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Seth Meyers Explains Why He’s Totally Unsurprised That Trump’s Snubbing Matt Gaetz

Blue Origin announces date for its NS-15 liftoff, rehearsal for human flights

Thousands of student letters travel to space in Blue Origin test flight

Blue Origin brings student letters to space

Blue Origin, the Jeff Bezos-led spaceflight company, announced that it is targeting Wednesday for the launch of its NS-15 rehearsal mission, which is seen as a significant step in the company’s effort to send humans into space. 

The company said in a tweet Monday that the launch is set to take place from its Launch Site one in West Texas any time after 8 a.m. A mannequin will be launched, but the "primary operations will entail Blue Origin personnel standing in as astronauts entering into the capsule prior to launch," a statement read.

The personnel will go through the same motions that an astronaut may go through prior to launch. They will get into the seats, buckle the harness and make sure the communications system is working, the company said.


"The tower operations team will prepare the capsule cabin for launch and then briefly close the capsule hatch. The astronauts will then exit the capsule prior to launch," the statement read.


The launch will be streamed on 

Tennis: Medvedev tests Covid-19 positive, out of Monte Carlo Masters, says ATP

(REUTERS) – World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev of Russia has tested positive for the coronavirus and has been withdrawn from this week’s Monte Carlo Masters, the ATP said on Tuesday (April 13).

Medvedev, who was seeded second behind top-ranked Novak Djokovic at the ATP Masters 1000 event on clay, has been put in isolation and is being monitored by the tournament and ATP medical teams, the men’s tennis governing body said in a statement.

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Nike will now clean and resell used sneakers at discount prices in 15 US stores

  • Nike said it would clean and resell sneakers returned by customers in 15 stores in the US.
  • Nike Refurbished will sell shoes returned within 60 days of purchase. Customers can buy them at a discount.
  • Nike said it wanted to stop shoes ending up in a landfill.
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Nike has launched a new program to clean and resell sneakers that have been used and returned by customers. 

The athletics-wear giant announced Monday that “Nike Refurbished” would see “gently” or hardly worn shoes, or shoes returned with cosmetic flaws, cleaned and sold again at discounted prices. The shoes must have been returned within the company’s 60-day returns period to be resold.

In a press release announcing the news on Monday, the company did not say what would have previously happened when these sneakers were returned. Insider asked the company for comment, but did not immediately hear back. 

The refurbished shoes will now be sold at its factory and outlet stores. This initiative is currently available at 15 US stores, but the company said it planned to add Nike Refurbished to more stores, to boost its sustainability and reduce waste.

While it promises to “help keep shoes out of landfills,” the new service also means Nike can stop some of its products reaching booming sneaker resale platforms such as StockX or GOAT. 

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Seth Meyers Explains Why He’s Totally Unsurprised That Trump’s Snubbing Matt Gaetz

Seth Meyers wasn’t surprised that Donald Trump won’t stick his neck out for his devoted ally Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), who is under investigation by the Justice Department over sex trafficking allegations.

Two people familiar with the matter told CNN this week that Gaetz reportedly tried to schedule a meeting with Trump shortly after the allegations came to light last month, but his request was denied.

“Haven’t these guys learned anything? Trump will never return loyalty you show him. Ever,” Meyers said on “Late Night” Monday. 

“Next thing you know, Trump’s going to start acting like he doesn’t even know Matt Gaetz’s name,” he added. He then threw back to an October 2020 presidential campaign rally in Florida, during which then-president Trump repeatedly called the congressman Rick Gaetz.

Watch the roast below:


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