Photo: This artist's concept shows a hypothetical planet covered in water around the binary star system of Kepler-35A and B (NASA/JPL-Caltech)
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Sportscaster and model Leeann Tweeden revealed that Minnesota Democratic Senator Al Franken aggressively kissed her in 2006. She also shared a picture of Franken grabbing her breasts while she was asleep. He was a comedian at the time. They were on a trip to entertain troops in the Middle East. In a statement, Franken apologized and welcomed an ethics investigation.
UCLA Bruins LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill, and Cody Riley are back from China. The university held a press conference yesterday in which the three freshmen apologized for shoplifting from stores near their hotel.
An earth-sized planet has been discovered about 11 light years away. Scientists say it could be warm enough to sustain life if it happens to have the right atmosphere. If there is life beyond our solar system, it seems China will probably be the first to communicate with it. China has built the world’s largest radio dish to search for extraterrestrial life.
Last night, an unknown bidder paid the highest price ever recorded at an art auction for an apparent long-lost Leonardo da Vinci painting. It’s called “Salvator Mundi,” or “Savior of the World,” and shows Jesus raising his right hand and holding a crystal orb. It went for $450 million. But some people are questioning the painting’s authenticity.
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Trump signs order banning family separations, so what's next? Today President Trump signed an executive order banning family separations at the border. His “zero tolerance” immigration policy caused the separations in the first place. It’s been an explosive political issue, with even the first lady urging her husband to change course.
What happens to kids separated from their parents at the border? Some 2000 immigrant kids have been separated from their families at the border. Their parents could be deported while they remain here. It’s becoming more difficult to find relatives to take them in because they, too, are afraid of being deported.
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