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Apple Aims To Help Parents Crack Down On Kids' iPhone Use

Apple will allow users to get reports on how much their kids are using particular apps on their iPhones and iPads. The announcement follows pressure from shareholders about the overuse of technology.

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Facebook Defends Giving Device Makers Access To Users' Data For Years

The company says it shared the data only to help Apple, Samsung and other device makers "recreate Facebook-like experiences." It denies a New York Times report that "deep access" was granted.

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Monsanto No More: Agri-Chemical Giant's Name Dropped In Bayer Acquisition

Germany's Bayer announced in 2016 that it would be buying Monsanto for more than $60 billion. Now it confirms it will be dropping the Monsanto name, which has been made infamous by protesters.

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Australian Bank Slapped With Record Fine For Thousands Of Suspicious Transactions

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia settled on allegations that it delayed reporting 53,000 transactions over a three-year period, some of which are thought to be tied to drug gangs and terrorism.

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Giuliani: President Trump Has Constitutional Authority To Pardon Himself

Appearing on ABC, the president's attorney said that while legal, the president has "no intention" to do so. On NBC, Giuliani said such a move would be "unthinkable" and probably lead to impeachment.

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At Least 25 People Killed In Guatemala Volcano Eruption

The volcano, located about 20 miles southwest of the capital, blanketed the village of El Rodeo in ash and a deadly pyroclastic flow.

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London Marks 1 Year Since Bridge Attack That Killed 8

People observed a minute of silence for the eight who were killed a year ago during the deadly vehicle and knife attack. Britain's threat level is expected to remain severe for two years.

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From Travel Ban To Political Pins: Pending Decisions From The Supreme Court

On Monday morning, the Supreme Court might release opinions in a number of significant cases, from gerrymandering challenges to religious rights disputes. We've got a roundup of the possibilities.

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Off-Duty FBI Agent Discharges Gun On The Dance Floor, Injures Onlooker

His moves had gained the approval of the crowd, but a final backflip caused his gun to fall. As he tried to pick it up, it fired and injured one patron, who is now in good condition.

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U.S. Allies Rebuke Trump Administration's Trade Actions At G7 Meeting

In a joint statement from the six non-U.S. finance ministers, the group expressed "unanimous concern and disappointment" with the latest trade actions from the Trump administration.

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2 Climbers Fall To Their Deaths From El Capitan In Yosemite

The two men were reportedly experienced climbers. El Capitan in California's Yosemite National Park is considered one of the world's most challenging climbs.

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'Sherlock' Star Benedict Cumberbatch Saves Cyclist From Muggers

The British actor fought off attackers attempting to steal a delivery driver's bike in London. A witness to the incident calls Cumberbatch courageous, brave and a superhero.

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Defense Secretary Mattis Warns Of Chinese Intimidation In Disputed Waterway

Mattis said China's military buildup in the South China Sea is an attempt to intimidate and coerce its neighbors. The contested waterway is one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world.

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Minnesota Archdiocese Reaches $210 Million Settlement With 450 Clergy Abuse Victims

After 41 months of litigation and negotiations, the Catholic church agreed to the second-largest payout to sexual abuse victims in U.S. history.

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More Vets Coping With PTSD After Sexual Assaults Get Honorable Discharges

Heath Phillips is one of them, after a three-decade struggle. He had accepted a lesser discharge to avoid court martial with "no clue" that it would cut him off from jobs and veterans' aid.

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Ted Dabney, Co-Founder Of Atari And Video Game Pioneer, Dies At 81

Together, he and Nolan Bushnell made games with makeshift materials that eschewed the bulky computers of the era. Their company created Pong — and their tumultuous partnership changed gaming forever.

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Facebook Is Scrapping Its Troubled 'Trending' News Section

The head of site's news product announced Friday that the feature was "less and less useful." And it caused the company major headaches.

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Vogue Cover Of Saudi Princess In The Driver's Seat Sparks Controversy

Vogue Arabia meant to celebrate "the trailblazing women of Saudi Arabia" before a ban on female drivers is lifted. Instead, critics said the photo overlooked women who fought for the right to drive.

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30-Year-Old Leaves The Nest — After Parents Win Court-Ordered Eviction

Michael Rotondo drew international attention when he lost a legal battle his parents waged to pry him out of their house in Camillus, N.Y. On Friday, he drove away with a farewell honk of the horn.

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Judge Temporarily Blocks Iowa's 'Fetal Heartbeat' Abortion Law

One of the most restrictive abortion measures in the U.S., the law bans most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, at about six weeks of pregnancy. It had been set to take effect July 1.

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