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'Rogue One' Gets a TV Show, Leia's Daughter Loves 'Episode IX,' and More Star Wars News Don't worry, there are still plenty of 'Mandalorian' developments still afoot. Details
Thin, Flexible New Solar Cells Could Soon Line Your Shirt A new kind of solar cell called a perovskite is improving rapidly, bringing the prospect of solar-powered vehicles, clothing, and windows closer to reality. Details
Now You Can Sequence Your Whole Genome for Just $200 Veritas is offering DNA reading, cheap, for two days. But most consumers don’t understand the difference between that and a 23andMe test. Details
DJI Mavic 2 Pro Review: Movie Magic This is the first consumer-oriented drone that actually earns the Pro name. Details
An Obscure Concealed Carry Group Spent Millions on Facebook Political Ads The company spent more than $2 million on Facebook ads in the regulatory no-man's land of digital political ads. Details
What Infowars' Alex Jones and Voldemort Have in Common We all suffer when platforms, their users, and governments fall for the tactics of attention-gamers. Details
Best Cookbooks (Fall 2018): José Andrés, Anissa Helou, Simone Klabin This year's best food books reflect the importance of community, whether it's about saving the world or just understanding it a little better. Details
Black Friday 2018: Best Gaming Deals on PS4, Switch, Xbox One, and More The best deals on consoles, controllers, headsets, and other gaming gear for Sony, Microsoft, or Nintendo fans. Details
Trump's Apparent Aquaphobia Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup Don't look now, but there's a sequel to the horror movie known as Last Week. Details
Women Pay More for Transit: This Week's Future of Cars News Tesla, GM, and Nissan want to restore the fading tax credit for EVs; Waymo is almost ready to go; the Mustang gets electrified; and more car news. Details
Gear for Running a Faster Marathon: Shoes, Trackers, Sensors These sensors and shoes—and a beet juice elixir—gave speed back to a slowing runner. Details
The Evolutionary Importance of Neutral vs. Adaptive Genes For 50 years, evolutionary theory has emphasized the importance of neutral mutations over adaptive ones in DNA. Real genomic data challenge that assumption. Details
Using Airport and Hotel Wi-Fi Is Much Safer Than It Used to Be You were right not to trust hotel and airport Wi-Fi a few years ago. But these days, it's (probably) fine.  Details
Inside the Pricey War to Influence Your Instagram Feed Instagram, YouTube—you name it. Influencers are being paid handsome sums to pitch you products in natural settings. That video you just watched? $50,000. Details
Julian Assange Charges, Japan's Top Cybersecurity Official, and More Security News This Week Safer browsing, more bitcoin scams, and the rest of the week's top security news. Details

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FAO Schwarz is back: bigger, better, with a focus on 'experience' 

After its Central Park store closed in 2015, legendary toy company FAO Schwarz will reopen at Rockefeller Center on Nov. 16 with a rocket ship stuffed with teddy bears, a toy grocery store, and other delights. Pop-up stores for the holidays will appear around the globe, too. 

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Amazon and the troubling rise of superstar cities 

By picking New York and Washington as its new HQ cities, is the retail giant missing an opportunity to help the parts of America that are left behind?

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A Closer Look at the Gender Pay Gap 

Women take low paying jobs. Women don’t advocate for themselves. The gender pay gap isn’t real. These are some of the myths that persist about gender pay gap. But why does the gap really exist? It’s complicated.

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Dangling a college offer, one rural town tries to hang on to its work force 

A tight job market always forces employers to get creative in hiring. But a worker shortage is especially challenging in places that are often overlooked: small rural towns.

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Amazon could split East Coast location between New York and Virginia 

When Amazon began hunting for a second headquarters in September 2017, it received more than 200 proposals from cities all over the United States. Now, the tech giant is reportedly considering two, not one, locations for its 50,000 workers. 

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NAFTA 2.0: what the Trump-brokered deal may mean 

More steps remain before the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement takes effect. And in the post-deal landscape, separate trade tensions between the US and China still need to be resolved.

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In election run up, voters eye health care as top concern 

Democrats have turned health care into their top theme, attacking Republican positions on Americans with preexisting conditions. The partisan back-and-forth belies a deeper battle over the future of health care.

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Revenge of the Robots 

Who, or what, is stealing American jobs? Contrary to popular belief, it’s not immigrants. In fact, robots are projected to steal even more jobs in the coming decade. A lot of the conversation about lost jobs revolves around fear. But, should it?

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Trailer parks face rising rents. This one's residents found a way out. 

“Manufactured homes” are inexpensive, but increasingly the land where they sit is subject to big rent hikes. The residents of one New England mobile home park see cooperative ownership as an answer.

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An oil threat, but Saudi Arabia less fearsome than it used to be 

Amid furor over the disappearance and alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia gave a verbal reminder of its power over oil markets. But using that weapon could hurt the kingdom itself the most. 

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For many African-Americans, buying a home does not build wealth 

Many believe that buying a home is a step toward wealth creation, but this is not always so for many African-Americans. Statistics show that in nearly 20 percent of ZIP codes where most homeowners are black, home values have decreased since 2000.

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As affordable housing crisis deepens, states begin to take action 

In 2017, nearly half of all renters across the country were rent-burdened, according to the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies. In response, states from California to Louisiana are beginning to pass legislation aimed at solving the problem. 

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Labor-union militancy revives, from hotels to schools and steel mills 

A strong US economy hasn't resulted in rapid wage growth. Now the labor movement is regaining momentum through bargaining and nontraditional tactics, like union members running for office.

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How rising interest rates are shaking up the economy 

In late September, the Federal Reserve announced another increase in its benchmark interest rate, marking the the third time it has done so in 2018. This explainer goes into why that happened and how it will impact stocks, bonds, and market volatility. 

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Faces of a new capitalism: How Millennials are embracing socialist values 

Many Millennials are rebelling at an economic system that they believe puts profits over fairness and equality. Is capitalism too harsh?  

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