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Korean university names detained USA citizen

Korean university names detained USA citizen

Park said Kim, who is in his 50s, taught accounting at the university for about a month. The man, who also goes by his Korean name Sang-duk Kim, was arrested when he was about to leave the country "after several weeks of service teaching at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST)", the university said.


Trump visits Trump property for the 12th weekend in a row

Trump visits Trump property for the 12th weekend in a row

The State Department describes the "Share America" site as its "platform for sharing compelling stories and images that spark discussion and debate on important topics like democracy, freedom of expression, innovation, entrepreneurship, education, and the role of civil society".


Obama Steers Clear Of Trump, Urges Bridge-Building At Chicago Event

Obama Steers Clear Of Trump, Urges Bridge-Building At Chicago Event

Until Monday, Donald Trump's Democratic predecessor had not given a public speech or an interview since leaving the White House on January 20. The free-form panel discussion featured several moments of levity from the former president, including an acknowledgement that panel members were given questions ahead of the event-a subtle reference to Trump's complaints that Hillary Clinton had an unfair advantage during the presidential debates.



Donald Trump makes special call to NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson

Early Monday morning, Whitson officially broke the NASA record of 534 days in orbit that was set previous year by Jeff Williams. Whitson had specified that a bill signed by Trump in March authorizing $19.5 billion in funding for NASA directed the agency to send astronauts to the planet during the 2030s.


Astronaut Peggy Whitson sets record for most cumulative days in space

Astronaut Peggy Whitson sets record for most cumulative days in space

The day will be recognized by an early-morning, presidential phone call from Earth to space by President Donald Trump and his daughter, Ivanka Trump. President Trump is called Whitson from the Oval Office. Her 192 days in space on that mission included her first five spacewalks. And, from 2009-2012, she was the first female chief of NASA's astronaut office.


'Better you than me,' Trump tells record-breaking astronaut

'Better you than me,' Trump tells record-breaking astronaut

She spent another 192 days in space and performed her first five spacewalks. Whitson is also the first woman to command the space station twice and the only woman to have led NASA's astronaut corps. Expedition 48-49 backup crew member Peggy Whitson of NASA poses for a photograph as the Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft is rolled out by train to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Monday, July 4, 2016.