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Jeanette Epps.

Jeanette Epps would have been the first black astronaut to live on the Space Station, but NASA bumped her, and she says they never told her why

Jeanette Epps was about to become the first African-American to live at the International Space Station, but NASA replaced her with another astronaut in January. Epps said on Thursday that she still doesn't know why.
Hosts and guests on Russian state-run TV network Russia 24 discussed reports that Trump sees Crimea as Russian.

‘Trump is ours!’: Russian state TV celebrates Trump’s suggestion that Crimea is part of Russia

Trump claimed that Crimea rightfully belongs to Russia because most people there speak Russia.
Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Putin has lost faith in Trump’s promise to improve US-Russia relations

Russian President Vladimir Putin lamented what he described as a stalled effort to improve relations between the US and Russia under President Donald Trump. Putin blames the political firestorm currently surrounding Trump, fueled in part by the probe of Russia's meddling in the 2016 US election.

Aluminum jumps to a near 7-year high as Trump sanctions hit Russia

Prices have risen 5% by 10.30 a.m. BST (5.30 a.m. ET).