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Saturday May 1st, 2021 night edition

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The Long March 5B, a variant of China’s largest rocket, successfully launched the 22.5-metric-ton Tianhe module from Wenchang Thursday local time.

Tianhe separated from the core stage of the launcher after 492 seconds of flight, directly entering its planned initial orbit.

If so, it will be one of the largest instances of uncontrolled reentry of a spacecraft and could potentially land on an inhabited area.

Most expendable rocket first stages do not reach orbital velocity and reenter the atmosphere and land in a pre-defined reentry zone.

The first launch of the Long March 5B also saw the first stage reach orbit and make an uncontrolled reentry six days later.

The largest and most famous incident was the 1979 reentry of NASA’s 76-ton Skylab, whose uncontrolled reentry scattered debris across the Indian Ocean and Western Australia.

China’s 8-ton Tiangong-1 spacelab made a high-profile uncontrolled reentry in 2018, while the successor Tiangong-2 was deorbited in a controlled manner in 2019. »

Lieu Calls For Gaetz Removal From Committee After Bombshell New Report

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Dear @GOPLeader: Please remove Rep Matt Gaetz from the House Judiciary Committee immediately.

The Committee has jurisdiction over the Department of Justice that is investigating Rep Gaetz, including allegedly for sex crimes with a minor.

While Gaetz has acknowledged the probe, he has repeatedly denied having sex with an underage teen or paying anyone for sex. »

VIDEO: Investigation underway after dog was seen struggling in the back of a trailer on I-25 in Colorado Springs

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A driver passing through Colorado Springs on I-25 could face animal cruelty charges after someone noticed a dog struggling in the back of an open trailer.

An 11 News viewer reached out with the video that can be viewed at the top of this article.

It isn’t clear if the driver in the video is aware of the situation he or she put the animal in. »

Seattle Kraken make final payment, officially become 32nd NHL team

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SEATTLE -- The Seattle Kraken are free to make trades and sign players after making their final expansion payment to the NHL.

"On behalf of the board of governors, I am delighted to officially welcome the Seattle Kraken to the NHL as our 32nd member club," NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said Friday.

"Congratulations to David Bonderman, the Bonderman family, their partners, the entire Seattle Kraken organization, the city of Seattle and Kraken fans as the club continues on its exciting journey towards puck drop in October.". »

Google's push to bring employees back to offices in September is frustrating some employees who say they'll quit if they can't be remote forever

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A half-dozen Google employees who spoke with Insider shared a similar sentiment or said they knew colleagues who had made permanent moves during the pandemic.

"A lot of my colleagues have moved away with no real intention of coming back," one of those employees said.

Three Google employees said they noticed an increase in messages from recruiters at other companies emphasizing their remote work policies. »