Astronomers in Hawaii say the cylindrical, quarter-mile long object is an asteroid. But some scientists have not yet ruled out more extraordinary origins. In either case, all eyes will be on this space oddity zipping through our solar system.
A Senate committee is looking into whether to repeal the law that curbed the DEA’s powers to go after drug companies that do not report suspicious orders of prescription painkillers from pharmacies. The effort behind the law was highlighted in October by The Washington Post and “60 Minutes.”
House Republicans are pressing on with a sweeping overhaul of a federal law that governs almost every aspect of higher education, without any hearings and despite mounting pressure to give stakeholders more time for analysis and input.
“I wept because I felt the blows, I felt the bullets, I felt the tears,’’ speaker Myrlie Evers, the 84-year-old widow of slain NAACP member Medgar Evers, told the crowd gathered outside the museum in the snowy courtyard for opening ceremonies.