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Milestone: Capsule with dummy aboard docks at space station

Posted March 4, 2019 by Marcia Dunn

A sleek new American-built capsule with just a test dummy aboard docked smoothly with the International Space Station March 3 in a big step toward putting the U.S. back in the business of launching astronauts.

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Headlines – March 1, 2019

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News Frustrated lawmakers press Pentagon for plan to fund border wall – Lawmakers on Feb. 27 grilled Pentagon officials about the president’s plans to repurpose military construction dollars for his controversial southern border wall by use of his national emergency declaration.   India and Pakistan: Kashmir fighting sees Indian aircraft downed – Pakistan says it…

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News Briefs – March 1, 2019

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U.S. general says no military threat on southern border The top U.S. general for homeland defense says there is no military threat coming from the southern border with Mexico, but his focus in on “very real” threats from China and Russia. Air Force Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy, commander, U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense…

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Headlines – February 27, 2019

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News U.S. Northern Command leader says no military threat on southern border – Under pointed questioning from senators, the top U.S. general for homeland defense said Feb. 26 that he sees no military threat coming from the southern border with Mexico, but his focus is on “very real” threats from China and Russia.   U.S….

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News Briefs – February 27, 2019

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Seven U.S. troops injured in van crash in Poland U.S. officials in southwestern Poland say that seven U.S. troops were injured, two of them, seriously when their van veered off the road and rolled over. A police spokeswoman in Zagan, Anna Kublik-Rosciszewska, said the crash took place the afternoon of Feb. 24 near Trzebien, on…

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Headlines – February 25, 2019

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News Judge rules men-only military draft unconstitutional in court win for San Diego men’s group – A federal judge has ruled that a men-only draft is unconstitutional, but he stopped short of ordering the Selective Service System to register women for military service.   U.S. to keep 10 percent of its fighting forces in Syria,…

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News Briefs – February 25, 2019

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Pakistan PM authorizes military response if India attacks Pakistan’s prime minister on Feb. 21 authorized the armed forces to “respond decisively and comprehensively to any aggression or misadventure” by neighboring India, as tensions soared between the nuclear-armed rivals. India has vowed a “jaw-breaking response” to a suicide bombing in the disputed Kashmir region last week…

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Headlines – February 22, 2019

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News White House: 200 US troops will remain in Syria – “A small peace-keeping group of about 200 will remain in Syria for a period of time,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said.   Allies decline request to stay in Syria after US troops withdraw – As the deadline approaches for the withdrawal of U.S….

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News Briefs – February 22, 2019

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New legislation bans Russian soldiers from using smartphones Russian lawmakers have approved a bill prohibiting military personnel from using smartphones on duty, a move intended to stop sensitive information from appearing on social media. The bill approved by the lower house Feb. 19 also forbids servicemen to post photos, videos and information about themselves, other…

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Headlines – February 20, 2019

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News Trump officially organizes the Space Force under the Air Force … for now – President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a directive centralizing all military space functions under a new Space Force, which will be overseen by the Department of the Air Force.     Business ATEC protests loss of key Army helicopter engine…

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