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NASA craft ‘touches’ sun for 1st time, dives into atmosphere


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Snow touches down on the Northwest


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Biden jokes about hugs in first appearance since women complained of unwanted touches

Biden jokes about hugs in first appearance since women complained of unwanted touchesIn his first public appearance since allegations by women who say he touched them inappropriately surfaced, former Vice President Joe Biden twice made light of the claims.



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More U.S. aid for Venezuela touches down amid distribution uncertainty

More U.S. aid for Venezuela touches down amid distribution uncertaintyThe shipment will be the second arrival of large-scale U.S. and international aid for Venezuelans, many of whom have scant access to food and medicine, since opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president in defiance of socialist President Nicolas Maduro. Guaido, who invoked constitutional provisions to declare himself the country’s leader last month, arguing Maduro’s 2018 re-election was a sham, has said aid will enter Venezuela on Feb. 23. Speaking in Caracas to supporters who had volunteered to help with the aid effort, Guaido said he would announce further details on Monday about how he planned to get aid into the country from Colombia, Brazil and Curacao despite Maduro’s opposition.



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More U.S. aid for Venezuela touches down amid distribution uncertainty

More U.S. aid for Venezuela touches down amid distribution uncertaintyThe shipment will be the second arrival of large-scale U.S. and international aid for Venezuelans, many of whom have scant access to food and medicine, since opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president in defiance of socialist President Nicolas Maduro. Guaido, who argued Maduro’s 2018 re-election was a sham and invoked constitutional provisions to declare himself the country’s leader last month, has said aid will enter Venezuela on Feb. 23. Speaking in Caracas to supporters who had volunteered to help with the aid effort, Guaido said he would announce details on Monday about how he planned to get aid into the country from Colombia, Brazil and Curacao despite Maduro’s opposition.



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Canada's Governor General touches Queen in breach of royal protocol 'to ensure she didn't slip'

Canada's Governor General touches Queen in breach of royal protocol 'to ensure she didn't slip'It is simply not the done thing. Or to put it another way, you can look but you can’t touch. So much so that Canada’s Governor General has felt the need to explained why he decided to breach royal protocol and touch the Queen, saying that he wanted to make sure she did not slip during an official engagement. David Johnston was spotted supporting the 91-year-old by gently touching her elbow as she climbed the steps at Canada House in Trafalgar Square, on Wednesday. The Queen, accompanied by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (C-L) attended a function at Canada House Credit: EPA/WILL OLIVER He did the same thing as she left the building, which she visited with the Duke of Edinburgh in honour of the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation. Speaking afterwards he told Canadian broadcaster CBC News: "Well I'm certainly conscious of the protocol. I just was anxious to be sure that there was no stumbling on the steps.” Mr Johnston, who as a student inspired a character in the bestselling 1970 novel Love Story, added: “It's a little bit awkward, that descent from Canada House to Trafalgar Square, and there was a carpet that was a little slippy, and so I thought perhaps it was appropriate to breach protocol just to be sure that there was no stumble." Queen Elizabeth is welcomed to Canada House by Canada Governor General David Johnston Credit: REUTERS/Stefan Rousseau/Pool In its advice on how to greet a member of the Royal family Buckingham Palace’s website reminds people that there are "no obligatory codes of behaviour when meeting the Queen or a member of the Royal Family, but many people wish to observe the traditional forms". While touching the Monarch, beyond a handshake, is not explicitly mentioned it is generally accepted that members of the public do not do so. Not that Mr Johnson is the first to beach royal etiquette with displays of friendship. In 2009 Michelle Obama took the unusual step of putting her arm round the Queen, in response to the Monarch placing her hand on her back, while she attended a glittering reception at Buckingham Palace with her husband, ahead of the G20 summit. Buckingham Palace described it at the time as a “mutual and spontaneous display of affection and appreciation”. Queen given tour of Canada House to mark country's 150th birthday 01:31 In 1992 the then Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating placed his arm around the Queen while introducing her to subjects during her visit in 1992, earning himself the nickname ‘The Lizard of Oz’. And in 2014 the basketball star LeBron James put his arm around the Duchess of Cambridge while presenting her with a jersey after a game in New York. Buckingham Palace said it had no concern over the Governor's General decision to lend the Queen his hand in support. An aide said: "There's no issue here. It was a simple human gesture"



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A Relieved Wall Street Touches Record High After Comey Testimony

A Relieved Wall Street Touches Record High After Comey TestimonyThe Dow tickled all-time highs as the former FBI chief wrapped up his testimony.



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Space station crew touches down: NASA astronaut and Russian cosmonauts return to Earth

Space station crew touches down: NASA astronaut and Russian cosmonauts return to EarthThree astronauts from the International Space Station have successfully landed in the steppes of Kazakhstan — two from Russia and one from the United States.



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OraSure touches 10-year high on FDA nod for HIV test

(Reuters) – Shares of OraSure Technologies Inc rose to their highest in more than 10 years after U.S. health regulators on Tuesday approved its in-home HIV test, the first such product to get the nod. The company’s stock was up 12 percent at $ 13.57 on Thursday, making it one of the top percentage gainers on the Nasdaq. More than 3.5 million OraSure shares changed hands by 1054 ET, several times its 10 day average daily volume of 0.34 million. The approval makes OraQuick In-Home HIV Test the first over-the-counter self-administered examination for the virus. …
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