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Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit on display for first time in more than a decade
ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Exactly 50 years since the launch of Apollo 11, the spacesuit astronaut Neil Armstrong wore during his 'giant leap for mankind' went on display Tuesday morning for the first time in over a decade. The suit, with lunar dust still embedded in the fabric, was revealed alongside Vice President Mike Pence and members of Armstrong's family at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington. "It is the single most human factor of the Apollo 11 mission," said Lisa Young, objects conservator at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. "It's like a small, tiny...
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Girl Scouts launches 42 new badges to mobilize girls to change the world
Girl Scouts of the USA (NEW YORK) -- The Girl Scouts have added more new badges and programs to help girls learn to make choices about how they want to experience and influence the world. The 42 new badges were created exclusively for girls in grades K-12, the Girl Scouts of the USA said in a press release. "The badges enhance the organization’s existing girl-led programming, offering girls everything from adventuring in the snow or mountains to learning how to use coding to solve problems they care about," the organization said in a press release. "Girl Scout programming has long...
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Amazon Prime Day, Target's Deal Days kick off Monday
kasinv/iStock (NEW YORK) -- Amazon Prime Day is here. On July 15, get ready to shop one of the biggest sales of the summer on everything from electronics to your favorite fashion finds, all at deeply discounted prices. This year, there are more than one million deals that will last for 48 hours. If you’re not an Amazon Prime member, don’t worry. You can still score some good deals at Target. The retailer's special two-day "Deal Days" event kicks off on Monday. Deals up to 50% off on kitchenware, appliances, furniture, fashions, back to school offers and more are available...
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Marriott, Choice hotels say they would not serve as detention centers after ICE raids
Scott Olson/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- As U.S. cities brace for President Donald Trump's promised immigration raids this weekend, two popular hotel chains said they would not serve as detention centers for immigrants in the event of a housing shortage.Trump on Friday confirmed plans for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in major U.S. cities this weekend, marking the second time in as many months that he has called for the deportation of "millions" of undocumented immigrants.Trump tweeted last month that "millions" would be deported.While administration officials have called that estimate an exaggeration, they confirmed that there are 2,000 people...
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Google workers can listen to your Google Assistant recordings, company acknowledges
David Paul Morris/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- A Dutch language expert working for Google to train its speech technology leaked private information in a breach of the company's security policies, company officials said. The disclosure came after Belgian broadcaster VRT NWS reported that its reporters listened to more than 1,000 conversations recorded by the search giant's virtual assistant, including some that revealed identifiable information about the users."As part of our work to develop speech technology for more languages, we partner with language experts around the world who understand the nuances and accents of a specific language," Google executive David Monsees...
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Sotheby's to auction off rare Nike sneakers, starting bids reach $80,000
code6d/iStock (NEW YORK) -- Sneaker enthusiasts can now get their hands on some of the rarest kicks ever made -- for a hefty price -- as Sotheby’s launches its “Ultimate Sneaker Collection” auction.The art dealer has partnered with shoe store Stadium Goods to auction off 100 of “the most exclusive and coveted sneakers ever produced by Nike, Air Jordan, Adidas, Yeezy, and more,” Sotheby’s announced Thursday.Of the sneakers available, the 1972 Nike Waffle Racing Flat “Moon Shoe” was called “the auction’s crown jewel.”Designed by Nike co-founder and Oregon University track coach Bill Bowerman, the shoe was created for the 1972...
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Suboxone maker to pay $1.4 billion in largest opioid settlement in US history
alfexe/iStock (WASHINGTON) -- Suboxone maker Reckitt Benckiser Group (RB Group) will pay the U.S. government a record $1.4 billion to end criminal and civil probes into the marketing of its addiction treatment medication, making it the largest settlement related to the opioid crisis in U.S. history, authorities said on Thursday.The settlement will cover multiple investigations into the company's subsidiary, Indivior (formerly known as Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals Inc.), and its alleged illegal marketing of its drug, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said."Opioid withdrawal is difficult, painful, and sometimes dangerous; people struggling to overcome addiction face challenges that can often seem...
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Hospital CEO resigns, 23 workers fired over excessive doses, deaths
Mount Carmel (COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- The CEO of an embattled Ohio hospital resigned on Thursday and nearly two dozen workers were fired amid allegations that the hospital prescribed excessive painkiller doses that led to 25 patient deaths.Mount Carmel Health System CEO and President Ed Lamb said he planned to resign by July 25, officials announced on Thursday, just weeks after the hospital's former intensive care doctor, William Husel, pleaded not guilty to murder charges in 25 deaths. "These last months have been difficult for our health care system, and, in times such as these, new leadership has the ability to...
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Apple disables Walkie-Talkie app on potential eavesdropping glitch
hocus-focus/iStock (NEW YORK) -- Apple has disabled the Apple Watch's Walkie-Talkie app because of a glitch that could allow a user to eavesdrop on someone else's iPhone without their knowledge or consent, the company said on Thursday."We were just made aware of a vulnerability related to the Walkie-Talkie app on the Apple Watch and have disabled the function as we quickly fix the issue," Apple said in a statement to ABC News. "We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience and will restore the functionality as soon as possible." The company added that there no known reports of the bug...
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Opening dates for "Star Wars": Rise of the Resistance ride at Galaxy's Edge announced
Joshua Sudock/Disney Parks (NEW YORK) -- Fans eagerly awaiting the opening of the long-delayed Rise of the Resistance attraction at Star Wars Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland and Walt Disney World will have to wait a few parsecs longer.Rise of the Resistance, which Disney says will "blur the lines between fantasy and reality and will put guests in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance," will open Dec. 5, 2019 at Walt Disney World and Jan. 17, 2020 at Disneyland.The 14-acre Galaxy's Edge themed land opened at the end of May at Disneyland in California....
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David Bowie Barbie doll released to celebrate 'Space Oddity' 50th anniversary
Mattel (NEW YORK) -- Thursday marks the 50th anniversary of the release of David Bowie's classic song "Space Oddity," which hit stores nine days before the historic moon landing."Musician Artist Icon Introducing #Barbie as #DavidBowie 👩‍🎤, the pioneer of sound and vision whose music continues to show the world how to reach for the stars! " the toy maker tweeted.If you go to the official Mattel website, there is even more information."Introducing Barbie as David Bowie. In a definitive celebration of two pop culture icons, Barbie honors the ultimate pop chameleon, English singer, songwriter and actor, David Bowie, whose dramatic...
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Amazon pledges to 'upskill' 100,000 workers by 2025
jetcityimage/iStock (SEATTLE) -- Amazon will train up to 100,000 employees -- or one-third of its U.S. workers -- into higher skilled work, company officials announced Thursday.The move -- and the investment of $700 million for the mega-retailer's "Upskilling 2025" pledge -- comes amid a period of historically low U.S. unemployment and as workers at tech companies are becoming increasingly outspoken about working conditions.The program aims to "provide people across its corporate offices, tech hubs, fulfillment centers, retail stores, and transportation network with access to training programs that will help them move into more highly skilled roles within or outside of...
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