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Group of astronauts ‘lift off’ as NASA’s first Artemis graduates

(CNN) — New year, new crew of astronauts for NASA! Eleven new astronauts graduated at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston Friday. This is the first class of astronaut candidates to graduate under the Artemis program. The candidates completed more than two years of basic training before graduation. Now they’ll each be eligible for assignments to the International Space Station,…

U.S. Army: text messages claiming you’ve been drafted are a hoax

(CNN) — The U.S. Army is warning about a wave of fake text messages telling Americans they’ve been drafted to fight in Iran. Screenshots of the texts provided by US Army recruiting command showed spelling and grammatical errors. That’s one key indicator they’re fake. Officials say another, is that the draft was suspended in the 70’s and it would take…

2019 saw the highest number of measles cases in 27 years

(CNN) – Health officials say 2019 was the worst year for the measles since 1992. The majority of cases were among people who were not vaccinated against measles. Six cases of measles were reported to the CDC in December bringing the case total to 1,282. That’s the highest number of cases in 27 years. Cases were confirmed in 31 states…

Lawmakers expected to vote to limit Trump’s war powers

(CNN) – Iran and the US have hit pause on escalating tensions between the two countries. Now American lawmakers are looking to limit the President’s power to wage war. They are also sparring on whether or not the killing of Iran’s top general was necessary. Watch the video for the full report. Categories: National News, News, Politics

New study shows Americans doing more to ward off HPV

(CNN)— Nearly 80 million Americans are currently infected with a type of Human Papillomavirus — better known as HPV, the virus hat can lead to cancer later in life  but a new report shows more people are now taking steps to prevent it. Mandy Gaither has more in this health minute. Categories: Health, National News

California fire crews head to Australia to help with ongoing wildfires

(CNN) — 20 California firefighters are leaving today, Wednesday January 8th to help crews in Australia as they continue battle the raging wildfires there. The members of the ‘U.S. Forest Service’ and ‘Angeles National Forest Fire’ teams were hand picked since they have experience dealing with large, burning trees. The fires in Australia have claimed 24 lives since September. Categories:…

Oil prices soar after Iran attacks airbases housing U.S. troops

CNN – Oil prices soar after Iran attacks airbases housing US troops in Iraq(CNN) – Oil prices climbed Tuesday after the Pentagon said Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against bases in Iraq that house U.S . troops. The apparent retaliation for last week’s US drone strike against a senior Iranian commander amplifies concern about a spiraling conflict between the United…