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Former astronaut mulling Senate run in North Carolina

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here A former NASA astronaut and engineer, Higginbotham logged more than 300 hours in space, according to a biography on NASA’s website, before retiring from the agency in 2007. She’s held multiple private-sector roles since departing NASA, and is currently director......

Did a Viking Woman Named Gudrid Really Travel to North America in 1000 A.D.?

Smithsonian
More than 1,000 years ago, a woman named Gudrid sailed off the edge of the map with her husband and a small crew, landing in what the Vikings called Vinland and what is now Canada. She lived in and explored Newfoundland and the surrounding environs for three years, bearing a......

Griesel carries North Dakota St. over South Dakota 89-77

Sports Illustrated
AP News VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) Sam Griesel scored a career-high 26 points as North Dakota State defeated South Dakota 89-77 in the regular-season finale on Sunday. Griesel shot 10 of 15, including 4 of 7 from 3-point distance. Tyree Eady added 18 points for North Dakota State (13-11, 11-5 Summit......

Theodore Roosevelt’s North Dakota and 27 Other Smithsonian Programs Streaming in March

Smithsonian
Smithsonian Voices Smithsonian Associates Theodore Roosevelt’s North Dakota and 27 Other Smithsonian Programs Streaming in March February 23rd, 2021, 10:46AM / BY Lauren Lyons Theodore Roosevelt scholar and historian Clay Jenkinson tells the story of Roosevelt’s beloved west and the national park that bears his name in a Smithsonian Associates......

Nike’s North American head Ann Hebert resigns after report reveals ties to a sneaker resale biz

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Seen through a store window, a Nike employee stands in the entryway of the Nike SoHo store in New York City. Drew Angerer | Getty Images Nike said Monday that the vice president and general manager of its North America......

Nike’s North American head steps down after report reveals ties to resale business

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: The Nike swoosh logo is seen outside the store on 5th Ave in New York, New York, U.S., March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (Reuters) – Nike Inc on Monday announced the departure of North American business general manager Ann Hebert, days after a report that her son used......

North Dakota State’s 39-game win streak halted

ESPN
Javon Williams Jr. and Romeir Elliott each had a pair of touchdown runs, and Southern Illinois beat top-ranked North Dakota State 38-14 on Saturday to end the Bison’s 39-game winning streak. North Dakota State (2-1, 1-1 Missouri Valley), which has won three straight FCS championships, had last lost on Nov.......

Federal court awards $2.3 billion to U.S. spy ship crew held hostage by North Korea in 1968

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A U.S. federal court has ordered North Korea to pay $2.3 billion in damages to the crew and family of the spy ship USS Pueblo, who were tortured and mistreated for 11 months in 1968 after being captured by......

McGhee scores 24 to lift Liberty past North Alabama 74-54

Sports Illustrated
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) Darius McGhee had 24 points as Liberty stretched its win streak to eight games, romping past North Alabama 74-54 on Tuesday. Kyle Rode had 13 points for Liberty (19-5, 10-2 Atlantic Sun Conference). Keegan McDowell added 11 points. Jamari Blackmon had 17 points for the Lions (10-10,......

McGhee scores 29 to lead Liberty over North Alabama 74-54

Sports Illustrated
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) Darius McGhee had a career-high 29 points as Liberty won its seventh consecutive game, romping past North Alabama 74-54 on Monday. Elijah Cuffee had 13 points for Liberty (18-5, 9-2 Atlantic Sun Conference). Kyle Rode added seven rebounds and Chris Parker had six assists. C.J. Brim had......

North Carolina lawmakers push bill to block local efforts to ‘defund police’

WashingtonExaminer
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here North Carolina Republicans have proposed a bill that would reduce state funding for local governments that cut local police funding. Senate Bill 100 would reduce state money for cities or counties that cut police funding by more than 1%......

North Dakota House passes bill forbidding mandatory mask wearing

TheHill
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Joseph Choi The North Dakota House of Representatives passed a bill on Monday that would make future mask mandates illegal. The Grand Forks Herald reported that the bill passed 50-44. It next heads to the state Senate. The bill comes three......

Cooper says North Carolina school reopening bill a no-go

WashingtonExaminer
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Gov. Roy Cooper reiterated his opposition Thursday to a Republican-led bill that resumes in-person learning in North Carolina public schools. The measure, Senate Bill 37, passed the General Assembly and was sent to Cooper on Wednesday, but the governor......

Ferret becomes first North American endangered species to be cloned

BBC
“Although this research is preliminary, it is the first cloning of a native endangered species in North America, and it provides a promising tool for continued efforts to conserve the black-footed ferret,” said Noreen Walsh, director of the USFWS Mountain-Prairie Region. BBC – For more and to sign up click......

Cardinal Foods to expand in North Carolina

FoodBusinessNews
RALEIGH, NC. — Cardinal Foods LLC has announced plans to invest $15.5 million to expand its operations in Pender County, NC. The expansion, which will add production capacity for sweet potato french fries, will double the company’s current workforce to 96 from 48. Founded in Burgaw, NC, in 2017, Cardinal......

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