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Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his daughter Valeria were swept away by the current near Matamoros, Mexico, and Brownsville, Texas, this week. The grim photo shows the girl tucked inside her father's shirt for protection with her arm draped over his neck - an image that underscores the dangers migrants and asylum-seekers face trying to make it to the United States and the desperate measures they resort to in the face of policies designed to deter them. "It's tough, it's kind of shocking, that image," the 25-year-old man's mother, Rosa Ramírez, told The Associated Press.
- Finance Bloomberg
Singapore Exchange Ltd. upheld the trades that briefly erased more than $2 billion in market value for United Overseas Bank Ltd., saying the transactions didn’t breach any limits and there were no requests for cancellation.
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SpaceX launched its Falcon Heavy rocket in the early hours of Tuesday morning, delivering 24 satellites into orbit and making many of its clients very happy in the process. The company nailed the landing of both side boosters, but the center core booster narrowly missed its landing and splashed down in the ocean instead.In the hours following the launch, SpaceX boss Elon Musk weighed in on the unfortunate fate of the core booster, offering a bit of an explanation as to why it missed its mark.In a response to a question on Twitter, Musk explained that the booster was likely damaged early in its descent back to Earth, and that this damage ultimately caused a failure and prevented the booster from being able to control itself enough to make a safe landing.https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1143690145255841797If the booster was indeed damaged as it began to head back towards Earth, it's actually rather impressive that it managed to make it as close to the drone ship as it did. At one point it appeared that it might come down perfectly, only to drift off to the side at the very last moment.SpaceX has now failed to stick the core booster landing with all three of its Falcon Heavy launches. It's not the end of the world, but securing that component could save the company a lot of cash in the long run and they'd like to be able to pull off the landing consistently.It's hardly a worst-case scenario for SpaceX if it has to spend a few boosters while it perfects its technique, especially since the rockets are consistently delivering their payloads as planned. If nothing else, it's something SpaceX can continue to work on over the next year as it prepares for its next scheduled Falcon Heavy launch in late 2020.
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Lawyers for a former University of Illinois doctoral student who faces a possible death sentence for kidnapping and killing a visiting scholar from China say their client offered after his arrest to plead guilty and divulge where her remains were in exchange for a life sentence. The revelation came in a late Tuesday filing, a day after jurors convicted 29-year-old Brendt Christensen in the death of 26-year-old Yingying Zhang. Prosecutors said Christensen abducted her at a bus stop on June 9, 2017, then raped, tortured and killed her in his apartment in Urbana, 140 miles (225 kilometers) southwest of Chicago.
- Yahoo Finance Canada
Real estate experts will often tell sellers to stage their homes, starting with the elimination of clutter and a deep clean to make the place more appealing to future owners.That’s one way to go. Another would be to set up an online listing where all junk is chaotically strewn about.The owner of 20 Graystone Gdns., located in Toronto’s far west end, went for the latter in spectacular style. The photos would reduce Marie Kondo to a heap of tears.In the living room, paper and clutter cover the coffee table, end table and an ottoman. A book that was left out suggests the current tenant is interested in spirituality. Peach running shoes suggest...who knows what.The kitchen counters and sink are full of dishes. A box of Kashi Go Lean and a bowl with a spoon indicate the person who lives here is a health conscious cereal fan.In the basement, just about every surface is piled up with junk.The listing suggests this house is an opportunity for builders and renovators, and boasts a quiet location and nearby transportation.The house has an asking price of $999,000.Click through the slideshow to see more of the home and let us know in the comments below if you think the price is fair.(Images courtesy Zoocasa)Download the Yahoo Finance app, available for Apple and Android.