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NZ mosque shootings toll rises to 50, families wait to bury their dead

NZ mosque shootings toll rises to 50, families wait to bury their deadAustralian Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist, was charged with murder on Saturday. Tarrant was remanded without a plea and is due back in court on April 5 where police said he was likely to face further charges. Friday’s attack, which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern labeled as terrorism, was the worst ever peacetime mass killing in New Zealand and the country had raised its security threat level to the highest.



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NASA’s New Horizons zoomed past Ultima Thule, and now we wait

NASA’s New Horizons zoomed past Ultima Thule, and now we waitNASA kicked off the new year with a midnight flyby of the most distant Solar System object ever visited by a manmade spacecraft. New Horizons passed within a few thousand miles of the oblong space rock known as Ultima Thule just after the calendar page turned to 2019 on the East Coast, and it's a huge achievement for the space agency and astronomy community in general.

Unfortunately, NASA has very little to show for its accomplishment, at least right now.

NASA's live stream of the event was very informative, providing details about the mission and animations to show where the spacecraft was in relation to Ultima Thule. We did not, however, get a good look at Ultima Thule itself or even confirmation that the mission was a success, so now we wait.

Our Solar System is a big place, and Ultima Thule is very far away. A live stream or even the rapid delivery of still images from the spacecraft wasn't a realistic expectation and, as NASA has already explained, it's going to take months for the probe to send back all the information it gathered during its brief rendezvous with its rocky target.

In fact, retrieving information from New Horizons is so delayed that even NASA doesn't know with certainty that the spacecraft pulled off its mission without a hitch. NASA's Deep Space Network is still relaying that information back to Earth, and it's expected to arrive by midday.

NASA already has a number of press conferences scheduled for the coming days, and we're sure to learn a lot about how well New Horizons performed and, hopefully, some new information about Ultima Thule as well. However, the real science can't begin until the probe delivers all the data it's gathered, and that could take months.



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New policy will force migrants seeking asylum to wait in Mexico—for years

New policy will force migrants seeking asylum to wait in Mexico—for yearsHomeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testifies before the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. In the administration’s latest effort to clamp down on immigration from Central America, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced Thursday that, effective immediately, asylum-seekers presenting themselves at the southern border will be returned to Mexico for the duration of their immigration proceedings, a process that often takes several years.



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Take a number: Migrants, blocked at the border, wait their turn to apply for asylum

Take a number: Migrants, blocked at the border, wait their turn to apply for asylumOn the ground in Juarez, where migrants seeking asylum are given a number – written on their arms – and sent away to wait.



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If Trump Thinks Michael Cohen’s Plea Is Bad, Wait Till Dems Run The House Intel Committee

If Trump Thinks Michael Cohen’s Plea Is Bad, Wait Till Dems Run The House Intel CommitteeWASHINGTON — Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen



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Tensions rise at U.S.-Mexico border as migrants, holiday travelers wait to cross

Tensions rise at U.S.-Mexico border as migrants, holiday travelers wait to crossWith few belongings, and many of them with children in tow, the migrants set out for the crossing from the baseball field in the Mexican border city of Tijuana where they have been camped out. Around 6,000 migrants who have trekked across Mexico in a caravan in recent weeks are now crammed into the field. Earlier on Thursday, U.S. President Donald Trump said he had authorized the use of lethal force on the border and warned that the United States could close the whole frontier.



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Trump May Move Ahead With Plans To Make Asylum Seekers Wait In Mexico: Report

Trump May Move Ahead With Plans To Make Asylum Seekers Wait In Mexico: ReportThe Trump administration is preparing to unveil a plan that would force asylum



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U.S. Troops Will Likely Miss Thanksgiving At Home As They Wait For Migrant Caravan

U.S. Troops Will Likely Miss Thanksgiving At Home As They Wait For Migrant CaravanThe thousands of troops deployed to the southern U.S. border will most likely



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Arizona could wait a week to learn who its next U.S. senator will be

Arizona could wait a week to learn who its next U.S. senator will beWith one out of every four ballots remaining to be counted, McSally led by about 15,000 votes, less than one percentage point. Neither candidate was ready to concede, though the outcome was unlikely to tip the balance of power in the U.S. Senate after Republicans flipped three seats in their favor, extending their majority. The delayed result is a familiar feature of Arizona politics, when candidates can wait for days or weeks to learn final results.



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In Florida, a slow wait for news on hurricane's death toll

In Florida, a slow wait for news on hurricane's death tollTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In Florida, a grim task is unwinding slowly: Finding out many people were killed in Hurricane Michael.



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