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The final launch to Mars for the next two years looked pretty epic – Ars Technica

An Atlas V brought the Florida skies alive.

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US election 2020: Biden says White House co-operation ‘sincere’ – BBC News

The president-elect describes the Trump administration’s help with the transition as not “begrudging”.

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image captionJoe Biden said he felt good about being able to get up to speed
US President-elect Joe Biden has said outreach from the White House over the transition has been “sincere”.
“It has not been begrudging so far, and I don’t expect it to be,” he told NBC News in an interview.
He spoke as he unveiled his choice of top officials for when he takes over from Donald Trump in January.
Mr Trump finally agreed to allow the formal transition process to begin on Monday, nearly three weeks after the…

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President-elect says ‘this is not a third Obama term’ in first sit-down interview – The Guardian

Although his list of cabinet nominees included many Obama-era alumni, Joe Biden said the challenges facing him were unique

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In his first sit-down interview since the election, President-elect Joe Biden declared his presidency would not be a third Obama term and promised to represent the full spectrum of the country and the Democratic party.
Speaking with NBC News Lester Holt on Tuesday evening, Biden said the challenges facing him were unique and sought to shake off the shadow of the man who he served as vice-president.
The interview came as Biden announced a slew of cabinet nominees, which included many alumni of the…

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Windrush generation: UK ‘unlawfully ignored’ immigration rules warnings – BBC News

The treatment of people who came to the UK from the Caribbean added to historic injustices, a report says.

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image captionJamaican immigrants welcomed by RAF officials at Tilbury Docks, Essex
The Home Office unlawfully ignored warnings that changes to immigration rules would create “serious injustices” for the Windrush generation, a report by the equalities watchdog says.
It found the “hostile environment” policy, designed to deter “irregular” migrants from settling, had harmed many people already living in the UK.
The Windrush generation came from the Caribbean to the UK from 1948 to 1971.
The Home Office…

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