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ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Exactly 50 years since the launch of Apollo 11, the spacesuit astronaut Neil Armstrong wore during his 'giant leap for mankind' went on display Tuesday morning for the first time in over a decade.

The suit, with lunar dust still embedded in the fabric, was revealed alongside Vice President Mike Pence and members of Armstrong's family at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington.

"It is the single most human factor of the Apollo 11 mission," said Lisa Young, objects conservator at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. "It's like a small, tiny spacecraft that kept the astronauts alive."
Young has worked on Armstrong's Apollo 11 suit for over two years preparing it for its grand debut. Since 2015, the Smithsonian has raised more than $700,000 through a 'Reboot the Suit' campaign to "conserve, digitize, and display" Armstrong's suit after it was placed in storage in 2006 to minimize signs of aging.

"It's really humbling," Young said. "It's really a privilege to work on the space suits."

The goal was not to make the suit look perfect, but as it was 50 years ago when it was on the moon. The flags on the shoulder of the Apollo 11 suits appear worn with marks, but the marks were there before liftoff due to a printing problem.

"Every little stitch, every little piece of land or dust, every marking tells a story and we want to make sure that those stories remain with the suit as long as we have the artifact in our collection," Young said.

The suit was designed by the International Latex Corporation in Dover, Delaware (ILC), best known for making consumer products such as Playtex bras and girdles.

"He could live, work, eat, drink, survive in the spacecraft space suit all the way back to earth and really tells the story of Apollo 11 and his job he did on the lunar surface," Young said of Armstrong.

The pressure suit is comprised of 21 layers, each one hand-built by seamstresses.

"Some of the seamstresses I've talked to are just still in amazement that they can come see their work 50 years later and that people are interested in it," Young said.

The suit will temporarily be on display near the 1903 Wright Flyer until the museum's "Destination Moon" exhibition is completed in 2022.

"I love to see people's reactions," Young said. "It's very emotional."

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Girl Scouts of the USA(NEW YORK) -- The Girl Scouts have added more new badges and programs to help girls learn to make choices about how they want to experience and influence the world.

The 42 new badges were created exclusively for girls in grades K-12, the Girl Scouts of the USA said in a press release.

"The badges enhance the organization’s existing girl-led programming, offering girls everything from adventuring in the snow or mountains to learning how to use coding to solve problems they care about," the organization said in a press release. "Girl Scout programming has long promoted independent decision making, which helps girls develop agency, challenge themselves to move beyond their comfort zones, and build confidence in their leadership abilities."

"Girl Scouts has ignited the power and potential of girls for over a century, and we are committed to ensuring that today’s girls are the future of American leadership,” said GSUSA CEO Sylvia Acevedo. "Girl Scouts is where girls can explore new subjects, discover their passions, learn to take smart risks, and become their best, most confident selves—whether they want to become a NASA astronaut, an entrepreneur, a rock climber, a coder, or a cybersecurity agent."

The new offerings include an outdoor high adventure badge, which features two activity options for how the girls can decide to earn the badge.

"Giving girls choices is important for developing their sense of self, their own voice, and gender equality — research from the World Bank Group shows that increasing women’s agency and decision-making abilities is key to improving their lives, communities, and the world," the Girl Scouts said.

Girls in grades 6-12 can also pursue nine new cybersecurity badges and three space science badges.

The "think like a citizen scientist" badge is part of the Girl Scout leadership journey for girls to participate in interactive activities and learn observation techniques; collect data and share findings with real-world scientists through an online network. After the experience, they use the skills to tackle a self-chosen community issue.

New programming includes 12 outdoor high adventure badges and 18 coding for good badges.

The "high adventure" badges, which are funded by The North Face, allow girls the chance to explore nature and try new activities including backpacking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, rock climbing and tree climbing. The activities are meant to build confidence, support for one another, risk-taking and time in nature.

These are the first Girl Scout badges that members can earn by choosing one of two self-directed paths.

The "coding for good" badges, which are funded by AT&T and Dell Technologies, detail how each stage of the coding process provides opportunities to use skills for good. One of the activities will include coding "positive memes" to spread a message about a cause they care about.

There is both a "plugged-in and unplugged version, so that all girls can learn the foundations of coding, regardless of their access to technology."

Girl Scouts works with top organizations and content collaborators such as codeSpark, the National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center (NICERC), SciStarter, and Vidcode to weigh in on cutting-edge programs.

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kasinv/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Amazon Prime Day is here.

On July 15, get ready to shop one of the biggest sales of the summer on everything from electronics to your favorite fashion finds, all at deeply discounted prices.

This year, there are more than one million deals that will last for 48 hours.

If you’re not an Amazon Prime member, don’t worry. You can still score some good deals at Target. The retailer's special two-day "Deal Days" event kicks off on Monday.

Deals up to 50% off on kitchenware, appliances, furniture, fashions, back to school offers and more are available on and the retailer's app, if you're looking to shop on the go.

The deals highlighted on day one of the sale include: "40% off select furniture and indoor rugs ... great deals on top kitchen brands, like Instant Pot, Kitchen Aid and more ... top floorcare items from Shark, Dyson, Hoover and more ... buy two, get one free on books."

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Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- As U.S. cities brace for President Donald Trump's promised immigration raids this weekend, two popular hotel chains said they would not serve as detention centers for immigrants in the event of a housing shortage.

Trump on Friday confirmed plans for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in major U.S. cities this weekend, marking the second time in as many months that he has called for the deportation of "millions" of undocumented immigrants.

Trump tweeted last month that "millions" would be deported.

While administration officials have called that estimate an exaggeration, they confirmed that there are 2,000 people in as many as 10 cities who have been identified as top priorities for deportation.

Sources who spoke to ABC News on the condition of anonymity said that administration officials have internally discussed the possibility that they may need hotel rooms because of limited space in ICE detention centers. Concerns over that possibility have prompted activists to start online petitions to pressure hotel chains to refuse to house undocumented immigrants for the government.

A spokesperson for ICE did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the hotel chains' statements regarding cooperation with ICE in housing migrants rounded up in the raids.

Officials with Marriott, the world's largest hotel chain -- which operates 30 different hotel brands including Sheraton, Courtyard, Ritz Carlton, W and Westin -- said they would not allow ICE to use the company's properties as detention centers.

“We are not aware that any of our franchised hotels, all of which are independently owned and operated, are being asked to serve as detention facilities," a Marriott spokesperson told ABC News in a statement.

"We do not believe hotels should be used in this way and will decline any requests to do so. We ask that our franchised hotels only be used for their intended purpose, which is to provide travelers with a welcoming hotel room.”

Another large global chain, Choice Hotels -- which owns Comfort Suites, Quality Inn, Clarion, Ascend, Cambria and EconoLodge -- sent a similar statement to ABC News.

“We are not aware that any of our franchised hotels, all of which are independently owned and operated, are being asked to serve as detention facilities," a spokesman for Choice Hotels told ABC News. "We do not believe hotels should be used in this way and will decline any requests to do so. We ask that our franchised hotels only be used for their intended purpose, which is to provide travelers with a welcoming hotel room.”

Hilton, Wyndham Hotels and Best Western -- who are also under pressure from activists to deny facilities to ICE -- did not immediately respond to an ABC News request for comment on Friday.

"It's hard to underestimate the extent to which this type of operation stretches ICE’s logistics," Brandon Wu, an organizer with immigrant rights' group Sanctuary DMV, told ABC News.

"If they’re really talking about detaining tens of thousands of immigrants in the space of a few days, that is just a massive influx of people that could include renting vans from Enterprise and using hotels as overflow for detention centers."

Enterprise, which is the target of online petitions asking them not to rent vehicles to ICE, did not immediately respond to a request for comment from ABC News on Friday.

Wu contended it was important to target hotels because "the raids they are threatening are specifically targeting families, and that includes children.

"And ICE cannot legally detain children in adult detention centers."

"You can’t hold a family unit in an adult detention center, and so we’re making a push to get hotels to pledge not to cooperate with ICE, which would essentially put a big limit on the number of families with children they could actually detain at all," Wu said.

Federal regulations dictate that when a migrant adult traveling with a child is not a parent or legal relative, the child is deemed an “unaccompanied alien child” and put in separate custody.

If an adult is arrested for a crime, the child would not be detained with them. Migrant children cannot be detained for more than 20 days.

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David Paul Morris/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A Dutch language expert working for Google to train its speech technology leaked private information in a breach of the company's security policies, company officials said. The disclosure came after Belgian broadcaster VRT NWS reported that its reporters listened to more than 1,000 conversations recorded by the search giant's virtual assistant, including some that revealed identifiable information about the users.

"As part of our work to develop speech technology for more languages, we partner with language experts around the world who understand the nuances and accents of a specific language," Google executive David Monsees wrote in a blog post posted on Thursday. These language experts review and transcribe a small set of queries to help us better understand those languages."

"We just learned that one of these language reviewers has violated our data security policies by leaking confidential Dutch audio data. Our Security and Privacy Response teams have been activated on this issue, are investigating, and we will take action. We are conducting a full review of our safeguards in this space to prevent misconduct like this from happening again," Monsees wrote.

The admission echoes Amazon's disclosure earlier this year that its workers can listen in and transcribe user conversations directed at Alexa, to train the virtual assistant to be smarter.

"Throughout the world -- so also in Belgium and the Netherlands -- people at Google listen to these audio files to improve Google’s search engine," VRT NWS reported.

"VRT NWS was able to listen to more than a thousand recordings. Most of these recordings were made consciously, but Google also listens to conversations that should never have been recorded, some of which contain sensitive information," VRT NWS reported.

Google officials maintained Thursday that they have privacy safeguards in place, adding that only 0.2 percent of audio is reviewed by its language experts.

"Audio snippets are not associated with user accounts as part of the review process, and reviewers are directed not to transcribe background conversations or other noises, and only to transcribe snippets that are directed to Google," Monsees wrote.

However there was enough personal information either recorded or associated with the voice recordings for VRT NWS to surprise users by playing audio of their own voice or that of their family members.

The Flemish broadcaster also reported that Google had recorded people's fights, bedroom experiences, and private work conversations, as well as a "woman who was in definite distress."

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code6d/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Sneaker enthusiasts can now get their hands on some of the rarest kicks ever made -- for a hefty price -- as Sotheby’s launches its “Ultimate Sneaker Collection” auction.

The art dealer has partnered with shoe store Stadium Goods to auction off 100 of “the most exclusive and coveted sneakers ever produced by Nike, Air Jordan, Adidas, Yeezy, and more,” Sotheby’s announced Thursday.

Of the sneakers available, the 1972 Nike Waffle Racing Flat “Moon Shoe” was called “the auction’s crown jewel.”

Designed by Nike co-founder and Oregon University track coach Bill Bowerman, the shoe was created for the 1972 Olympic Trials. Is it one of only 12 made, and the only unworn pair of “Moon Shoes” known to exist.

The starting bid for the shoe is $80,000 and Sotheby’s estimates the price will rise to anywhere between $110,000 to $160,000.

“As the famous story goes, Bowerman was first inspired to create the innovative waffle sole traction pattern found on the brand's early running shoes by tinkering with his wife's waffle iron and pouring rubber into the mold to create the first prototype of the sole,” Sotheby’s said.

The other famed footwear includes two pairs of Nike Mag sneakers, from 2011 and 2016, inspired by Marty McFly's kicks in “Back to the Future Part II,” and five pairs of sneakers designed by rapper Travis Scott for his Travis Scott x Air Jordan 4 “Friends & Family Collection.

The 2011 and 2016 “Back to the Future” shoes have a starting bid of $11,000 and $40,000, respectively. Scott’s sneakers start at $35,000.

The auction's lowest starting bid is $1,800 for a pair of Air Jordan 1 Retro sneakers.

Those interested can bid online or visit Sotheby's New York office in the Upper East Side to view the public exhibition. Bidding is open until July 23.

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alfexe/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Suboxone maker Reckitt Benckiser Group (RB Group) will pay the U.S. government a record $1.4 billion to end criminal and civil probes into the marketing of its addiction treatment medication, making it the largest settlement related to the opioid crisis in U.S. history, authorities said on Thursday.

The settlement will cover multiple investigations into the company's subsidiary, Indivior (formerly known as Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals Inc.), and its alleged illegal marketing of its drug, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said.

"Opioid withdrawal is difficult, painful, and sometimes dangerous; people struggling to overcome addiction face challenges that can often seem insurmountable," the Assistant Attorney General Jody Hunt for the Department of Justice’s Civil Division said in a statement. "Drug manufacturers marketing products to help opioid addicts are expected to do so honestly and responsibly."

Suboxone, which proved to be a blockbuster-selling drug for Indivior, is an addiction-fighting medication that also contains opioids. Indivior was spun off into a separate company from the RB Group in December 2014, but the exposure and looming litigation and probes related to Suboxone were still attached to the parent company.

On April 9, a federal grand jury in Virginia indicted Indivior for "allegedly engaging in an illicit nationwide scheme to increase prescriptions of Suboxone," according to the DOJ. The company denied the charges and trial is scheduled to start in May 2020.

Federal prosecutors charged that Indivior allegedly marketed a version of Suboxone (Suboxone Film) to medical professionals as less addictive and safer than other drugs containing its active ingredient, the opioid buprenorphine, according to the DOJ statement.

Prosecutors also charged that Indivior promoted the company's "Here to Help" web and phone program as a resource for opioid-addiction patients, which they alleged was actually a method of connecting those patients to doctors the company knew were already prescribing Suboxone and other opioids "to more patients than allowed by federal law, at high doses, and in a careless and clinically unwarranted manner," the DOJ statement said.

In addition, the government charged that Indivior announced it would discontinue its tablet form of Suboxone "based on supposed 'concerns regarding pediatric exposure' to tablets, despite Indivior executives’ knowledge that the primary reason for the discontinuance was to delay the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of generic tablet forms of the drug," according to the DOJ statement.

In a statement, Invidior noted its former parent company's settlement.

"Indivior PLC’s case with the US Department of Justice (DOJ) is separate from that of RB, and Indivior has no additional or new information related to this matter," the statement read.

As part of the settlement on Thursday, Invidior's former parent company RB Group agreed to a non-prosecution agreement and to forfeit $647 million of proceeds it received from Indivior. It also agreed to not manufacture, market, or sell Schedule I, II, or III controlled substances in the U.S. for three years and to cooperate with future investigations related to Suboxone.

The trial against the RB Group's former subsidiary Invidior is still slated to start next May. Thursday's settlement was only with RB Group, and not Indivior.

In addition, the company also agreed to pay $700 million in civil settlements to the federal government and six states, as well as $50 million to the Federal Trade Commission.

Britain-based Reckitt Benckiser issued a statement denying any wrongdoing.

"While RB acted lawfully at all times and expressly denies all allegations that it has engaged in any wrongful conduct, after careful consideration, the board of RB determined that the agreement is in the best interests of the company and its shareholders," the statement said. The company had previously set aside $400 million to settle claims related to its former subsidiary's lawsuits.

Experts said the settlement amount sounded fair.

"Unlike private litigants who are trying to get as much money as possible, DOJ lawyers are trying to come up with what they believe to be a fair settlement for all parties including the public," longtime U.S. attorney and University of Michigan Law School professor Barbara McQuade told ABC News.

In 2007, OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma paid $600 million to settle a case with the Justice Department over its marketing claims and three executives pleaded guilty to criminal misbranding.

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Mount Carmel(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- The CEO of an embattled Ohio hospital resigned on Thursday and nearly two dozen workers were fired amid allegations that the hospital prescribed excessive painkiller doses that led to 25 patient deaths.

Mount Carmel Health System CEO and President Ed Lamb said he planned to resign by July 25, officials announced on Thursday, just weeks after the hospital's former intensive care doctor, William Husel, pleaded not guilty to murder charges in 25 deaths.

"These last months have been difficult for our health care system, and, in times such as these, new leadership has the ability to facilitate healing and help restore the trust of the community," Lamb said in a video statement Thursday.

In addition, Richard Streck, the hospital's executive vice president and chief clinical officer, will retire at the end of September, Lamb said.

It did not immediately name an interim CEO.

The Columbus-area hospital also said it fired 23 employees -- including five physician, nursing and pharmacy management team members -- as a part of its investigation into the potentially fatal doses. Husel's attorney has repeatedly denied claims that the doctor ever intended to kill patients.

Husel is accused of ordering excessive, and potentially lethal doses of fentanyl for patients under his care. The hospital fired Husel in December and placed dozens of employees on leave amid an ongoing internal investigation.

All told, Mount Carmel Health System identified 35 patients who received what the hospital called "excessive" or "potentially lethal doses" of fentanyl, the hospital said.

"We have also undertaken a careful case-by-case examination of the role of every colleague who was a part of the medication and administration of the affected patients, and the members of the management involved in oversight of those colleagues," Lamb said, noting that it would "take time for Mount Carmel to restore our patients."

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hocus-focus/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Apple has disabled the Apple Watch's Walkie-Talkie app because of a glitch that could allow a user to eavesdrop on someone else's iPhone without their knowledge or consent, the company said on Thursday.

"We were just made aware of a vulnerability related to the Walkie-Talkie app on the Apple Watch and have disabled the function as we quickly fix the issue," Apple said in a statement to ABC News. "We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience and will restore the functionality as soon as possible."

The company added that there no known reports of the bug being exploited for eavesdropping.

"Although we are not aware of any use of the vulnerability against a customer and specific conditions and sequences of events are required to exploit it, we take the security and privacy of our customers extremely seriously. We concluded that disabling the app was the right course of action as this bug could allow someone to listen through another customer’s iPhone without consent,” the company said.

The security flaw was first reported by TechCrunch.

It is the second such eavesdropping bug in the last six months. In February, the company fixed a bug that allowed users to eavesdrop on other iPhone users before a FaceTime chat began.

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Joshua Sudock/Disney Parks(NEW YORK) -- Fans eagerly awaiting the opening of the long-delayed Rise of the Resistance attraction at Star Wars Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland and Walt Disney World will have to wait a few parsecs longer.

Rise of the Resistance, which Disney says will "blur the lines between fantasy and reality and will put guests in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance," will open Dec. 5, 2019 at Walt Disney World and Jan. 17, 2020 at Disneyland.

The 14-acre Galaxy's Edge themed land opened at the end of May at Disneyland in California. A near-identical version is set to open Aug. 29 in Florida.

For now, Galaxy's Edge has one ride. Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run allows guests play pilot, gunner or engineer as they fly the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy.

Why the delay in opening?

Disney Imagineers have described Rise of the Resistance as the most technologically-complex ride they've ever built, with guests walking and riding on multiple vehicles as they are "captured" onboard a Star Destroyer before finding a way to escape from bad guy Kylo Ren.

The various "first of its kind" ride systems, animatronics and special effects have taken more time than expected to coordinate perfectly, a Disney source said Thursday.

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Mattel(NEW YORK) -- Thursday marks the 50th anniversary of the release of David Bowie's classic song "Space Oddity," which hit stores nine days before the historic moon landing.

"Musician Artist Icon Introducing #Barbie as #DavidBowie 👩‍🎤, the pioneer of sound and vision whose music continues to show the world how to reach for the stars! " the toy maker tweeted.

If you go to the official Mattel website, there is even more information.

"Introducing Barbie as David Bowie. In a definitive celebration of two pop culture icons, Barbie honors the ultimate pop chameleon, English singer, songwriter and actor, David Bowie, whose dramatic musical transformations continue to influence and inspire," the description reads.

"With a career spanning over five decades, David Bowie was at the vanguard of contemporary culture as a musician, artist, and icon," it continues. "He was, and remains to be, a unique presence in contemporary culture. Dressed as Bowie’s fantastic sci-fi alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, in the iconic metallic ‘space suit,’ this collectible Barbie doll honors the cultural legacy of the musical genius who redefined rock and roll."

The doll sells for $50, and fans are obviously excited about the release.

 In addition to the doll, a new app was launched called "Space Oddity x Unlock The Moon Experience," which lets you access a brand-new mix of the song, created by longtime Bowie producer Tony Visconti, one day before its official release. To unlock the track, users must align their mobile phone's camera with the moon. The app is available at

The 2019 "Space Oddity" remix will be included on the previously announced vinyl box set "Space Oddity: 50th Anniversary Edition" -- due out Friday -- that features two seven-inch singles.

One disc boasts the original mono single edit of the tune and its B-side, "Wild Eyed Boy from Freecloud." The other single features new Visconti remixes of both tracks. The new "Space Oddity" remix will also be released Friday as a digital single and via streaming services.

 In related news, a new "Space Oddity" video will premiere July 20 at a multimedia event paying tribute to the moon landing's 50th anniversary at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall in Washington, D.C.

The clip combines footage of Bowie performing the song at his 50th birthday concert in 1997 with footage shot and directed by Canadian choreographer Edouard Lock that was used as the backdrop of Bowie's 1990 tour.

The event, dubbed "Apollo 11: A 50th Anniversary Celebration -- One Small Step, One Giant Leap," will feature music from the National Symphony Orchestra and will be staged in collaboration with NASA.

The show also will include performances by Herbie Hancock, Pharrell Williams and others, spoken-word presentations, and pre-taped greetings and/or performances by Elton John and other celebs.

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jetcityimage/iStock(SEATTLE) -- Amazon will train up to 100,000 employees -- or one-third of its U.S. workers -- into higher skilled work, company officials announced Thursday.

The move -- and the investment of $700 million for the mega-retailer's "Upskilling 2025" pledge -- comes amid a period of historically low U.S. unemployment and as workers at tech companies are becoming increasingly outspoken about working conditions.

The program aims to "provide people across its corporate offices, tech hubs, fulfillment centers, retail stores, and transportation network with access to training programs that will help them move into more highly skilled roles within or outside of Amazon," according to the company's press release.

"While many of our employees want to build their careers here, for others it might be a stepping stone to different aspirations," said Beth Galetti, Amazon's senior vice president of human resources. "We think it’s important to invest in our employees, and to help them gain new skills and create more professional options for themselves. With this pledge, we’re committing to support 100,000 Amazonians in getting the skills to make the next step in their careers.”

Experts met the news with cautious optimism.

"There is a debate raging between labor conditions of the future. Companies are working to improve automation and productivity -- but they also cannot become a symbol of job loss," said Simeon Siegal, an analyst who covers Amazon for Nomura/Instinet Equity Research. "To that end, helping to upskill workers, if successful, could help the company’s bottom line as well, all while providing some better PR."

"Amazon’s mega-size globally makes it a good investment to provide skill training for U.S. employees," labor expert Harley Shaiken of the University of California, Berkeley, told ABC News. "The move, along with the $15 an hour wage, could well boost morale. That said, there have been real concerns about workplace and health and safety issues in fulfillment centers, aka warehouses."

For example, workers at the company's Shakopee, Minnesota, facility plan to protest the company's policy of using temporary workers and productivity quotas by holding a protest next week to coincide with the company's annual shopping bonanza, Prime Day.

Still, Amazon expects its workforce to hit 300,000 U.S. employees this year, and some of the company's fastest growing jobs require skilled workers.

Over the last five years, the company said its analysis reveals explosive growth in highly skilled jobs. Among the jobs experiencing hiring spikes are data mapping specialists (832 percent growth), data scientists (505 percent), solutions architects (454 percent), security engineers (229 percent) and business analysts (160 percent), according to the press release. Even within warehouse roles, Amazon says there's been a 400 percent jump in highly skilled roles, including logistics coordinators, process improvement managers and transportation specialists.

The company's new training will include tech training for even non-tech "Amazonians" who want to learn software engineering, IT training, robotics, cloud computing and machine learning.

The company is also offering warehouse workers a pre-paid tuition program for occupations of their choice.

Human resource experts praised the move.

"It's a signal that they care about their workers as people," Michael Bush, CEO at Great Place To Work, told ABC News. "When you upskill or train an employee, you're not only helping them at Amazon, you're helping them when they leave Amazon."

"In an age of machine learning and artificial intelligence, when you tell workers, 'your job is not going to be eliminated,' they don't believe that," Bush said. "This helps them at Amazon and in the future."

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Matt Winkelmeyer/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Inspired by Millie Bobby Brown, star of Stranger Things, rising style icon and youth activist, Converse is releasing a collection that explores her "well-documented love of whales and ocean-life."

According to Converse, "the collection combines Millie’s unique ability to always be herself, embrace her passions, and of course, have fun along the way."

Brown is also the youngest person to date to collaborate with Converse.

Available in both Hi and Ox, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star is fully customizable in this collection -- from the foxing, pinstripe, laces, eyelets and logos, the selection allows you to tap your creativity and craft a unique piece to style whatever way you see fit.

These products were curated by the "GMA" editorial team. "Good Morning America" has affiliate partnerships, so we will get a small share of the revenue from your purchases through these links. All product prices are determined by the retailer and subject to change. By visiting these websites, you will leave and any information you share with the retailer will be governed by its website's terms and conditions and privacy policies.

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Deagreez/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Do you ever clean the office kitchen even if it's not in your job description? Been designated the office party planner? Are you always expected to know where the printer paper is?

If you have checked off all of these boxes, you might be known as an "office mom" in the workplace.

"'Office moms' have often been characterized as individuals who are doing what has been described as office home duties in the office," Lise Vesterlund, Andrew W. Mellon professor of the department of economics at the University of Pittsburgh, told ABC News' Good Morning America.

This can include tasks from organizing office birthdays or holiday parties to putting in the group lunch order.

Vesterlund conducted a study published in the American Economic Review examining the tasks people perform in the workplace and "the extent to which individuals are assigned what we characterize as non-promotable tasks."

In other words, looking at who in the office is being assigned to tasks that generate revenue and who is expected to take on service or culture tasks that do not necessarily lead to a promotion.

Her research found that women in particular tend to get assigned to these types of tasks more often than men or are asked to volunteer, and end up volunteering for them.

"What we're finding is women are far more likely to get these less promotable tasks assigned, or volunteer for them as well," she said. "It is in part coming from an expectation that these are tasks performed by women."

Studies show that women are more likely to volunteer for tasks that won't lead to a promotion. Data collected from a large public U.S. university showed that out of 3,271 faculty members who were asked to volunteer for a faculty senate committee, only 3.7% volunteered, but 7% of women chose to do so, while only 2.6% of their male counterparts volunteered, according to the Harvard Business Review.

Making change at the company level

One way to combat these entrenched workplace patterns is for managers to re-examine the assignment process, track who does what, and be aware of these biases.

"Considering how we assign these tasks is really key to improving things," Vesterlund said, adding that companies should also rethink asking for volunteers to take on tasks of this nature since women appear to volunteer more than men. Instead consider having employees take turns or draw a name out of a hat, she said.

Her bottom line: companies should not rely on just women to handle these tasks.

"When a woman comes to work, she has exactly the same hours at the workplace as a man does," she said.

If women "hold tasks that are less promotable than those held by men, then women will progress more slowly in organizations," her research found.

Being an 'office mom' isn't always a negative

For Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo, co-authors of the book Work Wife: The Power of Female Friendship to Drive Successful Businesses, being an "office mom" who takes on tasks to boost morale in the workplace isn't a negative. In fact, at their office, tasks like planning parties, bringing coffee to meetings are considered important, promotable skills.

"It's an important part of company culture to include these tasks in the job description," Mazur said. "If you're good at that, you demonstrate that you can be organized, that you have sensitivity to office culture, so I don't think it has to have a negativity in that way."

While there's no perfect solution to avoiding "thankless" tasks that are not within your job description, experts say that there are ways for you to avoid taking on this extra work.

If you're prone to volunteer for non-promotable assignments, Vesterlund told the Women at Work podcast to sit tight and mimic the body language of others who often do not volunteer.

"Mimic the body language that they have, you know, as they start checking their phones or putting things away, pulling back from the table," she told the podcast. "Just mimic that behavior, so you don’t get in a position where you suddenly feel so stressed by the silence that you’re one who says 'yes.'"

The truth is if you say no to your manager, there could be repercussions you'd face, so instead Vesterlund suggested meeting with your manager one-on-one to discuss the work you're currently being assigned versus projects you would like take on. Raise your hand for those.

"If you’re in a public meeting, saying no in front of a bunch of people, I don’t think is very advisable," she told the Women at Work podcast, "But going up to the manager afterwards and saying, you know, these are the projects I’ve been assigned with recently. They’re all the same character. If I’m taking this on, can I not take on the next one?"

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Uber is going to great heights to get around New York City rush hour traffic.

The rideshare company launched its Uber Copter service on Tuesday, offering rides from lower Manhattan to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) on weekday afternoons -- for its Platinum and Diamond Uber Rewards members.

"We’re excited to announce the first step toward building the future of urban air mobility and transforming urban aviation: Uber Copter," the company said in a press release. "Uber Copter is our first aerial ridesharing option."

To hail a helicopter, riders must be in a designated zone, in which "Copter" appears as an option within the app. Chopper rides to JFK can be booked up to five days in advance. On the way home, you book the rides after your flight lands. Currently the chopper service is only available on iOS, so Android users are out of luck.

During a test run of Uber Copter during the late afternoon on Wednesday, an ABC Producer found two differently-priced options to JFK from the designated zone.

From Balthazar, a restaurant in SoHo, to JFK the trip was priced at $216.57. From Brookfield Place near the World Trade Center, the trip to JFK came out to $253.51.

The helicopter flights are operated by HeliFlite, a direct air carrier the Silicon Valley company has partnered with. HeliFlite has earned ARGUS Platinum and Wyvern Wingman safety ratings, according to the Uber press release.

The company also said it was implementing a Safety Management System (SMS) for all future Uber Air services including Uber Copter, using data to analyze trends and hazard reporting.

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