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‘Luxury space hotel’ to launch in 2021

Artist’s illustration of Orion Span’s planned orbiting hotel, Aurora Station.  (Orion Span) Well-heeled space tourists will have a new orbital destination four years from now, if one company’s plans come to fruition. That startup, called Orion Span, aims to loft its “Aurora Station” in late 2021 and begin accommodating guests in 2022.  “We are launching the first-ever affordable luxury space hotel,” said ...

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Chevy salesman confirms mid-engine Corvette is real

 (Chris Doane Automotive) The mid-engine Corvette is coming, possibly before the new year. A prototype of the suspected mid-engine Corvette was spotted making a McDonald’s run last fall.  (Chris Doane Automotive) A Chevrolet salesman who attended a dealer meeting in Las Vegas said he saw official photos of the eighth-generation Vette, describing it as the cross between a Corvette ZR1 ...

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These hotel credit cards will earn you a free night every year

These hotel credit cards will help you earn a free night every year.  (iStock) Hotel credit cards can be a valuable tool in any traveler’s wallet. Not only do they offer large sign-up bonuses and elite status perks, they also often come with stellar earning opportunities to help cardholders rack up points, and thus free stays, even faster. However, several ...

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NY Times Op-Ed slamming ‘Chappaquiddick’ film as ‘character assassination’ spurs online outrage

Photo from the movie “Chappaquiddick.” 2016 Bridgewater Picture Finance, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Ted Kennedy detractors took to Twitter to slam a liberal writer and historian who condemned the new Chappaquiddick film as “character assassination” in an opinion piece in The New York Times. The Op-Ed by Neal Gabler, who is writing a biography of the late senator, prompted an immediate ...

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NHL players, fans pay tribute to Humboldt bus crash victims

Winnipeg Jets and Chicago Blackhawks players wear “BRONCOS” on the back of their jerseys instead of their own names in a tribute to young players from Humboldt, Sask., who died in a bus crash, April 7, 2018.  (Canadian Press via Associated Press) Saturday was the final night of the regular season for most of the National Hockey League’s teams. But ...

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Pilots warned of safety concerns before helicopter crashed in NYC’s East River and killed 5, report says

For months before a helicopter crashed in New York City’s East River, pilots for the company that operated the “doors-open” flight sent emails requesting more suitable safety gear for passengers, according to a report Saturday. The helicopter, chartered for an evening photo-shoot tour, crashed into a frigid East River on March 11, killing the five passengers. They had been unable to free ...

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India to upgrade road and cross-border rail links with Nepal

NEW DELHI –  India has pledged to upgrade road and cross-border rail links with Nepal and develop inland waterways to provide sea connectivity to the landlocked Himalayan nation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Saturday that India would also help Nepal in the field of agriculture through organic farming, soil testing and education in farming. Khadga Prasad Oli, who recently took ...

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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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