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NASA Names Headquarters After Mary Jackson, Its First Black Female Engineer

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| The agency will name its Washington, D.C., headquarters after the pioneering scientist whose Space Race-era contributions gained recognition in the 2016 film Hidden Figures.

North Carolina Police Chief Fires Three Officers Over Racist Comments Caught On Tape


Video is said to show the Wilmington officers exchanging racist and sometimes threatening remarks. The county's district attorney has thrown out cases involving the former officers amid a bias review.

Germany And France Promise New Financial Support To World Health Organization


Less than a month after President Trump vowed to stop U.S. funding, Germany promised to give more than half a billion dollars and France pledged $100 million to a WHO research center in Lyon.

NASCAR Completes Noose Investigation; Can't Determine How It Got Into Driver's Garage


NASCAR releases picture of the noose found in driver Bubba Wallace's garage at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. The organization also completed its investigation into what happened.

Disneyland Pushes Back Its Reopening As New Cases Surge In California


The Walt Disney Company says it is awaiting state guidance before welcoming visitors back to its California parks. The announcement came as the state said 7,149 new cases were reported on Tuesday.

Texas Governor Hits 'Pause' On Further Reopening Amid COVID-19 Surge


Gov. Greg Abbott said the temporary measure will help the state "corral the spread" of COVID-19 in Texas, which has seen a sharp rise in cases and hospitalizations in recent weeks.

COVID-19 Infection Rate In Rio's Favelas Far Exceeds Official Count, A New Study Says


The number of people infected by the coronavirus in some of Brazil's poorest and most vulnerable neighborhoods could be 30 times higher than the officially registered count, according to researchers.

With COVID-19 Cases Rising, Some States Slow Their Reopening Plans


Governors in several southern and western states are delaying their timelines, citing increases in cases and hospitalizations.

Parts Of Myanmar Unaware Of COVID-19 Due To Internet Ban, Rights Advocates Say


Human Rights Watch says the restrictions, put in place last year on Rakhine and Chin states, are leaving some unaware of the pandemic. The restrictions are said to affect more than 1 million people.