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Trump's divisive pick to run NASA wins narrow confirmation

Trump's divisive pick to run NASA wins narrow confirmation

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NASA's latest nail-biting drama was far from orbit as the Senate narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump's choice of a tea party congressman to run the space agency in an unprecedented party-line vote. In a 50-49 vote Thursday, Oklahoma Rep. James Bridenstine, a Navy Reserve pilot, was confirmed as NASA's 13th administrator, an agency that usually is kept away from partisanship. His three predecessors — two nominated by Republicans — were all approved unanimously. Before that, one NASA chief served under three presidents, two Republicans and a Democrat. The two days of voting were as tense as a launch countdown. A procedural vote Wednesday initially ended in a 49-49 tie — Vice President Mike Pence, who normally breaks a tie, was at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida — before Arizona R
Manchester United v Liverpool combined XI: Pick your midfield

Manchester United v Liverpool combined XI: Pick your midfield

Sports
Cast your vote belowWednesday, March 7, 2018This weekend we will be treated to one of the fiercest derbies in the Premier League, as Manchester United host Liverpool at Anfield.Both the rivals sit inside the top four at this stage of the season, and are probably assured of qualification to next season’s Champions League.However, whoever finishes higher in 2017/18 will have bragging rights, and Jose Mourinho’s side are currently two points ahead of the Anfield club.As we prepare for this huge Premier League clash, talkSPORT.com are asking our readers to decide upon who makes it into a combined Manchester United and Liverpool team.Starting Monday, we have posted a poll asking for you to vote on who makes it into the XI.We’ve already got the results for goalkeepers and defenders, and today we
Super Bowl LII: Eagles vs. Patriots prediction, preview, pick to win

Super Bowl LII: Eagles vs. Patriots prediction, preview, pick to win

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PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (15-3) vs. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (15-3)KICKOFF: Sunday, 6:30 p.m. ET, U.S Bank Stadium, TV: NBC, Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (field reporter). WESTWOOD ONE: Kevin Harlan, Boomer Esiason, Mike Holmgren, Tony Boselli, Ed Werder. SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 83 (Philadelphia), 82 (New England), XM: 88 (WW1), 83 (Philadelphia), 82 (New England)SERIES HISTORY: 14th all-time meeting. Eagles lead series, 7-6, but the Patriots won the most important matchup, a 24-21 victory over the Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX. The Eagles won the last meeting in 2015, 35-28. But the Patriots won four of the last five meetings, including the Super Bowl victory.GAMEDATE: 2/4/18KEYS TO THE GAME: --The Eagles are confident they can score points on the Patriots' defense. The Pats gave up 18.5 ...
Jacksonville Jaguars at Pittsburgh Steelers: Prediction, preview, pick to win

Jacksonville Jaguars at Pittsburgh Steelers: Prediction, preview, pick to win

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JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (11-6) AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS (13-3)GAME SNAPSHOTKICKOFF: Sunday, 1:05 p.m. ET, Heinz Field, TV: CBS, Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Evan Washburn (field reporter).SERIES HISTORY: 25th all-time meeting. Jaguars lead series, 13-11, and beat the Steelers, 30-9, during the regular season. That was the Jaguars' first victory in the series since beating the Steelers, 31-29, in an AFC wild-card game after the 2007 season. The wild-card game is the only time these two teams played in the postseason.KEYS TO THE GAME: The Steelers made plenty of mistakes in their 30-9 loss to Jacksonville during the regular season. There is at least one mistake the Steelers won't repeat in the rematch Sunday afternoon when the Jaguars visit Heinz Field for an AFC divisional round playoff game -- they wo...