The Daily Populous

Wednesday February 7th, 2018 evening edition

image for Elon Musk: 'We want a new space race — space races are exciting'

After its launch, the company's founder, Elon Musk, called for "a new space race.".

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — Just hours after SpaceX thundered its first Falcon Heavy rocket into space and showed off its launch system as the most powerful of its kind on Tuesday, the company's founder, Elon Musk, called for a new space race.

"I think it's going to open up a sense of possibility," Musk said of his freshly demonstrated 23-story launcher.

SpaceX's behemoth rocket pushed off Launchpad 39A here at Kennedy Space Center at 3:45 p.m.

The car broadcast incredible views of Earth for several hours as it slowly tumbled through space.

But the main attraction of Falcon Heavy was arguably its three 16-story reusable boosters, the force behind Musk's call for renewed competition in space.

"I'm just curious if you see yourself in a race with Blue Origin," Tim Fernholz at Quartz asked Musk during the press conference. »

Texas man sentenced to life after filming rape of infant

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- A Texas man was sentenced to four consecutive life sentences after being convicted of filming the rape of a 3-month-old child.

David Vincent Akins, from was convicted last week of four counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

The judge sentenced Akins to four life sentences to run consecutively and without the eligibility of parole. »

Tennessee sheriff taped saying 'I love this shit' after ordering suspect's killing

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Tennessee Tennessee sheriff taped saying 'I love this shit' after ordering suspect's killing Oddie Shoupe is being sued for excessive force after telling deputies to shoot unarmed Michael Dial rather than risk damage to police cars In June, the county district attorney declared the shooting justified.

“They said ‘we’re ramming him,’” Sheriff Oddie Shoupe of White County said on tape in the aftermath of the killing of suspect Michael Dial.

“I love this shit,” Shoupe said, apparently unaware that his comments were being picked up by another deputy’s body-worn camera. »

Terry Crews On #MeToo And The Backlash He Experienced

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Terry said he feared how the incident would be reported, afraid that he could end up in jail.

The man code is why I endured the male version of a female survivor being asked, “What were you wearing?”.

Only time will tell, but Terry Crews seems to be an important part of it. »