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Martian Rover Explores New Rocks

The Sojourner began rolling across the Martian surface Sunday as the rover traveled 16 feet around its lander to an area that included rocks named Desert, Princess and Baker’s Bench. It was to continue its trip today to the Mini-Matterhorn, which NASA scientists plan to analyze.

Sojourner will continue several more days on a circuitous route to an area called the Rock Garden.

Meanwhile, NASA scientists had hoped to download data Sunday from a rock named Souffle, but learned that the rover’s attempt to analyze the rock Saturday had failed.



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Administration seeks to expand immigrant family detention

UPDATED: 9:33 p.m.

The Trump administration is calling for the expanded use of family detention for immigrant parents and children who are stopped along the U.S.-Mexico border, a move decried by advocates as a cruel and ineffective attempt to deter families from coming to the United States.