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The FAA Changed Its Definition of 'Astronaut' on the Same Day Jeff Bezos Went to Space

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Jeff Bezos is a lot of things. A tax-dodging megalomaniac. A Dr. Evil lookalike. A weirdly horny cowboy hat enthusiast. The one thing he isn’t—at least as far as the Federal Aviation Administration is concerned—is an astronaut.

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Technicalleigh
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Hah. Good. (Also, this makes sense.)
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FFRF celebrates New York's ban on child marriage

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation is delighted that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a measure that raises the minimum marriage age statewide to 18 and eliminates all exceptions to this requirement.

Remarkably, this full elimination of child marriage in New York makes it only the sixth state to do so, after Minnesota, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Rhode Island. It is long past time for other states to do the same.

More than 200,000 minors in the United States were married between 2000 and 2015. A report published earlier this year warned that the Covid-19 pandemic is threatening decades of progress toward eliminating child marriage worldwide. School closures, economic stress, service disruptions, pregnancy and parental deaths are putting an additional 10 million girls globally at risk for child marriage before the end of the decade.

According to UNICEF, minors who are married are 50 percent more likely to drop out of school. Additionally, early marriage doubles a teenager’s chances of living in poverty and triples the likelihood that he or she will be a victim of domestic violence, as compared to married adults. Often, these marriages stem from antiquated and horrifying religious beliefs that compromise the safety of children but many states still allow the practice in order to pacify powerful theocratic constituencies.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation called on its New York membership to support this bill in March, and hundreds answered the call, urging state legislators to pass the measure. The state/church watchdog is proud of its active membership for helping to usher the bill to the governor’s desk.

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N.W.T.'s 1st community safety officers will have 'zero enforcement powers' but could change policing

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Welcome to Fort Liard

A pilot program in the Northwest Territories will eventually see three community safety officers respond to non-criminal safety concerns in the hamlet of Ford Liard, without carrying weapons.

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Technicalleigh
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Excellent! More of this, please.
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First episode of Ted Lasso season 2 now available to stream on Apple TV+

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The first episode of the second season of Apple’s hit comedy Ted Lasso is now available to stream on Apple TV+. This episode is titled “Goodbye Earl.” You can watch the new season on any of your devices that support the Apple TV app or website. If you haven’t already watched the first season of Ted Lasso, you should catch up before watching this new episode.

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Technicalleigh
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Yay! It is good. :-D
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Ian Mulgrew: It's easy to forget drug addiction's often real face

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Watching highly paid judges devoting hearings that involve lawyers, court staff, sheriffs and police to sort out the sordid disputes between damaged, drug-dependent individuals underscores the raging opioid crisis and the failure of anti-drug laws. Read More
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These Cat Ears Move Based on Your Brain Waves

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Japanese company Neurowear is making a new version of its Necomimi headband, a wearable that reads your brain waves to... move robotic cat ears. You can think of them as a mood ring for nerds and uh, anyone who feels like re-enacting Cats (2019).

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Technicalleigh
4 days ago
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WhatEVERRRRR, author. Some of us found life partners who will agree these are absolutely fantastic, don’t project your respectability nonsense on us, mew meow.
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