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    Trump talks tougher, now says he warned Putin on meddling

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    Rebuked as never before by his own party, including a stern pushback from usually reserved Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the U.S. president sought to end 27 hours of recrimination by delivering a rare admission of error.

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  • Marriott hotels eliminating plastic straws by 2019

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    Wednesday, July 18 2018 12:25 AM EDT2018-07-18 04:25:22 GMT
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    The world's largest hotel company said the move will eliminate approximately 1 billion straws and 250 million stirrers by July 2019.

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    The world's largest hotel company said the move will eliminate approximately 1 billion straws and 250 million stirrers by July 2019.

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  • Amazon's Prime Day runs into early snags

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    (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File). FILE- In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, Myrtice Harris applies tape to a package before shipment at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore. Amazon's Prime Day starts July 16, 2018, and will be six hours longer than...(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File). FILE- In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, Myrtice Harris applies tape to a package before shipment at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore. Amazon's Prime Day starts July 16, 2018, and will be six hours longer than...

    This year's sales event, which starts Monday afternoon, will be six hours longer than last year's and will launch new products.

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    This year's sales event, which starts Monday afternoon, will be six hours longer than last year's and will launch new products.

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The new tech that's screaming down the turnpike is all about speed-- we're talking New York to London in half an hour! The List’s Bradley Hasemeyer has three innovative ways we'll be getting around on theFuturist.

Skreemr

Good for long hauls, this supersonic jet, is launched by a magnetic railgun, then propelled by rockets, until it's finally fires up its scramjet engine. This special engine promises speeds over 7,600 miles per hour, that's ten times the speed of sound! Fast enough to get you from New York to London in 30 minutes!

Hyperloop

Conceived by Elon Musk; It's a high speed transporter, built for travel between major cities. Passengers sit in a pod that's inserted into a low pressure tube. The vacuum reduces air resistance -- which normally slows the vehicle down--allowing for top speeds around 760 miles per hour! That'll cut the 6 hour drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles, down to 30 minutes. With test tracks in construction -- a few companies are turning Elon's vision into reality. Some predict, we could see a Hyperloop in as soon as 5 years.

skyTran

This Jetson's-like two seater pod is fully automated, and strives to reduce congestion and pollution by making mass transit cheap and less invasive. Its light weight, minimalist design, allows for the system to be woven into dense cities. With a top speed of 150 miles an hour, it’s surprising to hear it’s all electric and powered by solar panels. Since the last mile of subway built in New York city cost more than two billion dollars and took more than a decade to complete, skyTran and systems like it, should be in high demand.

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