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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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According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 20 million people worldwide have tested positive for the virus. The milestone comes almost exactly five months after the WHO declared it a pandemic.

"There is no money sitting in the piggy bank of the previous CARES Act to be reprioritized or reconstituted" to pay the state's share, Gov. Gavin Newsom said on Monday.

Uber and Lyft have been fighting California over whether drivers are employees, entitled to benefits, or independent contractors. A state judge orders them to consider all those drivers employees.

No coin shortage here: While it's closed for the pandemic, the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores has drained a 30-foot waterfall and cleaned off 100 gallons of pocket change.

Five-term incumbent Alexander Lukashenko is declared the winner. Opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya rejects the results.

The U.S. territory was supposed to hold primary elections on Sunday. But many voting centers did not receive ballots on time, causing chaos — and creating an unprecedented legal conundrum.

Thousands of lawsuits that ground to a halt because of COVID-19 are moving forward again as local, state and federal courts reopen around the U.S.

"May God protect Lebanon," Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab said as he announced his resignation days after a disastrous explosion rocked Beirut.

The head of the World Health Organization has called the island nation "a global exemplar" for its success in controlling the virus.

McDonald's wants Steve Easterbrook to return his multimillion-dollar exit pay. The fast-food chain says he hid evidence of relationships and even approved a big stock grant for one of the women.

Mount Sinabung was dormant for 400 years before reawakening in 2010. Since then, it has erupted repeatedly. Dramatic photos and videos capture the latest eruption.

Bridges were raised to limit access to downtown as chaos spread. Authorities say outrage over a police shooting prompted the looting, but that the "abject criminal behavior" was not part of a protest.

Republican senators facing tough reelections may be in the hot seat when it comes time to vote on President Trump's controversial nominee to head the nation's largest public lands agency.

After quickly building megacities, the country is kicking plans into high gear to revamp tens of thousands of country villages. Residents say they are forced or coerced to leave their farm homes.



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