The space agency is giving SpaceX more than $330 million for the mission called "Gateway."
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Meteorologists consider moving the start date of the Atlantic hurricane season from June 1 to May 15.
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An American father and son wanted by Japan for aiding former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn escape from the country in a box were handed over to Japanese custody Monday, ending their months-long battle to stay in the U.S. Michael Taylor and his son, Peter Taylor, failed to convince U.S. officials and courts to block their extradition to Japan, where they will be tried on charges that they smuggled Ghosn out of the country in 2019 while the former auto titan was awaiting trial on financial misconduct charges. The Massachusetts men, who have been locked up at a suburban Boston jail since their arrest in May, were handed over to Japanese officials early Monday, said one of their attorneys, Paul Kelly.
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It extends an extraordinary losing streak for lawsuits from Donald Trump and his allies seeking to overturn the 2020 presidential election results.
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Lindell equates getting coronavirus vaccine to receiving ‘mark of the beast’ pledging allegiance to the devil
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Coronavirus latest news: Single dose of Oxford or Pfizer vaccine cuts hospitalisations in over 80s by 80pc
Hunt for UK patient with Brazilian mutation EU raises hopes of vaccine passports to ease travel for work and tourism Pupils' online lessons cut to make time for Covid tests Over-40s Covid vaccines rollout on track to begin this month Police ask: Why enforce lockdown at this late stage? Subscribe to The Telegraph for a month-long free trial A single dose of the Pfizer or Oxford vaccine offers dramatic protection against hospital admission and severe disease in older people, according to a new study from Public Health England (PHE). Health Secretary Matt Hancock hailed the "exciting" real-world data which found either vaccine is more than 80 per cent effective at preventing hospital admission for over 80s around three to four weeks after the first dose. England's deputy chief medical officer Professor Jonathan Van-Tam said the data offered a glimpse of how the vaccine programme "is going to hopefully take us into a very different world in the next few months". The study, which has yet to be peer-reviewed, included more than 7.5 million people aged 70 and over in England. The data also shows that infections (where people display symptoms) in the over-70s fall from around three weeks after one dose of both vaccines. It comes after the Prime Minister announced earlier today there is a 'massive effort' under way to contain the spread of the Brazilian variant of coronavirus. Health officials are currently hunting for a unidentified person in the UK who is infected with the variant in a bid to prevent it infecting the wider community. Follow the latest updates below.
Kourtney Kardashian admits Kim made her cry when she called her the 'least exciting to look at': 'I took it really personally'
The eldest Kardashian was getting her makeup done by sister Kylie Jenner, who asked her about the vicious argument she and Kim had in 2018.
Prince Harry, who shocked Britain last year when he and his wife Meghan stepped back from royal duties, told U.S. interviewer Oprah Winfrey that he had worried about history repeating itself, according to excerpts released on Sunday. The CBS broadcast network released two brief clips from Winfrey's interview of the couple, which is scheduled to air on March 7. "My biggest concern was history repeating itself," Harry said, apparently referring to his mother Princess Diana, who was hounded by the British press and died at age 36 in a car crash in Paris after her divorce from Prince Charles.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is expected to ask President Joe Biden to consider sharing part of the U.S. coronavirus vaccine supply with its poorer southern neighbor when the two leaders hold a virtual summit on Monday, U.S. and Mexican officials said. Biden is open to discussing the matter as part of a broader regional effort to cooperate in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic but will maintain as his “number one priority” the need to first vaccinate as many Americans as possible, a White House official told Reuters on condition of anonymity. Lopez Obrador has been one of the most vocal leaders in the developing world pressing the richest countries to improve poorer nations’ access to the vaccines.
The lawyer for the 'QAnon Shaman' wants to use Trump's speech before the insurrection as part of his defense
"QAnon Shaman" Jacob Chansley's lawyer has blamed Donald Trump for inciting his client to storm the Capitol building on January 6.
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Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., has been misquoted in posts online about the recent debate in the House of Representatives over the Equality Act.
Britain on Monday appealed for a mystery individual infected with a highly transmissible Brazilian variant of the novel coronavirus to come forward, more than two weeks after they tested positive but failed to give proper contact details. Britain said six cases had been detected of the "P.1" variant identified in the Brazilian city of Manaus, against which current vaccines appear to be less effective. Two were in South Gloucestershire in England and three in Scotland.
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Israel's Supreme Court on Monday dealt a major blow to the country's powerful Orthodox establishment, ruling that people who convert to Judaism through the Reform and Conservative movements in Israel are also Jewish and entitled to become citizens. The landmark ruling, 15 years in the making, centered around the combustible question of who is Jewish and marked an important victory for the Reform and Conservative movements.
Just over 2.4 million coronavirus vaccinations were reported to the CDC on Sunday, matching Saturday's record-high for inoculations as seen in Bloomberg's vaccine tracker. Why it matters: Vaccinations are ramping up again after widespread delays caused by historic winter storms. Over 75 million vaccine doses have been administered thus far, with 7.5% of the population fully vaccinated and 15% having received at least one dose.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.Less than two weeks ago, 5% of Americans were fully vaccinated through two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines. The average daily rate of vaccinations has remained steady at 1.7 million, the rate reached earlier this month, per Bloomberg. What they're saying: "I’m proud to say we’re over halfway to our goal and weeks ahead of schedule," President Biden tweeted Sunday on the administration's goal to reach 100 million shots within his first 100 days.What to watch: The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday issued an emergency use authorization for Johnson & Johnson's one-shot vaccine which is expected to help increase the pace of inoculations.More from Axios: Sign up to get the latest market trends with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free
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Six months after his death, Chadwick Boseman has posthumously won a Golden Globe. The late actor on Sunday won the Golden Globe for best actor in a drama film for his performance in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, the final movie he completed prior to his death. His widow, Taylor Simone Ledward, emotionally paid tribute while accepting the award on his behalf. "He would thank God," she said. "He would thank his parents. He would thank his ancestors for their guidance and their sacrifices." She went on to say that "I don't have his words," but "we have to take the moment to celebrate those we love, so thank you, HFPA for this opportunity to do exactly that." Chadwick Boseman's wife, Taylor Simone Ledward, accepts his #GoldenGlobes win: "He would thank God. He would thank his parents. He would thank his ancestors for their guidance and their sacrifices" https://t.co/gMrpbjjqwe pic.twitter.com/jFrEROkXDC — Variety (@Variety) March 1, 2021 Boseman died on Aug. 28, following a battle with colon cancer; he had kept his diagnosis private while continuing to work on films, including Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. He's the second actor to win a Golden Globe in this category posthumously after Peter Finch, who won for Network after his death in 1977, according to Variety. Though the nominations for the Academy Awards have yet to be announced, Boseman is widely expected to win the Best Actor Oscar as well, and he could potentially be nominated a second time for his supporting performance in Da 5 Bloods. More stories from theweek.com5 celestially funny cartoons about Perseverance's Mars adventureTrump still has the Republican Party by the throatMost awkward awards show ever?
The largest and oldest electric power cooperative in Texas filed for bankruptcy protection in Houston on Monday, citing a disputed $1.8 billion debt to the state's grid operator. Brazos Electric Power Cooperative Inc, which supplies electricity to more than 660,000 consumers across the state, is one of dozens of providers facing enormous charges stemming from a severe cold snap last month. The fallout threatens utilities and power marketers, which collectively face billions of dollars in blackout-related charges, executives said.
China on Monday denied accusations by Taiwan that a ban on pineapples from the island was about politics, saying it was purely a matter of biosecurity, in an escalating war of words that has added to existing tensions. China announced the ban last week, citing "harmful creatures" it said could come with the fruit, threatening China's own agriculture. Taiwan, which China claims as its own territory, says there is nothing wrong with its pineapples and that Beijing is using the fruit as another way to coerce the island.
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Prince Harry says the process of separating from royal life has been very difficult for him and his wife, Meghan. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Harry invoked the memory of his late mother, Princess Diana, who had to find her way alone after she and Prince Charles divorced. Diana was shown in a photo holding toddler Harry as he made the comments.
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This Roman carriage was unearthed outside Pompeiithe city buried in a volcanic eruption in 79 ADArchaeologists found it near the stables of a villa"... a unique find, without any precedent in Italy." - Italy's Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism
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Goya Foods CEO said Trump is 'the still actual president' and doubled down on false election claims at CPAC
Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue said Donald Trump is "the real, the legitimate, and the still actual president of the United States."
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The Arctic has warmed more than twice as fast as the global average over the last three decades and Moscow is seeking to develop the energy-rich region, investing in the Northern Sea Route for shipping across its long northern flank as ice melts.The satellite successfully reached its intended orbit after being launched from Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome by a Soyuz rocket, Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Russia's Roscosmos space agency, said in a post on Twitter.The Arktika-M will have a highly elliptical orbit that passes high over northern latitudes allowing it to monitor northern regions for lengthy periods before it loops back down under Earth.At the right orbit, the satellite will be able to monitor and take images every 15-30 minutes of the Arctic, which can't be continuously observed by satellites that orbit above the Earth's equator, Roscosmos said.The satellite will also be able to retransmit distress signals from ships, aircraft or people in remote areas as part of the international Cospas-Sarsat satellite-based search and rescue program, Roscosmos said.