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Associated Press 21 Feb 2019

Israel aims for the moon with Genesis lunar lander

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An Israeli spacecraft rocketed toward the moon for the country's first attempted lunar landing, following a launch Thursday night by SpaceX. (Feb. 22)


Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday called for landing astronauts on the moon within five years, an accelerated pace that would aim to put Americans on the lunar south pole.
Israel is the latest country to launch a spacecraft to explore the Moon. The first privately funded moon mission has lifted off from Cape Canaveral in Florida. RT's Trinity Chavez reports.
The U.S. government is moving ahead with plans to seize land to build a border wall with Mexico. But south Texas landowners are "digging in" and not giving up without a fight.

The U.S. government has started giving notice to many homes and businesses in the Rio Grande Valley telling them that it wants to acquire their land.  A law called, Eminent Domain allows them to do it. 

It's part of the President's promise to build a wall along the border with Mexico. The aim is to keep undocumented immigrants and drug smugglers out of the United States. 

But many living along the U.S. side of the border, some for generations, could pay the biggest price.

Correspondent John Zarrella traveled to Texas to tell us some of their stories.
Prince Harry was beaming as he revealed he became a dad. The prince seemed in awe of his wife, Meghan Markle, as he addressed reporters about his newborn son. "I can't possibly imagine how any woman does what they do, what they do is beyond comprehension, but we are both absolutely thrilled and so grateful for all the love and support from everybody out there," Harry said. He added they're still considering names. The couple broke the news on Instagram, with an image reading, "It's a boy!"

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