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Supreme Court restricts police on cellphone location data
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday imposed limits on the ability of police to obtain cellphone data pinpointing the past location of criminal suspects in a major victory for digital privacy advocates and a setback for law enforcement authorities.

China's ZTE expected to take last step to lift ban: U.S. official
(Reuters) - ZTE Corp is expected to deposit $400 million in an escrow account in a U.S. bank in the "next couple of days," the last step the Chinese company must take before a ban on U.S. suppliers can be lifted, a U.S. Department of Commerce official told Reuters on Friday.

Tesla recycling machine catches fire at Fremont, California campus
(Reuters) - A machine used for paper recycling caught fire Thursday night at Tesla Inc's Fremont, California, campus, outside the company's car production factory, but manufacturing was not affected, the company said.

Bitfinex chief strategy officer departs
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitfinex Chief Strategy Officer Phil Potter is leaving the cryptocurrency trading platform, the exchange told Reuters on Friday.

Uber car's 'safety' driver streamed TV show before fatal crash: police
SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The safety driver behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber car in Tempe, Arizona, was streaming a television show on her phone until about the time of a fatal crash, according to a police report that deemed the March 18 incident "entirely avoidable."

Exclusive: Tesla to close a dozen solar facilities in nine states - documents
LOS ANGELES/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Electric car maker Tesla Inc's move last week to cut 9 percent of its workforce will sharply downsize the residential solar business it bought two years ago in a controversial $2.6 billion deal, according to three internal company documents and seven current and former Tesla solar employees.

Supreme Court lets states force online retailers to collect sales tax
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - States may force online retailers to collect potentially billions of dollars in sales taxes, the U.S. Supreme Court said in a major ruling on Thursday that undercut an advantage many e-commerce companies have enjoyed over brick-and-mortar rivals.

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For Trump Supporters, the End of Unlawful Immigration Justifies 'Zero Tolerance's' Means
'I think President Trump is getting exactly what he wants'

Police: Bear that mauled searcher likely killed Alaska hiker
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Authorities in Alaska's largest city said they believe the same brown bear killed a hiker who had gone missing and attacked a volunteer who was looking for him Wednesday.

New, long-extinct ape species found in ancient Chinese tomb
An entirely new but long-extinct ape species has been discovered in an ancient tomb in central China. The skull and jaw of the never-before-seen gibbon were found in Shaanxi province inside a royal burial chamber that was built some 2,300 years ago. The previously unknown genus and species of gibbon, which researchers have named Junzi imperialis, may be the first ape to have become extinct due to humans, according to a new study published in the journal Science on Friday.

Algeria Shuts Off Internet Access Nationwide to Combat Cheating on Exams
Facebook will also be blocked throughout Algeria during the exam period

What NASA Plans To Do About Asteroids
NASA's plan to protect Earth from asteroids involves early detection, preparedness drills ... and maybe nukes.

Japan Is Canceling Evacuation Drills Meant to Prepare Civilians for North Korean Missiles
Officials said recent diplomatic developments had reduced the threat of missile strikes

Immigration Votes Cap a Rough Week for the GOP
As they head into an already difficult midterm election cycle, GOP lawmakers have found themselves playing defense.

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