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10.31.18
ABCnews.com—Stephen Hawking's wheelchair and signed PhD thesis up for auction
NBC News—Walmart working on portable checkout system
BBC News—Hawaii court says construction can be restarted on what will be the world's largest telescope
CNN.com—GM offering buyouts to 18,000 employees
USA Today—Toyota reviving the Supra
CBS News—Couple falls to their deaths together while attempting to take a selfie at Yosemite


10.30.18
CNN.com—Trump says he will end birthright citizenship with an executive order, but even Paul Ryan says that violates the Constitution
USA Today—Apple unveils new iPads and Macbooks
CBS News—Notorious Boston gangster Whitey Bulger dies at 89 after being assaulted by another inmate in a federal prison
NBC News—Ai-generated painting sells for over $400,000 at auction
BBC News—Former nurse confesses to killing 100 patients
ABCnews.com—Kepler Space Telescope ceases functioning after helping to identify thousands of exoplanets


10.29.18
CNN.com—Pipe bomb suspect and Trump devotee had list of 100 people he planned to send bombs to
USA Today—Twitter rethinking the "Like" button
ABCnews.com—California couple win $1.5 million XPrize for Water Abundance after creating a device that quickly and cheaply pulls water out of the air
BBC News—China's economy creates two new billionaires each week
NBC News—Trump sued by former investment partners for misleading them into investing in a multilevel marketing scheme
CBS News—White woman fired from her job after video of her harrassing her black neighbors goes viral


10.19.18
NBC News—Mega Millions jackpot worth more than $1 billion
CBS News—New Siri shortcut lets you surreptitiously record police if you are pulled over
ABCnews.com—Uber IPO could value the company at $120 billion, making it worth more than Ford, Chrysler, and GM combined
CNN.com—Tuna companies charged with collusion in scheme to artificially inflate the price of their products
BBC News—Self-lubricating condom developed with backing by the Gates Foundation wants to increase usage as a way of reducing infections and unwanted pregnancies
USA Today—Facebook working on "unsend" button for its Messenger product


10.18.18
ABCnews.com—Literary group sues Trump for violating his oath of office to uphold the constitution by stifiling free speech
NBC News—Male Trump voters think men are discriminated against more than women, gays, and ethnic minorities
CNN.com—Paul Allen, billionaire investor and co-founder of Microsoft, dies at 65 after battle with cancer
USA Today—Netflix announces that it added 7 million subscribers last quarter
BBC News—eBay sues Amazon for poaching its third party sellers
CBS News—Condo owners vote to remove Trump's name from their building


10.15.18
CNN.com—Sears declares bankruptcy
USA Today—Tesla outsold Mercedes Benz in the US for the first time last quarter
ABCnews.com—Federal government wants drugmakers to list prices in television commercials
NBC News—Skydiver dies after parachute fails to open
CBS News—C-section rates have doubled worldwide since 2000
BBC News—Netflix cancels Marvel's Iron Fist after two seasons


10.12.18
CNN.com—Facebook reveals that hackers accessed the personal data of 30 million of the social network's users
ABCnews.com—Republicans set Friday as date to vote on Kavanaugh before they've even heard the testimony from his accuser and other witnesses who may eventually need to be called
CBS News—Zoo gives gay penguin couple an egg to hatch and raise
ABCnews.com—Walmart, AT&T, and Disney all plan to launch streaming services in the next year
NBC News—Facebook removes over 800 spam accounts and pages ahead of midterms
BBC News—More than 100,000 varieties of rice have been safeguarded for the future in gene bank


10.11.18
CNN.com—Civil rights groups sue Georgia gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp for blocking tens of thousands of voter registrations in his current role supervising the state's elections
ABCnews.com—Lindsey Buckingham sues his former bandmates after they kicked him out of Fleetwood Mac
CBS News—Ryan Coogler will be back to write and direct the Black Panther sequel
BBC News—Richard Branson halts investment talks with Saudi Arabia after disappearance (and suspected murder) of Saudi journalist
NBC News—Pennsylvania GOP gubernatorial candidate releases video saying he wants to stomp on his Democratic opponent's face with golf spikes
USA Today—Copyright reform law called the Music Modernization Act is signed into law


10.10.18
NBC News—Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen is now a registered Democrat
CBS News—Washington state's Supreme Court bans the use of the death penalty
ABCnews.com—Mushroom extracts could help combat colony collapse disorder in bee populations
CNN.com—Banksy work shredded in art stunt at auction is given a new name by the artist
USA Today—Macy's announces that it will be open on Thanksgiving this year
BBC News—World's longest non-stop commercial route starts service between Singapore and New York


10.9.18
USA Today—Former SC governor Nikki Haley resigns from her position as ambassador to the UN for the Trump administration
ABCnews.com—Massive Hurricane Michael threatens Florida panhandle
CBS News—Virginia city threatens teenage trick or treaters with jail time
CNN.com—2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees include The Cure and Radiohead
BBC News—Google to shut down social network Google+
NBC News—NY state investigating charges of tax fraud against Trump


10.1.18
CNN.com—High school football player dies after sustaining head injury in game
USA Today—Trump administration sues California over the state's recently passed net neutrality law
CBS News—Scope of FBI investigation into Kavanaugh allegations widened after pressure from moderate Republicans
ABCnews.com—Massive earthquake and tsunami hit Indonesia, killing hundreds
NBC News—New California regulation requires publicly held companies to include women on their boards of directors
BBC News—Sigur Ros drummer leaves band after rape allegations surface

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