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NASA’s new Psyche mission will take us to a metal asteroid for the first time

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It may be the naked core of an ancient planet Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ Artist’s conception of what the metal asteroid 16 Psyche may look like when NASA’s new mission gets there in 2030. Asteroids are some of the last unexplored territories in the solar system. To help fill in some of the blanks, NASA…

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Linda Tripp, central figure in Bill Clinton’s impeachment, dies at 70

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Linda Tripp, a key player in the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, died Wednesday, The Washington Post reported.News of her illness was announced late Tuesday on Facebook by her daughter Allison Tripp Foley.“My mommy is leaving this earth. I don’t know myself if I can survive this heartache,” Foley wrote. “Please pray for a painless process for the strongest woman I will ever know in my entire lifetime, Linda Rausch. Dear friends and family, please direct all questions to Thomas Foley at this time. Dieter and I are both by her bedside.”Foley did not disclose the nature of her mother’s ill... (more…)

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Wisconsin GOP plots to strip Democratic governor of more power — a day after forcing voters to stand outside in a pandemic

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This week, Republicans in the Wisconsin legislature have faced national fury after their successful lawsuits blocking Democratic Gov. Tony Evers from delaying the election and extending absentee voting.

But just one day after tens of thousands of voters were forced to stand in public lines and risk COVID-19 exposure just to exercise their constitutional right to vote, the Wisconsin GOP found yet another way to weaponize the pandemic for partisan gain.

According to Molly Beck of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Republicans in the legislature have slipped a provision into the state's relief bill authorizing unemployment disbursement under the federal CARES Act, that would allow the state's Finance Committee to make budget cuts without input from Evers — stripping him of power at exactly the moment when the public would be looking to the governor for help.

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CDC quietly deletes hydroxychloroquine guidance as study hyped by Trump comes into question

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday quietly removed bizarre guidelines for using the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment for the new coronavirus. The unproven treatment has been repeatedly hyped by President Donald Trump in spite of the warnings of Dr. Anthony Fauci.

The CDC published "highly unusual" dosing guidance based on "unattributed anecdotes rather than peer-reviewed science" last month amid pressure on federal health officials from Trump, Reuters reported. The agency now appears to have quietly removed those guidelines from its website this week.

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