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Tulane vs. Army odds, line: 2020 college football picks, Week 11 predictions from proven computer model

The Tulane Green Wave will take on the Army West Point Black Knights at noon ET on Saturday at Benson Field in Yulman Stadium. The Green Wave are 4-4 overall and 1-2 at home, while Army is 6-1 overall and 1-1 on the road. The two programs have gone head-to-head 22 times before with the Green Wave holding the 12-9-1 edge all-time.

However, Army is 5-2 against the spread this season and the Black Knights have a lot of confidence with their only outright loss coming against a Cincinnati squad that is angling for a College Football Playoff berth. The Green Wave are favored by 3.5-points in the latest Tulane vs. Army odds from William Hill Sportbook, and the over-under is set at 47. Before entering any Army vs. Tulane picks, you’ll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every

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Atlas 5 rocket with spy satellite aboard blasts off in spectacular sunset launch

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket thundered to life and streaked away from Cape Canaveral in a dramatic sunset launch, putting on a spectacular Friday the 13th sky show visible across Florida’s Space Coast.

Running nine days late because of trouble with ground equipment, the rocket’s Russian-built RD-180 main engine fired up with a rush of flame at 5:32 p.m EST., followed by ignition of three strap-on solid-fuel boosters, instantly pushing the 20-story-tall rocket away from pad 41 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Just two miles away, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket stood poised for launch Sunday from the Kennedy Space Center to put four astronauts into orbit for a flight to the International Space Station, the first commercial mission ever certified by NASA and the FAA.

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A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket blasts off from Cape Canaveral Wednesday evening carrying a classified National Reconnaissance Office
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Can Republican State Legislatures Step In To Hand Donald Trump an Electoral College Victory?

President Donald Trump, who has yet to concede the 2020 election, reportedly has floated the idea of subverting the normal Electoral College process to clinch a second term in the White House.



Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: President Donald Trump visits his campaign headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, on November 3, 2020. The 2020 race has been called by several news outlets for Democratic nominee Joe Biden, but Trump has refused to concede. The New York Times reported that the president asked his advisers whether it was possible for Republican legislatures to sidestep the popular vote and select pro-Trump electors in key battleground states.


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President Donald Trump visits his campaign headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, on November 3, 2020. The 2020 race has been called by several news outlets for Democratic nominee Joe Biden, but Trump has refused to concede. The New York Times reported that the president asked his advisers whether it was possible for Republican legislatures to sidestep the popular vote and select pro-Trump electors in key battleground states.

The seemingly implausible scenario comes after several news organizations, including the Associated Press, called the race for Democratic nominee Joe Biden. On Friday, projections showed Biden with 306 electoral votes to Trump’s 232.

Popular Vote vs Electoral College: Why It Matters Amid Biden, Trump 2020 Election

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Ex-tennis club chief gets 3 months in prison in college scam | National News



Ex-tennis club chief gets 3 months in prison in college scam

FILE – In this March 12, 2019 file photo, Martin Fox, from a private tennis academy in Houston, arrives at federal court in Boston to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Fox, the former president of a private tennis club in Texas was sentenced Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 to three months in prison followed by three months in home confinement for his role in the sweeping college admissions bribery scheme.




BOSTON (AP) — The former president of a private tennis club in Texas was sentenced Friday to three months in prison followed by three months in home confinement for his role in the sweeping college admissions bribery scheme.

Martin Fox apologized for his actions during an appearance before a Boston judge via video conference because of the coronavirus pandemic.

“I’m ashamed for what I’ve done. My parents raised me better than this,” Fox said.

The

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SpaceX-NASA launch postponed to Sunday due to weather

NASA on Friday said the planned launch of a crewed SpaceX vessel to the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday had to be postponed by a day due to inclement weather.

“Due to onshore winds and recovery operations, @NASA and @SpaceX are targeting launch of the Crew-1 mission with astronauts to the @Space_Station at 7:27 p.m. EST Sunday, Nov. 15 (0027 GMT Monday),” NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine tweeted.

“Recovery operations” refers to the ships that have to be moved into place in case the mission is aborted after launch and the crew is forced to splash down in the ocean.

Sunday’s launch begins the first of what the US hopes will become routine missions for SpaceX following a successful test flight in late spring.

That demonstration flight in May was in turn the first time a crewed mission took off from US soil since the Space Shuttle program ended in

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CCNY team in quantum algorithm breakthrough

CCNY & partners in quantum algorithm breakthrough
The Google Quantum Computer. Credit: Google Quantum AI

Researchers led by City College of New York physicist Pouyan Ghaemi report the development of a quantum algorithm with the potential to study a class of many-electron quantums system using quantum computers. Their paper, entitled “Creating and Manipulating a Laughlin-Type ν=1/3 Fractional Quantum Hall State on a Quantum Computer with Linear Depth Circuits,” appears in the December issue of PRX Quantum, a journal of the American Physical Society.

“Quantum physics is the fundamental theory of nature which leads to formation of molecules and the resulting matter around us,” said Ghaemi, assistant professor in CCNY’s Division of Science. “It is already known that when we have a macroscopic number of quantum particles, such as electrons in the metal, which interact with each other, novel phenomena such as superconductivity emerge.”

However, until now, according to Ghaemi, tools to study systems with large numbers

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Watch live as SpaceX and NASA launch the Crew-1 astronaut mission

  • SpaceX is scheduled to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station on Sunday at 7:27 p.m. ET.
  • Called Crew-1, it’s SpaceX’s first full-length mission for NASA.
  • Here’s how to watch the rocket launch live.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

SpaceX has secured its Crew Dragon spaceship to the top of a Falcon 9 rocket, and the launch system is ready to roar to life. On Sunday, the company is scheduled to send a crew of four NASA astronauts to the International Space Station.

The mission, called Crew-1, will be SpaceX’s first full-length mission for NASA — the first of six that Elon Musk’s rocket company has contracted with the space agency. The launch will also mark the true start of NASA’s commercial spaceflight program, a milestone nearly 10 years in the making. 

Although the launch was scheduled for Saturday, NASA officials delayed it to Sunday at 7:27

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Ex-tennis academy president gets three months in prison for U.S. college scam

FILE PHOTO: Martin Fox, a former president of a private tennis academy in Texas, arrives at the federal courthouse before entering a plea in a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

BOSTON (Reuters) – The former president of a private tennis academy in Texas was sentenced on Friday to three months in prison after admitting he acted as a middleman to pay bribes to help the children of wealthy parents gain admission to selective universities.

Federal prosecutors in Boston had sought six months in prison for Martin Fox for helping pay bribes to university coaches to designate children as fake athletic recruits and to a college entrance exam administrator to facilitate cheating.

U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani called it an “offense of greed that the defendant really had no reason to be doing.” But given recent health issues Fox has faced, she

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Weather delays Crew-1 launch – SpaceNews

WASHINGTON — NASA has postponed the launch of its first operational commercial crew mission by a day, citing weather conditions for the recovery of the Falcon 9 first stage rather than at the launch site itself.

NASA said Nov. 13 that it was pushing back the Crew-1 launch by one day, to Nov. 15. Liftoff from the Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A is scheduled for 7:27 p.m. Eastern.

In a tweet, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said that “onshore winds and recovery operations” prompted the one-day delay. That was an apparent reference to conditions at the location in the Atlantic Ocean where the Falcon 9 first stage will land on a droneship. NASA plans to use that stage for the next commercial crew mission, Crew-2, launching in the spring of 2021.

Weather for the launch itself was favorable, with forecasts projecting a 70% chance of acceptable weather for a Nov.

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Heat and dust help launch Martian water into space, scientists find

Heat and dust help launch Martian water into space, scientists find
This graph shows how the amount of water in the atmosphere of Mars varies depending on the season. During global and regional dust storms, which happen during southern spring and summer, the amount of water spikes. Credit: University of Arizona/Shane Stone/NASA Goddard/Dan Gallagher

Scientists using an instrument aboard NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN, or MAVEN, spacecraft have discovered that water vapor near the surface of the Red Planet is lofted higher into the atmosphere than anyone expected was possible. There, it is easily destroyed by electrically charged gas particles—or ions—and lost to space.


Researchers said that the phenomenon they uncovered is one of several that has led Mars to lose the equivalent of a global ocean of water up to hundreds of feet (or up to hundreds of meters) deep over billions of years. Reporting on their finding on Nov. 13 in the journal Science, researchers said that

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