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Trump Says ‘NASA’s Back’ Thanks to ‘Rich Guys’ Paying U.S. Rent

Trump Says ‘NASA’s Back’ Thanks to ‘Rich Guys’ Paying U.S. Rent(Bloomberg) — President Donald Trump pledged to re-establish U.S. dominance in space, a day after he welcomed the surviving Apollo 11 astronauts to the White House to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.“Sustained exploration that extends from our Earth to the Moon and on to the Martian surface will usher in a new era of American ingenuity,” Trump said in a message on Saturday, which he declared Space Exploration Day.Trump on Friday invited retired astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, and the family of Neil Armstrong — the first man to walk on the moon — to the White House to mark the space milestone. “NASA’s back,” Trump said. “We’re having rich guys use it and pay us rent.”The U.S. lost its domestic capability to put humans in orbit after the shuttle program was shut down in 2011 without a replacement, and relied on Russia to send astronauts to work in the International Space Station. Trump has waffled on NASA’s priorities. In December 2017, he directed the space agency to return astronauts to the moon by 2025, then in a June tweet made Mars the priority.On Saturday, he said few moments “spark more pride” than the Apollo 11 mission, which helped inspire generations of scientists and engineers and was the catalyst for a technological revolution.“My administration is committed to reestablishing our Nation’s dominance and leadership in space,” he said, adding that NASA was directed to “send the next man and first woman to the Moon and to take the next giant leap — sending Americans to Mars.”The space agency recently announced it would allow “private astronauts” to pay to visit the International Space Station.At the White House on Friday, the president said: “We are going to the moon and then we’re going to Mars.”“We don’t know what we’re going to find on Mars but it’s certainly a trip that’s going to be very interesting,” he said.NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told Trump they’ll eventually get to Mars from a space station orbiting the moon.Vice President Mike Pence said that “within the next year” American astronauts will return to space on rockets launched from U.S. soil.Trump in February signed an order to clear the way for creation of a new branch of the military called Space Force. He said the administration is “very close to getting that completed and operating.”To contact the reporters on this story: Margaret Talev in Washington at mtalev@bloomberg.net;Josh Wingrove in Washington at jwingrove4@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Alex Wayne at awayne3@bloomberg.net, Steve Geimann, Andrew DavisFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



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Federal Government Advised Furloughed Employees to Offer Manual Labor for Rent During Shutdown

Federal Government Advised Furloughed Employees to Offer Manual Labor for Rent During Shutdown"I would like to discuss with you the possibility of trading my services to perform maintenance (e.g. painting, carpentry work) in exchange for partial rent payments"



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Federal Government Advised Furloughed Employees to Offer Manual Labor for Rent During Shutdown

Federal Government Advised Furloughed Employees to Offer Manual Labor for Rent During Shutdown"I would like to discuss with you the possibility of trading my services to perform maintenance (e.g. painting, carpentry work) in exchange for partial rent payments"



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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Slams Fox News For Laughing At Her D.C. Rent Problem

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Slams Fox News For Laughing At Her D.C. Rent ProblemAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who this week became the youngest woman ever elected



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Bleak New Figures Show Just How Unaffordable Rent Is In Every U.S. State

Bleak New Figures Show Just How Unaffordable Rent Is In Every U.S. StateA staggering gap between wages and the cost of rental housing across America



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Ben Carson Thinks Poor People Should Pay Higher Rent If They Want Government Help

Ben Carson Thinks Poor People Should Pay Higher Rent If They Want Government HelpHousing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is proposing to increase



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Las Vegas hotel will not rent out mass killer Stephen Paddock's room again

Las Vegas hotel will not rent out mass killer Stephen Paddock's room againThe hotel room used by mass killer Stephen Paddock who murdered 58 people in Las Vegas earlier this month will not be rented out again. Paddock sprayed shots on a crowd attending a concert from a corner suite on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. MGM Resorts International announced its decision in a statement to a local paper, the Las Vegas Sun. "This was a terrible tragedy perpetrated by an evil man. We have no intention of renting that room," the company said. Stephen Paddock Credit: Eric Paddock/AP The company has also been ordered by a court to preserve evidence and surveillance footage of the incident. There was no indication of how the room will be used in future. MGM, which also owns the land used by the crowds attending the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival, has not said what will happen to the area. The Bataclan nightclub in Paris where 90 people were killed in a terrorist attack in November 2015 has reopened. However, the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida where 49 people died on June 12 last year, has become a permanent memorial to the victims.



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Houston Families Face Rent Demands On Flooded Properties

Houston Families Face Rent Demands On Flooded PropertiesSome families in the Houston area being asked to pay rent, with late fees, after Hurricane Harvey caused catastrophic flooding to hit southeast Texas and drove them from their homes, The Guardian reported.



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Landlords demand rent for flooded homes from Hurricane Harvey victims

Landlords demand rent for flooded homes from Hurricane Harvey victimsVictims of Hurricane Harvey have spoken out after landlords demanded rent from their flooded, uninhabitable homes. As they piece their lives back together, buying new furniture and other belongings after replacing those lost and finding alternate accommodation, some have been slapped with fees from landlords, who demand rent for the flooded homes the victims had to flee. Rocio Fuentes told The Guardian she has been asked for money by her landlord. She said: "Our landlords say we have to pay rent and late fees and every day it is going up. "We are paying rent for somewhere we can’t live in. They said ‘you aren’t the only ones in this situation’, but what are we supposed to do? We don’t have any money. We don’t have anything." Texas property code states that if a property is "totally unusable" due to a disaster then either the landlord or tenant can terminate the lease through written notice. Homes were destroyed in the flood Credit:  Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg However, if the property is deemed "partially unusable" because of a disaster, a tenant may only get a reduction in rent determined by a county or district court. Many people are still living in shelters and relying on handouts to live after Hurricane Harvey. More than 203,000 Texas homes were damaged or destroyed by Harvey, which dumped as much as 52 inches (132 cm) of rain across the region and killed as many as 60, according to authorities. Some of those homes are still flooded. Two area reservoirs will for at least another 10 days release water into an overflowing drainage system to relieve pressure. That has some advising homeowners to demolish their homes, rather than repair them. Hurricane Harvey shelter evacuated after more flooding 01:21 For those displaced, finding a new place to stay could prove difficult. "It's going to be really tight now," Hall said. For the city's home sales, which were already soft because of a two-year oil price downturn, Harvey adds yet another kink. Some "For Sale" signs on properties around the city are already bedazzled with notices to entice prospective buyers: "Did Not Flood." "Home sales are probably going to have a stigma for a while until we have things cleaned up," said Jennifer Fuller, a real estate agent with Keller Williams Memorial. "I would advise anyone with water in their home to keep all documents related to remediation and take pictures so they can put the future buyer at ease about what was done." Hurricane Harvey: rescuers reach people trapped on vehicle roof as waters rise 00:59 It's not clear, though, if there'll be much of a demand for homes that were waterlogged. "I don't know that I would want to own a house that has been sitting in water for more than a day or two," said David Stone, owner of Texas Fine Homes, a residential home builder in Houston. After Melinda Loshak's one-story home in the city's Meyerland neighborhood flooded two years ago, she and her husband renovated it and put it on the market. With no prospective buyers, they leased it, only to see it flood again last week. "It doesn't make any sense to repair this house if it's just going to flood again," she said. Additional reporting by Reuters.



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