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On July 16th 2019, the US Space and Rocket Center attempted to set a new world-record by launching 5,000 model rockets … all at once! Brett Tannehill takes us there in this audio postcard as he asks the question "If you could take a rocket to anywhere, where would you go?

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"This marks the first time Airbnb has taken affirmative steps to initiate legal proceedings against a booking guest for throwing an unauthorized party," the company said.

The cable tore a gaping 100-foot hole in one of the largest radio telescope dishes in the world, taking the instrument offline until repairs can be made.

The conference hopes to hold its title game in December, as it normally would, despite the coronavirus pandemic.

America's reckoning with racism has brought down statues, one state flag and one police emblem, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center — and led to the renaming of schools and other sites.

In 2017, the Trump administration scaled back protections of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. A federal judge has now struck down the rule change — and cited To Kill a Mockingbird in so doing.

Officials said one of golf's premier tournaments will be played without fans. The Masters was postponed until November because of the pandemic.

Federal prosecutors say that one of the three men offered $500,000 to keep one woman from testifying. Another allegedly burned an SUV leased by an accuser's father.

Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods says that "effective immediately, any individual walking in to any one of our lobbies ... wearing a mask will be asked to remove it."

Four new likely cases of COVID-19 are linked to a cluster in an Auckland family announced Tuesday. The country returns to tighter restrictions and is promoting an app to help with contact tracing.

"This is a historical, transformational, and proud moment for... all women of colour, all Black women, and all South Asian women," Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra tweeted.

Willis defeated six-term Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard, and her former boss, in Tuesday's runoff. Howard has been dogged by scandal, including his handling of the Rayshard Brooks case.

Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X are frequently seen as opposing forces in the struggle for civil rights but Peniel Joseph, author of The Sword and the Shield, says the truth is more nuanced.

President Trump is congratulating Marjorie Taylor Greene, calling her a "future Republican Star." Greene has endorsed a theory that satanic pedophiles secretly run the world.

In their first joint appearance since Joe Biden announced Kamala Harris as his vice presidential running mate, the pair will deliver remarks in Biden's hometown of Wilmington, Del.

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