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NASA’s Tour Guide for Voyager Missions Dies

NASA’s Tour Guide for Voyager Missions Dies

Bradford Smith, a NASA astronomer who acted as planetary tour guide to the public with his interpretations of stunning images beamed back from Voyager missions, has died.Smith’s wife, Diane McGregor,
Starbucks, Citing Ocean Threat, Is Ditching Plastic Straws

Starbucks, Citing Ocean Threat, Is Ditching Plastic Straws

Starbucks will eliminate plastic straws from all of its locations within two years, citing the environmental threat to oceans. The company becomes the largest food and beverage company to do so as
Trump Confident N. Korea Will Honor 'Contract' to Denuclearize

Trump Confident N. Korea Will Honor 'Contract' to Denuclearize

U.S. President Donald Trump says he has "confidence" North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will "honor the contract we signed" for Pyongyang to denuclearize and alleged that China may be exerting negative
US, Vietnam to Cooperate on Freedom of Navigation in Disputed South China Sea

US, Vietnam to Cooperate on Freedom of Navigation in Disputed South China Sea

The U.S. top diplomat reaffirmed America's commitment to a "free and open Indo-Pacific" region during his first trip to Vietnam, saying Washington and Hanoi will work together to uphold freedom of
Pentagon Assessing Bases to House Migrants

Pentagon Assessing Bases to House Migrants

The Pentagon is doing environmental assessments at two military bases to assess their suitability for housing migrant families, a spokesman has told VOA.But the spokesman, Army Lt Col Jamie Davis,
Pompeo, in Kabul on Surprise Visit, Pledges Support for Afghan-Led Peace

Pompeo, in Kabul on Surprise Visit, Pledges Support for Afghan-Led Peace

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo briefly visited Kabul on Monday where he pledged U.S. support for President Ashraf Ghani’s efforts to open talks with the Taliban and reiterated Washington’s readiness
Trump Support Deeply Divided Along Partisan, Gender Lines

Trump Support Deeply Divided Along Partisan, Gender Lines

Despite his low popularity overall with the American people, President Donald Trump's approval rating among Republicans is at an all-time high. Beyond partisan lines, there is also an increasing gap
Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty in sex crime case, released on bail

Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty in sex crime case, released on bail

Harvey Weinstein, who was previously indicted on charges involving two women, was released on bail on Monday while fighting sex crime accusations that now include a third woman.
Trump Threatens to 'Respond' to Drug Companies That Hiked Prices

Trump Threatens to 'Respond' to Drug Companies That Hiked Prices

President Donald Trump is threatening to "respond" after several major U.S. drug companies raised prices of some widely prescribed medicines."Pfizer and others should be ashamed that they have raised
As Trump Confounds, Mattis Seen as Quiet Champion Among NATO Allies

As Trump Confounds, Mattis Seen as Quiet Champion Among NATO Allies

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will only play a supporting role to President Donald Trump at this week's NATO summit — an event that by definition is focused on heads of state from the
Trump Nominates Conservative-Leaning Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

Trump Nominates Conservative-Leaning Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

U.S. President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, is taking his first step Tuesday toward securing his place on the high court, when he begins meeting with senators to shore up
Trump nominates conservative Brett Kavanaugh to US Supreme Court

Trump nominates conservative Brett Kavanaugh to US Supreme Court

President Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday as he aimed to entrench its conservative control for years to come, but the federal appeals court judge faces a

Keeping It In The Family: An RB-Swapped S30

When I stopped by Mikie Sorrel’s place in Ohio to check out his awesome 1JZ-swapped Starion, another unsuspecting car was present. It was his buddy Jesse’s Z-car which his father purchased new in
Ahead of Trump-Putin Summit Americans Divided Over Russia Probe

Ahead of Trump-Putin Summit Americans Divided Over Russia Probe

President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet with Russian president Vladimir Putin later this month, in Helsinki. The administration says Trump will use the meeting to hold “Russia accountable for its
New Startup Brings Robotics into Seniors Homes

New Startup Brings Robotics into Seniors Homes

In this age of the smart machine, robots are increasingly playing roles in different fields, from construction and hospitality to the military and art. When it comes to caregiving for the elderly,
Pompeo Says Talks on Track Despite 'Gangster' Comments by North Korea

Pompeo Says Talks on Track Despite 'Gangster' Comments by North Korea

Despite Pyongyang’s negative statements about U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s latest visit, the top U.S. diplomat says talks with the isolated Communist country remain on track. Pompeo says
Judge Denies Request to Detain Immigrant Families Together

Judge Denies Request to Detain Immigrant Families Together

A federal judge in California on Monday rejected the Trump administration's efforts to detain immigrant families in long-term facilities, calling it a "cynical attempt" to undo a longstanding court
Washington Insider Kavanaugh Boasts Conservative Credentials

Washington Insider Kavanaugh Boasts Conservative Credentials

Brett Kavanaugh, the consummate Washington insider picked by President Donald Trump on Monday for a lifetime seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, has viewed business regulations with skepticism in his 12
Reaction to Supreme Court Nomination Falls Along Predictable Partisan Lines

Reaction to Supreme Court Nomination Falls Along Predictable Partisan Lines

President Donald Trump's nomination of federal Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court is being met with predictable reaction from both Republicans and Democrats.Senate Majority
StoryCorps: Sundays at Rocco's

StoryCorps: Sundays at Rocco's

For eighteen years Rocco was the owner and superintendent of a New York apartment building where much of his family lived, until the day they were given notice that their building would be torn down