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Julio-Cesar Chavez

Lions, tigers recovering after COVID infection at Washington's National Zoo

Sep 17 2021

WASHINGTON Big cats at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington are on the mend after all of them caught the coronavirus last week.

First all-civilian crew launched to orbit aboard SpaceX rocket ship

Sep 16 2021

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) -A billionaire e-commerce executive and three less-wealthy private citizens chosen to join him blasted off from Florida on Wednesday aboard a SpaceX rocket ship and soared into orbit, the first all-civilian crew ever to circle the Earth from space. | Video

SpaceX set to make history with first all-civilian crew launched into orbit

Sep 15 2021

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept 15 The latest in a recent line of space-obsessed billionaires was set for liftoff on Wednesday with three less wealthy private citizens along for the ride aboard a SpaceX rocket ship, seeking to become the first all-civilian crew launched into Earth orbit.

All-civilian SpaceX crew feels only 'good kind' of jitters before launch

Sep 15 2021

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. The four would-be citizen astronauts poised to ride a SpaceX rocket ship around the globe as the first all-civilian crew launched into orbit said on Tuesday they were eager for liftoff on the eve of their flight, feeling only "the good kind" of jitters. | Video

Police arrest man claiming to have bomb near U.S. Capitol

Aug 19 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A man who claimed to have a bomb in a pickup truck near the U.S. Capitol surrendered to police on Thursday after a standoff that paralyzed a swath of Washington for more than five hours. | Video

CORRECTED-UPDATE 6-Police negotiating with man with possible explosives near U.S. Capitol

Aug 19 2021

WASHINGTON, Aug 19 Law enforcement officials were negotiating with a man who said he had a bomb in his pick-up truck near the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, causing nearby buildings to be evacuated as emergency vehicles rushed to the scene about a mile from the White House.

Virgin Galactic acknowledges Branson's pre-launch bike ride never happened

Jul 13 2021

Virgin Galactic Holding Inc acknowledged on Tuesday that billionaire founder Richard Branson never rode a bicycle to the launch site of his space flight on Sunday, as depicted in a highly publicized video included in the company's webcast of the event.

U.S. National Cathedral bells toll 600 times to mark COVID-19 victims

Jun 10 2021

WASHINGTON On a rainy Thursday evening in Washington D.C., the bells at the National Cathedral tolled 600 times, once for every 1,000 Americans who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. | Video

Police seize firearms from Black men at Virginia rally for gun rights

Jan 18 2021

RICHMOND, Va. Police stopped a car of Black men and confiscated two of their guns at Virginia's annual "Lobby Day" on Monday while white gun rights activists defied local laws unimpeded in the state capital of Richmond. | Video

Pro-gun demonstration set for Virginia capital in wake of Capitol siege

Jan 18 2021

RICHMOND, Va Gun rights activists will converge on the Virginia state capital on Monday for an annual demonstration that falls at an especially tense time this year, after the Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol and two days before the presidential inauguration.

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