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'New York Times' jumps the gun, announces Pulitzer wins way before announcement


The prestigious Pulitzer Prizes were announced Monday afternoon for accomplishments in journalism, but long before the winners were revealed the New York Times was acting like it had already won. SEE ALSO: Here's why Indians are trolling The New York Times Near the front of Monday's paper it included a small segment with details about a Facebook Live interview with its 2017 winners, as Poynter called out. The post from the paper said, "How does it feel to get a Pulitzer Prize? Ask The Times's recently announced 2017 winners yourself..." It went on to plug the Live session with the winners. The New York Times mistakenly announced its Pulitzer Prize win:

FIREMAN KILLED Wife arrested after captain found murdered in truck

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A suburban Dallas firefighter was found shot to death and police have charged his wife with conspiring to kill him. Bob Poynter, 47, was found dead in his truck Friday night after officers responded to a report of a woman trying to flag down cars on a county road, Fox 4 Dallas reports. He was a fire captain with the University Park Fire Department. Police in Royse City, Texas, said the woman was Chacey Poynter, 29, and that she told the officers that her husband had been shot and was in the vehicle. Cops said he died of a single gunshot wound.

KFC is launching a sandwich to the edge of space, and I don't want to live on this planet anymore


This isn't what President Kennedy had in mind when he ushered in the space age. In a move that could probably be fairly described as "peak capitalism," KFC and the private spaceflight company World View are teaming up to send a chicken sandwich to the edge of space for a four-day trip into the stratosphere, at about 7 to 30 miles off the ground. SEE ALSO: Adorable children's letters adorably fly to the edge of space and back "We're excited to be the ones pushing spicy, crispy chicken sandwich space travel forward," Kevin Hochman, KFC U.S. president, said in a statement. "But in all seriousness, we're proud to support World View's commitment to advancing space research and trust them to take our world famous Zinger sandwich to space." The Zinger chicken sandwich is scheduled to take flight on June 21.

Rebecca Poynter Named New Idaho Statesman Publisher

U.S. News

Poynter was born and raised in Kentucky and earned a journalism degree from the University of Kentucky. While with Gannett, she worked for the Army Times, USA Today and other news organizations before moving to Lansing, Michigan to oversee the State Journal and Gannett's papers in Port Huron, Battle Creek, Howell, Livonia and Northville.

Legacy of Biosphere 2 lives on in singular research space

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In this July 31, 2015 photo, several of the main buildings of the Biosphere 2 complex, including the tropical rainforest, left, the technosphere, middle, and the south lung, right, are shown as a thunderstorm moves past, in Oracle, Ariz. University of Arizona officials say that 25 years after that New Age-style experiment in the Arizona desert, the glass-covered greenhouse thrives as a singular site for researchers from around the world studying everything from the effects of the ocean's acidification on coral to ways of ensuring food security. Their air and water were recycled, and they grew the sweet potatoes, rice and other food they needed to survive. About 1,500 people were invited and some 200 journalists were on hand as the eight original inhabitants of Biosphere 2 left their glass terrarium a quarter-century ago last month in two groups that no longer talked to each other amid the stress of sharing a small space and disputes over how the project should be run. Detractors called the $150 million experiment a failure because additional oxygen was pumped into what was supposed to be a self-sustaining system.