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World’s Largest Airplane Makes Test Flight Today

By Agence-France Press WASHINGTON D.C., April 13, 2019 – The world’s largest airplane — a Stratolaunch behemoth with two fuselages and six Boeing 747 engines — made its first test flight today from the Mojave desert in California. The mega jet carried out its maiden voyage and flew for about two and a half hours. It hit a top speed of 189 miles per hour or 304 kilometers an hour, and reached an altitude of 17,000 feet, or 5,182 meters. Until now, it had just carried out tests on the groundThis airplane is designed to carry into space, and...

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East Brunswick, New Jersey High School Teen Charged After Fight Over Hijab

A fight between two teen girls at East Brunswick High was referred to the Middlesex County Prosecutor. (East Brunswick school district) By Carly Baldwin, The Patch EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — Updated April 12 at 12:43 pm – East Brunswick police and the Middlesex County prosecutor’s office investigated and the teen who allegedly pulled another teen’s headscarf has now been charged with simple assault and cyber harassment. She was not, however, charged with a bias or hate crime, although the investigation continues. The alleged fight originated Wednesday morning in a student lounge at East Brunswick High School and it started when...

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Don’t celebrate the indictment of Julian Assange

Opinion By Paul Waldman – The Washington Post WASHINGTON, April 11, 2019 – Julian Assange, I think we can all agree, is a dirtbag. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a good thing that he’s been arrested and will apparently be extradited to the United States. Here’s what just happened: British authorities arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday in response to a U.S. extradition request, and a U.S. federal court unsealed an indictment charging him with a single count of conspiracy to disclose classified information that could be used to injure the United States. … The U.S. indictment...

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Julian Assange is arrested in London

April 11, 2019 (7:57 am) – By Jon Allsop – Columbia Journalism Review Julian Assange is under arrest. Mid-morning, UK time, a bevy of police officers hauled Assange, the divisive founder of WikiLeaks, out of Ecuador’s embassy in London, where he had lived under diplomatic immunity since 2012, and into a waiting truck. In a video message, Lenín Moreno, Ecuador’s president, confirmed that his government had taken the “sovereign decision” to withdraw asylum from Assange due to “his repeated violations to international conventions and daily-life protocols.” One of Assange’s lawyers said that characterization was incomplete—she tweeted that Assange had also been...

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Homo luzonensis: New human species found in the Philippines!

By Paul Rincon, Science Editor – BBC News  LONDON, April 10, 2019 – There’s a new addition to the family tree: an extinct species of human that’s been found in the Philippines. It’s known as Homo luzonensis, after the site of its discovery on the country’s largest island: Luzon. Its physical features are a mixture of those found in very ancient human ancestors and in more recent people. That could mean primitive human relatives left Africa and made it all the way to Southeast Asia, something not previously thought possible. The find shows that human evolution in the region may...

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