SpaceX Launch: Highlights From NASA Astronauts’ Trip to Orbit

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SpaceX Lifts NASA Astronauts to Orbit, Launching New Era of Spaceflight

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — The United States opened a new era of human space travel on Saturday as a private company for the first time launched astronauts into orbit, nearly a decade after the government retired the storied space shuttle program in the aftermath of national tr..

In Lockdown, a Neighborhood Opens Up

The residents of Bernal Heights, a dense little neighborhood built around a grassy hill in the south of San Francisco, have been under lockdown a long time — since March 17, to be exact, when the city became among the first in the United States to shut down.
With incomes and free..

While Twitter Confronts Trump, Zuckerberg Keeps Facebook Out of It

SAN FRANCISCO — Earlier this week, as Twitter executives waded into a confrontation with President Trump, Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook, took a very different tack: He kept his head down.
On Tuesday, Twitter added a fact-check link to one of Mr. Trump’s tweets crit..

A Trump vs. Twitter Week

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If I went back in time to describe this week on the internet to the 2015 version of myself, I wouldn’t have believed it.
We’re in the middle of a pandemic, protests against police brutali..

Twitter Places Warning on Trump Minneapolis Tweet, Saying It Glorified Violence

ImagePresident Trump on Thursday signed an executive order meant to limit social media companies’ legal protections against liability claims.Credit…Doug Mills/The New York TimesWASHINGTON — President Trump raged against Twitter on Friday morning after the social media company a..

South Korean Ends Yearlong Tower Protest After Samsung Apologizes

SEOUL, South Korea — A South Korean man who spent 355 days at the top of a slender traffic-camera tower in a protest against Samsung ended his demonstration on Friday after the company apologized and agreed to resolve his grievances.
The man, Kim Yong-hee, 60, climbed the 82-foot..

Google Rescinds Offers to Thousands of Contract Workers

OAKLAND, Calif. — Google, facing an advertising slump caused by the pandemic, has rescinded offers to several thousand people who had agreed to work at the company as temporary and contract workers.
“We’re slowing our pace of hiring and investment, and are not bringing on as many..

The President Versus Twitter and Social Media

As a teen in the early 2000s, I spent a lot of time on online message boards. They were funny, chaotic places where my fellow nerds and I spent hours arguing about everything under the sun: sports, music, video games, the latest episode of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”
No matter th..

Trump’s Order on Social Media Could Harm One Person in Particular: Donald Trump