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SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts to return to Earth from ISS

SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts to return to Earth from ISS

Science
ORLANDO, Fla., April 30 (UPI) -- The first operational crew of astronauts on a SpaceX orbital mission, Crew-1, plan to start their return to Earth on Friday after making history on a journey to the International Space Station. NASA plans to bring the crew of four home starting at 5:55 p.m. EDT, when the Crew Dragon capsule Resilience will undock from the space station. Advertisement After a relatively quick flight, the capsule is scheduled to splash down in the Atlantic Ocean near the coast of Florida at 11:36 a.m. Saturday. The flight marked the first time four people flew in a space capsule and was only the second crewed mission for SpaceX and NASA's commercial crew program. The capsule will fly automatically, or robotically, unless there is a serious problem, crew commander Mike Hopki...

The IRS can adjust any stimulus check money you’re owed when you file your 2020 tax return. Here’s why

Finance
In this articleIRSA3-ARGetty ImagesThis year's tax season has brought with it a new opportunity to collect any unpaid funds from previous rounds of federal stimulus checks.But the amount you claim could be adjusted by the IRS, the agency said on Monday.A new feature called a recovery rebate credit enables people to claim unpaid stimulus check money they may be missing.To date, Congress has authorized three direct payments to Americans since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. That includes a first check of up to $ 1,200 per adult through the CARES Act that was passed in March 2020. That was followed by payments of up to $ 600 per person authorized in December, followed by new checks of up to $ 1,400 per person that the government is in the midst of deploying.More from Personal Finance:F...

Broke? Need an extension? Amending a return? No matter your situation, you need to file your taxes

Finance
Constantine Johnny | Moment | Getty ImagesThe IRS may be extending the deadline to file your annual taxes for 2020 to May 17, but there's no time like now to get started on them — no matter your circumstances.Perhaps you owe money that you don't currently have. Maybe your life has been turned upside down and doing your taxes is the last thing you want to do. But don't even think about not filing a tax return."It's a terrible idea," said Nayo Carter-Gray, founder of 1st Step Accounting, of not filing. "It's one of the worst things you can do."Lisa Greene-Lewis, a tax expert at TurboTax, concurs."It is definitely a bad idea," she said. "File the return even if you can't pay what you owe."Let's start with the penalties. If you don't file your return, you'll be assessed a penalty of 5% of the ...
‘My mother forced me to join… then they shot me’: The return of Islamic State to Syrian refugee camps

‘My mother forced me to join… then they shot me’: The return of Islamic State to Syrian refugee camps

World
We'd been asked into the clinic of a camp called Al Hol to meet a young woman.Seventeen years old, we were told, and here because she'd been shot. We are protecting her identity and we have changed her name. She asked us to call her Mona.If only we could show you her face. It's one of innocence that was ripped from her when she was just 11. Image: Mona was married at 11 years old Married at 11 years old Advertisement ...