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Five federal agencies potentially breached in Pulse Connect Secure hack

Five federal agencies potentially breached in Pulse Connect Secure hack

At least five federal civilian agencies appear to have been breached in the latest hack to hit the US government, a discovery that follows emergency measures to mitigate potential damage from the incident, according to a top official at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Hackers with suspected ties to China repeatedly took advantage of […]

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Harris and Pelosi make history as the first women to lead Senate and House during presidential address to Congress

Harris and Pelosi make history as the first women to lead Senate and House during presidential address to Congress

Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made history during President Joe Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress just by taking their seats — marking the first time two women would be sitting behind the President. Harris entered the House chamber Wednesday night to a round of applause for Biden’s first joint-session address to Congress. Once […]

West Virginia governor signs anti-trans sports bill into law

West Virginia governor signs anti-trans sports bill into law

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Wednesday signed into law a measure that prohibits transgender girls and women in the state from competing on sports teams at “any public secondary school or state institution of higher education.” The law, which cleared the state’s Republican-led legislature in recent weeks, states that such teams must be designated based on […]

5 takeaways from President Biden’s first address to Congress

5 takeaways from President Biden’s first address to Congress

President Joe Biden made a sweeping case Wednesday for massive new programs that would transform the government’s role in Americans’ lives, claiming the very future of the country is at stake in his first address to Congress. Coming later than usual, on the eve of his 100th day in office, Biden delivered his speech amid swirling health and […]

Michael Collins, Apollo 11 astronaut, has died at age 90

Michael Collins, Apollo 11 astronaut, has died at age 90

Michael Collins, the NASA astronaut who was the command module pilot for the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, has died at age 90 after battling cancer. His family shared the news Wednesday after his passing on Collins’ Facebook page. “We regret to share that our beloved father and grandfather passed away today, after a valiant […]

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SpaceX wins $2.9 billion NASA contract for lunar lander

SpaceX wins $2.9 billion NASA contract for lunar lander

SpaceX secured a $2.89 billion NASA contract to build spacecraft that will land astronauts on the moon for the first time in five decades. The fixed-price contract is a major vote of confidence for Elon Musk’s rocket company, as the space agency is placing a large amount of responsibility for its cornerstone human spaceflight program, known as […]

Florida woman charged for allegedly threatening to kill Kamala Harris

Florida woman charged for allegedly threatening to kill Kamala Harris

A Miami woman has been charged for allegedly threatening to kill Vice President Kamala Harris, according to a criminal complaint filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. “Niviane Petit Phelps knowingly and willfully made threats to kill and inflict bodily harm upon the Vice President of the United States in […]

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and Russian cosmonauts are returning to Earth

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and Russian cosmonauts are returning to Earth

Just days after the International Space Station’s crew reached 10 people, three are ready to return to Earth. Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins will end their 185-day mission on the space station Friday. Their departure in the Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft is airing live on NASA’s TV channel and website. […]

Defense Department confirms leaked video of unidentified aerial phenomena is real

Defense Department confirms leaked video of unidentified aerial phenomena is real

The Defense Department has confirmed that leaked photos and video of “unidentified aerial phenomena” taken in 2019 are indeed legitimate images of unexplained objects. Photos and videos of triangle-shaped objects blinking and moving through the clouds were taken by Navy personnel, Pentagon spokeswoman Sue Gough said in a statement to CNN. She also confirmed that photos of […]

How Biden went his own way on Afghanistan withdrawal

How Biden went his own way on Afghanistan withdrawal

For the fourth night in a row, protesters gathered at the Brooklyn Center police station to demonstrate over the killing of 20-year-old Daunte Wright, a Black man, during a traffic stop in the Minneapolis suburb, hours after former police officer Kim Potter was arrested and charged in his death. A firework was seen going off and […]

How Biden went his own way on Afghanistan withdrawal

How Biden went his own way on Afghanistan withdrawal

President Joe Biden ordered the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan over the advice of some of his senior-most advisers in the Pentagon and State Department, leaders who are now charged with carrying out the particulars of the complicated drawdown. Multiple current and former officials tell CNN that those advisers — including Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Mark […]

White House scrambles to reassure public after pause on Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine

White House scrambles to reassure public after pause on Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine

It was after 10 p.m. Monday when officials leading President Joe Biden’s ambitious vaccine effort received some alarming news. The US Food and Drug Administration, in conjunction with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was preparing an announcement for the following morning. It concerned Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine, whose manufacturing delays and a plant debacle […]