Public opinion

This July 20, 1969 photo made available by NASA shows the Lunar Module descent stage and area of soil beneath. In landing on the moon, the astronauts were traveling horizontally for a while, so the thrusters weren’t pointed down and wouldn’t have kicked up any dust, astronomer Emily Drabek-Maunder at the Royal Observatory Greenwich in London says. But when the module finally did touch down, “you can see dust actually being thrown up.” As for the lack of a crater, Roger Launius, NASA’s former chief historian, said the astronauts didn’t need to use a large blast to slow themselves down, because the moon’s gravity is roughly one-sixth that of Earth’s. “It was more of a gentle landing,” he said. (NASA via AP)
July 11, 2019 - 8:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty years after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon, some people insist it never happened and was all a big hoax by the U.S. government. The suspicions arose even as the lunar landing was taking place in 1969, said Roger Launius, NASA's former chief historian. Soon,...
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FILE - In this April 19, 2019 file photo, a gay pride rainbow flag flies along with the U.S. flag in front of the Asbury United Methodist Church in Prairie Village, Kan. A new Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll shows age, education level and religious affiliation matter greatly when it comes to Americans’ opinions on a prospective clergy member’s sexual orientation, gender, marital status or views on issues such as same-sex marriage or abortion (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
July 08, 2019 - 5:05 am
Americans' age, education level and religious affiliation matter greatly when it comes to their opinions on a prospective clergy member's sexual orientation, gender, marital status or views on social issues such as same-sex marriage or abortion, a new poll shows. The survey released Monday by The...
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FILE- In this Feb. 12, 2019, file photo pedestrians pass beneath City Hall in Philadelphia. Nearly one-quarter of Americans say they never plan to retire, according to a poll that suggests a disconnect between individuals’ retirement plans and the realities of aging in the workforce. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
July 07, 2019 - 11:45 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Nearly one-quarter of Americans say they never plan to retire, according to a poll that suggests a disconnection between individuals' retirement plans and the realities of aging in the workforce. Experts say illness, injury, layoffs and caregiving responsibilities often force older...
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In this handout photo provided by the Bahamas ZNS Network, a recovery team stands by at the wreckage site where a helicopter carrying four women and three men, including billionaire coal entrepreneur Chris Cline and his daughter, crashed outside a string of islands Cline owned in the Bahamas, Friday, July 5, 2019. The bodies of the four women and three men were recovered and taken to the Bahamian capital of Nassau to be officially identified. (Krystel Knowles/Bahamas ZNS Network via AP)
July 06, 2019 - 3:13 pm
Accident investigators in the Bahamas are going well below the surface of the water to try to figure out what went wrong in the moments before a helicopter crashed after takeoff and killed seven people, including West Virginia coal magnate Chris Cline. The Air Accident Investigation Department of...
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In this Friday, June 21, 2019 photo, Greek opposition New Democracy party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis waves to his supporters after the presentation of his platform in Athens. Mitsotakis is maintaining an intense campaign timetable despite a strong lead in opinion polls ahead of a general election on Sunday July 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
July 04, 2019 - 4:18 am
LAVRIO, Greece (AP) — On an exhaustive tour of Greece's blue collar towns and city suburbs, Kyriakos Mitsotakis has a spring in his step — no wonder, he's the overwhelming favorite to become the country's next prime minister as the unlikely heir of a powerful political family. Arriving at Lavrio,...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris greets local residents during the West Des Moines Democrats' annual picnic, Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in West Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 03, 2019 - 3:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris called twice. In her first conversation with Rep. Bobby Rush, a veteran member of the Congressional Black Caucus, Harris was explicit about what she wanted: his endorsement in the Democratic presidential primary. Rush demurred, not yet ready to pick a side in the...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2019 file photo, female cadets at the United States Coast Guard Academy line up during commencement in New London, Conn. Released Wednesday, July 3, 2019, a Pentagon report from an anonymous 2018 gender relations survey shows that almost half of female cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy said they experienced sexual harassment and about one in eight women reported experiencing unwanted sexual contact. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
July 03, 2019 - 11:51 am
Almost half of female cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy said they were sexually harassed, and about one in eight women reported experiencing unwanted sexual contact, according to a Pentagon survey released Wednesday. The anonymous 2018 gender relations survey completed by cadets at the school...
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In this June 26, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Trump is receiving mixed reviews for his stewardship of the U.S. economy, even as Americans feel increasingly good about how things are going. That’s according to a new survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 01, 2019 - 8:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The solid economy is doing little to bolster support for President Donald Trump. Americans give Trump mixed reviews for his economic stewardship despite the growth achieved during this presidency, according to a new survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs...
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Protestors hold up signs to apologize for a demonstration that jammed the entrance of a government tax office in Hong Kong on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Hong Kong protestors handed out flyers, held up signs, and bowed to passersby Tuesday to apologize for a sit-in demonstration the day before that blocked access to a government office for nearly two hours. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)
June 25, 2019 - 4:59 am
HONG KONG (AP) — A small number of Hong Kong protesters handed out flyers and bowed to passers-by Tuesday to apologize for a demonstration that jammed the entrance of a government tax office for nearly two hours the previous day. They said they are trying to maintain public support for future...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at the Poor People's Moral Action Congress presidential forum in Washington, Monday, June 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 24, 2019 - 7:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two dozen Democratic presidential candidates have crisscrossed the country for six months selling their vision for the United States. But, on the eve of the first debates in the campaign , a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows...
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