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Astronauts dodge hurricane as they head for homecoming in SpaceX Dragon capsule
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NASA and SpaceX are taking care to avoid Hurricane Isaias as they bring NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken home from the International Space Station.

Amazon receives FCC approval for Project Kuiper satellite constellation
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The authorization allows Project Kuiper to deliver satellite-based broadband services in the United States, helping expand internet access to households and communities across the country.

Underage girl forced to have sex with Prince Andrew, US court document claims
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Papers part of 2015 civil court case by girl, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, against Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell

Google to Keep Employees Home Until Summer 2021 Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
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The tech giant will keep its employees home until at least next July, making the search-engine giant the first major U.S. corporation to formalize such an extended timetable.

FAA issues emergency directive on 2,000 Boeing 737 NG, Classic planes
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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Friday issued an emergency airworthiness directive for 2,000 U.S.-registered Boeing 737 NG and Classic aircraft that have been in storage, warning they could have corrosion that could lead to a dual-engine failure.

A Security Breach Exposed More Than One Million DNA Profiles On A Major Genealogy Database
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First GEDmatch, the DNA database that helped identify the Golden State Killer, was hacked. Then email addresses from its users were used in a phishing attack on another leading genealogy site.

Japan to pay at least $536 million for companies to leave China
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Japan’s government will start paying its companies to move factories out of China and back home or to Southeast Asia, part of a new program to secure supply chains and reduce dependence on manufacturing in China.

FBI reportedly uses a travel company's data for worldwide surveillance
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The FBI has reportedly used a massive repository of travel data from Sabre to surveil people worldwide, including at least one in real time.

German court bans Tesla ad statements related to autonomous driving
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Germany has banned Tesla from repeating what a court says are misleading advertising statements relating to the capabilities of the firm's driver assistance systems and to autonomous driving, a Munich judge ruled on Tuesday.

Google was just slapped with a lawsuit that claims it tracks people on hundreds of thousands of apps even when they opt out
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The lawsuit accuses the search engine giant of violating wiretap law and California privacy law by recording what users are looking at in apps.

433 rivers across China exceed alerting-levels, Xi Jinping admits flooding is grim
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Up to 433 rivers across China have exceeded alerting levels since early June, with 33 of them rising to historical highs.

Some air conditioning units risk spreading coronavirus and should be turned off, advise experts
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Systems that recycle air ‘could be responsible for recirculating and spreading airborne viral particles into the path of socially distanced users’

Japan auto companies triple Mexican pay rather than move to US
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Auto component maker Piolax, will also raise the hourly wage at its Mexican plant to $16 within the year.

Hundreds arrested as crime chat network cracked
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Police forces across Europe collaborated on the UK's "most significant" law enforcement operation.

More could have Covid immunity than tests suggest
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A Swedish study found twice as many people had protective T-cells as tested positive for antibodies.

Sensors detect rise in nuclear particles on Baltic Sea, global body says
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Radiation sensors in Stockholm have detected higher-than-usual but still harmless levels of isotopes produced by nuclear fission, probably from somewhere on or near the Baltic Sea, a body running a worldwide network of the sensors said on Friday.

Beijing coronavirus outbreak: travel restricted to tackle 'extremely severe' situation
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Restrictions on travel to and from China capital brought in as neighbourhoods sealed off and venues close

Big Tech decry Republican bill seeking to break encryption
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Big Tech criticised Republican-backed bill seeking to undermine encryption, citing concerns about privacy and cybersecurity.

Journalist’s phone hacked by new ‘invisible’ technique: All he had to do was visit one website. Any website.
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Moroccan journalist Omar Radi investigates connections between politicians and business people, as well as social movements and human rights. In other...

Amazon unveils $2 billion fund to invest in startups building sustainable technology
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Amazon on Tuesday launched The Climate Pledge Fund, a new venture capital investment program that will funnel an initial $2 billion into startups building sustainable technologies across various…