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Virgin Galactic relocates SpaceShipTwo VSS Unity to its spaceport for preparations ahead of commercial flights

Virgin Galactic is one crucial step closer to actually flying paying customers to space: The space tourism company just relocated its SpaceShipTwo vehicle, the VSS Unity, from its Mojave, California manufacturing facility to Spaceport America in New Mexico, where it will begin flights with a goal of at least sending company founder Richard Branson to space during the year of his 70th birthday. VSS Unity made the trip attached to the carrier aircraft that will bring it up to its launch altitude, where it’ll detach from the plane (named ‘VMS…

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New Mexico Mass-Killer Training Compound Suspects Charged With Terrorism, Kidnapping

The five adults found living in a makeshift New Mexico compound, where 11 emaciated children were discovered in filthy conditions last August, have been charged with terrorism, kidnapping, and firearms offenses, the Department of Justice announced Thursday. The two men and three womanJany Leveille, 36, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, 40, Hujrah Wahhaj, 38, Subhanah Wahhaj, 36, and Lucas Morton, 41 knowingly worked together to provide training and weapons in a plot to kill officers and employees of the United States, according to the superseding press release. Advancing beliefs through terror and…

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Shale Country Is Out of Workers and Dangling 100% Pay Hikes

Jerry Morales, the mayor of Midland, Texas, and a local restaurateur, is being whipsawed by the latest Permian Basin shale-oil boom. It’s fueling the region and starving it at the same time. Sales-tax revenue is hitting a record high, allowing the city to get around to fixing busted roads. But the crazy-low 2.1 percent unemployment rate is a bear. As the proprietor of Mulberry Cafe and Gerardo’s Casita, Morales is working hard to retain cooks. As a Republican first elected in 2014, he oversees a government payroll 200 employees short…

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‘They don’t belong’: police called on Native American teens on college tour

A mother on the tour told authorities the young men were creepy and really stand out, causing them to miss the rest of the event A mother on a Colorado college tour called the police on two Native American students in the group because they looked like they dont belong, in the latest episode to ignite outrage over racial profiling and needless calls to law enforcement in the US. Two teenage brothers had traveled from New Mexico for the tour at Colorado State University (CSU) on Monday when a parent…

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Man Dumps His Dog Near Dunkin Donuts With A Note Stuck To Her Collar That Will Break Your Heart

Surveillance footage shows that the man drove up in a dark-colored Chevy van. “The male opened his door and let the dog out of the vehicle with the note attached to its neck,” Santa Fe police wrote. “The man then proceeded to go into Dunkin’ Donuts and order a cup of coffee. The dog followed the man from the vehicle to the front door of the business but was ignored by the man.” Everyone who can provide any information about the individual who dumped her, please contact Santa Fe animal…

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New Mexico School Shooter Had Secret Life on Pro-Trump White-Supremacy Sites

In real life, William Edward Atchisonpeople called him Billlived in a little yellow house with his parents, about a mile away from the Giant gas station where he worked and from Aztec High School, where he shot and killed two students and then himself last Thursday. At the murder scene, police found a thumb drive with a note that read, If things go according to plan, today would be when I die. I go somewhere and gear up, then hold a class hostage and go apeshit, then blow my brains…

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