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What We’re Following Parsing Trump: Just a day after he walked back comments about Russian interference in the 2016 election, President Trump appeared once again to reject the intelligence community’s conclusion that such information warfare is ongoing. While ...
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Written by Elaine Godfrey (@elainejgodfrey), Maddie Carlisle (@maddiecarlisle2), and Olivia Paschal (@oliviacpaschal) Today in 5 Lines When asked by a reporter on Wednesday whether Russia was still targeting the U.S., President Trump answered, “no.” White House Press Secretary ...
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Why websites still break at the worst possible times

Technology Even the mighty Amazon isn’t immune from system failures. This is why even big companies like Amazon still sometimes have issues with their websites. Source: tech nology ...
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The Unintended Consequences of Helsinki

After the summit comes the backlash, and after the backlash comes the climbdown. If Trump intended for his meeting with Vladimir Putin to set Russia and the United States on a course to a warmer relationship—something the U.S. ...
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The weirdest things we learned this week: artistic farts, meat lozenges, and Tesla's beloved pigeon

Science Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts. What’s the weirdest thing you learned this week? Well, whatever it is, we promise you’ll have an even weirder answer if you listen to PopSci’s newest podcast. Source: science ...
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Life Is Suffering, and Everything Is Temporary

Late one night, filmmaker Brad Bischoff sat down with his father-in-law, Roberto Olivera, for a couple of beers. Bischoff knew little about Olivera’s background, save for Olivera’s heritage as a Mexican immigrant. He decided to ask. “I remember ...
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Europe’s Smack to Google May Only Be the Beginning

On Wednesday, the European Union brought down an antitrust fine of 4.34 billion euros—or about $5.06 billion—against Google, for anticompetitive practices related to Android, the company’s mobile operating system. It’s the European Commission’s largest antitrust fine ever, topping ...
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The complicated, century-long relationship between swimming pools and chlorine

Technology Even new-fangled salt water systems can’t quit chlorination. Pool owners may think they’re eschewing chlorine in favor of so-called saltwater systems. But no one can escape this omnipresent chemical cleaner. Source: tech nology ...
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Russian Speakers Explain What Putin Actually Said About Trump

On Tuesday, I noted that one of the key exchanges in the Trump–Putin press conference in Finland doesn’t appear in full in the White House transcript, or at all in the Kremlin’s English-language transcript of the event. The ...
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