Rachel Lynn Aldrich

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Moon landing turns 50

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/19/19, 12:43 pm

On July 20, 1969, U.S. astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to set foot on the moon, and celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission culminate Saturday. The cable and internet channel NASA TV will air the original videos from 1969 of the landing of the lunar module Eagle and Armstrong’s and Aldrin’s first steps on the lunar surface at 4:02 p.m.

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Judge denies Epstein bail

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/18/19, 12:34 pm

A federal judge on Thursday denied bail for financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex-trafficking charges after prosecutors argued he was a danger to the public and could try to flee the country. Epstein will remain in prison while contesting charges that he exploited dozens of girls as young as 14 in New York and Florida in the early 2000s. Epstein’s lawyers had asked for house arrest with a pledge of $559 million in assets as collateral.

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Former Justice John Paul Stevens dies

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/17/19, 10:57 am

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens died in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Monday after suffering a stroke. He was 99. Stevens served nearly 35 years on the high court after President Gerald Ford appointed him in 1975, making him the third-longest serving justice. “He brought to our bench an inimitable blend of kindness, humility, wisdom and independence,” Chief Justice John Roberts said in a statement. “His unrelenting commitment to justice has left us a better nation.”

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