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Lift Off: US Space Command, Vaping, ‘Planet’ Pluto

Lift Off: US Space Command, Vaping, ‘Planet’ Pluto

Skimm This - August 29, 2019 - 12:50

Today President Trump announced the lift-off of a new part of the military: the United States Space Command. We’ll explain what it might look like, and what its role could be. Then: this summer, 22 states have reported cases of people suffering from respiratory illnesses after vaping. We’ll look into what doctors are saying, and why the e-cigarette industry is under pressure. Also on today’s show: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro takes steps to prevent more fires in the Amazon, and NASA’s chief thinks Pluto should be considered a planet again.

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