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Arizona Governor Names Jon Kyl As John McCain's Senate Replacement

Arizona Governor Names Jon Kyl As John McCain's Senate ReplacementArizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) on Tuesday named Jon Kyl to fill the late John



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Nasa names astronauts to fly on first private US spaceships

Nasa names astronauts to fly on first private US spaceshipsNASA named the first nine astronauts who will fly to space on Boeing and SpaceX vehicles in 2019 on Friday – a mix of novices and veterans who are tasked with restoring America's ability to send humans into orbit. These pioneering flights to the International Space Station aboard commercially built crew capsules will be the first leaving US soil to put people into orbit since the iconic space shuttle program ended in 2011. For the past seven years, NASA astronauts have hitched rides to the orbiting outpost on Russia's Soyuz spacecraft – at a cost of some $ 80 million a seat. "This is a big deal for our country and we want America to know that we are back, that we are flying American astronauts on American rockets from American soil," NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said as he unveiled the crew members in Houston, Texas. An unmanned Boeing flight test is scheduled for later this year, with the first crew on board in mid-2019, NASA said. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine giving remarks during a NASA event announcing the astronauts assigned to crew the first flight tests and missions Credit: AFP For SpaceX, a demonstration flight with no passengers is set for November 2018, and the first manned flight set for April 2019. Those named for the crew test flights for Boeing's Starliner include NASA shuttle veterans Eric Boe and Christopher Ferguson, along with Nicole Aunapu Mann, a naval aviator who was named a NASA astronaut in 2013 and will be making her first flight to space. "It is going to be a proud moment for America," Mann said. NASA astronaut Nicole Aunapu Mann Credit: Barcroft/UPI US President Donald Trumpalso praised the news while giving himself a pat on the back: "NASA, which is making a BIG comeback under the Trump Administration, has just named 9 astronauts for Boeing and Spacex space flights," he tweeted. "We have the greatest facilities in the world and we are now letting the private sector pay to use them," Trump said. "Exciting things happening." "Space Force!" he added, referencing a sixth branch of the military he has called for that would focus on defending US interests. NASA, which is making a BIG comeback under the Trump Administration, has just named 9 astronauts for Boeing and Spacex space flights. We have the greatest facilities in the world and we are now letting the private sector pay to use them. Exciting things happening. Space Force!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 3, 2018 SpaceX's first crew tests will be manned by shuttle veterans Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley. After that, the companies move on to actual missions. NASA "has contracted six missions, with as many as four astronauts per mission, for each company," the agency said. On board Starliner's first mission will be NASA veteran Sunita Williams, a retired Navy captain and experienced space shuttle astronaut, and Josh Cassada, a Navy pilot making his first flight to space. SpaceX's first crew will include naval aviator Victor Glover, also a novice to spaceflight, and shuttle veteran Michael Hopkins. Space exploration | Recent exciting discoveries More astronauts will be announced to join the crews at a later date, NASA said. NASA awarded contracts to Boeing and SpaceX in 2014 as part of its commercial crew program, aimed at helping private industry build spaceships to reach low-Earth orbit. "The goal is to have safe, reliable and cost-effective access to and from the International Space Station and foster commercial access to other potential low-Earth orbit destinations," NASA said. The US space agency, meanwhile, is working on building rockets and spacecraft that could allow humans to return to the Moon in the coming decade. Both Boeing and SpaceX are slightly behind schedule when it comes to their crew vehicles. The first manned flights were initially supposed to take place in 2018.



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Diocese names 71 accused of child sex abuse, blames bishops

Diocese names 71 accused of child sex abuse, blames bishopsA Roman Catholic diocese on Wednesday identified 71 priests and other members of the church who had been accused of child sex abuse and said it was holding accountable the bishops who led the church for the past 70 years, announcing their names will be stripped from all church properties.



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The Paul Manafort Trial: A Who's Who Of Key Names

The Paul Manafort Trial: A Who's Who Of Key NamesBefore Paul Manafort ran President Donald Trump's campaign, he spent years



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These Were The Most Popular Baby Names In The 1920s

These Were The Most Popular Baby Names In The 1920sThanks to the Social Security Administration, Americans can see which baby



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Names of members of Japan WWII 'germ warfare' unit to be released

Names of members of Japan WWII 'germ warfare' unit to be releasedA group of Japanese scholars is set to reveal the names of the members of a Japanese World War II germ warfare unit that infected and starved Chinese and allied POWs in a series of gruesome experiments. Katsuo Nishiyama, professor emeritus of Shiga University of Medical Science in western Japan, has told local media his team is analysing a list of 3,607 members and plans to publish it online to encourage further historical study of the unit. “This is the first time that we see a list of the names of nearly all its members being released in the form of an official document,” the Mainichi Shimbun daily quoted Nishiyama as saying.



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Pennsylvania Diocese Releases Names Of 51 Clergy, Laypeople Accused Of Misconduct

Pennsylvania Diocese Releases Names Of 51 Clergy, Laypeople Accused Of MisconductA Catholic diocese in Pennsylvania has released the names of 51 former



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Pennsylvania Diocese Releases Names Of 51 Clergy, Laypeople Accused Of Misconduct

Pennsylvania Diocese Releases Names Of 51 Clergy, Laypeople Accused Of MisconductA Catholic diocese in Pennsylvania has released the names of 51 former



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The Latest: Names of 2 firefighters killed in wreck released

The Latest: Names of 2 firefighters killed in wreck releasedPRATT, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on two firefighters who died in an accident while responding to an interstate wreck that killed three other people in West Virginia (all times local):



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Names of 5 crash victims, including 2 firefighters, released

Names of 5 crash victims, including 2 firefighters, releasedCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities on Sunday released the names of five people killed in separate weekend crashes in West Virginia, including two firefighters whose fire truck hit a rock wall while responding to the other accident.



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