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State Dept.: Brittney Griner considered wrongfully detained

Brittney Griner detained in Russia as Phoenix Mercury opens season

PHOENIX (AP) — The purple-and-orange throng snaked its way through the maze of barricades that fill downtown Phoenix these days, excitement growing with each step toward the Footprint Center. Their voices, no longer drowned out by traffic and tractors, created the type of palpable buzz inside the arena that only a season opener can generate. …

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NASA's mega moon rocket will get another prelaunch test in June

NASA’s mega moon rocket will get another prelaunch test in June

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — The Artemis I mega moon rocket is gearing up for another attempt of its final prelaunch test in June, according to NASA officials. The NASA team is preparing to roll the 322-foot-tall (98-meter-tall) …

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Rocket Lab CEO touts helicopter catch of rocket as key toward reusable goals

Rocket Lab CEO touts helicopter catch of rocket as key toward reusable goals

The Electron booster comes into view of the company’s helicopter for the catch. RocketLab Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck heralded the company’s first attempt on Monday to catch its Electron rocket booster using a helicopter after launch as “phenomenal,” telling CNBC that the test “achieved 99%” of the company’s goals toward reusing rockets. “Yesterday was …

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State Dept.: Brittney Griner considered wrongfully detained

State Dept.: Brittney Griner considered wrongfully detained

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has determined that WNBA star Brittney Griner is being wrongfully detained in Russia, meaning the United States will more aggressively work to secure her release even as the legal case against her plays out, the State Department said Tuesday. “The US government will continue to undertake efforts to provide …

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Rocket Lab will try helicopter catch again, but it may take months

Rocket Lab will try helicopter catch again, but it may take months

New York CNN Business — Rocket Lab this week made an ostentatious attempt to catch a rocket as it fell from space using a hook-wielding helicopter that snagged the rocket mid-air only for the pilots to intentionally drop it moments later because of safety concerns. The display is all part of the company’s plan to …

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EXPLAINER: Will a Russian prisoner exchange impact Griner?

State Dept: Brittney Griner considered wrongfully detained

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has determined that WNBA star Brittney Griner is being wrongfully detained in Russia, meaning the United States will more aggressively work to secure her release even as the legal case against her plays out, the State Department said Tuesday. “The US government will continue to undertake efforts to provide …

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Naomi Judd, of Grammy-winning duo The Judds, dies at 76

Naomi Judd, of Grammy-winning duo The Judds, dies at 76

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Naomi Judd, the Kentucky-born singer of the Grammy-winning duo The Judds and mother of Wynonna and Ashley Judd, has died. She was 76. The daughters announced her death on Saturday in a statement provided to The Associated Press. “Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the …

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CDC says adenovirus may have caused Alabama outbreak of severe hepatitis in children

CDC says adenovirus may have caused Alabama outbreak of severe hepatitis in children

Adenovirus structure, computer illustration showing the surface structure of the virus’ outer protein coat (capsid). Kateryna Kon | Science Photo Library | Science Photo Library | Getty Images US health officials said adenovirus may have caused an outbreak of severe hepatitis that afflicted nine children in Alabama in February. All nine kids with severe acute …

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