About that massive Chinese space station hurtling toward Earth
Not to freak you out, but a Chinese space station roughly the size of a school bus will crash into Earth's atmosphere any day now. China's Heavenly Palace, also known as Tiangong-1, launched in 2011. Scientists expect it to come crashing down this weekend. Where the flaming debris will land is largely a mystery because contact was lost in 2016. But we're lucky that much of it is likely to burn up in Earth's atmosphere. Here's what you need to know.
Parkland survivor David Hogg got an apology from Laura Ingraham
Fox News host Laura Ingraham called outspoken Parkland school shooting survivor David Hogg a whiner, pointing out he was rejected from four colleges. In response, Hogg mounted a call for an ad boycott of her TV show. By Thursday afternoon, Ingraham apologized "in the spirit of Holy Week."As for Parkland students: Hogg and other Parkland students want meetings with members of Congress in every district. Oh, as for his college options, Hogg said he was accepted at Florida Atlantic University, Cal Poly and Cal State San Marcos.
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Clara Ester witnessed Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination at the Lorraine Motel 50 years ago. Today she reflects on how his life and death changed her — and America. This is today's #MustRead.
As part of the escalating dispute over the poisoning in Britain of a former Russian spy and his daughter, Russia announced Thursday it was expelling Western diplomats and closing the U.S. consulate in St. Petersburg. The move comes after President Trump this week and more than 20 nations said they were expelling Russian diplomats in their countries. Ex-spy Sergei Skripal was poisoned on March 4, possibly at the front door of a home near London, according to police.