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On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, Vice President Mike Pence called for landing astronauts on the moon within five years.
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March 26, 2019 - 10:18 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday called for landing astronauts on the moon within five years, an accelerated pace that would aim to put Americans on the lunar south pole. Pence said NASA needs to achieve that goal "by any means necessary." Speaking at a meeting of...
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Day announced a state of emergency that bars minors who were not vaccinated against measles from public spaces in Rockland County.
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March 26, 2019 - 8:57 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A county in New York City's northern suburbs declared a state of emergency Tuesday over a measles outbreak that has infected more than 150 people since last fall, hoping a ban against unvaccinated children in public places wakes their parents to the seriousness of the problem. "...
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An Ohio man has made history with a March Madness bracket that's perfect through 48 games on the NCAA.com's "Bracket Challenge," according to the NCAA.
Nati Harnik/AP Photo, File
March 26, 2019 - 7:46 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has made history with a March Madness bracket that's perfect through 48 games on the NCAA.com's "Bracket Challenge," according to the NCAA. Gregg Nigl of Columbus told The Columbus Dispatch he almost didn't fill out his bracket last week, saying he was home sick...
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Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Biden Courage Awards.
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March 26, 2019 - 7:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden says he regrets he didn't give Anita Hill "the hearing she deserved" when she shared her story of sexual harassment in the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas three decades ago. Biden, who chaired the Senate...
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The Federal Aviation Administration says a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max jet made a safe emergency landing Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Orlando, Fla., after experiencing an apparent engine problem.
Richard Drew/AP Photo, File
March 26, 2019 - 7:05 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max made a safe emergency landing Tuesday in Orlando, Florida, after experiencing an engine problem, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The crew declared an emergency after taking off from Orlando International Airport around 2:50 p.m.,...
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Andrew Harnik/AP Photo
March 26, 2019 - 6:34 pm
(AP) — Eight universities embroiled in a massive college admission cheating scheme are now being investigated by the U.S. Education Department. Letters sent to the schools Monday and obtained by The Associated Press say the department is conducting a "preliminary investigation" to determine whether...
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Apple is hoping a credit card will entice more iPhone owners to use Apple Pay.
Tony Avelar/AP Photo, File
March 26, 2019 - 5:22 pm
(AP) — Apple is rolling out a credit card that it says is designed to do things no other card can. So how does it actually stack up? It looks different from a traditional credit card — there's no number on the front and the users' name is etched in metal. The card expands the company's digital...
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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft addressing the crowd during an NFL football Super Bowl send-off rally for the team, in Foxborough, Mass.
Steven Senne/AP Photo, File
March 26, 2019 - 5:07 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft now says he wants his misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution charge tried by a jury, not a judge. Kraft's attorneys filed a court notice Tuesday also waiving his arraignment, which had been scheduled for Thursday. His lawyers...
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Yale University
Beth Harpaz/AP
March 26, 2019 - 3:26 pm
By Eric Levenson and Augusta Anthony (CNN) — Yale University has rescinded the admission of a student who was admitted as part of the ongoing college admissions scandal, the first instance of a school doing so since the scheme became public two weeks ago. Yale has said two people applied to the...
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The student-led Mercer County Climate Action Strike demonstrations on behalf of the Green New Deal on March 15 in downtown Princeton and Princeton University.
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Kim Glovas
March 26, 2019 - 12:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Green New Deal, a progressive economic stimulus proposal, has sparked a lot of conversation and controversy since its introduction in early February. But reaction from members of Congress in the Philadelphia region is mixed. Most say the Green New Deal is too wide...
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