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SLS: Nasa finds cause of ‘megarocket’ test shutdown

BBC
“It must be said, and this is so important, that we have strong, bipartisan, apolitical support for the Artemis programme,” Mr Bridenstine explained, adding that he believed Nasa could come up with a range of options to take the Moon plan forward that the incoming administration could buy into. BBC......

Sources: Springer, Jays reach 6-year, $150M deal

ESPN
Outfielder George Springer and the Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to a six-year, $150 million contract, sources confirmed to ESPN’s Jeff Passan. Springer is headed to the Blue Jays’ spring training facility in Dunedin, Florida, for a physical. If all goes according to plan, Toronto will get the star it......

Loeffler’s Dream close to being sold, WNBA says

ESPN
The Atlanta Dream is close to being sold, a WNBA spokesperson confirmed to ESPN. “As it relates to the Atlanta Dream, we understand a sale of the franchise is close to being finalized,” the league said in a statement. “Once the sale negotiation is concluded, additional information will be provided.”......

Positive tests (and mice) disrupt Open build-up

ESPN
Two more Australian Open players have tested positive for COVID-19, government officials said on Wednesday, as authorities were at cross-purposes over who would pay for the tournament’s quarantine bill. Victoria state police minister Lisa Neville said two players and a non-playing Australian Open participant comprised three new infections reported on......

Biden Inauguration: What will Joe Biden do first?

BBC
In a move that has already sparked alarm with his northern neighbours, Mr Biden is reportedly planning to immediately rescind the cross-border permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, a planned project from the oil sands of Canada’s Alberta province, through Montana and South Dakota, to rejoin an existing pipeline......

Pacers’ LeVert: Trade ‘could’ve possibly saved me’

ESPN
4:17 PM ET Eric WoodyardESPN New Indiana Pacers wing Caris LeVert roamed the practice facility sidelines Tuesday for the first time as a member of the squad — and after a recent MRI revealed a small mass on his left kidney. Though LeVert is out indefinitely, he sees the situation......

National Guardsmen pulled from duty at inauguration over possible extremist ties

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here At least a dozen National Guard members have been removed from President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, with one of them having ties to right-wing extremist group. Jeff Pegues has the latest. Source link To Return to the Main Aggregate News......

Kamala Harris and a 1986 snapshot of that Howard generation

BBC
Kamala Harris has made clear the influence Howard University had on her career and life goals. Last week, on the anniversary of her sorority’s founding date, she posted on Instagram, paying homage to her Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, and referring to her days at Howard, attending anti-apartheid marches and being......

Kamala Harris: A beginner’s guide to the vice-president

BBC
By Holly HonderichBBC News, Washington image copyrightReuters Kamala Harris will make history when she takes the oath of office on Wednesday, becoming the first woman and first black and South Asian American to serve as US vice-president. Here’s what awaits Ms Harris in her new job. What does a vice-president......

NHL pulling faulty pucks with tracking technology

ESPN
The NHL announced that it will stop using pucks with imbedded tracking technology for the foreseeable future due to complaints about their performance during the start of the 2021 season. The change is effective beginning with Tuesday night’s games. The NHL reviewed the first supply of tracking pucks that it......

Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton dies at 75

ESPN
Don Sutton, the longtime Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander who won over 300 games in his Hall of Fame career, died Monday, his son, Daron, announced on social media. He was 75. “Saddened to share that my dad passed away in his sleep last night,” Daron Sutton wrote on Twitter. “He......

Tiger has procedure for nerve pain in lower back

ESPN
Tiger Woods has undergone a microdiscectomy to alleviate nerve pain in his lower back and will not compete in next week’s Farmers Insurance Open or the Genesis Invitational next month. An announcement came via Woods’ Twitter account that he had “recently undergone a microdiscectomy procedure to remove a pressurized disc......

US: China ‘committed genocide against Uighurs’

BBC
It could lead to unprecedented international pressure facing China, but would that change Beijing’s behaviour? Today’s Beijing is emboldened by the consolidation of political power, positive economic growth amid a pandemic, and to some degree, political chaos in Washington. A Chinese state media representative has quickly hit back that the......

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