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The Best Item In An Astronaut’s Care Package? Definitely The Ice Cream

Enlarge this image In this photo taken by Russian cosmonaut Sergey Ryazanskiy, the SpaceX Dragon capsule arrives at the International Space Station on Wednesday, stocked with scientific equipment, supplies — and ice cream. NASA via AP hide caption toggle caption NASA via AP A SpaceX craft docked at the International Space Station on Wednesday carrying more than 6,400 pounds of lab equipment and supplies for crew members living there. But perhaps the most eagerly awaited cargo on the resupply mission may also be its most perishable: ice cream. We all…

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Health Care and ‘The Virtue of Selfishness’

X Story Stream recent articles WASHINGTON — “The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.” The novelist Anatole France’s mischievous observation came to mind when the Congressional Budget Office released its analysis of the Republican cut-taxes/gut-Medicaid bill and its defenders went into a continuous loop talking about “freedom.” Conservatives are fond of saying that freedom isn’t free. This is entirely true, especially when it comes to health care. Republicans speak of…

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