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Allen family lore says that 50 years ago, as we sprawled on the living-room rug watching the moonwalk on our rabbit-ear TV, my sister Cathie — then 13 months old, now sending sons to college — took her first steps along with Neil Armstrong.
In Axios AM yesterday, my friend Paul spotted the moon landing stamps that USPS issued Friday, and realized what a great gift that would be for his Dad.
In D.C., the whole city could chat about the week-long "Apollo 50" light show at the Washington Monument, without the edge of the Fourth of July tanks.
Flipping through the Newseum's collection of front pages from around the country last Sunday, I realized what a truly national achievement Apollo 11 was:
Vice President Pence promised yesterday at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, that the moon isn't just history, but also the future:
I leave you with a delightful photo taken yesterday beside a portrait of Neil Armstrong at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum in Wapakoneta, Ohio:
Immigration judges have issued more bail bonds over the past few years — and more expensive ones, according to data by Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Axios' Stef Kight and Felix Salmon write.
By the numbers: As recently as 2005, all bail bonds issued by judges to immigrants were less than $2,000, according to TRAC's data. Last fiscal year, just 5% of bonds were less than $2,000, and 40% were $10,000 or more.
This could be a coffee mug. Ever feel this way?
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Barring a surprise of historic proportions, Boris Johnson will be announced Tuesday morning as leader of the U.K.’s Conservative Party, and therefore the country’s next prime minister, Axios World Editor David Lawler writes.
The bottom line: Where May emitted sobriety and, eventually, desperation, Johnson makes his supporters feel that they’re all in on a joke.
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At Wrigley Field, misters in the back of the bleachers tried to cool the crowd. At Yankee Stadium, only one player took batting practice on the field. In Cleveland, rules were relaxed on what fans could bring into the park, AP's Ben Walker writes.
At Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, where it was a sizzling 94 as the Reds played St. Louis, the stadium PA system got in the swing.
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