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Sunday January 29th, 2023 night edition

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NASA’s mission to an asteroid that could be worth 70,000 times the global economy is expected to begin this year.

Here’s everything we know so far about the Psyche asteroid, the upcoming Psyche mission and the Psyche spacecraft.

Named after the Greek goddess of the soul, Psyche was discovered by Italian astronomer Annibale de Gasparis on March 17, 1852.

The metal-rich asteroid is about the size of Massachusetts and shaped somewhat like a potato, according to astronomers.

The asteroid orbits between Mars and Jupiter at a distance ranging from 235 million to 309 million miles from the Sun.

A study published by The Planetary Science Journal in 2020 suggests that Psyche is made almost entirely of iron and nickel.

NASA says the mission team continues to complete testing of the spacecraft’s flight software in preparation for the October launch date. »

Finland hints at Russia’s involvement in Quran-burning protest in Sweden

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Finland’s foreign minister hinted that Russia may have been involved in last week’s Quran-burning protest that threatens to derail Sweden’s accession to NATO.

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“It’s against that background we need to see the provocateurs who wish to worsen Sweden’s relations with other countries.”. »

McDonald's Exec Slams California Lawmakers for Passing Fast-Food Law

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The FAST Recovery Act could raise minimum wage for California fast food workers to $22 an hour.

AB 257, dubbed the FAST Act, signed into law last year, could raise hourly restaurant wages to $22 an hour in the state.

"As California fast-food workers defend this landmark law and assert their voice, SEIU is absolutely committed to standing with them in their fight.". »

Police warn that Oregon torture suspect is using dating apps

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Benjamin Obadiah Foster, 36, is the subject of an intensive, round-the-clock search by police after a woman was found unconscious, bound and near death in Grants Pass, Oregon, on Tuesday.

Grants Pass police said Foster “is actively using online dating applications to contact unsuspecting individuals who may be lured into assisting with the suspect’s escape or potentially as additional victims.”.

Police in Grants Pass, a town of some 40,000 in southwest Oregon, said Foster is believed to be armed and “extremely dangerous.”. »

America’s China Policy Is Not Working

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Meanwhile, U.S. attitudes toward China have turned sharply negative, as have the politics in Washington.

For those who fear the United States is losing the competitive race with China, U.S. actions threaten to ensure that fear is realized.

The United States is attempting to organize a coalition of like-minded countries, especially the democracies of Asia and Europe, to counterbalance and pressure China. »