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Private companies drive ‘new space race’ at NASA center

For the first time since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011, NASA says it may soon have the capability to send astronauts to the International Space Station from U.S. soil.

Now at Whole Foods: Cheaper milk, ‘farm fresh’ Amazon Echo

Amazon kicked off its first day as the owner of Whole Foods by slashing prices, adding its logo on signs and setting up a stand of “farm fresh” Amazon Echo voice-assistant devices by store entrances.

Gov’t probe: Abuse in nursing homes unreported despite law

More than 1 in 4 cases of possible sexual and physical abuse against nursing home patients apparently went unreported to police, says a government audit that faults Medicare for failing to enforce a federal law requiring immediate notification.

NYC hikes price of pack of cigarettes to $13, highest in...

The price of a pack of cigarettes in New York City is going up — to at least $13 — and the number of places you can buy them is going down under legislation signed Monday by the mayor.

Shopping by voice on Amazon or Google device could cost you

Voice shopping is still new. But once you start using it, look out — you might never know if it’s offering you the best deal.

Walmart joins forces with Google on voice-activated shopping

Walmart is diving into voice-activated shopping. But unlike online leader Amazon, it’s not doing it alone.

Bad immigration lawyers hard to find, harder to stop

With a rapid succession of policy changes and a sharp rise in arrests, the Trump administration has created a surge of demand among immigrants in need of legal help, and hundreds of lawyers have started taking on immigration cases. But the systems for finding and reporting fraud and misconduct remain byzantine and allow bad lawyers to sometimes rack up dozens of complaints before they are stopped.

Poll: Hispanics lack confidence in nursing homes

Hispanics in the United States have a longer life expectancy, but a poll finds few older Latinos are confident that nursing homes and assisted living facilities can meet their needs.

Neo-Nazi site’s publisher says he’s got no home on internet

A neo-Nazi website’s publisher said Wednesday that he has “effectively been completely banned from the internet” after mocking the victim of a deadly car attack at a white nationalist rally in Virginia.

Tech companies banishing extremists after Charlottesville

Google, Facebook and PayPal are banishing a growing cadre of extremist groups and individuals for violating service terms.
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