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Justice Department Announces 'Largest Darknet Takedown In History'

NPR | July 21, 2017

A joint operation by the department, the FBI and international law enforcement has closed AlphaBay and Hansa, two of the world's largest darknet marketplaces for illicit drugs and chemicals.

With Entry Into Interest Curation, Google Goes Head-To-Head With Facebook

NPR | July 21, 2017

In the feed, users will get a stream of news, photos and more based on their search histories and interests across Google products. The company promises a different, less friend-filtere d experience.

Computer Scientists Demonstrate The Potential For Faking Video

NPR | July 21, 2017

Fake news articles may just be the tip of the iceberg. New research — which manipulates footage of former President Obama — shows it's possible to create fake news videos too.

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How Did The Afghan All-Girl Team Do At The Robotics Competition?

NPR | July 20, 2017 2:27 p.m.

The Afghan team made headlines even before the event started when their visas were denied. But they made it after all!

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U.S. Ends Laptop Ban On Flights From Middle East

NPR | July 20, 2017 11:48 a.m.

The ban originally affected ten airports and nine airlines, mostly Middle Eastern carriers. Meanwhile, the U.S. has issued additional security requirements affecting some 280 international airports.

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Elon Musk Says He Has 'Verbal' OK To Build N.Y.-D.C. Hyperloop

NPR | July 20, 2017 10:54 a.m.

There's still much to do before getting formal approval, the entrepreneur adds. Hyperloop has the goal of reaching speeds of more than 700 mph, using magnetic levitation in a vacuum environment.

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YouTube Star Jake Paul's Neighbors Tell Him: We're Not Jake Paulers

NPR | July 19, 2017 2:17 p.m.

Residents of the street where Paul rents a large house are meeting with police and city officials to review code requirements, after a series of pranks and antics at his West Hollywood home.

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The YouTube Star Who's Teaching Kids How To Bake

NPR | July 19, 2017 1:25 p.m.

Celebrity chef Rosanna Pansino hosts the YouTube show Nerdy Nummies and has more than 8 million subscribers. Among her fans are thousands of children who want to learn how to bake.

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10 Tips To Master Taking Photographs Of The Oregon Solar Eclipse

OPB | July 19, 2017 12:01 p.m. | Portland

On the morning of Aug. 21, 2017, the moon will pass in front of the sun creating a rare total solar eclipse in Oregon and casting parts of the state into complete daytime darkness. In other words, photographic gold.

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Musk's Warning Sparks Call For Regulating Artificial Intelligence

NPR | July 19, 2017 8:11 a.m.

Elon Musk is warning that artificial intelligence is a "fundamental existential risk for human civilization." Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is looking into how states can respond.

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Tight On Wall Space, SFMOMA Will Text Its Art To You Instead

NPR | July 19, 2017 5:46 a.m.

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art can only display a fraction of its collection at any given time. Now, you can text a word or emoji and the museum will send back a corresponding work of art.

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Font Could Be The Key To Corruption Probe Of Pakistan's Prime Minister

NPR | July 18, 2017 10:42 a.m.

An investigation into Nawaz Sharif's wealth found forensic evidence that papers were forged to "camouflage truth." A document dated 2006 uses Calibri, a font that wasn't widely available until 2007.

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Meet The Other Robotics Team That Almost Didn't Make It To The Competition

NPR | July 17, 2017 3:29 p.m.

The team from Gambia was denied visas when they first applied. "Having no hope to come, we still worked," says team captain Alieu Bah.