the deaths in Quebec took place in public health institutions. "'Im counting on Montrealers to knock on doors,...

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  • Hurricane Beryl gains strength as it heads toward islands
Hurricane Beryl gains strength as it heads toward islands

Tiny (now) Tropical Storm Beryl defied the odds and unexpectedly strengthened (briefly) into a hurricane despite a rather hostile environment of cooler than normal waters, dry air, and Saharan dust. Beryl is the first mid-Atlantic storm to develop in July since 2014, while Alberto marked the fourth season in a row with a tropical system developing...

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  • Total lunar eclipse expected on July 28
Total lunar eclipse expected on July 28

The first lunar eclipse this year took place on January 31. Lunar eclipses occur when the sun, Earth and the moon line up casting the earth's shadow on the moon. This period of total eclipse lasted for one hour 46.4 minutes. According to Mikayilov, the lunar eclipse will be fully visible in Azerbaijan. Meanwhile, there is a twist: the expec...

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  • North Korea satellite images show missile plant construction, analysts say
North Korea satellite images show missile plant construction, analysts say

The wording dropped the usual reference to the "complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization ". File image of Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un. South Korean media reported on Sunday that USA envoy Sung Kim, the American ambassador to the Philippines, met with North Korean officials at the border on Sunday to coordinate an agenda for Pompe...

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  • Hawaii Governor David Ige Signs Sunscreen Ban
Hawaii Governor David Ige Signs Sunscreen Ban

Merchants carrying sunscreens will have until January of 2021 to cease the sale of sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate. Gov. David Ige will sign a bill on Tuesday that makes selling sunscreens with oxybenzone and octinoxate illegal.

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  • Embryo breakthrough 'could save northern white rhino'
Embryo breakthrough 'could save northern white rhino'

A team of worldwide scientists has performed the first ever in vitro fertilisation for a rhinoceros and researchers say frozen sperm could be used to create new embryos . Ultimately, to be useful, these manipulative techniques need to increase the chance of survival of endangered (wild) animal populations. Why are there so few northern white ...

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