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The Best Item In An Astronaut's Care Package? Definitely The Ice Cream

A SpaceX craft docked at the International Space Station on Wednesday carrying more than 6,400 pounds of lab equipment and supplies for crew members living there.

But perhaps the most eagerly awaited cargo on the resupply mission may also be its most perishable: ice cream.

We all remember astronaut ice cream, those little dehydrated bricks of neopolitan.

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga addresses the media Wednesday at the offices of his National Super Alliance, or NASA, coalition in Nairobi. Odinga said he would take his allegations of electoral fraud to the country's Supreme Court — after previously refusing to do so — and vowed to protest peacefully.

Kenyan Opposition Leader Vows To Take Election Challenge To Supreme Court

Just over a week after Kenyans went to polls to decide their president, opposition leader Raila Odinga has vowed a legal challenge to the official results that re-elected his rival, incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta. At a news conference Wednesday, Odinga announced that he plans to take allegations of "computer-generated fraud" to the country's Supreme Court.

"This is just the beginning," he said. "We will not accept and move on."

Charlottesville Community Gathers To Remember Heather Heyer

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Dreamhost Challenges Department Of Justice Anti-Trump Records Request

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NASA Astronauts Set To Get Sweet Treat With Next Delivery To International Space Station

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Trump's Comments On White Supremacists Raise Questions

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Vice President Pence Stays Aligned With Trump Despite Other Republicans Distancing Themselves

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Vice President Pence, speaking in Chile on Monday, said the "president has been clear on this tragedy and so have I" but did not address the president's reversal on the white nationalist protesters.

Top Republicans Criticize White Supremacists, But Don't Call Out Trump

Vice President Pence on Wednesday declined to denounce or distance himself from President Trump's controversial remarks the day before that "there's blame on both sides" for recent violent clashes in Charlottesville, Va., between white supremacist groups and counterprotesters.

"What happened in Charlottesville was a tragedy, and the president has been clear on this tragedy and so have I," Pence told reporters in Chile. "I spoke at length about this horrible situation in Colombia, and I stand with the president and I stand by those words."

President Trump walks out of the White House toward Marine One on the South Lawn on Monday. A new NPR/<em>PBS NewsHour/</em>Marist poll finds most Americans think Trump's response to Charlottesville events was "not strong enough."

Poll: Majority Believes Trump's Response To Charlottesville Hasn't Been Strong Enough

A majority of Americans think President Trump's response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., was "not strong enough," according to an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.

Fifty-two percent of respondents said so, as compared with just over a quarter (27 percent) who thought it was strong enough.

President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands in Jerusalem in May. Some critics say Netanyahu responded cautiously to the Charlottesville rally because he wanted to avoid angering Trump.

Israel's Netanyahu Faces Criticism For Delayed Reaction To Charlottesville Rally

President Trump is not the only world leader facing criticism for a delayed condemnation of Saturday's white nationalist march in Charlottesville, Va.

For three days, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — an outspoken critic of anti-Semitism around the world — said nothing about the anti-Jewish chants and Nazi swastikas paraded in Charlottesville.

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