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Maddow... Media Reprise Roles for 2020.............

Trump Wields DOJ As Russia, Media Reprise 2016 Roles For 2020 | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Trump Wields DOJ As Russia, Media Reprise 2016 Roles For 2020 Rachel Maddow MSNBC

Trump Wields DOJ As Russia, Media Reprise 2016 Roles For 2020 Rachel Maddow MSNBC

Maddow really explains this very well....................and how dangerous Barr is .......................

3 absurd stories show how badly NASA understood female astronauts

Sally Ride did not need 100 tampons for a week-long mission.

By Passant Rabie on October 18, 2019

Filed Under Gender, History, International Space Station & Space Travel

It’s been a bumpy aerospace ride, but we finally made it. The first all-women spacewalk took place in the early hours of Friday morning.

Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir made history by stepping outside of the International Space Station hatch for some zero-gravity maintenance work following a long and unfortunate series of setbacks.

Ever since it launched in November 2000, the ISS has had over 200 spacewalks, but never with an all-female team floating outside the spacecraft. Therefore, this achievement may seem long overdue. But even 250 miles above Earth, women can’t escape misconceptions based on their gender.

Throughout history, female astronauts have suffered from some pretty ridiculous, eye-roll inducing incidents in their male-dominated field. In order to commemorate where they are today, we look back at three of the most infamous misconceptions about women in space.


Move over, Honeycrisp: New apple to debut at grocery stores


SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — They call it the Cosmic Crisp. It’s not a video game, a superhero or the title of a Grateful Dead song.

It’s a new variety of apple, coming to a grocery store near you Dec. 1

Cosmic Crisp is the first apple ever bred in Washington state, which grows the majority of the United States’ apples. It’s expected to be a game changer.

Already, growers have planted 12 million Cosmic Crisp apple trees, a sign of confidence in the new variety. While only 450,000 40-pound (18-kilogram) boxes will be available for sale this year, that will jump to more than 2 million boxes in 2020 and more than 21 million by 2026.

The apple variety was developed by Washington State University. Washington growers, who paid for the research, will have the exclusive right to sell it for the first 10 years.


A brief history of the Red Delicious apple:



70,000 California wildfire victims may miss out on payments

By DAISY NGUYEN an hour ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As many as 100,000 Californians are eligible to receive payments for the damages they suffered from a series of devastating wildfires over the last several years. But tens of thousands of them have not sought compensation.

They face a Monday deadline to file claims against Pacific Gas & Electric, the utility blamed for many of the fires and required to cover a wide range of wildfire-related losses as part of its bankruptcy plan.

Concerned that as many as 70,000 victims may miss out on payments, attorneys filed court papers Friday to alert the bankruptcy judge that wildfire survivors — many still traumatized and struggling to get back on their feet — aren’t aware of their rights to file a claim.

“People really are overwhelmed and don’t understand what they need to do,” said Cecily Dumas, an attorney for the Official Committee of Tort Claimants, a group appointed by the court to represent all wildfire victims in the bankruptcy.


Democratic voters concentrate on candidates, not impeachment


AMES, Iowa (AP) — In the liberal strongholds of Des Moines’ west side and the Iowa State University campus in Ames, not once was South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg asked by voters recently about the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

It’s not that the investigation into the president’s request for foreign help in his reelection effort is an afterthought for Democrats whose votes in Iowa will start the nominating process. Quite the opposite.

Instead, it’s that the impeachment inquiry is so ingrained in the 2020 campaign that there’s little point in bringing it up.

Democratic voters say they don’t expect that the president will be removed from office, so they are concentrating instead of selecting the strongest opponent to unseat him.


Artist uses 'historic' markers to raise climate awareness

By MICHAEL CASEY 36 minutes ago

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — New England is awash in historic markers, but a handful of plaques popping up in a New Hampshire town are different.

Rather than commemorating important people or places in history, many of these dinner plate-size signs detail events like rising sea levels and an explosion of ticks that have yet to happen — part of an effort to draw attention to the potential effects of climate change.

The signs are based on possibilities laid out in the scientific research that the towns have used to develop their climate plans and written from the perspective of someone in the 22nd century looking back.

“The concept is to just really take that information that is on the websites and package it in a way to insert it into the landscape where people will bump into it,” said Northeastern University’s Thomas Starr, who came up with the project known as ”Remembrance of Climate Futures.” He has placed 11 plaques in Durham, New Hampshire, six in Essex, Massachusetts, and is planning to install some in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as well.



In New Orleans, waiting for blasts to take down cranes

Source: Associated Press

By REBECCA SANTANA 41 minutes ago

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Officials in New Orleans say that plans to safely topple two giant cranes leaning precariously over the crumbled remains of a partially collapsed hotel must be delayed by a day.

Officials said at a press conference that the demotion, scheduled for Saturday, will take place on Sunday, no earlier than noon.

The towers — one around 270 feet (82 meters) high, the other about 300 feet (91 meters) — weigh tons and have loomed over the wreckage for a week. The Hard Rock Hotel under construction at the corner of Canal and Rampart Streets partially collapsed Oct. 12, killing three workers. Two bodies remain in the unstable wreckage and Mayor LaToya Cantrell said recovering the remains would be a top priority once the area was rendered safe.

If the plans succeed, the towers will drop vertically, sparing neighboring structures that include the Saenger Theatre and the New Orleans Athletic Club, both built in the 1920s. Officials said shelter would be provided for anyone needing it as a result of an evacuation around the site.

Read more: https://www.apnews.com/37b935181c504f21a4530d1220357962
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