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Attorneys General Zoom In On Tech Privacy And Power

NPR

A meeting with the Justice Department was originally pitched to focus on allegations of social media's anti-conservative bias. But the conversation was broadened, raising the stakes for tech giants.

Committee Vote On Kavanaugh Scheduled For Friday

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The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a vote Friday on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court.

Census Citizenship Question: Appeals Court Rules DOJ Official Must Testify

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A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court order to depose Justice Department official John Gore about the 2020 census citizenship question DOJ requested.

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Building A Better Mosquito Trap — One Scientist Thinks He's Done It

A researcher in Australia has invented a low-tech, insecticide-free trap that might be able to reduce bites from a particularly pesky mosquito in some neighborhoods.

Nation | Election

Violent Crime Stays Flat Nationally, Louisiana Still Leads States for Murder

According to the FBI's latest Uniform Crime Report, overall crime rates are stable but regional variations are quite large.

Nation | Election

Anita Hill Says Kavanaugh Accuser Hearing 'Cannot Be Fair'

As it stands now, Hill says, the hearing cannot provide senators "with enough information to reach a reasonable conclusion." She testified in 1991 that Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her.

Nation | Election

Where Has Barack Obama Been?

Since he left the White House, former President Obama has stayed quiet, declining to directly challenge his successor. But that's about to change.

Nation

7-Year-Old Girl Belts Out National Anthem, Steals Show At MLS Match

Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja stunned the 25,000 people at an LA Galaxy game. Her gut-busting performance has gone viral.

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3D Gun Pioneer Cody Wilson Resigned As Head Of Defense Distributed

Paloma Heindorff assumed the role of director of the controversial company after Wilson stepped down on Friday. "I'm a different person. I'm not trying to replace him as a character," she said.

Food | Flora and Fauna | Nation

Maine Asks Restaurant To Stop Giving Lobsters Cannabis Before Boiling Them

The owner of the eatery says she's giving compassionate cannabis to the crustaceans so that they don't feel pain. But the state isn't sure the practice is in line with health regulations.

Education | Science | Nation

Space Mining — Learning How To Fuel An Interplanetary Gas Station

Real space travel will necessitate interplanetary gas stations on the moon, or on asteroids. A Colorado university has launched the first degree program in "space mining."

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Year-Round Fire Season Means Always Living 'Evacuation Ready'

More people are living in places that are prone to wildfires. That means during fire season, they live with the very real possibility of having to evacuate on very short notice.

World | Nation

Russia's Nuclear Cruise Missile Is Struggling To Take Off, Imagery Suggests

Earlier this year, Putin claimed his nation had successfully tested a nuclear-powered weapon. Satellite imagery suggests it may not have gone so well.