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Buzz Aldrin Recalls ‘Iconic’ Moon Landing Photo

July 21, 2017 |

It’s “one of the most iconic pictures of the 20th century,” according to Mashable . And on Thursday—the 48th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing—Buzz Aldrin took to Twitter to give a small behind-the-scenes glimpse of how it happened. “It was very spontaneous,” Aldrin said of Neil Armstrong’s…
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Pro Poker Player Wins $1M Weight Loss Bet With Friends

July 21, 2017 |

It can be hard to lose weight without the proper motivation. It turns out a million dollars is proper motivation. ABC News report professional poker player Walter Fisher made a $ 1 million bet with his friends to reach his goal weight—and won. After a four-week gambling hot streak collapsed…
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Likely Takata Air Bag Death Is a First

July 21, 2017 |

A man who died this month in a traffic crash near Sydney likely is the 18th person killed by a faulty Takata air bag inflator, Australian authorities said Friday. The 58-year-old man was struck in the neck by a small fragment and died at the scene of the July 13…
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Slain Girl’s Father Pleads With Trump for Visa for Funeral

July 21, 2017 |

The father of a slain New Jersey girl pleaded with President Trump to allow him and the girl’s sister to attend the 11-year-old’s funeral on Monday, the AP reports. “Please let me see my daughter for the last day before she goes under,” Kenroy Smith told the Asbury Park Press…
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White House Calls Spicer ‘Team Player’ for Resignation

July 21, 2017 |

During the first White House press briefing since Sean Spicer’s resignation—and first on-camera briefing this month—new White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci named Sarah Huckabee Sanders as Spicer’s permanent replacement for press secretary. Both Huckabee Sanders and Scaramucci had praise for “team player” Spicer and his decision to…
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It’s Time to Recognize the Slave Behind Jack Daniel’s

July 21, 2017 |

Few lovers of Tennessee whiskey likely know they owe their favorite drink to a slave named Nearest Green. Jack Daniel’s only recently started publicly recognizing Green’s vital role in its history, according to a New York Times story that went viral last year. But Green’s time as—per a press…
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Trump’s a ‘Freelancer,’ and That May Cost Him

July 21, 2017 |

At his six-month mark as president, Peggy Noonan writes that Donald Trump is being tripped up by the very trait that helped bring him to office. He’s a “freelancer,” she writes in the Wall Street Journal. That is, he’s not an “institution man,” and he doesn’t appear much interested in…
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Sean Spicer Steps Down

July 21, 2017 |

Sean Spicer has resigned as White House press secretary, the New York Times reports. Per the Times ‘ source, President Trump offered the job of White House communications director to New York financier Anthony Scaramucci at 10am Friday, and Spicer resigned shortly after, telling Trump he “vehemently disagreed” with the…
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A Loaf-Sized Robot Just Took This Important Photo

July 21, 2017 |

An underwater robot captured images of lava-like lumps Thursday inside a damaged reactor at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant , spotting for the first time what is believed to be nuclear fuel that melted six years ago. Locating the fuel in each of the three wrecked reactors is crucial for decommissioning…
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Zion National Park May Need to Require Reservations

July 21, 2017 |

It would be a first for a US national park: requiring reservations to explore it. But it’s an option that Utah’s Zion National Park is considering to manage an overwhelming surge of visitors, the AP reports. Zion, which welcomed 4.3 million people last year, is weighing online reservations for…
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