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[ March 30, 2017 ] Kimbrough, Whitson prepare for spacewalk Thursday Mission Reports

This is the 199th EVA in station history, the fourth so far this year, the sixth for Kimbrough and the eighth for Whitson. The entire space station is protected, in some fashion, against possible debris strikes. Then flight controllers in Houston moved it to a new and better location Sunday. Whitson and her spacewalking partner, Shane Kimbrough (KIM-broh), need to complete prep work on a docking port.

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Thousands take shelter as Cyclone Debbie lashes Australian coastal resorts

Everyone in the inland mining town of Collinsville, where Debbie passed as a downgraded category two storm, appeared to be safe despite structural damage, including at the pub where the roof was ripped off. The storm has been "blowing its head off", said club vice chairman Ron McGree, who was sanguine about the disruption. "It means we start from scratch again".

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Trump, Ryan moving on to tax reform effort with major trade implications

Since the beginning of Trump's run for the Republican presidential nomination, he has been making a list of enemies to scapegoat for all of his failures. "It is absolute suicide for the Republican Party to follow the course that they're embarking on right now", L. Brent Bozell III, the chairman of For America, told a conference call .

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Global impact of Trump climate rollback to be felt over time

China is keen to be seen leading the way in reducing climate change which Trump has in the past dismissed as a "hoax". "The fact that Donald Trump is even considering stripping U.S. The US, being the top historical polluter, should have been raising the ambition to address climate change. As a mandatory requirement, countries have submitted their nationally determined climate action plans to the UNFCCC.

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NAACP President's Statement on the North Carolina Legislature's HB2 Repeal

North Carolina lawmakers retreated from the state's controversial law that restricted which public restrooms transgender people can use, repealing it Thursday in the face of economic pressure in favor of a new bill that gay rights groups attacked as discriminatory.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Comes With a New Touch

As announced last week, the S8 and S8+ will feature Samsung's new virtual assistant, Bixby . Aside from that, the only new additions to the Galaxy S8 appears to be the Microsoft apps that are installed after connecting the phones to a Wi-Fi network for the first time.

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ExxonMobil Urges Trump Administration to Remain in UN Climate Accord

The US is already the second largest coal consumer in the world after China . Coal is the most polluting of fossil fuels. CPP is a regulation that aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from USA power plants by 32 per cent below their 2005 emissions level, by 2030.

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SpaceX makes history by successfully reusing a rocket in latest launch

The Falcon 9 SpaceX is using on the SES-10 mission already flew a mission to the International Space Station during SpaceX's 8th cargo resupply mission in April of 2016. The launch of the recycled Falcon 9 was the third launch from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A . Its launch, scheduled for Thursday will be the first time SpaceX launches one of its reused boosters.

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Peggy Whitson breaks Sunita's spacewalk record

The incident briefly raised concern at mission control in Houston that the shield might come back and hit the orbiting laboratory. Almost two hours later, the shield was seen as a white speck in the distance. It was a disappointing turn of events in a record-setting spacewalk for Whitson, the world's oldest and most experienced spacewoman. That's the most spacewalks ever performed by a woman.

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International Space Station Space blanket floats away during historic spacewalk

Whitson and Kimbrough had cameras strapped to their helmets to document their work on the livestream as the space station drifted over South Africa, then India. " Be safe and enjoy your time out ", said French astronaut Thomas Pesquet as the hatch opened. SpaceX and Boeing are now designing crew vehicles that will begin flying people to the ISS as early as next year.

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Congress Votes to Repeal Internet Privacy Rules

The Federal Communications Commission rules would have required internet service providers to treat consumer data like browsing history and financial and medical information as "sensitive" and obtain permission from customers before using or sharing that data to create targeted advertisements.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 hides home button and gains Bixby AI

Galaxy S8 comes in two variants, Samsung Galaxy S8 with 5.8 inch display and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus with 6.2 inch display. Samsung has also announced that US English will launch a month after the Korean version. The ads feature a black screen with two white lines that outline the top and bottom of the device. The curved "Edge" display that previously appeared on the S6 and S7 is said to have been done away with.

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House representatives vote to repeal internet privacy protections

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi warns people that they should be afraid of what could be ahead, "Stunning". "Consumers deserve the right to make their own decisions about access, use , and sale of their personal, sensitive internet data by their broadband provider".

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Can Access Windows Apps With DeX Dock, VMWare Software

At Samsung's S8 event in NY on Wednesday, the company promoted its phone desktop adapter, the DeX, by noting that Microsoft had updated its Office apps for Android to work properly with the new feature . Measured diagonally, the Galaxy S8 Plus boasts a 15.75-centimeter (6.2-inch) screen , while the iPhone 7 Plus has a 14-centimeter (5.5-inch) screen .

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Tropical Fish With Venomous Bite Could Provide New Painkillers

Fang blennies measure only a few centimeters in length and are brightly colored. When scientists studied the blenny's venom itself (which was really hard to do-milking any animal for venom is no easy task, let alone tiny tropical fish), they found there were three types of chemicals at work.

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Petrol, diesel prices raised by Rs 1/liter

Petrol price has been reduced by Rs 3.77 per litre and diesel price has been cut by Rs 2.91 per litre effective from April 1, tonight. Similarly, the rate of diesel was cut by Rs 2.91, excluding state levies. According to economic analysts consumers of petroleum products in Pakistan are now paying 38 percent higher rates for the products than prevailing global prices in worldwide market.

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Ryan suggests House Republicans will get another crack at health care

Under the GOP plan, state Medicaid expansion would have been phased out, and Medicaid would have been administered among states on a capped basis. It relied on tax credits to help consumers purchase insurance that for many people would be less generous than under Obama's statute.

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Judge approves $25 million Trump University settlement

Plaintiff attorney Jason Forge, center, speaks alongside attorney Rachel Jensen, left, after a hearing for a lawsuit against President Donald Trump Thursday, March 30, 2017, in San Diego . An attorney for that student could not immediately be reached for comment. The lawsuits allege that Trump University gave nationwide seminars that were like infomercials, constantly pressuring people to spend more and, in the end, failing to deliver.

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NASA astronauts just lost a key piece of the International Space Station

It was an eighth spacewalk for Whitson, who surpassed the 50-hour, 40-minute record previously held by NASA astronaut Sunita Williams . In this Thursday, Nov. The objective of the spacewalk was to adjust a docking port, which will essentially be a parking spot for SpaceX and Boeing commercial crew capsules , the AP reports.

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Florida sheriff's deputies drag gator through furniture store

Local police actually brought the gator inside because the route to the nearest pond went straight through the store. It's mating season, so these creatures are showing up all over the place. The gator was spotted in the parking lot in front of American Freight Furniture in Holiday , employee Peter Soto told FOX 13. An alligator was spotted taking refuge under a vehicle in Florida.

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Bixby is the long-awaited virtual assistant by Samsung

Of course Bixby will be released with Galaxy S8 where users will find a set of preinstalled applications will be Bixby-enabled. What is clear is that the AI engine will work across the entirety of Samsung devices. To launch Samsung Pay, customers should swipe up on a compatible phone, select the card, authenticate using a fingerprint or PIN and bring the phone close to the PoS terminal.

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Samsung, Apple Intensify Battle for Smartphone Users

The screens on the S8 and S8+ measure 5.8 inches and 6.2 inches respectively, covering most of the front of the phones. The Galaxy S8 comes in some lovely colours: Midnight Black, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue and Maple Gold. The Galaxy S8 will go on sale April 21. All four carriers are also offering a special deal from Samsung that includes a free Gear VR headset and controller (valued at $179) and Oculus Bonus Content for preorder buyers, while supplies last.

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SpaceX makes history after landing used Falcon 9 rocket

Musk's Falcon 9 rocket, meantime, contains a column looking portion considered as the first stage that propelled the unmanned Dragon cargo ship to space a year ago, returning to an upright landing on an ocean platform, The Journal reported.

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Samsung's Bixby AI assistant can see as well as talk

The smartphones' USA pricing has seen somewhat jump of 15%, so of the same pattern is followed in India then Samsung Galaxy S8 is likely to be priced around at Rs 55,000 and Galaxy S8 + at Rs 65,000. The launch follows Samsung's botched release of the Note 7 , which was recalled twice after fires. This was three months after the smartphone's first launched at USA carriers.

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Ford Recalls 440K Vehicles For Fire Risk, Door Latch Trouble

The recalls consist of 211,000 vehicles in North America to replace possibly malfunctioning side door latches and 230,000 automobiles for under-hood fire threats. Dealers also will check coolant levels for owners. And in cases where the vehicles are overheating and are leaking coolant, owners are advised to drive them to the nearest dealer.

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Samsung DeX Station for Galaxy S8 finally gets a price tag

The S8 features Bixby , Samsung's new artificial intelligent digital assistant, which responds to spoken commands, allowing users to control their phones with their voices alone. As with previous models, the S8 is water and dust resistant and features a memory card slot to supplement 64 gigabytes of built-in storage. The caveat to the sale of the phone on one of eBay's seller's sites read , "Item will be provided from overseas, so you will have to wait for 50-55 days".

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Samsung Will Give Combusting Galaxy Note 7's A Second Life

Following pressure from environmental groups, tech giant Samsung has finally revealed its plans for all the Galaxy Note7s that were pulled from the market because of faulty, exploding batteries. Apparently, after using a reported 200,000 returned phones for testing, Samsung still has over 2.5 million left in inventory. This news comes as Samsung announces initiatives they'll be taking to ensure that each and every Note 7 is recycled properly "in an environmentally-friendly manner".

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Microsoft Will Sell a "Customized" Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus

According to DJ Koh, President of Mobile Communications Business, the Galaxy S8 range is Samsung's promise to only create the best smartphones. Samsung has unveiled new versions of its flagship smartphone as it looks to bounce back from the disaster of its fire-prone Note 7 handset.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation chief 'sought to reveal Russian election meddling in mid-2016'

The crux of his speech was focused on the nature of law enforcement and intelligence, but Comey was invariably asked questions about his role in leading investigations into both Hillary Clinton's email scandal and the Trump administration's alleged Russian Federation ties.

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Historic SpaceX rocket launch could transform spaceflight

The Falcon 9 first stage aced its landing again tonight, settling softly onto the deck of the drone ship " Of Course I Still Love You ". "This is going to be ultimately a huge revolution in spaceflight", SpaceX founder Elon Musk said after the successful mission, calling it an "amazing day" for the space industry.

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Google Maps lets you play Pac-Man on real streets

In order to play, all you have to do is open up your Google Maps app. If you tap the button, the app will whisk you to a seemingly random spot somewhere in the world for a game of Ms. For me, I chose downtown Raleigh, NC for my Ms. Pac-Man gaming session. Given that today is Friday, the temptation to procrastinate is stronger than usual, but Google Maps has seen to it that productivity is nearly certain to take a nosedive.

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Floods hinder rescue in Australia post Debbie

The storm quickly weakened as it moved inland, but continued to dump rain across Queensland and New South Wales through Thursday. Massive floods in the wake of tropical cyclone Debbie hit two eastern Australia states on Thursday and Friday, forcing the evacuation of tens of thousands of people.

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Stephen King Movie The Dark Tower Delayed Again

With that original premiere date, the movie would have gone up against the R-rated action film Atomic Blonde , which would have meant that both films would have been appealing to the same target audience. Doing justice to a fantasy series that spans eight books can be hard, but it can be even more daunting to capture the project's scale and breadth. After all, there could be a lot of work yet to be done on the movie ...

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Malaysia Agrees to Send Kim Jong-nam's Body to N.Korea

Three North Koreans wanted for questioning over the murder of the estranged half-brother of their country's leader returned home on Friday along with the body of victim Kim Jong Nam after Malaysia agreed a swap deal with the reclusive state.

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Microsoft Edition Samsung Galaxy S8 to launch on April 21

If you're a Microsoft fan, perhaps it is. Samsung is calling its latest brainchild the "smartphone without limits" and that has got a lot to do with its looks; after all, isn't that what strikes you first about a brand new phone? The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are meant to work well with video and with Samsung's own VR headset, Gear VR.


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