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Friday Headlines: Face the strange.

Trump says the Navy shot down an Iranian drone that came within 1,000 yards of a US warship, a claim Iran denies, saying none of its drones have been lost, and that the US may have downed one of its own drones.

The EPA has rejected a ban on chlorpyrifos, a pesticide linked to brain damage in children, and that Obama's EPA moved to restrict after scientists warned of the chemical's danger.

For the second time in three months, US federal prosecutors have filed criminal charges against an opioid distributor.

See also: Mapping the DEA's database of oxycodone and hydrocodone pills distributed in the US per person, from 2006 to 2012.

Following Alex Acosta's resignation last week, Trump will nominate Eugene Scalia, son of deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, as the new secretary of labor.

A fascinating, in-depth interactive feature about firefighters' race against time to save the Notre-Dame cathedral.

See also: According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, firefighters have the highest level of job satisfaction.

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FaceApp and its invasive privacy policy may or may not be a Russian plot. One thing's certain: It's fully expressed capitalism.

Facial recognition apps for pets are good for finding them if they get lost, but bad if you hoped the data were kept private.

"This new face-aging photo app is fun and not a sobering reminder of the fleetingness of time and the inevitability of death."

A new paper theorizes how the manipulators, abusers, and fascists of today's internet, in fact, always had a seat at the table.

“At one point, a phlebotomist got the secret shopper’s blood ‘all over my arm and a sheet.’” Hospitals contract with secret shoppers to masquerade as patients and report on how they’re treated by staff.

The new pickup truck emoji came straight out of Ford's marketing group—and looks somewhere between a midsize Ranger and an F-150.

Watch: Behind the scenes of Oneohtrix Point Never's MYRIAD, a "concertscape" combining live musicians, dancers, and installation art.

“I liked How to Not Always Be Working. It also made me feel like I’d lost my goddamn mind.” We love looking at creative people’s daily routines because we love finding new ways to hate on ourselves.

In the Potomac, a group of 200 sunken boats, now home for osprey and other creatures, is designated a National Marine Sanctuary.

An audio timeline of Billboard's top five hits every week since 1958.

This week's ambience: Background noise in a Coruscant apartment from Star Wars.