NOTICE News Daily: March 8, 2023

On today’s NOTICE News Daily: Protests have erupted in Iran after 1,000 school children—all girls—were poisoned. We take a look at who is accused of doing such an unthinkable thing. Plus: is space travel about to get more sustainable?

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1,000 School Girls Poisoned in Iran

Top Story: 1,000 School Girls Poisoned in Iran

Over 1,000 girls in the middle eastern country of Iran have fallen ill after being poisoned since November, according to state media and officials. Some politicians are blaming religious groups opposed to girls’ education, in a country where the U.N. says women are treated as “second class citizens.” The country’s supreme leader called it an “unforgivable” crime that should be punished by death if deliberate, state TV reported, amid public anger over the suspected attacks in schools. >> Full story

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3D Printed Rockets

Biden Deepfake Circulates Online

U.S. startup Relativity Space is gearing up for the launch of the world’s first 3D-printed rocket into space. Senior Vice President of Revenue Operations Josh Brost says the rocket “has the potential to make access to space less expensive, more frequent and more reliable.”