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Developer Maximiliano Firtman wears the prototype device Google Glass before a news conference ahead of the 2013 RigaComm event in Riga, Nov. 4, 2013.

Remember Google Glass? It’s back and ready for work.

By Hayley Tsukayama, Washington Post on July 19, 2017, at 12:42 p.m.
The much-ridiculed augmented-reality goggles from Google, once known as Google Glass, are back after two years of relative silence.
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifies before the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. June 6, 2017.

Student loan company protests DeVos’ decision

By Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, Washington Post on July 19, 2017, at 12:15 p.m.
One of the nine companies that manages the federal government’s $1.2 trillion portfolio of education loans is fighting to stop the Education Department from handing the job to a single contractor.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during the second annual U.S.-Saudi Arabia CEO Summit at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, on April 19, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

Tillerson said to shut cyber office in State’s reorganization

By Nick Wadhams and Nafeesa Syeed, Bloomberg on July 19, 2017, at 12:09 p.m.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is shutting down an office that coordinates cyber issues with other countries, according to two people familiar with the plan, in a move that critics said will diminish the U.S. voice in confronting hackers.

Bodies found in a melting Swiss glacier might have been buried since 1942

By Kayla Epstein, Washington Post on July 19, 2017, at 9:24 a.m.
The bodies were found Friday on the Tsanfleuron glacier in Switzerland at an altitude of about 8,500 feet.
A person in a Tyrannosaurus Rex costume walks during Independence Day celebrations in Wisconsin. A new study revealed that the Tyrannosaurus rex wasn’t much of a runner. In fact, it couldn’t run at all. Instead, the animal speed-walked.

Tyrannosaurus rex couldn’t run, but it was a speedy walker

By Ben Guarino, Washington Post on July 19, 2017, at 8:15 a.m.
A new study revealed that the Tyrannosaurus rex wasn’t much of a runner. In fact, it couldn’t run at all. Instead, the animal speed-walked.
An “atypical” variety of the animal illness known as mad cow disease was found in an 11-year-old Alabama animal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday.

‘Atypical’ mad cow disease detected in Alabama

By Megan Durisin, Shruti Date Singh and Sydney Maki, Bloomberg on July 19, 2017, at 8:04 a.m.
An “atypical” variety of the animal illness known as mad cow disease was found in an 11-year-old Alabama animal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday.
A man holds his smartphone, which displays the Google home page.

Google challenges Facebook with customizable news feed for its app

By Travis M. Andrews, Washington Post on July 19, 2017, at 7:09 a.m.
Google rolled out an updated version of its news feed in the Google app on Wednesday that uses machine learning to create customized collections of news stories based on your search history and topics of your choosing.
A newly adopted puppy waits in line to go home at the Bangor Humane Society in Bangor recently.

Your dog’s ancestor came from a group of wolves 40,000 years ago

By Ben Guarino, Washington Post on July 19, 2017, at 6:53 a.m.
Scientists have mined modern dog genomes as well as ancient bones.
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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton takes part in the Women for Women International Luncheon in New York City, New York, May 2, 2017.

Hillary Clinton is less popular than Trump because nobody will let the election end

By David Weigel, The Washington Post on July 19, 2017, at 6:46 a.m.
Ruthie Robertson, 22, was an adjunct professor at Brigham Young University-Idaho.

Mormon university instructor fired after Facebook post supporting LGBT rights, she says

By Samantha Schmidt, Washington Post on July 19, 2017, at 6:33 a.m.
The school officials told her to pray about her decision.

10-year-old dies with heroin and fentanyl in his system, Florida state attorney says

By Lindsey Bever, The Washington Post on July 19, 2017, at 6:32 a.m.
A Florida state attorney is voicing alarm after a 10-year-old boy died last month with a dangerous opioid mixture in his system — making him one of the youngest victims in the state’s drug epidemic.
Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, testifies before a Senate Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 20, 2017.

The White House just endorsed the FCC’s effort to roll back its net neutrality rules

By Brian Fung, Washington Post on July 19, 2017, at 6:24 a.m.
The Trump administration has signaled that it stands behind efforts by the Federal Communications Commission and its chairman, Ajit Pai, to roll back the agency’s net neutrality regulations for internet providers.
U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)  leaves a meeting of the Senate Republican caucus for the unveiling of Senate Republicans' revamped proposal to replace Obamacare health care legislation at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on July 13, 2017.

Collins vows public will play major role in creation of new Senate health care plan

By Christopher Cousins on July 19, 2017, at 5:45 a.m.
Collins said moving development of the bill from “behind closed doors” to the public process is a change of course she welcomes.

Nasdaq hits record on Netflix boost; Dow dragged by Goldman

By Kimberly Chin, Reuters on July 18, 2017, at 8:23 p.m.
The CBOE Volatility index ticked up to end at 9.89 on its fourth consecutive close below 10.

Chipotle shuts Virginia restaurant on norovirus worries, shares fall

By Lisa Baertlein, Reuters on July 18, 2017, at 8:12 p.m.
Chipotle’s stock closed down 4.3 percent, or $17.02, at $374.98 on Tuesday.
President Donald Trump shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the their bilateral meeting at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany July 7, 2017.

Trump had undisclosed hour-long meeting with Putin at G20 Summit

By Karen DeYoung and Philip Rucker, Washington Post on July 18, 2017, at 7:08 p.m.
Trump was alone, and Putin was attended only by his official interpreter.
Donald Trump Jr. looks out during the second round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at Trump National Golf Club-New Jersey.

Eighth person in Trump Tower meeting is identified

By Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger, Washington Post on July 18, 2017, at 6:57 p.m.
Ike Kaveladze’s presence was confirmed by Scott Balber, an attorney for Emin and Aras Agalarov, the Russian developers who hosted the Trump-owned Miss Universe pageant in 2013.

Poliquin votes in favor of tougher ozone standards

By Christopher Cousins on July 18, 2017, at 4:37 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin won praise from the environmental community with his announcement.

US certifies that Iran is meeting terms of nuclear deal

By Karen DeYoung, Washington Post on July 18, 2017, at 2:12 p.m.
Senior administration officials made clear that the certification was grudging and said that Trump intended to impose a new round of sanctions against Iran.
Senator Susan Collins speaks with reporters about the withdrawn Republican health care bill on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, July 18, 2017.

Collins, 2 more GOP senators torpedo McConnell’s repeal-only plan for Obamacare

By Sean Sullivan and Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post on July 18, 2017, at 1:59 p.m.
“Repealing without a replacement would create great uncertainty for individuals who rely on the ACA.”