Moscow (AFP) - Russia has lost its long-held monopoly as the only country able to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station following the flawless manned launch by US company SpaceX.The Russian space agency congratulated the United States and Elon Musk's SpaceX on the first crewed flight ever by a private company, but experts said the launch should be a wakeup call for Roscosmos."The success of the mission will provide us with additional opportunities that will benefit the whole international programme," cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev, Roscosmos executive director for crewed space program...
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Security was bolstered in Washington, D.C., on March 4 after intelligence uncovered a possible plot to "breach the Capitol" by adherents of QAnon, who reportedly believed that Donald Trump would return to power on that date.
Some followers of the QAnon conspiracy theory believed Trump was cheated out of a second term and that March 4 would mark his victorious return to power to confront a secret global cabal of satanist liberals.
Two far right Republican state lawmakers in Idaho recorded a video promoting coronavirus mask burnings, which subsequently took place across the state Saturday, including on the steps of the state capitol in Boise.
Despite what the two lawmakers say, Republican Governor Brad Little has instituted no statewide mask mandate, businesses are mostly open, and there are no stay-at-home orders, according to The New York Times.
How Republicans are grappling with their own 'completely nuts' far-right extremists behind closed doors
Joe Scarborough, the former Republican congressman and Never Trump conservative who hosts "Morning Joe" on MSNBC, recently commented that the 2021 GOP ranges from those who are very, very conservative — such as Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming — to QAnon extremists who are totally off the deep end such as Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia. Reporters Melanie Zanona and Olivia Beavers, in an article published in Politico this week, take a look at Republican insiders who, behind closed doors, are grappling with the kooks and crazies who have found a home in their party.
"The House GOP's No. 3 leader, (Cheney) recently urged Republicans to make clear they're not the party of White supremacy," Zanona and Beavers explain. "Two days later, one of their members, spoke at a conference organized by a known White nationalist. The whiplash between Rep. Liz Cheney's (R-Wyo.) plea and Rep. Paul Gosar's (R-Ariz.) public speech underscores just how tough it is for GOP leaders to rein in members who cater to the extreme wings of the party."
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