Daily Archives: April 6, 2018

Governors could be powerless to deny Trump troop request

SALEM, Ore. –  President Donald Trump’s plan to deploy National Guard troops to the border with Mexico has drawn resistance from some governors, most of them Democrats, but they could be powerless to deny the commander in chief’s request for soldiers. Governors have some leeway to say no presidents, but if Trump uses a federal law to order the deployment, ...

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Is New Zealand the world’s best rocket-launching site?

THE Mahia peninsula, on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island, has been a holidaymakers’ haven for decades. It offers sandy beaches, hot springs and scenic trails. And, for those of a technological mindset, it also offers the world’s first private orbital-rocket-launching base. Launch Complex 1, as this base is known, sits at the tip of the peninsula and ...

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