Jamie Stengle and Christopher Sherman, Associated Press Updated 10:18 am CDT, Thursday, August 8, 2019 Mourners console each other after a mass in the chapel on the campus of Saint Francis University to celebrate the life of Nicholas Cumer on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in Loretto, Pa. Cumer was a graduate student in the master of cancer care program at the University and was among those killed in the Dayton shooting early Sunday. less Mourners console each other after a mass in the chapel on the campus of Saint Francis University to celebrate the life of Nicholas Cumer on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in Loretto, Pa. Cumer was a graduate student in ... more Photo: Keith Srakocic, AP Photo: Keith Srakocic, AP Image 1 of / 7 Caption Close Image 1 of 7 Mourners console each other after a … [Read more...] about Families struggling to cope after mass shootings
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Jonathan Oosting, Melissa Nann Burke and Keith Laing The Detroit News Published 11:21 PM EDT Jul 30, 2019 Detroit — Democrats sparred over health care, vision and electability Tuesday in a fast-paced debate that saw progressive front runners defend against criticism from moderate candidates who warned too “radical” of an approach could help re-elect President Donald Trump. U.S. Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts called for big, bold and structural changes to the domestic economy and health care system, railing against corporate influence and the status quo during a two-and-a-half hour debate at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. But former U.S. Rep. John Delaney of Maryland targeted the duo from the outset, using his opening statement to warn Democrats against embracing “bad policies like Medicare for All, free everything and impossible promises that will turn off independent voters and get Trump … [Read more...] about Moderate Democrats hit Sanders, Warren in Detroit debate
Along Australia's northeastern edge, the Pacific Ocean laps at sparkling yellow sands. This pristine 35 miles of shoreline is known as the Gold Coast, and over 13 million people visit every year. It's full of postcard-perfect beaches and home to the southern hemisphere's biggest collection of theme parks. Drive 30 minutes north, towards the quiet suburban town of Pimpama, and you might as well be on another planet. Once covered in strawberry fields, Pimpama lies just off the motorway and is now dotted by spacious, modern houses. The only tourist attractions are a go-kart circuit and a "skate park" -- a lonely double half-pipe in an empty field.Not the kind of place you'd expect to find the country's most powerful hybrid rocket. But that's exactly what hides within the headquarters of Gilmour Space Technologies. In one corner of the company's makeshift hangar, a nine-meter-long rocket, shaped like a bullet and covered in cling wrap and tape, rests on a set of rollers.The test … [Read more...] about Building a rocket in a garage to take on SpaceX and Blue Origin
There's no question Bryant Viñas betrayed America. What you'll have to decide for yourself is whether he has done enough to atone for his crimes. The New York City man, raised Catholic on Long Island, joined al-Qaeda in 2008. But after he was caught, Viñas became an informant cooperating with the FBI. Today, U.S. prosecutors say Bryant Viñas may have been the most valuable witness ever in the war on al-Qaeda. Viñas impressed prosecutors and the judge in his case so much that they prepared to shield him from the prospect of al-Qaeda's revenge by putting him in the federal witness protection program. All was prepared-- until Bryant Viñas says he was double crossed. Scott Pelley: You can assume that al-Qaeda wants to kill you. Bryant Viñas: Yes. Scott Pelley: Right now, today? Bryant Viñas: Yes. Scott Pelley: Why be on television? Bryant Viñas: To let people know what went wrong. Life went wrong for Bryant Viñas at an early age. He was a … [Read more...] about Should a former terrorist be allowed into witness protection?
On the night of Italy’s 2013 parliamentary elections, Paola Nugnes decided to stay late at her office and catch up on work. She skipped the rolling election coverage on TV. And by the time she finally left her architecture studio to go out, it was well past dark. When she arrived at Mumble Rumble, a nightclub in western Naples, at around 9 pm, Nugnes still hadn’t checked the news. The club was hosting a party for activists in a political movement Nugnes had been part of for the past six years. And as she walked in, the crowd erupted. Nugnes asked if her friend Roberto Fico, the most famous local figure in the group, had won his race for a seat in Parliament. But before anyone could answer, a pack of journalists pounced, thrusting microphones in her face: “How do you feel about being elected?” Nugnes stared at them, dumbfounded. That’s how she found out she was now a senator. Along with hundreds of other political rookies, Nugnes had run for office under … [Read more...] about What Happens When Techno-Utopians Actually Run a Country