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Wednesday October 16th, 2019 evening edition

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Astronauts Christina Koch (left) and Jessica Meir are scheduled to spacewalk together on Oct. 17 or Oct. 18, 2019.

We won't have to wait quite as long as we'd thought for the first all-female spacewalk, if all goes according to plan.

"@Space_Station update: our first all-female spacewalk with @Astro_Christina and @Astro_Jessica will be Thursday or Friday to replace a faulty battery charge-discharge unit," NASA chief Jim Bridenstine said via Twitter .

@Space_Station update: our first all-female spacewalk with @Astro_Christina and @Astro_Jessica will be Thursday or Friday to replace a faulty battery charge-discharge unit.

Just 15 women have ever conducted a spacewalk , and all of them did so with a male companion.

But that spacewalk was scuttled because properly fitted spacesuits could not be readied in time for both astronauts.

"Third spacewalk in a busy season of spacewalks this week. »

Both Democrat and Republican Likely Voters Strongly Support Sex Education in Schools

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The study, published in the journal Sex Education, surveyed close to 1,000 likely voters who identified as Democrats or Republicans.

The findings show a strong majority of them support sex education within schools and the continued funding by the government for teenage pregnancy prevention programs that include information about both abstinence and contraception.

"This study validates that most likely voters want comprehensive sex education for middle and high school students.”. »

"Nobody Died at Sandy Hook" author must pay victim's dad $450,000, jury says

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A Dane County jury on Tuesday decided the amount James Fetzer must pay Leonard Pozner, whose 6-year-old son Noah was among the 26 victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on Dec. 14, 2012.

A judge earlier ruled Pozner was defamed by statements in the book that claimed he fabricated copies of his son's death certificate.

"Mr. Fetzer has the right to believe that Sandy Hook never happened," he said. »

After Shell CEO Claims 'We Have No Choice' But to Invest in Fossil Fuels, McKibben Says, 'We Have No Choice But to Try and Stop Them'

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On Tuesday, Bill McKibben, co-founder of the global environmental advocacy group, declared that "we have no choice but to try and stop them.".

Shell says it literally can't stop itself from approving 35 new oil and gas projects--we have 'no choice but to invest in oil.'

The 61-year-old fossil fuel executive's comment was part of an exclusive interview published Monday by Reuters. »