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First Us Children’s Series With Alaska Native Lead Kicks Off
Princess Daazhraii Johnson grew up eating dried salmon and moose-head soup — foods labeled weird by other kids who had no understanding of her culture and traditions. Now the Fairbanks woman and other Alaska Natives are presenting their world to a ge
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AT&T PULLS ‘FRIENDS’ FROM NETFLIX FOR ITS STREAMING SERVICE
AT&T is pulling “Friends” from Netflix to beef up its own upcoming streaming service. With new services launching, popular shows are splintering onto several different platforms. The wireless company, which owns the WarnerMedia entertainment business
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Mystery Of NSA Leak Lingers As Stolen Document Case Winds Up
Federal agents descended on the suburban Maryland house with the flash and bang of a stun grenade, blocked off the street and spent hours questioning the homeowner about a theft of government documents that prosecutors would later describe as “breath
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Trump Trade Representative To Investigate French Tech Tax
The White House is launching an investigation into France’s proposed tax on internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook — a move that could lead to U.S. taxes on French imports. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer expressed concern that
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Big Earthquakes Raise Interest In West Coast Warning System
The powerful Mojave Desert earthquakes that rocked California ended a years-long lull in major seismic activity and raised new interest in an early warning system being developed for the West Coast. The ShakeAlert system is substantially built in Cal
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California Democrats Turn Up Pressure On Gig Economy
The battle between California lawmakers and ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft heated up Wednesday as Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon offered harsh words laced with expletives for businesses in the gig economy. “They use a lot of really cute
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Before Moon Landing, Astronauts Learned Geology In Arizona
Before Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin knew they would be the first to walk on the moon, they took crash courses in geology at the Grand Canyon and a nearby impact crater that is the most well-preserved on Earth. Northern Arizona has had deep ties to
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Us Terminates Funds For Anti -iran Twitter Feed
The State Department said it has terminated support for an online project aimed at fighting Iranian disinformation after it tweeted harsh criticism of individual human rights workers, academics and journalists, some of whom are U.S. citizens. Lea Gab
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Flying Blind: Apps Help Visually Impaired Navigate Airport
Navigating airports can be tricky. They’re loud, crowded and not always laid out intuitively. They’re even more challenging for visually impaired people. Chieko Asakawa knows those challenges firsthand, and she has also devised a remedy. Asakawa has
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Divisive Telescope To Restart Building Next Week In Hawaii
Construction on a giant telescope will start again next week after lengthy court battles and passionate protests from those who say building it on Hawaii’s tallest mountain will desecrate land sacred to some Native Hawaiians. State officials announce
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Research, Restoration Begins On Rembrandt’s ‘Night Watch’
Researchers and restorers at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum launched a months-long project this week, using high-tech imaging technology to throw new light on Rembrandt van Rijn’s iconic “Night Watch.” Working in a specially designed glass chamber, research
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‘A Floodier Future’: Scientists Say Records Will Be Broken
The federal government is warning Americans to brace for a “floodier” future. Government scientists predict 40 places in the U.S. will experience higher than normal rates of so-called sunny day flooding this year because of rising sea levels and an a
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Space-tourism Biz Virgin Galactic Going Public After Merger
Richard Branson’s space-tourism venture, Virgin Galactic, is planning to go public, creating the first listed human spaceflight firm. Virgin Galactic said Tuesday it is merging with Social Capital Hedosophia, whose CEO, Chamath Palihapitiya, will bec
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Fresh From The Lab: Startups Make Meat That Avoids Slaughter
Uma Valeti slices into a pan-fried chicken cutlet in the kitchen of his startup, Memphis Meats. He sniffs the tender morsel on his fork before taking a bite. He chews slowly, absorbing the taste. “Our chicken is chicken ... you’ve got to taste it to
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UK Health Service To Use Amazon Alexa To Give Medical Advice
Alexa will see you now. Britain’s health care service is teaming up with Amazon’s digital voice assistant to help answer medical queries with advice from the service’s official website. Critics, however, warn about risks to data privacy. The British
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Uber Offers Riders More Legroom, Less Chatting At A Price
Uber passengers can now get a more spacious ride and a less talkative driver — if they’re willing to shell out a few extra dollars. The ride-hailing giant launched “comfort” rides in dozens of cities Tuesday. Riders are guaranteed 36 inches of legroo
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Twitter Bans ‘Dehumanizing’ Posts Toward Religious Groups
Twitter now prohibits hate speech that targets religious groups by using dehumanizing language, a ban it says may extend to other categories like race and gender. The social network already bars hateful language directed at individual religious adher
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Jony Ive Leaves An Apple That Continues To Flourish
Towards the end of June, Apple dropped something of a bombshell among the tech press: the corporation’s Chief Design Officer, Jony Ive, was set to leave the company to launch his own design firm, LoveFrom . This wasn’t ‘just another’ staff departure
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Activists Worry About Potential Abuse Of Face Scans For Ice
Civil rights activists complained of the potential for widespread abuse following confirmation that at least three states have scanned millions of driver’s license photos on behalf of Immigration and Customs Enforcement without the drivers’ knowledge
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Workout: Apple Taking Fitness Further
With Apple prioritizing fitness initiatives through Apple Watch and the iPhone, many believe that Apple is headed in a new direction. Steve Jobs’ legacy will undoubtedly be the Mac, but could Tim Cook’s be Apple Health, and its ability to transform t
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Heather Mills Gets UK Phone Hacking Apology, Payout
Heather Mills, the former wife of Paul McCartney, and her sister have received an apology and a settlement from Britain’s defunct News of the World tabloid over the hacking of their phones. Heather Mills and her sister Fiona Mills both received a for
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Samsung Predicts 56% Drop In 2q Profit On Weak Chip Market
Samsung Electronics Co. said its operating profit for the last quarter likely fell more than 56% from a year earlier amid a weak market for memory chips. The South Korean tech giant estimated an operating profit of 6.5 trillion won ($5.5 billion) for
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Trump V. Big Tech: Social Media Summit Will Snub Tech Titans
President Donald Trump is gathering conservative groups at the White House this week for a “summit” on social media that will prominently snub the tech titans who run big platforms on Facebook, Twitter and Google. It’s a sharp contrast to earlier day
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Little Driver With A Huge GOP
and a little shrill. Nanjiani and Bautista, the hulking former wrestler best known as Drax in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” films, make a suitably odd pair. Stu is sensitive and nerdy, and desperate for his best friend (Betty Gilpin) to take him seri
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Wtj: Apple To Shift Assembly Of Mac Pro From Us To China
Apple will manufacture its new Mac Pro computer in China, shifting away from a U.S. assembly line it had been using for that product in recent years, according to a report published last weekend. The company intends to assemble the new Mac Pro in a f
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LAURENE JOBS & LEONARDO DICAPRIO HELPS CREATE NEW ENVIRONMENTAL ALLIANCE
Leonardo DiCaprio is joining with billionaire investors and philanthropists Laurene Powell Jobs and Brian Sheth to create a new nonprofit environmental powerhouse charged with tackling climate change and the loss of biodiversity. The new organization
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‘Spider-man’ Swings Again With A Successful Sequel
Peter Parker might be forgiven for craving a vacation as “Spider-Man: Far From Home” begins. After an emotional and strenuous last few movies with the Avengers, a break sounds nice. “I didn’t think I had to save the world this summer,” he complains.
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