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Astronauts take spacewalk to swap space station’s batteries

By SETH BORENSTEIN Two American astronauts are taking a spacewalk to replace aging batteries on the International Space Station. NASA’s Anne McClain and Nick Hague are scheduled to work in space Friday for several hours to swap out three old nickel-hydrogen batteries with more powerful lithium-ion batteries. The station’s robotic arm did [READ MORE HERE]…

Ex-teacher gets prison for repeated sexual abuse of student

By The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former Tigard High School teacher and coach admitted to repeatedly sexually abusing a student and was sentenced to two years in prison. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 41-year-old Marcus D. Jolley pleaded guilty in Washington County Circuit Court to second-degree sexual abuse and was sentenced Thursday. [READ MORE…

Racetrack owner: No plan to keep Preakness in Baltimore

By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — The Pimlico Race Course owner says there’s no plan to keep the signature Preakness Stakes race in Baltimore, despite what Mayor Catherine Pugh has said. The Baltimore Sun reports Pugh told members of the Legislative Black Caucus on Thursday that her team successfully negotiated to keep [READ MORE…