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Wave of disapproval through Congress amid talk of Trump dismissing Mueller

July 21, 2017, 6:36 PM| Members of Congress have a message for President Trump: Don’t antagonize the special counsel or you could regret it. Nancy Cordes reports from the Capitol, where lawmakers from both parties support Robert Mueller’s investigation. Source: CBS News – Politics

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Abuses Hide in the Silence of Nondisparagement Agreements

Nondisparagement clauses are not limited to legal settlements. They are increasingly found in standard employment contracts in many industries, sometimes in a simple offer letter that helps to create a blanket of silence around a company. Their use has become particularly widespread in tech employment contracts, from venture investment firms and start-ups to the biggest companies in Silicon Valley, including Google. Photo Babak Nivi, left, a founder and board member of AngelList, in 2011 with his fellow co-founder, Naval Ravikant. Mr. Nivi has no role at the company and is…

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Bag With Moon Dust in It Fetches $1.8 Million From a Mystery Buyer

The bag has taken a circuitous route to its new owner. It was in NASA’s custody after it returned from its lunar mission, but was lent out to the Cosmosphere, a space museum in Kansas. Max Ary, who ran the museum, resigned in 2002. After that, it was discovered that the moon bag and some other artifacts had gone missing. The bag was found in Mr. Ary’s garage in 2003, and two years later, he was convicted of fraud, theft and money laundering. The bag should have been returned to…

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Cosplay at San Diego Comic-Con

From left: Women play the parts of Wasp, Pixie, Red Sonja and Samus during Comic-Con 2017 in San Diego, July 20, 2017.  Creative costumes took the spotlight at North America’s largest convention for fans of fantasy and sci-fi films and TV, comics, horror, anime, manga and video games. Credit: Bill Wechter/AFP/Getty Images Visitors dressed in cosplay costumes wait in line to enter the San Diego Convention Center during Comic-Con International on July 20, 2017 in San Diego.  Credit: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images Visitors dressed in cosplay costumes cross the street to…

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Fetuses may be able to distinguish between languages

Fetuses might be able to differentiate between languages, a new study from the University of Kansas suggests. Researchers say the differences were clear from changes detected in the fetuses’ heart rhythms. In the study, a single bilingual speaker made two recordings — one in English and one in Japanese — that were then played to the fetuses of two dozen pregnant women. English and Japanese are thought to be rhythmically distinct, providing a helpful case study in language contrast. The fetuses were on average about one month away from full…

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Sen. McCain tells longtime friend Lindsey Graham to buck up

July 21, 2017, 7:11 AM| Senator John McCain continues to participate in important policy debates, despite his cancer diagnosis. The Arizona senator took to Twitter on Thursday to thank everyone for their “outpouring of support.” Nancy Cordes reports. Source: CBS News – Politics

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Support for Sen. John McCain pours in after brain cancer diagnosis

July 20, 2017, 6:40 PM| John McCain, who is a six-term senator from Arizona, a 2008 presidential candidate and a Vietnam war hero, is now fighting the biggest battle of his life. McCain has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer. Nancy Cordes reports. Source: CBS News – Politics

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