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Saturday March 13rd, 2021 night edition

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(CNN) NASA is naming landmarks and geological features on Mars in the Navajo language.

The Perseverance rover's team, in collaboration with the Navajo Nation, has been naming features of scientific interest with words in the language, according to NASA.

And it includes a rock named "Máaz," the Navajo word for "Mars.".

And Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer made a list of words in the Navajo language available to the rover's team to do so, according to a NASA press release.

"We hope that having our language used in the Perseverance mission will inspire more of our young Navajo people to understand the importance and the significance of learning our language.

Perseverance had to be "taught" the language so it could recognize landmarks that have been labeled in Navajo, NASA said.

The accent marks used in the English alphabet to convey the unique intonation of the Navajo language cannot be read by the computer languages Perseverance uses. »

Britain is legitimate owner of Parthenon marbles, UK's Johnson tells Greece

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ATHENS (Reuters) - Britain is the legitimate owner of the Parthenon marbles, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told a Greek newspaper, rebuffing Greece’s permanent request for the return of the 2,500-year-old sculptures.

Since independence in 1832, Greece has repeatedly called for the repatriation of the treasures - known in Britain as the Elgin Marbles - that British diplomat Lord Elgin removed from the Parthenon temple in Athens in the early 19th century, when Greece was under Ottoman rule.

“For Greece, the British Museum does not have legitimate ownership or possession of the Sculptures,” she said in a statement. »

Conservatives Are Furious Biden Delivered a Non-Insane Presidential Speech

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This has naturally infuriated Republicans, who see Biden’s strategy of reaping positive coverage by acting normal as a form of cheating.

Likewise, Ronald Reagan’s Berlin Wall speech made no mention of people who support Soviet communism, and George W. Bush’s Ground Zero speech snubbed Americans who support plane hijacking.

Ingraham — immediately before complaining about Biden’s (imaginary) threat to cancel the Fourth of July — described his speech as “funereal.”. »