Monday , July 26 2021


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Branson biographer talks about suborbital flight milestone

As Richard Branson blasts off to the edge of space, “Test Gods” author Nicholas Schmidle takes us inside Branson’s efforts to reach space. “To me, this was an adventure story,” Schmidle says. “That’s the way that I always kind of thought about it and saw it framed.” He talks about …

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Why the 'billionaires beat' is becoming more important

Brian Stelter says the billionaire space race between Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk showcases the need to cover power and influence with scrutiny. Teddy Schleifer says the “billionaires beat” is not “a luxury beat about the rich and famous doing crazy stuff… These are people with enormous influence …

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Did America lose the Afghan war?

As President Biden announced the final U.S. withdrawal from the 20-year conflict, the Taliban claimed it controls 85% of Afghan territory. ‘It was easy for Afghanistan to point at us as occupiers,’ says Carter Malkasian, author of “The American War in Afghanistan.’ Source: CNN

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New footage shows Capitol rioters drag officer into crowd

The Justice Department released new police body camera footage showing officers wading into the crowd to save a pro-Trump rioter who was trampled, only to be stripped of their protective gear, dragged down a set of stairs and attacked with crutches, flagpoles, batons and bare hands. CNN’s Ryan Nobles reports. …

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‘More than my rent’: Why childcare costs have spiked

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Florida begins burmese python-hunting contest

Burmese pythons are not naturally found in Florida. But the non-native pests reproduce — and kill other species — so frequently the state takes extraordinary measures to combat them. CNN’s Victor Blackwell and Alisyn Camerota speak with state-licensed python hunter Donna Kalil about her efforts in Florida’s contest to catch …

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