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Thousands of satellites are launched into low orbit. It could harm the ozone layer.

Thousands of small satellites are being launched into the “lower orbit” of space, just above the stratosphere, by companies like SpaceX, OneWeb, Amazon’s proposed Project Kuiper and more — devices that can provide internet service among other uses. Because the number will soon reach many tens of thousands, concern is growing among atmospheric scientists about how they may harm the protective ozone layer that shields life on Earth from dangerous radiation from the sun.

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Trump endorses Ryan in House race, McCain and Ayotte in Senate contests

I covered an appearance in Milwaukee by Democratic vice presidential nominee, Sen. Tim Kaine, for the Washington Post, shortly after Wisconsin’s new voter ID laws were struck down in court. Presidential hopeful Donald Trump made an appearance in Green Bay, Wis., the same day, so the Post combined the stories, with Trump’s endorsement of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan as the lead news, but I nabbed the quotes in which Kaine not so subtly blasted Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

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