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A spacecraft has been launched from California this morning carrying with it humanity’s greatest hopes of being able to protect our planet from a cataclysmic asteroid impact. Fortunately the DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) mission is only a test, and if anything goes wrong before it intercepts its target next September, then Earth won’t suffer
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Three members of the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies group are among five people dead after a US Christmas parade turned to tragedy. The group had been performing in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on Sunday afternoon when Darrell E Brooks allegedly drove his Ford Escape into the parade. Virginia Sorenson, 79, LeAnna Owen, 71, and Tamara Durand, 52, were
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A Rust crew member has accused actor Alec Baldwin of “playing Russian roulette” by failing to check the gun on set before firing it. Mamie Mitchell, the script supervisor who called 911 after Baldwin fatally shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, is suing the star and the film’s producers, alleging they failed to follow safety protocols on
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Workers at Amazon’s warehouses in California were left “terrified” and “powerless” as the company concealed COVID-19 outbreaks from them, according to the state’s attorney general. The company has been ordered to pay a $500,000 (£370,000) fine to the State of California for failing to adequately notify its staff and health agencies of case numbers. Officials
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