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Rocket Lab's Electron rocket waits on the launch pad on the Mahia peninsula in New Zealand, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. NASA wants to experiment with a new orbit around the moon which it hopes to use in the coming years to once again land astronauts on the lunar surface. (Rocket Lab via AP)

NASA satellite breaks from orbit around Earth, heads to moon

- Associated Press

A satellite the size of a microwave oven successfully broke free from its orbit around Earth on Monday and is headed toward the moon, the latest step in NASA’s plan to land astronauts on the lunar surface again.

Lina Khan, nominee for Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission, speaks during a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 21, 2021. The Supreme Court’s latest climate change ruling could dampen efforts by federal agencies to rein in the tech industry, which went largely unregulated for decades as the government tried to catch up to changes wrought by the internet. Under Chair Khan, the FTC also has widened the door to more actively writing new regulations in what critics say is a broader interpretation of the agency’s legal authority. (Graeme Jennings/Washington Examiner via AP, Pool, File)

Ruling could dampen government efforts to rein in Big Tech

- Associated Press

The Supreme Court’s latest climate change ruling could dampen efforts by federal agencies to rein in the tech industry, which went largely unregulated for decades as the government tried to catch up to changes wrought by the internet.

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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, coloured smoke mark the launch ceremony for China's third aircraft carrier christened Fujian at a dry dock in Shanghai on Friday, June 17, 2022. China on Friday launched its third aircraft carrier, the first such ship to be both designed and built entirely within the country. (Li Gang/Xinhua via AP)

Latest Chinese carrier sign of stepped-up challenge to U.S., allies

- The Washington Times

When China's first domestically designed and built aircraft carrier slid into the water last month at a shipyard outside Shanghai, it was seen as a symbol of Beijing's fast-growing military might and ambition to develop a "blue water" navy capable of operating far beyond its own shores.

This Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, file photo shows the Instagram app icon on the screen of a mobile device in New York. Instagram is testing new ways to verify people's age to use the service, including a face-scanning artificial intelligence tool, having mutual friends verify their age or uploading an ID.  But the tools won't be used, at least not yet, to try to keep children off of the popular photo and video-sharing app. Rather, they are only for verifying that someone is 18 or older.    (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)

Instagram, Facebook remove posts offering abortion pills

- Associated Press

Facebook and Instagram have begun promptly removing posts that offer abortion pills to women who may not be able to access them following a Supreme Court decision that stripped away constitutional protections for the procedure.