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The Federal Trade Commission has introduced a new rule for online retailers that will require them to either ship an item without delay or offer the buyer a full refund, the Hill reports. The rule will become effective on December 8. [Source: The Hill]
“Fliers showing swastikas above the word ‘Uber’ that were found in Williamsburg Monday night are being investigated as a hate crime, police said. ‘Numerous’ fliers were discovered on Bedford Avenue at Williamsburg Street — near where many Hasidic Jewish people live — at about 10 p.m., police said.” ~DNA Info
“NASA announced Tuesday that SpaceX and Boeing snagged contracts worth nearly $7 billion to ferry U.S. astronauts to and from the International Space Station. The Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contracts will allow the agency to end its reliance on Russia, which has transported America’s astronauts on a per-seat basis since NASA retired its space shuttles several years ago.” – Re/Code