SpaceX nails two rocket launches in one weekend

SpaceX successfully launches a used rocket SpaceX just capped off two successful missions to space this weekend — the company’s quickest launch turnaround yet. After it launched a communications satellite into orbit from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Friday, Tesla(TSLA) CEO Elon Musk’s private space outfit finished its run with a clean launch from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base on Sunday. The launch Sunday marked SpaceX’s eighth launch so far this year. The company has now tied the record for the most launches in a single year, which it ...

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Sources: Mavs to decline Dirk option, eye deal

5:30 PM ET The Dallas Mavericks have informed Dirk Nowitzki that they will decline their $ 25 million team option for next season with the intention of signing the face of their franchise to a new contract, according to league sources. The Mavericks have a Thursday deadline to notify the league of their intentions regarding the second season of the two-year, $ 50 million contract Nowitzki signed last July. But sources told ESPN that the club will work with Nowitzki next month to structure a new deal to his liking. ...

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Phil Donahue: 'Hypocrisy is killing us'

Donahue: What about people who didn’t vote? Talk show legend Phil Donahue says America’s problem is “hypocrisy.” The 81-year-old Donahue said Sunday on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” that Americans tout their patriotism, but about half of them don’t vote. “Hypocrisy is killing us,” he said. Donahue argued that Trump’s base represented a small percentage of the country, but elected Trump because they were “angry” and showed up to the ballot boxes last November. Related: There are Trump’s claims about jobs. And then there are the numbers “These are angry people,” he ...

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Food, money and culture shock: the Béisbol Experience 50-man interview

“[Starting out] I had no money. None. But it was my own fault. I spent it on a pair of shoes, $ 60. I thought we had food in the fridge that they were going to give us. But when we arrived, there was no food. So I spent three days hungry, and I remember that I called my mom. She sent me money because I told her we were all hungry. And she started to cry. She told me, ‘Come back to Venezuela. You don’t need to go through ...

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More high-rises fail fire safety tests

Cladding on 60 high-rise buildings across 25 local authority areas in England has failed fire safety tests, the government has said. Tests are taking place on the fire resistance of cladding on up to 600 buildings following the Grenfell Tower fire in North Kensington on 14 June. The Department for Communities and Local Government said all buildings examined so far had failed the test. Councils were told to prioritise buildings they had most concern over. Not all the buildings affected have so far been named but a list from the ...

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10 years after NFL Europe's demise, alumni remember league fondly

Jun 23, 2017 Elephants carrying in the championship trophy, hot tubs in the end zone, gallons of beer. Even 10 years after it ceased operations, the NFL Europe still brings a smile to the faces of those who left their mark on the league. What started in 1991 as the World League of American Football — a plan hatched by two NFL commissioners and a handful of owners and executives — would become the NFL Europe and, in its final season, NFL Europa. The developmental league was a springboard for ...

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Six hurt after car hits people

Media playback is unsupported on your device Six people, including three children, were injured when a car mounted a kerb and ploughed into a crowd of people outside a sports centre in Newcastle. It happened outside Westgate Sports Centre where an event was taking place to celebrate the end of Ramadan. Two children are in intensive care and one adult is seriously injured. Northumbria Police said the incident was not believed to be terrorism-related. A 42-year-old woman was arrested and is in custody. The remaining injured are believed to have ...

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Big week for health care; Trump meets with India's prime minister; fate of Murdoch deal

The Senate GOP health care bill explained 1. Big week for American health care: The public — and lawmakers — will learn the cost of Senate Republicans’ attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare. The Congressional Budget Office is expected to release its score of the Senate health care bill. The nonpartisan office will also estimate how many people would be covered under the bill. There will be plenty of debate on the Senate floor this week as Republican leaders try to whip votes in support of the bill, which Republicans ...

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