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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.

The 12-by-8.5-inch zippered bag, which still contains traces of the moon dust and has a "LUNAR SAMPLE RETURN" label, was offered in Sotheby's Space Exploration sale. It was originally expected to fetch between $2 million to $4 million.

Nearly all of the items used in the Apollo 11 mission are a part of the U.S. National Collections at the Smithsonian, which is why the bag is so rare. And its history as being a part of the mission to land a man on the moon wasn't known until recently.

Nancy Carlson bid on the lot in 2015 for $995 after a small auction house re-listed the bag several times without any bids. She contacted NASA to learn more about the item and scientific tests on the moon dust revealed its connection to Apollo 11.

There was a legal battle over the bag's ownership, with NASA arguing it belonged "to the American people," but a federal judge ruled Carlson was the rightful owner since he could not reverse the sale.

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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.

The trouble started when large crowds began to gather to get into Pokemon Go Fest in Grant Park's Butler Field, causing the popular mobile app's servers to crash. Frustrated, the fans chanted "fix the game" during game developer Niantic's opening presentation and Niantic CEO John Hanke was booed when he took the stage, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Some Pokemon Go fans traveled from other countries to attend the event. Tickets were sold for $20, but the festival sold out in less than 10 minutes.

Niantic said it will refund the $20 ticket price and players or Pokemon "trainers" would be given $100 in PokeCoins for their Pokémon GO account.

"Today at Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago, technical issues created problems for a large number of players attending the event," Niantic said in a statement according to ABC station WLS-TV. "From everyone at Niantic, we apologize to all of the Trainers who came out to Pokémon GO Fest today. Although we were able to solve many of the technical issues, we were not able to offer every attendee a great experience."

Rob Schuyt of Minnesota told WLS-TV he spent hundreds of dollars for the event and thought Niantic "failed miserably."

"They should have known you can't have 20,000 people in a two-block area all trying to connect to LTE and their servers," he said to WLS-TV. "It's just nuts."

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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.

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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.

Sears launched a line of Kenmore home appliances on the online retail site for the first time, and it includes an air conditioner that is integrated with Alexa. For example, a customer can change the temperature on his or her air conditioner without leaving the sofa by saying, "Alexa, tell Kenmore Smart to set my air conditioner to 70 degrees."

"The launch of Kenmore products on will significantly expand the distribution and availability of the Kenmore brand in the U.S.," said Edward Lampert, chairman and CEO of Sears Holdings.  

This marks the broadest distribution of Kenmore, according to a statement.

The distribution on is planned to be expanded to the full line of Kenmore home appliances in all U.S. market segments, according to a statement.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- If wine is your jam, why not try that, literally?

Drunk Jelly takes the flavor of your favorite wine and marries that with jam. So you can have an "Adult PB&J" with the flavors of rose, chardonnay or merlot instead of plain old grape, or just have the jelly accompany cheese and crackers, or -- as what inspired its creators during a picnic -- a charcuterie board.

For the entrepreneurs, "any excuse for adding more wine to our day seemed like a no-brainer," they note on their website.

The company also sells moscato, pinot grigio and Cabernet sauvignon-flavored offerings.

Each jar will run you $6 for a 4-ounce jar and $8 for the 8-ounce.

A case of 4-ounce jars of all seven flavors will run you $35 bucks; the 8-ounce set is $55.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Good to the last drop or the best part of waking up?

KXAS-TV reports that a Food and Drug Administration lab analysis detected a drug that is structurally similar to the active ingredient in Viagra in a coffee product made by a north Texas company.

Bestherbs Coffee LLC, in Grand Prairie, issued a voluntary nationwide recall of its "New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Herbs Coffee" after the FDA notice.

The ingredient in question, desmethyl carbodenafil, may react with nitrates found in some prescription drugs, dangerously lowering blood pressure, and poses a risk to men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or heart disease.

The coffee was sold online. Anyone who purchased the coffee can return it to the Bestherbs office for a full refund.

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tarabird/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Thursday saw mixed results on Wall Street after consecutive record-setting days for the Nasdaq and S&P 500.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 28.97 on Thursday, closing at 21,611.78.

The Nasdaq inched upwards to 6,390.00, gaining 4.96 and setting a new record close for the third straight day. The S&P 500, however, dipped 0.38 to a finish of 2,473.45, ending consecutive days of record closes.

The price of crude oil dipped on Thursday, with a barrel going for $46.73 -- nearly one percent less than the day before.

Shares of home improvement stores, including Home Depot, suffered Thursday, following news that Amazon plans to break into the field -- selling Sears' Kenmore-branded appliances.

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Photo: Hyperloop One/Tesla(NEW YORK) -- Elon Musk tweeted on Thursday that his Boring Company has received verbal approval to build an hyperloop connecting a number of major cities along the East Coast of the United States.

Musk and the company have touted the possibility of untrafast travel via hyperloop system for years. On Thursday, Musk said that a trip from New York City to Washington, D.C. could be made in just 29 minutes if his vision comes to life.

City center to city center in each case, with up to a dozen or more entry/exit elevators in each city

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 20, 2017

Musk later clarified that there remains much work before formal approval is given to build the hyperloop, but that he remained optimistic that it would happen in the near future.

Still a lot of work needed to receive formal approval, but am optimistic that will occur rapidly

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 20, 2017

Local governments were apparently caught off guard by Elon Musk's announcement.

The New York City mayor's office and spokespeople from the D.C. and Pennsylvania Departments of Transportation all told ABC News they were not aware of any ongoing projects involving Musk.

The U.S. Department of Transportation referred ABC News' inquiry to the White House.

“We have had promising conversations to date, are committed to transformative infrastructure projects, and believe our greatest solutions have often come from the ingenuity and drive of the private sector," a White House spokesperson told ABC News.

Musk, also the CEO of rocket manufacturer SpaceX and electric auto giant Tesla and a co-founder of PayPal, served on the administration's advisory council until Trump pulled out of the Paris climate accords.

His tunnel-digging operation, "The Boring Company" (pun intended), has already broken ground on an underground shaft near his rocket company in California to circumvent gridlock in Los Angeles.

"I find holes in the ground exciting," Musk quipped at an engineering competition in January. "We’ll see how far we can get, we’re just sort of muddling along."

The inimitable entrepreneur first revealed his design for the Hyperloop -- a travel pod designed to speed through an underground pneumatic tube at around 800 miles per hour -- in 2013.

After completing Hyperloop tunnels in Los Angeles and the Northeastern corridor, he plans to continue digging, with tunnels connecting Los Angeles to San Francisco and a network inside Texas, he suggested on Twitter.

"Still a lot of work needed to receive formal approval, but am optimistic that will occur rapidly," Musk clarified a few hours after posting his first tweet.

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James Leynse/Corbis via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The Treasury Department has fined Exxon Mobil $2 million for violating Ukraine-related sanctions against Russia -- while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was CEO.

According to a penalty filed today by the Treasury Department, the presidents of Exxon’s U.S. subsidiaries in 2014 signed eight agreements for oil and gas projects with Igor Sechin, the president of Russian state-owned oil company Rosneft and a close ally of Vladimir Putin. Sechin was among those sanctioned by the U.S. after Russia’s occupation of Crimea and incursion into eastern Ukraine.

Exxon signed the agreements between May 14 and 23, 2014.

Tillerson served as CEO from 2006 to 2016 before retiring and joining the Trump administration, and the filing by Treasury makes clear: “ExxonMobil’s senior-most executives knew of Sechin’s status” on the sanction list when they made the deals.

Exxon’s defense was that the documents were signed with Sechin in his “personal” capacity, but Treasury said Thursday that no such distinction exists and that Exxon should know that.

“ExxonMobil demonstrated reckless disregard for U.S. sanctions requirements,” the filing says, calling this “an egregious case” and adding, “ExxonMobil caused significant harm to the Ukraine-related sanctions program objectives.”

Exxon applied for a waiver from these same sanctions in April, but the Treasury Department denied them. Tillerson has recused himself from any decisions regarding his former employer for his first two years as Secretary, according to the State Department.

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iStock/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) -- A California startup that turns farming on its head has raised $200 million dollars from big-name investors such as Amazon chief Jeff Bezos.

Plenty, a vertical farming startup based in San Francisco, has also garnered funding from Japanese media giant Soft Bank and Alphabet's Eric Schmidt, according to the BBC.

Founded in 2013, the company has an indoor growing system that utilizes less water and space than conventional farms. It plans on offering its self-grown vegetables and herbs for sale this fall.  

The company, which employs 100 people in San Francisco and Wyoming, has already signed agreements with online and brick-and-mortar distributors.

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DigitalVision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Two of the world's largest "dark web" marketplaces have been shut down after a global investigation, according to the BBC.

The AlphaBay and Hansa sites had been connected to the trade of illicit products such as weapons, drugs and stolen data.

On AlphaBay, there were more than 250,000 listings for illegal drugs and toxic chemicals, according to Europol.

The FBI, DEA and Dutch National Police led the investigation.

The site AlphaBay went dark in early July after an alleged administrator of the site, 26-year-old Canadian Alexandre Cazes, was arrested in Thailand. Police seized millions of dollars in assets, four luxury cars and three properties.

He reportedly committed suicide while in custody, according to the Department of Justice.

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Wavebreakmedia Ltd/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The United Kingdom advertising industry's self-regulatory group is cracking down on ads that feature stereotypical gender roles, after releasing a report this week that found such ads may cause people to "restrict how they see themselves and how others see them."

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is calling on its sister organization, the Committees of Advertising Practice, to develop new guidelines that ban ads from featuring stereotypical gender roles or characteristics.

“Our review shows that specific forms of gender stereotypes in ads can contribute to harm for adults and children," Ella Smillie, the lead author of the report, released Tuesday, said in a statement. "Such portrayals can limit how people see themselves, how others see them, and limit the life decisions they take."

Smillie adds that she hopes the new standards will help "ensure that modern society is better represented."

The ASA noted that their research found that ads that were problematic included ones that depict a woman having the sole responsibility for cleaning up a mess made by he family members, portrayed a man attempting and failing a parental task, or suggested something is inappropriate for boys because it is stereo-typically associated with girls, and vice-versa.

Guy Parker, chief executive of the ASA, noted that advertisements that reinforce stereotypical gender roles can play in gender inequality within society as a whole.

"Portrayals which reinforce outdated and stereotypical views on gender roles in society can play their part in driving unfair outcomes for people," Parker said in a statement.

"While advertising is only one of many factors that contribute to unequal gender outcomes tougher advertising standards can play an important role in tackling inequalities and improving outcomes for individuals, the economy and society as a whole."

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JaysonPhotography/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Another record setting day for two of Wall Street's indices, as tech stocks and drug company Vertex Pharmaceuticals led the way.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ticked upwards 66.02 to a close of 21,640.75.

The Nasdaq set a record at the close for the second straight day, finishing at 6,385.04, 40.73 higher than it opened. The S&P 500 also set another record, gaining 13.22 to end the session at 2,473.83.

Crude Oil was 1.5 percent higher Wednesday, with the cost of a barrel climbing to $47.12.

Winner and Losers: Vertex Pharmaceuticals saw its stock jump nearly 21 percent after a study showed its drug cocktails improved lung function in patients with cycstic fibrosis.

A tough day for IBM, whose stock dropped more than four percent to $147.53.

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