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SpaceX, Elon Musk's rocket company, launched the first recycled rocket with a recycled capsule Friday in Florida to deliver groceries to the International Space Station for NASA, CNBC reported.
It was NASA's first use of a reused rocket and it holds nearly 5,000 pounds of goods, including mice for a muscle-wasting study, a first-of-its-kind impact sensor for measuring space debris as minuscule as a grain of sand and barley seeds for a germination experiment, CNBC reported.
SpaceX — one of two private shippers contracted by NASA — has been making station supply runs since 2012.
Musk's company is at the forefront of a global shift in rocket launches, with this year the first in history that commercial launches will outpace government-sponsored ones, CNBC reported.
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It really must be all in the family.
Democracy Prep Charter High School student Xaviera Zime was surrounded by her screaming classmates when she found out she was accepted to Harvard University on Tuesday – she follows in the footsteps of her two older sisters who both graduated from the Harlem school and currently attend Ivy League colleges.
Two years ago, her oldest sister Chris got into Dartmouth College, and a year later her sister Ella got into Yale University. Chris said she was ecstatic when she found out her younger sister's news.
“I was so excited,” she said. ”I was the one who lifted her up from the chair and almost body slammed her.”
Russia's presidential election campaign formally lasts only three months, and President Vladimir Putin wants to make it as short as possible.
With Putin's approval rating topping 80 percent, there is little doubt about the outcome of the March 18 vote.
Instead, voter apathy represents the main challenge for his strategists, who want his showing to be as strong as ever to demonstrate that public support for Putin hasn't waned 18 years after his first election.
Are you planning to travel with — or without — your animal companions this holiday season? Get prepared with these tips from the Humane Rescue Alliance, NBC Washington's Sheena Parveen -- and Bruno.
NATO said Friday that it is concerned about a Russian missile system that could carry nuclear warheads, and which it says could violate a landmark Cold War arms treaty.
The U.S.-led military alliance said in a statement that "allies have identified a Russian missile system that raises serious concerns."
It urged Russia "to address these concerns in a substantial and transparent way, and actively engage in a technical dialogue with the United States."
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A Long Island woman has been charged with stealing tens of thousands of dollars to send to Islamic State fighters in Syria using Bitcoin.
But her lawyer says she was simply collecting money to help Syrian refugees.
Zoobi Shahnaz, 27, is accused of giving banks phony financial information so she could get credit cards and a loan totaling value at more than $85,000 before trying to send that money to ISIS overseas, according to a statement released Thursday by the U.S. Attorney's office in Central Islip.
Shahnaz, of Brentwood, had also done extensive internet research on moving to Syria to join ISIS, including "tips and reminders" on making the move, and had read articles on the "top female jihadis," prosecutors say.
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President Donald Trump on Friday refused to directly say whether he would pardon former national security adviser Michael Flynn, NBC News reported.
"I don't want to talk about pardons for Michael Flynn yet. We'll see what happens," Trump told reporters as he departed the White House to deliver a speech to FBI academy graduates.
"Let's see. I can say this: When you look at what's gone on with the FBI and with the Justice Department, people are very, very angry."
Flynn, who pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of making false statements to the FBI about his communications with Russia earlier this month, is the first senior White House official to be charged in the special counsel’s investigation into Moscow's alleged meddling into the 2016 presidential election and the first to officially agree to cooperate.
"For the record there is no consideration at all for a pardon for Michael Flynn at this time," White House lawyer Ty Cobb told NBC News following the comments.
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When asked if he would pardon former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, President Donald Trump said, "We'll see what happens."
Gripping cellphone video catches frantic straphangers shouting down an approaching Q train Thursday morning so they can save a man passed out with his body strewn across a subway train trestle in Brooklyn.
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After years of tremors, the earthquake that had long been predicted finally shook Hollywood.
Disney's deal to purchase most of 21st Century Fox ends the era of the "Big Six" major movie studios, toppling one of the industry's most famed studios and dramatically redrawing the Hollywood map.
Disney's move — to pay $52.4 billion in stock for Fox assets — has countless reverberations. But by effectively absorbing Fox's film studio, 20th Century Fox, Disney has rapidly accelerated the industry contraction that many considered inevitable in an era of flat-lining ticket sales and new streaming competitors like Netflix, Amazon and Apple.
Most Americans think Donald Trump did something illegal or at least unethical regarding ties between his presidential campaign and Russia — and they think he's trying to obstruct the investigation looking into those possible connections.
The deeply divided country is more concerned about health care and the economy than any collusion with the Kremlin, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. But the survey also shows that Americans are unhappy with the way Trump is dealing with the investigations led by Congress and special counsel Robert Mueller.
Most people believe Trump is trying to obstruct the investigations, which have resulted in charges against four of his campaign advisers and increasingly appear focused on the president's inner circle.
The Federal Communications Commission repealed the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules Thursday, giving internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T a free hand to slow or block websites and apps as they see fit or charge more for faster speeds.
In a straight party-line vote of 3-2, the Republican-controlled FCC junked the long-time principle that said all web traffic must be treated equally. The move represents a radical departure from more than a decade of federal oversight.
The minefield that co-workers and companies navigate when it comes to love at work has gotten even more complex following the recent flood of sexual misconduct allegations roiling Hollywood, politics and the media.
Office relationships that might have flown under the radar — particularly those between boss and subordinate — are getting a new look. And even those who might be looking to ask a co-worker on a date are thinking twice.
"People need to think hard before they enter into a workplace romance," said Pennell Locey, a human resources expert at consulting firm Keystone Associates, who knows how complicated love can get in the workplace: She married a co-worker.
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House Speaker Paul Ryan is denying reports that he plans to leave Congress after the Republicans' treasured tax bill is approved.
Politico and The Huffington Post published stories speculating that Ryan would make this two-year Congress his last or even resign after lawmakers approve the $1.5 trillion tax bill, which could happen next week. Ryan took the job hesitantly in 2015 after John Boehner, R-Ohio, abruptly stepped aside as speaker under pressure from party conservatives, who remain a formidable and rebellious force.
"I'm not, no," said Ryan, R-Wis., when a reporter asked him Thursday if he'd be quitting shortly.
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An Australian inquiry into child abuse recommended Friday that the Catholic Church lift its demand of celibacy from clergy and that priests be prosecuted for failing to report evidence of pedophilia heard in the confessional.
Australia's Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse delivered its final 17-volume report and 189 recommendations following a wide-ranging investigation. Australia's longest-running royal commission — which is the country's highest form of inquiry — has been investigating since 2012 how the Catholic Church and other institutions responded to sexual abuse of children in Australia over 90 years.
The report heard the testimonies of more than 8,000 survivors of child sex abuse. Of those who were abused in religious institutions, 62 percent were Catholics.