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Charleston, Key Entry For Slaves In America, Apologizes And Meditates On Racism Today

The plight of migrant families at the U.S. southern border was also mentioned, amid discussions of exploiting laborers and treating people of a different race as chattel in the slave era.

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Sennheiser CX Sport Review: Can’t Shake ’Em

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Senny’s latest buds lack bass but stay put during the most strenuous workouts.
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Rescuers Search For At Least 180 Missing After Ferry Sinks In Indonesia

Rescuers say only 18 survivors have been found so far. The boat capsized late Monday afternoon during Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

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Autonomous Vehicles Might Drive Cities to Financial Ruin

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American cities rely on car-related fees to fund public transit. But driverless cars might not need to park or fill up on gas—causing the system to collapse.
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Why Lyft Is Trying to Become the Next Subscription Business

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After months of testing its fledgling membership program, Lyft is betting that the model that built loyal followings for Netflix and Spotify can also work for transit
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The Science Behind The World Cup Ball

For every World Cup, there's a custom official ball. But how does the Telstar 18 actually stack up? To find out, scientists stuck it in a wind tunnel with a bunch of sensors.

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A New Wave Of Meth Overloads Communities Struggling With Opioids

Meth has made a resurgence, and in some communities already stressed by opioid addiction it's doubling the burden on first responders, the criminal justice system and schools.

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Family Separation Is Trump's Immigration Policy. Here's Why He Won't Own It

The policy is unpopular, and vulnerable Republicans in competitive districts stand to be punished by voters in the midterms if this continues much longer. So Trump is trying to flip the script.

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Civil War Battlefield 'Limb Pit' Reveals Work Of Combat Surgeons

Scientists have been analyzing bones first uncovered by a utility crew digging at the Manassas National Battlefield Park in Virginia. The remains provide insights into surgery during the Civil War.

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Dow Jones Drops GE, A Member Of The Original Industrial Average In 1896

As recently as 2005, according to Reuters, General Electric was the most valuable publicly traded company in the United States. It will be replaced by the parent company of Walgreens pharmacies.

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China Tells Farmers To Grow More Soybeans Amid Trade Fight With U.S.

After hitting U.S. soybeans with retaliatory tariffs, China is seeking alternatives to supply its important crop.

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Migrant Children Heard Crying On Tape Are The Voices 'Left Out' Conversation

Children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border and held at a Border Patrol facility are heard wailing inconsolably in seven minutes of audio obtained by ProPublica.

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Why Ford Is Buying Detroit’s Derelict Central Depot

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 20:00
It’s a savvy PR move, but it also sends a big message. The carmaker wants to show it can compete with Uber and Waymo and all the Silicon Valley tech giants.
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'Manu' On Fire: France's Macron Tears Into Teen Who Calls Him By Nickname

In a video posted to Twitter Monday, the president of France tore into a teenager who called him 'Manu,' is a common nickname for Emmanuel in French, during an event at a World War II memorial.

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It's Easier To Call A Fact A Fact When It's One You Like, Study Finds

The Pew Research Center looked at Americans' ability to identify factual statements as opposed to opinion statements. Success rates varied significantly, they found — and partisan bias played a role.

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White House Deputy Chief Of Staff Retires

Joe Hagin is retiring as White House deputy chief of staff. Hagin was one of the few experienced Washington hands in the administration and helped organize the president's summit with Kim Jong Un.

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Agent Who Sent Anti-Trump Text Messages Escorted From FBI Building

Peter Strzok was escorted from the building as part of the bureau's ongoing internal disciplinary process, his lawyer said in a statement.

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WHO Calls Gaming Disorder an Illness. Experts Say Not So Fast

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 17:12
Some mental health experts have reservations about the change in the WHO’s International Classification of Diseases.
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Why Are the Velociraptors in 'Jurassic World' So Big?

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 17:12
In reality, they were about the size of a large turkey. On the big screen? Not so much.
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U.S. Announces Its Withdrawal From U.N.'s Human Rights Council

The Trump administration long has chafed at what it calls a "relentless" anti-Israel bias and the dubious rights records of many council members. Now the U.S. is following through on threats to leave.

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