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  • Sotheby’s(NEW YORK) -- A bag used by Neil Armstrong to collect samples of moon dust during the first manned mission to the moon in 1969 was sold for $1.8 million at auction this week.
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  • Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- It was supposed to be an all-day festival welcoming thousands of the world's biggest Pokemon Go fans into Chicago, but technical glitches left attendees angry on Saturday, and without catching any rare Pokemon, leading organizers to offer refunds.
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  • David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images(NORFOLK, Va.) -- The U.S. Navy is unveiling a new aircraft carrier with a 21st-century design and a big price tag.The USS Gerald R. Ford, which was unveiled in a commissioning ceremony on Saturday in Norfolk, Virginia, cost nearly $13 billion to build, making it the Navy's most expensive aircraft carrier ever.“This is the first new design of an aircraft carrier in more than 40 years, and it really is a state-of-the-art ship,” U.S. Navy Cmdr. Dave Hecht told ABC News. The USS Ford will replace Nimitz-class carriers as the next generation of ships."The USS Gerald R. Ford is really a quantum leap into the 21st century," Hecht added.ABC News and other media were invited on a tour of the carrier 12 days before its commissioning. Officers brought the press around for a quick look at the flight deck, crew quarters, navigation room and other spaces that represent advancements from earlier classes of carriers.“Our voyage-management system is the only one of its kind. Our steering-gear control system -- only one of its kind,” Petty Officer 1st Class Jose Triana said. “You really can’t compare it to anything else.'On the flight deck, planes will use a new electromagnetic system to launch as opposed to the traditional steam-driven catapult.The redesign extends to the sleeping areas. Before, 100 sailors would be crammed together at night. Now, only 25 to 30 will sleep in each area.The massive 1,100-foot warship won’t be sent into combat for at least four more years, as it still needs to undergo more testing. Around 2,600 sailors will work and call the ship home once it’s fully operational.Despite the delays and big price tag, the U.S. Navy says the Ford class carriers will be $4 billion cheaper to construct compared to older ships.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Despite closing in the red on Friday, both the Nasdaq Composite and S&P 500 finished the week up 1.2 percent and 0.5 percent respectively.The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 31.71 (-0.15 percent) to finish at 21,580.07.The Nasdaq slid 2.25 (-0.04 percent) to close at 6,387.75, while the S&P 500 finished at 2,472.54, down 0.91 (-0.04 percent) from its open.Crude oil was 1 percent lower with prices under $46 per barrel.Winners and Losers:  Shares of General Electric sunk nearly 3 percent after posting a decline in second-quarter profit. Visa Inc. beat investors' expectations with its earnings report and climbed 1.5 percent.
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  • Bruit du Frigo/Zebra3/Bordeaux(BORDEAUX, France) -- Looking to have a whimsical adventure?Try trekking to Les Guetteurs, or The Watchers, in Bègles, located in the Bordeaux region of southwestern France. They're three owl cabins that allow travelers to easily take in nature, gaze at the stars and even walk over to the nearby Garonne River.Designed by Candice Petrillo of design company Zebra3, the wooden cabins were built as part of the project in conjunction with Bordeaux and Bruit du Frigo, an architectural organization that’s working with artists to build similar structures around France.The owl-shaped cabins are made out of plain wood and acrylic glass, and can comfortably house six people. The structures, which have no water, no heating and no electricity, mimic a birds' nest thanks to circular beds. Right off the cabin is a 39-foot dock that leads straight to the river.The best part is that travelers can stay for one night free by making a reservation. Sadly, however, it's completely booked right now.
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  • Kenmore(OFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.) -- Amazon customers can now control their air conditioners by talking to Alexa.
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