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Sunday, Oct 22

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FBI couldn't access nearly 7K devices because of encryption

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FBI Director Christopher Wray says agents haven't been able to retrieve data from more than half of the mobile devices they've tried to access in a year

Astronomers measure Milky Way with radio waves

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Radio telescopes that span thousands of miles and is remotely operated from central New Mexico has measured a span of 66,000 light-years from Earth across the Milky Way's center to a star-forming area near the edge of the other side of the…

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Politics shoved aside as 5 former US presidents unite for hurricane relief concert

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President Trump praised the five former U.S. presidents who spearheaded a hurricane relief concert in a Texas college town Saturday night in a video played at the event.

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New York advances drone industry with testing corridor

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A coalition in upstate New York is creating a 50-mile corridor where unmanned aircraft can safely fly beyond the line of sight

Dozens of women share their stories about Harvey Weinstein

"I was genuinely shocked, I remember thinking, it's got to be a joke," she said.

Saturday, Oct 21

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WATCH: New study raises questions about kids' privacy and smart watches

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ABC News' Becky Worley breaks down what parents should know before they buy a smart watch for their child.

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Google parent turns on internet balloons in Puerto Rico

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Google says its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria.

Friday, Oct 20

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UN says plague cases in Madagascar almost doubled in 5 days

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The U.N. says the number of plague cases in Madagascar has almost doubled over the last five days and medical experts project the situation will, worsen with 1,000 cases expected every month if funds aren't rapidly provided

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WATCH: Inside look at Apple's new store in Chicago

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ABC News' Rebecca Jarvis checks out Apple's brand new flagship store in the city.

Study: Pollution kills 9 million a year, costs $4.6 trillion

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Environmental pollutants are killing at least 9 million people and costing the world $4.6 trillion a year, a toll exceeding that of war, smoking, hunger or natural disasters

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Viral smartphone game lets ordinary Chinese 'clap' for Xi

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A smartphone game has gone viral by letting ordinary Chinese 'clap' for Chinese President Xi Jinping after his lengthy address at the Communist Party's national congress this week

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WATCH: Facebook tests new subscription model for Instant Articles

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Those free news articles on Facebook may soon cost you.

Thursday, Oct 19

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Applying for a credit card? Please take a selfie

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Payment processing giant Visa is launching a platform to allow banks to integrate various types of biometrics _ your fingerprint, face, voice, etc. _ into approving credit card applications and payments

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Company seeks to build island off Alaska for Arctic drilling

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The federal government is collecting public comment on a proposal to drill in Arctic waters from an artificial island

Another warm winter forecast for swath of US

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U.S. forecasters say the odds are good that much of the nation will have a warmer than normal winter

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Where's the buzz? German study finds dramatic insect decline

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Scientists say an "alarming" drop seen in the number of flying insects in Germany could have serious consequences for ecosystems and food chains

Iridium to rely on used SpaceX boosters for next 2 launches

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Iridium Communications says the next two launches of its new-generation satellites will use SpaceX Falcon 9 first-stage boosters that have been flown previously

Workers at iPhone supplier in China protest unpaid bonuses

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Apple vows to investigate underpayment of bonuses at iPhone supplier in China after worker protests

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Wooing Amazon with sun, fun ... and giant buttons

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Wooing Amazon with sun, fun ... and giant buttons

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Big question for US cities: Is Amazon's HQ2 worth the price?

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As dozens of US cities seek Amazon's second headquarters, question is raised: Is it worth it?

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California education firm Chegg buys Berlin math app startup

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Two Berlin math wizards have solved a problem that confounds many a startup company in the German capital: how to build a popular product and sell it for profit within just a few years

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WATCH: WhatsApp's 'Live Location' allows you to track yourself

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The messaging app announces a new feature that makes sharing your real-time location with friends and family easier.

Facebook knocks down Thai PM's claim of Zuckerberg meeting

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Facebook says none of its top executives are coming to Thailand, two days after the country's military ruler announced CEO Mark Zuckerberg would meet him this month

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Skinned sea otter carcass found on California beach

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The skinned carcass of a sea otter was found on California's Central Coast, and investigators are trying to determine how it died and who took the pelt

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US regulators approve 2nd gene therapy for blood cancer

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US regulators approve 2nd gene therapy for blood cancer, 1st one for adults

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Record number of whales counted in Argentina's Patagonia

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Conservation groups say a record number of Southern right whales were counted this year in Argentina's Patagonia region

Wednesday, Oct 18

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Mexican fishing group: Proposed fish ban to hurt tuna catch

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A group representing Mexico's leading fish canners says a proposal to create a non-fishing marine park off the Revillagigedo Islands in the Pacific could reduce catches in Mexican waters by 20 percent

House, Senate intel committees receive briefing from Google

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Tech giant Google has briefed the House and Senate intelligence committees ahead of two Nov. 1 hearings that will examine Russian efforts to influence U.S. elections through social media

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Correction: Self-Driving Cars Report story

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Correction: Self-Driving Cars Report story

Site of Amazon's HQ2 has much to learn from Seattle

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The many places competing for Amazon's HQ2 have plenty to learn from the site of its HQ1