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“We’ve many more to find, and it will take a concerted effort during the next couple of decades to find all of them that could do serious damage or be a mission destination in the future,” observes Lindley Johnson, program executive for NASA’s Near-Earth Object Observation Program.

A RUBIO MOMENT

“I think the U.S. government’s decision to grant the daughter of Raul Castro a visa to come to the United States and spread the propaganda of her father’s regime is outrageous and an enormous mistake. It sends a terrible message to the democratic movement in Cuba, to those brave people in Cuba who every single day resist and speak out against the tyranny of the Castro brothers. Meanwhile, we are granting a visa to his daughter, who is…an arm of his regime, an outspoken supporter, and she is coming to the United States to spread their anti-American propaganda.”

(Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, on the decision to grant a visa to Mariela Castro, who arrives in the U.S. next week to chair a panel on sexual diversity at a Latin American Studies Association conference).

POLL DU JOUR

• 82 percent of Americans say it will be harder for young people to find a job than it was for their parents.

• 75 percent do not think that college costs in general are “affordable”; 22 percent disagree.

• 57 percent say the higher education system in the U.S. fails to provide students with “good value” for the money they spend.

• 35 percent say the system provides “good” value, 5 percent “excellent” value.

• 48 percent say students and families should pay for most college costs.

• 30 percent say federal and state governments should pay the costs, 11 percent say both should pay.

Source: A Pew Research Center analysis of a survey of 2,142 U.S. adults conducted March 15 to 29; the analysis was released Thursday.

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