Author: John Spears

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In a significant milestone for space exploration, ground teams on Florida’s Space Coast have completed the assembly of Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft on top of its United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. This crucial preparation paves the way for the upcoming test flight with two experienced NASA astronauts on board headed to the International Space Station. The Starliner crew flight test, scheduled for next month, will be a historic moment as it will be the first time astronauts fly on Boeing’s Starliner crew capsule. Despite facing setbacks in development and budget overruns, Boeing’s Starliner is poised to offer a backup option…

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In a dramatic turn of events in the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Ukraine claims to have shot down a Russian Tu-22M3 supersonic bomber. This marks a significant first in the war, as the aircraft was hit in Russia’s Stavropol region while reportedly on its way to attack Ukraine. According to reports, Ukrainian military intelligence worked in coordination with the country’s Air Force to take out the bomber. The Tu-22M3 is a strategic long-range bomber used by Russia to launch missile attacks. It is designed to attack ground and sea targets with guided missiles and bombs. Video footage circulating…

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Rep. Jamaal Bowman has sparked controversy by claiming that the recent arrest of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s daughter, Isra Hirsi, at anti-Israel protests at Columbia University was politically motivated. Bowman suggests that the arrest was a form of payback for Omar questioning the university’s commitment to free academic expression. Hirsi, who is an organizer with Columbia University’s Apartheid Divest group, was taken into custody by the NYPD and will face trespassing charges. She was later released from NYPD headquarters, where she revealed that she had been suspended from Barnard College for standing in solidarity with Palestinians facing a genocide. Barnard College,…

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Former President Donald Trump’s high-stakes criminal trial in New York has kicked off with 12 jurors already chosen and the search for alternates set to resume on Friday. The trial, expected to span six weeks, sees Trump facing a daunting 34 felony counts linked to the falsification of New York business records to conceal information that could have impacted the outcome of the 2016 election. Despite his active campaign for a 2024 presidential run, Trump has lamented being confined to New York due to the trial’s demands. The process of assembling an impartial jury has proven difficult, as potential jurors…

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The highly anticipated NFL Draft is just around the corner, and the excitement is building as teams prepare to make their selections. With the Chicago Bears holding the coveted Round 1 – Pick 1, all eyes are on standout prospect Caleb Williams, who is projected to be their top choice with his impressive stats and skills. Following closely behind, Jayden Daniels is expected to be picked by Washington in Round 1 – Pick 2 to kickstart the team’s rebuild. Meanwhile, J.J. McCarthy is predicted to join New England in Round 1 – Pick 3 after turning heads at the combine…

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The NFL draft took the football world by storm last night as teams made some surprising picks that had fans and analysts buzzing with excitement. The Carolina Panthers kicked off the draft by selecting Caleb Williams as the first overall pick, a choice that seemed almost certain since the end of the season. The Washington Football Team followed suit by picking Drake Maye as the second quarterback off the board, while the New England Patriots raised some eyebrows with their quarterback choice of Jayden Daniels. The Minnesota Vikings made a bold move by trading up to select J.J. McCarthy as…

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In a recent first-round mock draft published by experts on Thursday, the Miami Dolphins found themselves making a strategic move that caught the attention of fans and analysts alike. The Dolphins were involved in two trades, one of which saw them trading back to the 25th pick in the draft. With the 25th pick, Miami selected Graham Barton, an offensive lineman from Duke known for his versatility on the field. This selection adds depth to the Dolphins’ offensive line and addresses a key need for the team. In addition to Barton, the Dolphins also acquired third- and fourth-round selections as…

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President Joe Biden has raised concerns about a potential attack on Israel by Iran in the near future, prompting the US to be on high alert for any retaliatory actions. Biden emphasized the US’s commitment to defending Israel and stated that the country will provide support to help safeguard its security. In response to the heightened tensions, the US and several other countries have issued new travel guidelines for government employees in Israel. The US has also stated its intention to intercept any weapons launched at Israel if possible and is moving additional assets to the Middle East region to…

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Interest Rate Cuts Delayed Due to Hot Inflation and Strong Economy In a surprising turn of events, experts are now suggesting that the widely anticipated interest rate cuts may not happen this year after all. The Federal Reserve had been aiming for rate cuts in response to steady price decreases and robust economic growth, but rising inflation and a strong economy are likely to delay these plans. Despite initial optimism, recent economic data has cast doubt on the possibility of rate cuts. Inflation has stalled above the target rate while the economy remains strong, causing the Fed to hesitate. Fed…

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India-born researcher Aroh Barjatya made headlines recently as he led NASA’s mission launching sounding rockets during the total solar eclipse on April 8. The US space agency launched three sounding rockets to study the Earth’s upper atmosphere when sunlight dims momentarily. Barjatya, a professor of engineering physics at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida, directs the Space and Atmospheric Instrumentation Lab. Born to a chemical engineer and his wife, Barjatya attended schools across India before earning a degree in electronics engineering from Solapur’s Walchand Institute of Technology. In 2021, Barjatya made the bold decision to move to the US for…

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