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Debris shield floats away during spacewalk

Doesn't matter how many times you do it, spacewalks are always risky business, and this week's was no exception, with NASA Astronauts Peggy Whitson and Shane Kimbrough venturing out of the International Space Station (ISS) to carry out some repairs.

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Samsung plans to relaunch refurbished Note 7 devices

FILE - This Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, file photo shows a damaged Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on a table in Richmond, Va., after it caught fire earlier in the day. Samsung's Note 7 devices were permanently scrapped in October and recalled globally, after multiple reports of some phones self-combusting. One of these manners could be the refurbishment and sale of devices.

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Putin unequivocally denies USA election meddling

And he says the Russians continue to interfere in USA politics, specifically targeting House Speaker Paul Ryan of late. Since October of previous year, there have been consistent allegations against the Russian government for tampering with the 2016 USA presidential election.

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SpaceX to launch first reused rocket, testing cost-cutting model

Although Jeff Bezos and his company, Blue Origin , have successfully reused their New Shepard rocket in the past, SpaceX's reusing of the Falcon 9 is more significant because the New Shepard was a suborbital rocket , whereas the Falcon 9 is orbital class.

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Samsung officially unveils virtual assistant Bixby

As described by Samsung, "when an application becomes Bixby-enabled" the virtual assistant will be able to perform almost every task available within the application, not unlike users would perform those task using conventional touch commands.

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US Astronaut Sets up a New Record in Woman's Spacewalks

But her accomplishments don't stop there. Ms. Whitson, 57, and Mr. Kimbrough was set to finish cable connections at the Pressurised Mating Adapter-3 that was just recently attached to the Harmony module's space-facing port. It was the first time NASA had lost a fabric shield during a spacewalk - though astronauts have lost other items during spacewalks before. The port will serve as the second of two docking ports for the future SpaceX and Boeing crew capsules .

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Tens of thousands told to flee as floods swamp Australian town

River levels in some threatened communities are continuing to rise, even on a low tide, when they should be starting to drop, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Deputy Commissioner Mike Wassing said. The roads, the fences, everything is gone down the main water ways. In addition to the damage to the crop itself, the cyclone also damaged family homes and left significant damage to sheds and other farm infrastructure and machinery.

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Putin wants to meet Trump before July's G20 summit

Earlier this year, Mr Putin thanked Slovenia for its offer to host a proposed meeting with Mr Trump, but noted that it would depend on Washington. The summit is set to take place at Finlandia Hall in Helsinki on September 18-20, 2017, according to the event's official website.

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Peggy Whitson set to break Suni Williams' spacewalking record

The mission did not go completely as planned, however. NASA said the loss of the shield posed no danger to the astronauts , and the cloth cover's trajectory put it on a track that will eventually end with it burning up during atmospheric re-entry.

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White House Officials Helped Give Nunes Intelligence Reports

McGhan added that he believed the documents are "necessary to determine whether information collected on USA persons was mishandled and leaked", a reference to alleged surveillance of President Trump's campaign staff and transition team. In the letter, White House Counsel Don McGhan wrote the material related to whether "information collected on USA persons was mishandled and leaked".

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Confirmed: Samsung to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7

Samsung has announced it will re-release the infamous Samsung Note 7 which was known to catch fire upon charging due to battery issues. Furthermore, Droid Report has concluded that in accordance with the leak images it seems that the Samsung Galaxy S8 has won over its greatest rival the iPhone 7 from the Cupertino-based tech company.

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Samsung kicks off marketing drive for Galaxy S8 in S. Korea

Even Microsoft is being swept up in Samsung Galaxy S8 mania. Samsung Electronics Co. started a full-fledged marketing drive for its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8, in South Korea, industry watchers said Friday, ahead of the official release slated for April 21.

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Senator criticizes House speaker on health care

Trump's tweets , showing an increasingly aggressive and hard-edged view of the Freedom Caucus, represent his own unfiltered take on a group that is viewed inside the White House as threatening ambitious agenda. Two days after Ryan pulled the bill, Trump tweeted this. Amash was one of the rebels against the Republican plan to repeal President Barack Obama's signature health care bill, along with others in the Freedom Caucus and some moderates.

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Donald Trump says 'we must fight' Freedom Caucus, Democrats

There are about three dozen members of the Freedom Caucus, and a lot of them were elected or reelected comfortably in solidly Republican districts. The caucus contributed to the humiliating failure of the GOP health care bill that would have replaced Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.

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IS propaganda team killed in Iraq air strike: coalition

Speaking from Baghdad to reporters at the Pentagon, the top commander of USA forces in Iraq said an ongoing investigation may reveal a more complicated explanation for the March 17 explosion that residents say killed at least 100 people, including the possibility that Islamic State militants rigged the building with explosives after forcing civilians inside.

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Ivanka Trump taking formal role in administration amid ethics concerns

An ethics lawyer who worked under former President Barack Obama said Wednesday he believes Ivanka Trump's official role at the White House violates federal law. "For every woman who held out hope that maybe Trump isn't going to be so bad, or that she'd be able to curtail the worst of his impulses, it hasn't happened", said novelist Jennifer Weiner.

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Microsoft will sell customized "Microsoft Edition" versions of Samsung Galaxy S8

To capitalize on the new devices, Microsoft is going to sell its own variant of the GS8 called, appropriately, the Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition. Both devices are equipped with a 12-megapixel dual pixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel smart autofocus front camera .

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The McCormick & Company, Incorporated (MKC) Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.47

THO's SI was 3.57 million shares in March as released by FINRA. Last year, it had about $273.43 million of revenue . The SI to Thor Industries Incorporated's float is 7.08%. Prudential Financial Incorporated reported 0% in Heritage Commerce Corp. The company has market cap of $511.87 million. McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC) has been given an average rating of "Hold" by the nine ratings firms that are covering the stock.

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Spicer: 'Obviously We Don't Want' A Govt. Shutdown Over Spending Cuts

President Trump on Thursday declared war on the Freedom Caucus, the conservative House Republicans whose opposition thwarted a GOP plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare. We said we look forward to working with him on it. But Ryan on Thursday said he was sympathetic to the president's angry tweet , which came a day after a number of outside conservative groups met with White House senior officials to discuss the president's agenda, including the failed health bill.

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Federal judge in Hawaii extends ruling halting travel ban indefinitely

District Judge Derrick Watson's sweeping move to freeze the president's executive order . That ban was halted by U.S. District Judge James Robart in Seattle, a ruling that was upheld by the 9th U.S. A three-judge panel in the Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals ruled against reinstating the travel ban. "The court will not crawl into a corner, pull the shutters closed, and pretend it has not seen what it has", Judge Watson wrote .

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SpaceX to reuse Falcon 9 rocket to deliver communications satellite

This was SpaceX's first opportunity to prove that its rockets can really be reused as the Falcon 9 rocket set for blastoff was recovered from a mission about a year ago. "We don't believe we're taking an inordinate risk here", said Halliwell, noting that the rocket is in sufficiently good shape that its launch insurance rates did not increase.

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NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Just Shattered Another Space Record

Whitson, the world's oldest and most experienced spacewoman has just set another record, her eighth spacewalk . Frustration was evident in Whitson's voice as she told Mission Control about the mishap. A docking mechanism will be attached to the outboard end of the tunnel late this year or early next. He will perform his fourth spacewalk of the mission tomorrow morning when he and fellow American Peggy Whitson go outside for several hours to install equipment for future cargo missions.

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Leaked! iPhone 8 with dual rear camera set-up

Apple has been doing a good job of not disclosing any vital information about iPhone 8 but to Apple's misfortune, the internet is filled with leaks and rumors about its flagship smartphone. The unnamed source told iDrop News that the 10th anniversary iPhone wouldn't feature glass or ceramic back panel as previously rumored. " Apple's decision to switch to metal over glass was authorised due to the tendency glass has to shatter when dropped", the report states.

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Government appeals Hawaii travel ban ruling

Watson issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) earlier this month on March 15, barring the directive's enforcement pending further proceedings. Then, if that court rules in favor of the government, Hawaii could appeal that decision, which could send the case to the Supreme Court.

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Microsoft Cozies Up to Samsung Amid Galaxy S8 Arrival

It appears that the Korean company has big plans for their new devices because they have doubled the initial supply of the Galaxy S8 compared to the Galaxy S7. Preorders start today for the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus. Dex Mode: If you purchase a special Samsung Dex dock, you can transform your smartphone into a kind of desktop.

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SpaceX launches first recycled rocket in historic leap

Once it landed after its initial flight, the first-stage booster traveled via ground transport to Florida for refurbishment before heading to SpaceX's McGregor, Texas, development facility for testing and then, finally, the launch site at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Twitter eases 140-character limit in replies

The handles of other Twitter accounts will no longer count toward the 140-character limit when posting a reply, the social media website announced Thursday. This will also help the engagement on the app get a major boost as this encourages more conversations. Moving forward, whenever you are replying to someone or to multiple people in a tweet, those mentions will be above the tweet, not a part of it.

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Oldest female astronaut breaks another space record

A team from the Mission Control Center at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston devised a plan for the astronauts to finish covering the port with the PMA-3 cover Whitson removed earlier in the day. Dr. Whitson completed the 8th spacewalk of her career on Thursday, as she finished prep work on a docking port of the ISS, according to the Associated Press.

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FCC to vote to reform $45 billion business data market

About 99.6 percent of Americans who get subsidized broadband through Lifeline buy it from one of the companies that received certification "through a lawful process", Pai wrote. Opponents of the decision said the move will limit struggling Americans' ability to choose a good provider, particularly in rural or low-income areas.

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Australian towns evacuated amid flooding from ex-cyclone

The 1-meter (3-foot) bull shark was already dead when Smith found it. "Think it's safe to go back in the water?" the agency asked on Twitter and Facebook. Tourist resorts along the world-famous Great Barrier Reef and mainland coastal areas have been belted with wind gusts stronger than 260 km per hour (160 mph), according to Reuters .

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Apple Continues Twitter-Based iPad Pro Ad Campaign With Three New Videos

After the test iFixit concluded that the device is similar to iPad air and has only small differences. As well as providing advice for consumers to upgrade and fix their hardware, iFixit delights in tearing down new units to find out the secrets hidden inside the hardware.

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Peggy Whitson set to break Sunita Williams' spacewalk record

Expedition 50 Flight Engineer and astronaut Peggy Whitson is geared up to break the spacewalk record after she goes on her eighth spacewalk . Astronauts at the International Space Station were on a spacewalk when a large debris shield got away.

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Companies pull Google ads after appearing on unsuitable sites

YouTube has responded to a growing ad boycott by major brands and government departments in the UK. " Verizon is one of the largest advertisers in the world, and one of the most respected brands". Last week, global companies-including Mercedes-Benz and McDonald's-found their ads next to controversial content on Google properties like YouTube .

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Bull sharks in floodwaters become real threat after Cyclone Debbie

Flooding from the Burdekin River in Ayr in Queensland, which rose 10 metres, after the area was hit by ex-Cyclone Debbie. No deaths were reported a day after Debbie smashed tourist resorts, flattened cane fields and shut down coal mines in tropical Queensland state as a category four storm, one rung below the most risky wind speed level.

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India win Dharamsala Test; clinch series against Australia

Critics questioned Kohli's conduct under pressure, and also his form in the series, with the right-hander scoring just 46 runs from five innings. Kohli ensured he had the final say on how the entire series was fought. "I like taking responsibility, every game that I play for India is an opportunity to do something special with my skills", he said. By game's end triumphant captain Ajinkya Rahane was treating a wearing fourth day pitch and Australia's attack with contempt, batting as if he ...


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