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The Race For The Moon Continues

The Race For The Moon Continues

On July 21, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first men to set foot on the moon. Ten more Apollo astronauts followed in their footsteps until 1972 but since then, no human has set foot on Earth’s closest companion in space. Fifty years later, the race for the moon is starting anew with several countries and private companies announcing missions.

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HGAC Releases “Together Against the Weather” Campaign Ahead of Hurricane Season

HGAC Releases “Together Against the Weather” Campaign Ahead of Hurricane Season

HGAC has released its “Together Against the Weather” campaign, created to help residents of the 13-county region (Austin County being one of them) to better plan and prepare for hurricanes this 2019 season. Together Against the Weather focuses on helping various special needs populations in our 13-county region, as well as provide strategies and tool kits of materials to help the general population overcome challenges they could experience in advance of a storm.

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Woman Who Licked Ice Cream And Put It Back On Store Shelf Now Faces 20 Years

Woman Who Licked Ice Cream And Put It Back On Store Shelf Now Faces 20 Years

Police have identified and apprehended the sick-licker, but will not name her because she turns out to be a minor. Before they realized she was a teenager, police warned they had planned to arrest her on a charge of second-degree felony tampering, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in jail. But… “Because she is a juvenile offender, her identity is protected under section 58.104 of the Texas Family Code,” Lufkin Police Department spokesperson Jessie Pebsworth said.”The case will be turned over to the Texas Juvenile Justice Department.”

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There Are Now More Than 5,000 Bitcoin ATM’s Around The World

There Are Now More Than 5,000 Bitcoin ATM’s Around The World

The total number of bitcoin ATMs (BTMs) worldwide reached 5,000 for the first time. There are now 5,006 standalone BTMs in around 90 countries, where cryptocurrency users can buy or sell bitcoin (BTC). Some machines offer both services simultaneously. A deal earlier in the year involving coin counting kiosk operator Coinstar brought bitcoin functionality to over 2,200 U.S. locations. The U.S. currently has more than half of the world’s BTMs at 3,229, with a new pilot scheme this month bringing the machines to Circle K convenience stores in Arizona and Nevada.

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Can Americans Resist the Siren Song of “Free” Stuff?

Can Americans Resist the Siren Song of “Free” Stuff?

As consumers, people are skeptical. We know that everyone selling anything is probably telling a lie of some kind, or at least stretching the truth to its legal limit. But as voters, our healthy skepticism seems to go right out the window. When politicians promise all sorts of “free” things, it doesn’t occur to many of us that those things can’t possibly be free. It doesn’t occur to us that, like businesses seeking our dollars, politicians will tell us whatever it takes to get hold of our votes.

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