Who were the Mercury 7 astronauts?
On April 9, 1959, NASA introduced its first astronaut class: the Mercury 7. The seven members made history, and became the subject of fascination and adoration. John Glenn, who died Thursday at age 95, was the last surviving member of the group.
'That was a real fireball': What happened when John Glenn orbited the Earth in 1962Washington Post
John Glenn, first American to orbit the earth, dead at age 95New York Daily News
Connie Schultz: Difficult to fathom a world without gracious hero John
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Trump launches war on unions
The war between Donald Trump and the nation's labor unions is on. Labor leaders, who spent almost $100 million campaigning against Trump, said after the election they'd give him a chance to deliver on his pro-worker agenda. But the cease-fire eroded in ...
Trump Picks Fast-Food Executive Andy Puzder as Nominee for Labor SecretaryWall Street Journal
Trump taps fast-food CEO as labor secretaryThe Hill
Trump picks Southern California fast-food executive Andy Puzder for Labor secretaryLos Angeles Times
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Hillary Clinton attacks 'fake news' in post-election appearance on Capitol Hill
Washington Post
Hillary Clinton challenged Congress on Thursday to combat fake and misleading news on social media, using a post-election appearance to tackle an issue that gripped her presidential campaign and culminated with a shooting incident Sunday in Northwest ...
Harry Reid calls for limits to his own met...Washington Times
Clinton decries fake news 'epidemic'Politico
'Lives Are At Risk,' Hillary Clinton Warns Over Fake News, 'Pizzagate'NPR
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Los Angeles Times

Trump to remain executive producer on 'Celebrity Apprentice'
Los Angeles Times
Donald Trump will soon become the country's chief executive, but that doesn't mean he's giving up his title as executive producer on "The Celebrity Apprentice." MGM, which produces the show, confirmed to Variety that Trump's name will continue to ...
The President of the United States Will Not Give Up His Apprentice Producing Credit or PaycheckSlate Magazine (blog)
Trump to retain 'Celebrity Apprentice' executive producer creditThe Hill (blog)
Trump to continue to be paid as executive producer of new 'Apprentice'Politico (blog)
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The Collapse of the Political Left
It's been a tough decade for the political left. Eight years ago, a Time magazine cover portrayed Barack Obama as Franklin Roosevelt, complete with a cigarette and holder and a cover line proclaiming, "The New New Deal." A Newsweek cover announced, ...

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3 dead in 30-40 vehicle pileup on Michigan interstate
HOWELL, Mich. โ€” Three people are dead and 11 injured in a crash involving up to 40 cars that closed stretches of eastbound and westbound I-96 near Fowlerville on Thursday morning, authorities said. Between 30 and 40 cars were involved in the 9:30 a.m. ...
Chain of Car Crashes on Icy I-96 in Michigan Kills at Least 3ABC News
3 killed in 40-vehicle pileup on slick Michigan interstateSan Francisco Chronicle
'Very chaotic scene' on I-96 as 3 dead, 11 hurt in 40-vehicle pileupDetroit Free Press
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Carrier factory union chief standing ground against Trump
Washington Post
INDIANAPOLIS โ€” A local union president slammed by Donald Trump on Twitter stood his ground Thursday, maintaining the president-elect gave false hope to hundreds of workers by inflating the number of jobs being saved at a Carrier Corp. factory in ...
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Unions See Through Donald Trumps Sham After He Attacks Chuck JonesDaily Beast
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See Mario. See Mario Run
For most of its history, Nintendo has kept a tight rein on its popular characters. Even as free smartphone games pulled casual players away from its living room consoles and portable DS hardware, mustachioed plumber Mario and the rest of Nintendo's ...
There's a reason you won't be seeing Nintendo's mobile games on SwitchMashable
Nintendo Switch theorists kick it into hyperdrive after console's TV debutPolygon
Hands-on: Super Mario Run might be the weirdest Mario game yetArs Technica
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Syria suspends offensive in Aleppo to allow evacuations, Russia says
Washington Post
PARIS โ€” Russia said late Thursday that the Syrian military has suspended its combat operations in eastern Aleppo to allow civilians to leave the city and that it had reached agreement with the United States to negotiate the safe departure of rebel ...
Putin and Assad Are About to Achieve Their Biggest Victory in SyriaThe Atlantic
Syria conflict: Army 'suspends Aleppo fighting'BBC News
Syrian army's Aleppo advance slows, but victory in sightReuters
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New York Times

Use of E-Cigarettes by Young People Is Major Concern, Surgeon General Declares
New York Times
Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, the United States Surgeon General, called for action on Thursday to reduce the use of e-cigarettes among young people. By REUTERS. Photo by Bryan Thomas for The New York Times. Watch in Times Video ยป. embed. Soaring use of ...
'Your Kids Are Not An Experiment'; Surgeon General Says No Vaping For Young PeopleNPR
E-cigarettes are a 'major public health concern,' especially for young people, surgeon general saysLos Angeles Times
What Are the Risks for Teens Who Use E-Cigarettes?The Atlantic
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