Richard Branson

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High-profile Syrian war crimes trial opens; Countries debate rescue packages, billionaires ask for bailouts; Missouri sues China over economic coronavirus losses

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Germany begins the trial of two Syrian officials accused of crimes against humanity in the Syrian civil war. The US and Europe discuss huge economic rescue packages. Also, billionaries are asking for relief. And, drug cartels are among the many industries hit by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Plus, desperate parents on the US-Mexico border are sending their children to seek asylum alone, hoping it will give their kids the best chance for their future.

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Battle of the bands: Dueling concerts as aid for Venezuelans in limbo

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Sheriffs' deputies look at wreckage from the crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo near Cantil, California November 2, 2014. A suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Fr

As businesses enter the space race, the need to make a buck leaves questions about safety


Virgin’s Richard Branson joins fight against global warming


Investments for Zimbabwe from Richard Branson’s Virgin Group

Lemur sanctuary

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Lemurs are endangered and face all kinds of threats. Now billionaire Richard Branson has come up with a novel idea. He wants to create a safe haven for lemurs on an island in the Caribbean. For the Geo Quiz we want you to name that island.

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Climate Contest

Billionaire Richard Branson is out to solve global warming- and he’s offering up a cool $25 million to the first with a solution. We talked with a few leading scientists about how they’re trying to tackle the problem.

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Spaceship dad


One Brooklyn dad and his son went into space on their own. Luke Geissbuhler and his son, Max, built a makeshift spacecraft out of an iPhone 4, an HD camera, a takeout box and a weather balloon and launched it into space.