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Biden Urged To Pass New Path To Citizenship Without Republican Support Biden Urged To Pass New Path To Citizenship Without Republican Support
- February 19, 2021

Without enhanced security, it faces tough odds in a closely divided Congress . They would receive a permanent residency card, commonly referred to as a " green card ", after five years if they pass certain requirements including background checks, and could then apply for citizenship after three years. (more...)
Iraq rocket attack hits U.S. forces, killing contractor Iraq rocket attack hits U.S. forces, killing contractor
- February 16, 2021

The barrage of rockets hit in and near a military air base occupied by the US -led coalition at Erbil International Airport. "We express our condolences to the loved ones of the civilian contractor killed in this attack, and to the innocent Iraqi people and their families who are suffering these ruthless acts of violence", he said in a statement. (more...)
Myanmar police file additional charge against Aung San Suu Kyi Myanmar police file additional charge against Aung San Suu Kyi
- February 16, 2021

The military has steadily escalated efforts to quell an uprising against their seizure of power two weeks ago, which saw civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi detained along with hundreds, including members of her democratically elected government. (more...)
Pelosi: Independent commission to examine Capitol Hill riot Pelosi: Independent commission to examine Capitol Hill riot
- February 16, 2021

Donald Trump will pass his second impeachment test After being acquitted by the Senate, formed as a jury, charged with "inciting a rebellion" in an attack on the Capitol. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who voted for Trump's acquittal, said he wants to know more about the timeline of the president's actions and what Congressional leaders knew about the potential threat. (more...)
United States to reopen southern borders to asylum seekers Feb 19 - DHS United States to reopen southern borders to asylum seekers Feb 19 - DHS
- February 15, 2021

The United States reported almost 3,900 new deaths from COVID-19 Thursday, pushing the USA death toll past 475,000, by far the highest in the world. Progressive critics worry that moving from a communication process reliant on physical addresses to an internet and phone-based system might not solve the problem of vulnerable migrants being denied a chance in court. (more...)
Johnson: US democracy strong after Trump impeachment 'kerfuffle' Johnson: US democracy strong after Trump impeachment 'kerfuffle'
- February 14, 2021

Only seven Republican senators joined all the 50 Democrats to vote "guilty", failing to reach two-thirds majority required for the conviction on the article of impeachment . Shelley Moore Capito both cited constitutional concerns in their decision to vote to acquit Trump . But before Saturday, he had said little in public or private about his mindset, and no one was certain what he would decide. (more...)
Ontario reports 42 additional COVID-19 deaths, fewer than 1,000 cases Sunday
- February 14, 2021

However, the data continues to be impacted by data migration from Toronto Public Health. Today's report also includes 19 new deaths. Across the province 763 people are in hospital, up 120 from yesterday, and 4 fewer people are in the ICU. (more...)
The Northwest could see a year's worth of snow this weekend The Northwest could see a year's worth of snow this weekend
- February 13, 2021

Temperatures will only warm up to the upper 20s and lower 30s, so it will be cold enough for the frozen precipitation. The daytime high will be about 31 degrees. The winter storm continues Saturday with chances of snow before about 4 p.m. The weather service says up 12 inches (30 centimeters) of snow are possible in the White Mountains. (more...)
Gas on Venus ignites hope of answering: Is anybody out there?
- February 04, 2021

Phosphine is a gas that's a known biosignature, which means it's only present when some form of life is also present - and more than that, it's a gas that also has no known false positives, at least when detected on Earth, that are mistaken for phosphine and not a result of biological life. (more...)
Litman: Trump's impeachment defense is threadbare and irrelevant. But he'll probably win Litman: Trump's impeachment defense is threadbare and irrelevant. But he'll probably win
- February 04, 2021

In an 80-page memo delivered to the Senate on Tuesday ahead of next week's impeachment trial , the House managers lay out their case against Trump and the grounds for convicting him even after he's left office. The Democratic memo , meanwhile, accurately quotes Trump's falsehoods about the election and his incendiary rhetoric, and catalogs judges' decisions rejecting his post-election arguments. (more...)
Covid 19 coronavirus: China 'shocked' over Canada's Wuhan Wu-Tang 'bat' T-shirt Covid 19 coronavirus: China 'shocked' over Canada's Wuhan Wu-Tang 'bat' T-shirt
- February 04, 2021

Scientists suspect bats to have been a reservoir for the virus before it jumped to humans. But questions remain over what the experts can hope to find after so much time has passed. Dr Shi raised some eyebrows in an interview with Scientific American magazine last June, where she said she was initially anxious over whether the virus had leaked from the facility. (more...)
NASA astronauts complete multi-year project to upgrade batteries on the ISS NASA astronauts complete multi-year project to upgrade batteries on the ISS
- February 03, 2021

That included seeing Hopkins removing another H-fixture on the S4 truss while Glover pre-positioned several foot-restraints to support spacewalks focusing on future solar array upgrades. The second mission will carry two NASA astronauts, together with one each from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, JAXA, and European Space Agency, ESA. (more...)
'Got to work on that landing': SpaceX rocket in fiery crash, again 'Got to work on that landing': SpaceX rocket in fiery crash, again
- February 03, 2021

The rocket launched smoothly around 2:35 pm local time (2035 GMT) and progressively shut down its engines as it reached a height of six miles (10 kilometers), then performed a series of test maneuvers in a horizontal "belly flop" position. You may recall back in December when SpaceX was doing a short up-and-down test of their colossal new Starship that ended in a crash and a very big fireball when the quad-winged-silo-like rocket attempted to make a vertical landing but came in a bit hot ... (more...)
An early Spring predicted as Groundhog Day goes virtual for 2021 An early Spring predicted as Groundhog Day goes virtual for 2021
- February 03, 2021

Canada's best-known weather-predicting groundhogs called for an early spring Tuesday as they delivered their annual forecasts over video due to the COVID-19 pandemic, though one was missing in action. Nova Scotia's most famous groundhog, Shubenacadie Sam, was the first to make his prediction, hesitantly emerging from his pint-sized barn and apparently failing to see his shadow. (more...)
Biden to meet with Republicans on COVID-19 relief Biden to meet with Republicans on COVID-19 relief
- February 02, 2021

Biden welcomed the nine of the 10 members into the Oval Office Monday, as he was flanked by Vice President Kamala Harris, Collins and Romney. "We all want bipartisanship and I think you're gonna see more of it as we move down the pike", he said , "We all look forward to working with Republicans". (more...)
SpaceX aims to launch 'all-civilian' trip into orbit SpaceX aims to launch 'all-civilian' trip into orbit
- February 02, 2021

The return of Crew-1 astronauts is now scheduled for late April or early May and that of the Crew-2 mission is targeted for the fall, according to the USA space agency. The 37-year-old Isaacman is founder and CEO of integrated payment processing company Shift4 Payments and a trained pilot. Forbes estimates Isaacman has a net worth of roughly $2 billion. (more...)
An Astronaut's View Of Comet Neowise Rising Above Earth In 4K An Astronaut's View Of Comet Neowise Rising Above Earth In 4K
- February 01, 2021

Until recently, the best time to see Neowise was about an hour before sunrise. On March 27th, 2020 another comet was discovered and named NEOWISE. July 14 onwards, the comet will be visible in the evening sky and can be seen with naked eye. It is now bright enough to be visible to the naked eye and will be making its closest approach to planet Earth on July 23 (July 23, 2020, 01:14 UT). (more...)
NASA's Perseverance rover to land on Mars next month NASA's Perseverance rover to land on Mars next month
- January 31, 2021

Consequently, Perseverance will not receive any help or communication from NASA in any way. What's So Special With The Mission? And only weeks after the touchdown, the spacecraft's video cameras and microphones will illustrate the rover's interpretation of this terrifying encounter. (more...)
Rare comet passing over Manitoba sky Rare comet passing over Manitoba sky
- January 31, 2021

Neowise will be visible from Australia and the southern hemisphere from July 27. - Emily Kramer, co-investigator on the Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) science team, NASA JPL. NASA experts will discuss and answer public questions about Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE during a broadcast of NASA Science Live and follow up media teleconference on Wednesday, July 15. (more...)
Why China’s latest mission to the Moon is significant Why China’s latest mission to the Moon is significant
- January 30, 2021

China was late in the space race. The Chang'e 5 lunar mission is China's first-ever sample return mission . While the mission is "indeed challenging ", McDowell said China has already landed twice on the moon with its Chang'e 3 and Chang'e 4 missions, and showed with a 2014 Chang'e 5 test mission that it can navigate back to Earth , re-enter and land a capsule. (more...)

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