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Uber Competitor In NYC Promises Drivers Benefits, Even Employee Status

While Uber and Lyft both fight in courts to keep their workers as independent contractors, new ride-hailing startup Juno is moving to offer full employee status and other benefits.
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On Six Flags' Virtual Reality Coaster, The Ride Is Just Half The Thrill

Magic Mountain in Southern California has a roller coaster in which riders put on VR goggles to see an imagined world while their bodies undergo the physical thrills. How is it? We get a review.
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The Last Razor Repairman In Paris

In a tiny shop from a bygone era, Jacques Guillaume gets calls about more than razors because there's nobody to fix things anymore. "Today, manual work like this is passé and obsolete," he says.
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Hopping On Hashtag Bandwagon, Host Rachel Martin Recounts Her #FirstSevenJobs

Social media feeds have been peppered with the hashtag #firstsevenjobs for the past few weeks. NPR's Rachel Martin shares her list, from store window mannequin to English teacher in Japan.
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After DNC Hack, Cybersecurity Experts Worry About Old Machines, Vote Tampering

Experts have long warned that America's patchwork of old and unsecured voting systems leaves votes vulnerable to tampering — and in ways that wouldn't have to involve a foreign attack.
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After IVF, Some Struggle With What To Do With Leftover Embryos

Nearly a million embryos are in frozen storage in the U.S. Some couples feel ambivalent, even after their family is complete, so put off deciding what to do with what some call their 'maybe babies.'
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In Leak Of Democratic Emails, Questions About Russia's Role

What's behind Russia's apparent hacking into the Democratic National Committee — and what could it gain by meddling in the U.S. election? "It's all about Hillary Clinton," says a Russian journalist.
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Federal Judge Throws Out Uber Driver Class-Action Settlement Offer

Uber drivers claims that they should be compensated as employees, not independent contractors, get a boost. Negotiators for the drivers had okayed the deal but the judge wasn't satisfied.
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Uber To Roll Out Self-Driving Cars In Pittsburgh

The ride-hailing company expects to include a human in case something goes wrong, but the driverless vehicles would be the first available for commercial use. They could be on the road in a few weeks.
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'Flying Bum' Airship Takes Flight In England

The Airlander 10 — billed as the world's longest aircraft — took off from an airfield north of London this week. Yet it's the airship's bulbous, multi-chambered design that has captured attention.

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