Intermission: Let's Go Up in Orbit

Leave your computer for a moment and come up with us into orbit.


When we're sitting at our desks, stuck in traffic, or just going about our daily routine, it's easy to forget that the space we occupy is greater than what's on our immediate horizons. After all, the circumference of Earth is 24,901.55 miles, which is a good deal larger than this computer screen.

So take a moment and come up with us in orbit aboard the International Space Station. It's a minute of silence, but the time-lapsed visuals say more than enough. Start over the Pacific Ocean, and end just in time to greet the sun.


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According to Quitline New Zealand, "when you smoke around your pets, they're twice as likely to get cancer."

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Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders took aim at former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg onstage at Wednesday's Las Vegas Democratic debate, likening the billionaire businessman to President Donald Trump and questioning his ability to turn out voters.

Sanders began by calling out Bloomberg for his stewardship of New York's stop and frisk policy that targeted young black men.

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Walmart workers issued a "wake up call" to Alice Walton, an heir to the retailer's $500 billion fortune, in New York on Tuesday by marching to Walton's penthouse and demanding her company pay its 1.5 million workers a living wage and give them reliable, stable work schedules.

The protest was partially a response to the company's so-called "Great Workplace" restructuring initiative which Walmart began testing last year and plans to roll out in at least 1,100 of its 5,300 U.S. stores by the end of 2020.

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