Wednesday / Americans / Earth

A SpaceX rocket lifted off on Wednesday night carrying four Americans to orbit the Earth for three days, the first orbital trip where not one of the people aboard is a professional astronaut and where the government is, by and large, a bystander.

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Am being told the accurate quote to the Bears fans was this: "I've owned you all my f-ing life! I own you, I still own you. #AaronRodgers  Extra savage.

NEW: there’s been a lot of chatter about why cases, hospitalisations and deaths are much higher in the UK than elsewhere in Western Europe. I think a lot of the commentary has been overly simplistic, politicised and at-times flat-out wrong. Let’s see if we can do better:

@coldplay 's out of this world performance of My Universe is using energy powered by 60 cyclists! 🚴‍♀️ 🎶 #EarthshotPrize  #earthshotprize '>Th #EarthshotPrize  2021 awards ceremony / Streaming now @BBCiPlayer 

A personal story about the real-life consequences of election lies: I was one of the people targeted by a California man who has now pleaded guilty. Many journalists have stories like this one, often bottled up, never shared with the world. So I hope this case can be a statement.

As Senator Joe Manchin blocks President Biden’s climate plan, new data shows that no state is more exposed to flood damage than his own.

As a woman was being raped while on a train near Philadelphia on Wednesday night, riders watched, failed to intervene and did not call 911, the authorities said.

And here’s the second set of charts, again separating Eng + Scot: • It’s true: Scottish government’s mask guidance means no-masking remains much less common there 😷👍 • But when it comes to mixing in large groups and crowded spaces, Eng & Scot are almost exactly the same

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"Our hearts are shattered" - the family of Essex MP Sir David Amess call on people to "set aside hatred"

Chika Stacy Oriuwa was the only Black student in her class in 2016 — now she’s a health care hero with her very own @Barbie  doll (with @chikastacypoet )