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NASA and private sector have big plans for space travel — and they’re recruiting

Amid all the coronavirus worries, here’s a positive development: NASA this month began taking applications for new astronauts. You probably won’t qualify: Candidates must have STEM backgrounds, and the odds of being accepted in the last round were 50 times worse than those for Harvard applicants. Plus NASA’s at least four years away from getting […]

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Pentagon chief plans to shift US focus to China and Russia

Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he still plans to shift the American military’s focus to competing with China and Russia, even as security threats pile up in the Middle East By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer December 7, 2019, 8:16 PM 3 min read Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Saturday he still plans to […]

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General election 2019: Child poverty ‘could rise’ under Conservative plans

Image copyright Getty Images Child poverty risks reaching a record high under the Conservative Party’s plans for benefits, according to a new report by the Resolution Foundation. The Conservative election manifesto does not propose changes to existing benefit policy, the think tank said. It found, as a result, relative child poverty could reach a 60-year […]

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