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The family of former first lady Barbara Bush

The family of former first lady Barbara BushThe family tree of former first lady Barbara Bush:



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French man becomes first person to have two face transplants

French man becomes first person to have two face transplantsJerome Hamon, the first man in the world to twice undergo a face transplant poses this week at the Georges-Pompidou hospital in Paris. A French man is recovering in a Paris hospital after becoming the first person in the world to undergo two face transplants. Jérôme Hamon, who suffers from a condition which causes disfiguring tumours, underwent his first transplant in 2010, but his body eventually rejected his new face which had to be removed.



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Barbara Bush dead: Former US first lady dies, aged 92

Barbara Bush dead: Former US first lady dies, aged 92Former US first lady Barbara Bush has died at the age of 92. Earlier this week Ms Bush decided to forego additional medical treatment after a series of hospital visits. Born in New York, Ms Bush met George HW Bush at a school dance as a teenager.



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French Man Becomes First Person in the World to Endure Two Face Transplants

French Man Becomes First Person in the World to Endure Two Face TransplantsJerome Hamon has a genetic mutation that causes severe disfiguration.



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Judge Rejects Trump Request To Sift Through Cohen Documents First, May Use Mediator

Judge Rejects Trump Request To Sift Through Cohen Documents First, May Use MediatorA federal judge on Monday denied a request to allow the president and his



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Meacham: Barbara Bush was ‘First Lady of the Greatest Generation’

Meacham: Barbara Bush was ‘First Lady of the Greatest Generation’Former First Lady Barbara Bush is in failing health and according to a family spokesman will not seek additional medical treatment, instead, she remains at home with her loved ones focused on comfort care.



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Scepticism as Myanmar announces return of first Rohingya family

Scepticism as Myanmar announces return of first Rohingya familyMyanmar’s government said it has repatriated the first family of Rohingya refugees, among the 700,000 who fled a brutal crackdown, but the move was slammed by rights groups as a publicity stunt which ignored warnings over the security of returnees. The stateless Muslim minority has been massing in squalid refugee camps in Bangladesh since the Myanmar army launched a ruthless campaign against the community in northern Rakhine state last August. The United Nations says the operation amounts to ethnic cleansing, but Myanmar has denied the charge, saying its troops targeted Rohingya militants.



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Trump Bombs Syria Hours After 88 Lawmakers Urged Him To First Consult Congress

Trump Bombs Syria Hours After 88 Lawmakers Urged Him To First Consult CongressWASHINGTON ― Dozens of House lawmakers on Friday urged President Donald Trump



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Virgin Galactic completes first powered flight since  fatal crash in 2014 

Virgin Galactic completes first powered flight since  fatal crash in 2014 Virgin Galactic has completed its first powered flight since a fatal crash nearly four years, a milestone which Sir Richard Branson said brought space ‘tantalisingly close.’ The company has struggled to re-establish itself following the death of co-pilot Michael Alsbury, 39, who was killed when his aircraft crashed into the Mojave Desert in California in October 2014. Virgin Galactic had promised to send space tourists to the edge of Earth’s atmosphere where they could see the curvature of the planet and experience weightlessness. But after Captain Alsbury’s death, some customers who had already bought tickets demanded refunds, and the company spent years redesigning the craft, carrying out extensive engine testing and glide tests before attempting another supersonic flight. Virgin Galactic's Unity aircraft completed its first powered flight in the Mojave desert Credit: Virgin Galactic  On Thursday the Unity spacecraft took up with a two member crew from the Mojave Air and Space port, lifted by the jet-powered mothership Eve. It then powered up for 30 seconds and landed safely. It puts Britain firmly back in the commercial tourism and launch provider space race, which until recently the US appeared to be winning. Branson said Virgin Galactic was ‘back on track’ and confirmed that the flight had reached Mach 1.6, more than 1.5 times the speed of sound. Announcing the success on Twitter, he added: “Data review to come, then on to the next flight. Space feels tantalisingly close now.” The entire project has been dogged with problems. Two of the six flights made by SpaceShipOne suffered potentially catastrophic problems. And in 2007, an explosion killed three engineers. It is the first time Virgin Galactic has completed a power flight since the death of Captain Michael Alsbury in October 2014 Credit: Virgin Galactic Before the accident, Virgin Galactic said the first space tourism flights would begin in the Spring of 2015. Even in the November following the crash CEO George Whitesides said it would be ‘months not years’ until commercial flights began, but an investigation found there had been inadequate safety features and the team was forced to go back to the drawing board, unveiling a new design in 2016. Around 24 passengers pulled out and have had the $ 250,000 (£157,000) ticket price refunded. Although some may only have paid deposits, the company stands to lose more than £3 million in lost sales. High profile ticket-holders include Angelina Jolie, Kate Winslet and, until his death Stephen Hawking. In October, Virgin Galactic was given a huge $ 1 billion boost from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. At the time, Branson said the company was just months away from sending a ship into Earth’s atmosphere. Following the flight Virgin Galactic tweeted: “Touch down. Congratulations Mark “Forger” Stucky and Dave Mackay for a great milestone test flight”



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Virgin Galactic completes first powered flight since  fatal crash in 2014 

Virgin Galactic completes first powered flight since  fatal crash in 2014 Virgin Galactic has completed its first powered flight since a fatal crash nearly four years, a milestone which Sir Richard Branson said brought space ‘tantalisingly close.’ The company has struggled to re-establish itself following the death of co-pilot Michael Alsbury, 39, who was killed when his aircraft crashed into the Mojave Desert in California in October 2014. Virgin Galactic had promised to send space tourists to the edge of Earth’s atmosphere where they could see the curvature of the planet and experience weightlessness. But after Captain Alsbury’s death, some customers who had already bought tickets demanded refunds, and the company spent years redesigning the craft, carrying out extensive engine testing and glide tests before attempting another supersonic flight. Virgin Galactic's Unity aircraft completed its first powered flight in the Mojave desert Credit: Virgin Galactic  On Thursday the Unity spacecraft took up with a two member crew from the Mojave Air and Space port, lifted by the jet-powered mothership Eve. It then powered up for 30 seconds and landed safely. It puts Britain firmly back in the commercial tourism and launch provider space race, which until recently the US appeared to be winning. Branson said Virgin Galactic was ‘back on track’ and confirmed that the flight had reached Mach 1.6, more than 1.5 times the speed of sound. Announcing the success on Twitter, he added: “Data review to come, then on to the next flight. Space feels tantalisingly close now.” The entire project has been dogged with problems. Two of the six flights made by SpaceShipOne suffered potentially catastrophic problems. And in 2007, an explosion killed three engineers. It is the first time Virgin Galactic has completed a power flight since the death of Captain Michael Alsbury in October 2014 Credit: Virgin Galactic Before the accident, Virgin Galactic said the first space tourism flights would begin in the Spring of 2015. Even in the November following the crash CEO George Whitesides said it would be ‘months not years’ until commercial flights began, but an investigation found there had been inadequate safety features and the team was forced to go back to the drawing board, unveiling a new design in 2016. Around 24 passengers pulled out and have had the $ 250,000 (£157,000) ticket price refunded. Although some may only have paid deposits, the company stands to lose more than £3 million in lost sales. High profile ticket-holders include Angelina Jolie, Kate Winslet and, until his death Stephen Hawking. In October, Virgin Galactic was given a huge $ 1 billion boost from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. At the time, Branson said the company was just months away from sending a ship into Earth’s atmosphere. Following the flight Virgin Galactic tweeted: “Touch down. Congratulations Mark “Forger” Stucky and Dave Mackay for a great milestone test flight”



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