• Astronaut breaks United States space record, gets call from Trump

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    She also holds the NASA record for most spacewalks by a woman. In 2008, Whitson became the first woman to command the space station, and on April 9 became the first woman to command it twice. "That's an incredible record to break", Trump said , congratulating Whitson as he spoke from his desk in the Oval Office, where he was seated alongside his daughter Ivanka and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins.
  • Meet the woman who just made American space history

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    As per a NASA tweet, at 1:27 am ET on April 24, Whitson officially broke astronaut Jeff William's record of 534 days in space. Whitson isn't expected to return to Earth until September. "You will, and I have great respect for you folks, it's incredible what you do", Trump said. "Getting there will require some global cooperation", Whitson said.
  • Donald Trump calls to congratulate record-setting astronaut

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    Mr Trump said, eliciting laughter from the astronauts: "We want to try to do it during my first term or at - worst during my second term, so we will have to speed that up a little bit, OK?" NASA astronauts Jack Fischer and Kate Rubins also participated, as did Trump's daughter, Ivanka.
  • 3 men convicted in Swedish rape livestreamed on Facebook

    3 men convicted in Swedish rape livestreamed on Facebook

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    The men have also been ordered to pay damages totaling 330,000 kroner (US$48,535) to the victim. Emil Khodagholi , a 21-year-old Swede, was jailed for six months for aggravated defamation for posting the rape on Facebook and failing to report it.
  • Trump Talks To Space Station Astronauts, Promises Them Mars

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    Peggy is now on a mission at the International Space station ending in September 2017, and will have logged more than 650 days by that time. President Trump, astronaut Kate Rubins (L) and daughter Ivanka (R) during a video conference with NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
  • Senate to meet for North Korea briefing at White House

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    South Korea's military said Tuesday that North Korea held major live-fire drills in an area around its eastern coastal town of Wonsan as it marked the anniversary of the founding of its military. The Xi-Trump call on Monday morning Beijing time was the second time the two leaders have spoken by telephone since meeting in Florida earlier this month.
  • Twitter posts strongest growth in monthly users in a year

    Twitter posts strongest growth in monthly users in a year

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    Twitter also added 9 million new users in Q1, which brings the company's total to 328 million. Revenue was better than expected at $548 million, compared with estimates of about $512 million, but it continues to decline. That follows a slight decline in ad revenue last quarter as well. Wednesday's results beat Wall Street expectations. The strategy aims to make Twitter a "dependable place" for people to access real-time updates from around the world and will slot in nicely to ...
  • Twitter is planning to stream live video 24/7

    Twitter is planning to stream live video 24/7

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    Offering around-the-clock live video streaming will also give a big boost to Twitter's revenue as their advertising revenue have been dwindling and Twitter TV might be a fruitful endeavour. Twitter is making its first appearance at the event and is expected to introduce some of its new shows. It's worth noting that Twitter's 24/7 plans now seem to focus only on US-based content; it'll be interesting to see if the program expands to accommodate users from other countries where the service ...
  • Trump wants a review of national monuments

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    That's because no president has even tried to revoke a national monument since 1938, when President Franklin Roosevelt wanted to reverse Calvin Coolidge's designation of the Castle Pinckney National Monument in SC. Outdoor Industry Association Executive Director Amy Roberts, whose group pulled its major trade show out of Utah in protest of the state government's opposition to the establishment of the Bears Ears National Monument, said in an interview Tuesday that her members were ...
  • Mexico wall demands tabled as spending talks advance

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    Failure to approve a government funding bill could throw new doubts over Republicans' ability to fashion a budget blueprint for the fiscal year that starts on October 1 or to succeed in a major effort to cut corporate and individual taxes that Trump has touted.