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NASA gives the Avengers some advice for helping Tony Stark

NASA gives the Avengers some advice for helping Tony StarkThe last time we saw Tony Stark, he was adrift in space in the
Avengers: Endgame trailer, and it didn't look like survival was likely. Luckily, the folks at NASA heard about Iron Man's plight and had some advice to offer for the rest of the Avengers who were still alive on Earth. Hey @Marvel, we heard about Tony Stark. As we know, the first thing you should do is listen in mission control for “@Avengers, we have a problem.” But if he can’t communicate, then we recommend ground teams use all resources to scan the skies for your missing man pic.twitter.com/zavXrsPljq — NASA (@NASA) December 9, 2018 SEE ALSO: Thanos: I am not the villain here. Stop saying I'm the villain. The NASA tweet suggested, of course, to listen for a distress call from Stark that mirrors NASA's infamous "Houston, we have a problem" phrase. But since it seems like Stark, who has run out of food and water and is almost out of oxygen, doesn't have an operable communications device (at least not one that can reach Earth), NASA said that the Avengers who are on the ground should use all their resources to scan the skies for Iron Man. Unfortunately, the Avengers are a little short-staffed after the Snappening at the end of
Avengers: Infinity War. Based on the trailer, it looks like only a handful of superheroes are available: Captain America, Black Widow, The Hulk, Thor, Nebula, and Ant-Man. Hopefully Bruce Banner can use his genius to help find Stark, or maybe Thor will be able to fly out into space to help him once they locate him. In fact, check out this zoomed-in look at NASA's photo, shared by a sharp-eyed Twitter user. Finally found the hammer. pic.twitter.com/b18zTRV9Ep — Darshan Baid (@frunkad) December 9, 2018 It looks like Thor is already on the case. WATCH: You won't feel so good if you watched this before watching 'Avengers: Infinity War



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Kaley Cuoco Spends Thanksgiving Helping Rescue Baby Sea Lion

Kaley Cuoco Spends Thanksgiving Helping Rescue Baby Sea LionKaley Cuoco took some time out of her Thanksgiving celebrations to aid a young



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American killed by remote tribe believed god was helping him reach island

American killed by remote tribe believed god was helping him reach islandThe young American, paddling his kayak toward a remote Indian island whose people have resisted the outside world for thousands of years, believed God was helping him dodge the authorities. "God sheltered me and camouflaged me against the coast guard and the navy," John Allen Chau wrote before he was killed last week on North Sentinel Island. Indian ships monitor the waters around the island, trying to ensure outsiders do not go near the Sentinelese, who have repeatedly made clear they want to be left alone. When a young boy tried to hit him with an arrow on his first day on the island, Chau swam back to the fishing boat he had arranged to wait for him offshore. The arrow, he wrote, hit a Bible he was carrying. "Why did a little kid have to shoot me today?" he wrote in his notes, which he left with the fishermen before swimming back the next morning. "His high-pitched voice still lingers in my head." Police say Chau knew that the Sentinelese resisted all contact by outsiders, firing arrows and spears at passing helicopters and killing fishermen who drift onto their shore. His notes, which were reported Thursday in Indian newspapers and confirmed by police, make clear he knew he might be killed. "I DON’T WANT TO DIE," wrote Chau, who appeared to want to bring Christianity to the islanders. "Would it be wiser to leave and let someone else to continue. No I don’t think so." Indian authorities have been trying to figure out a way to recover Chau’s body after he was killed last week by islanders who apparently shot him with arrows and then buried his body on the beach. A rare photo showing a member of the Sentinelese tribe Credit: AFP A team of police and officials from the forest department, tribal welfare department and coast guard on Friday launched a second boat expedition to the island to identify where Chau died. The officials took two of the seven people arrested for helping Chau get close to the island in an effort to determine his route and circumstances of his death, according to a statement issued by police for the Andaman and Nicobar islands, where North Sentinel is located. Chau paid fishermen last week to take him near North Sentinel, using a kayak to paddle to shore and bringing gifts including a football and fish. "Since the Sentinelese tribespeople are protected by law to preserve their way of life, due precautions were taken by the team to ensure that these particularly vulnerable tribal groups are not disturbed and distressed during this exercise," the statement said. The team returned later Friday. The police and the coast guard had carried out an aerial survey of Northern Sentinel Island earlier in the week. A team of police and forest department officials also used a coast guard boat to visit the island Wednesday. Officials typically don’t travel to the North Sentinel area, where people live as their ancestors did thousands of years ago. The only contacts, occasional "gift giving" visits in which bananas and coconuts were passed by small teams of officials and scholars who remained in the surf, were years ago. Police are consulting anthropologists, tribal welfare experts and scholars to figure out a way to recover the body, said Dependera Pathak, director-general of police on the Andaman and Nicobar islands. The North Sentinel Island, in India's southeastern Andaman and Nicobar Islands Credit:  Gautam Singh/AP Scholars know almost nothing about the island, from how many people live there to what language they speak. The Andamans once had other similar groups, long-ago migrants from Africa and Southeast Asia who settled in the island chain, but their numbers have dwindled dramatically over the past century as a result of disease, intermarriage and migration. Chau estimated the island had about 250 inhabitants, with at least 10 people living in each hut. "The tribe’s language has a lot of high pitched sounds like ba, pa la and as," he wrote. It’s not clear what happened to Chau when he swam back to the island the next morning. But on the morning of the following day, the fishermen watched from the boat as tribesmen dragged Chau’s body along the beach and buried his remains. North Sentinel Island locator Five fishermen, a friend of Chau’s and a local tourist guide have been arrested for helping Chau, police say. In an Instagram post, his family said it was mourning him as a "beloved son, brother, uncle and best friend to us." The family also said it forgave his killers. Authorities say Chau arrived in the area on Oct. 16 and stayed on another island while he prepared to travel to North Sentinel. It was not his first time in the region: he had visited the Andaman islands in 2015 and 2016. With help from the friend, Chau paid fishermen $ 325 to take him there, Pathak said. After the fishermen realized Chau had been killed, they left for Port Blair, the capital of the island chain, where they broke the news to Chau’s friend, who notified his family, Pathak said. Chau, whose friends described him as a fervent Christian, attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Before that he had lived in southwestern Washington state and went to Vancouver Christian High School.  



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Rep. Kevin McCarthy Deletes Tweet Singling Out 3 Jews Helping Bankroll Democrats

Rep. Kevin McCarthy Deletes Tweet Singling Out 3 Jews Helping Bankroll DemocratsHouse Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) deleted a tweet that had



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U.S. halts funding to U.N. agency helping Palestinian refugees

U.S. halts funding to U.N. agency helping Palestinian refugeesA spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas denounced the decision as “a flagrant assault against the Palestinian people and a defiance of U.N. resolutions.” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the business model and fiscal practices of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) were an “irredeemably flawed operation.” “The administration has carefully reviewed the issue and determined that the United States will not make additional contributions to UNRWA,” she said in a statement. UNRWA did not immediately comment on the U.S. decision.



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China says it is helping Afghanistan with defense, counterterrorism

China says it is helping Afghanistan with defense, counterterrorismChina’s defense ministry said on Thursday that it was supporting Afghanistan’s defense and counterterrorism efforts, a day after Beijing denied a plan to build a base in Afghanistan and to send Chinese forces to the war-torn country. China’s foreign ministry on Wednesday dismissed a report by the South China Morning Post that cited sources with ties to the military as saying it was funding construction of a camp in Afghanistan’s narrow Wakhan Corridor linking the two countries, and could send hundreds of troops there. The Hong Kong newspaper later updated its report to quote Afghanistan’s embassy in Beijing as saying China was helping the country set up a “mountain brigade” to boost counterterrorism efforts, but that there would be “no Chinese military personnel of any kind on Afghan soil at any time”.



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How one airline is helping to shave seconds to help stay on time

How one airline is helping to shave seconds to help stay on timeDelta Airlines is creating a quick and effective way to keep flights on time, such as laser parking, 45-degree taxi parking and quick bag transfer for connecting flights called "hot bags".



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Gavin Newsom Is Helping His Republican Rival. Now Other Democrats Are Crying Foul.

Gavin Newsom Is Helping His Republican Rival. Now Other Democrats Are Crying Foul.Gavin Newsom is doing something odd.



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The Right-To-Try Bill Puts Patients At Risk In The Name Of Helping Them

The Right-To-Try Bill Puts Patients At Risk In The Name Of Helping ThemCongress recently approved the federal right-to-try bill after a months-long



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The Supreme Court Is Helping Companies Get Away With Sexual Harassment

The Supreme Court Is Helping Companies Get Away With Sexual HarassmentMe Too just got dealt a major blow by the Supreme Court.



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