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In This Museum, It's OK If The Displays Collect Dust

The Vacuum Cleaner Museum in St. James, Mo., houses more than 750 vacuums, including some that date back to just after the Civil War. Curator Tom Gasko is a former door-to-door vacuum salesman.
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Cybersecurity Conference Includes 'Hackers For Hillary' Fundraiser

A Hillary Clinton fundraiser will take place at BlackHat in Las Vegas. Cybersecurity experts there say they support her over Donald Trump despite all the controversy over her email server.
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Is There A Double Standard When Female CEOs In Tech Stumble?

Male CEOs fail all the time, but when someone like Yahoo's Marissa Mayer or Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes falls short of expectations it can feed stereotypes about women being unfit for leadership.
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Body Camera Program For D.C. Police Gets Mixed Marks From Civil Rights Groups

A new national scorecard evaluating the body camera programs of 50 police departments around the country finds MPD's planned program is pioneering in some areas and lacking in others.

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During Fatal Standoff, Police Asked Facebook To Deactivate Woman's Account

Baltimore County police shot and killed Korryn Gaines, 23, on Monday after an hours-long standoff; her 5-year-old son was wounded. Police say Gaines was posting video of the standoff on social media.
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Luke Dittrich: "Patient H.M.: Memory, Madness And Family Secrets"

A journalist explores his family's past to tell a story of mental illness, medical ethics and the most studied brain in history.

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$72 Million In Bitcoins Stolen From Hong Kong Exchange

The value of the digital currency plunged more than 20 percent after news of the theft broke. Nearly 120,000 bitcoin were stolen; it's not clear who took the currency or how.
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In China, A Battle Uber Didn't Win

Uber's China arm merged with its rival Didi Chuxing this week, creating a $35 billion ride-hailing colossus. The merger ends an era of brutal competition, and may help boost China's flagging economy.
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Drones That Launch Flaming Balls Are Being Tested To Help Fight Wildfires

The University of Nebraska is developing a fire-starting drone, adapting a flaming ping pong ball technique already used in wildfire management. They hope to help teams conduct safer prescribed burns.
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New York Bans Registered Sex Offenders From Pokémon Go

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that registered sex offenders on parole would no longer be able to sign up for Pokémon Go and other Internet-enabled games as conditions of their sentence.

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