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On Tuesday night in Orlando, Florida, Donald Trump “officially” kicked off his presidential re-election bid. Of course, everyone knew he was going to run for…View More ‘Why we want Trump to win in 2020’
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Before humans headed up there, animals were the first living creatures that were sent into space. But India will now become the first nation to…View More Why is India sending robots into space?