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Thanks to Binges and Benders, Postmates Knows the True You

Wired Top Stories - 1 hour 18 min ago
A team of data scientists at the anything-goes delivery company revealed our collective whims, whether it’s scarfing brisket, stockpiling sex toys, or splurging on caviar.
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Trump Intensifies Push On What He Calls Improper Snooping With 'Spygate' Brand

President Trump argues the story about the FBI investigating his campaign's potential conspiracy with Russia actually is a story about unlawful surveillance.

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Porsche's Cayenne E-Hybrid Checks Your Route to Pick Your Power

Wired Top Stories - 2 hours 11 min ago
The luxury SUV looks down the road to see where you need battery power, and where you need old-fashioned internal combustion.
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So Long, Glassholes: Wearables Aren't Science Projects Anymore

Wired Top Stories - 2 hours 18 min ago
The end of Google Glass wasn’t even the end of Google Glass. More than that, the idea of augmented reality has been normalized.
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Judge Backs N.Y. Parents, Saying Their 30-Year-Old Son Must Move Out

"I don't see why they can't just, you know, wait a little bit for me to leave the house," Michael Rotondo told the judge in the case.

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This Robotic Pollinator Is Like a Huge Bee With Wheels and an Arm

Wired Top Stories - 3 hours 18 min ago
In a world with too many humans and not enough pollinators, robots like the BrambleBee could help.
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Top Stories: Primary Results Analyzed; Baptist Seminary Leader Removed

Also: American novelist Philip Roth dies; President Trump will travel to New York to discuss combating gangs; and thousands of unionized casino workers in Las Vegas authorize a potential strike.

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Missouri May Be First State To Get Serious About The Definition Of Meat

A bill that awaits a signature by the state's governor would restrict "meat" labeling on anything that doesn't come from livestock or poultry. The topic is also being considered at the federal level.

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Scientists Are Using AI to Painstakingly Assemble Single Atoms

Wired Top Stories - 4 hours 18 min ago
A machine’s atom-wide tip could help usher in an era of microscopic circuits.
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The Truth-Affirming Powers of a Good, Old-Fashioned Netflix Binge

Wired Top Stories - 4 hours 18 min ago
Online, the barriers between fiction and nonfiction blur. But there's a throwback way to right this disorientation.
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Head Of Southern Baptist Seminary Removed Over Remarks On Rape, Abuse Of Women

Paige Patterson has been under fire for past counsel to women of abuse to simply pray for their husbands. On Tuesday, a new allegation surfaced that he advised a student not to report a rape.

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'Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Review: It May Be Inessential, But It’s Also Utterly Delightful

Wired Top Stories - 5 hours 18 min ago
There are few, if any, revelations here, and some of the fleshed-out backstory is woefully dumb, but Han finally gets the solo adventure he deserves.
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Congress Is About to Learn Just How Little Science Knows About Tech Addiction

Wired Top Stories - 5 hours 18 min ago
But political interest—and political capital—could drive the research needed for evidence-based policies.
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The Laser Battle Against Blood-Sucking Parasites of the Deep

Wired Top Stories - 5 hours 18 min ago
What can salmon farmers do against the scourge of tiny fish-killing sea lice? Fry them.
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Primary Takeaways: Voters Send Parties Further Apart

Republicans And Democrats are heading in totally different directions, highlighted by Georgia's primaries for governor. And the progressive vs. establishment fight fizzled on the Democratic side.

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California's Message To Hospitals: Shape Up Or Lose 'In-Network' Status

Covered California, the state's health insurance exchange, will exclude hospitals from insurance networks if they don't reduce their numbers of C-sections, back scans and opioid prescriptions.

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Australian Archbishop 'Stands Aside' Following Conviction For Concealing Sex Abuse

Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson said he was stepping aside from his duties following Tuesday's verdict, but would only resign his post if it "comes necessary and appropriate."

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American Novelist Philip Roth, Author Of 'Portnoy's Complaint,' Dies At 85

Roth, one of the most influential novelists of the later part of the 20th Century, is the author of American Pastoral, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and 1969's Portnoy's Complaint.

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With Word And Deed, Trump Rallies Abortion Rights Opponents In Midterms

President Trump addressed an anti-abortion rights group on the same day his administration unveiled a proposal to block groups like Planned Parenthood from receiving Title X funds.

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Justice Department Independence and White House Control

Wright, Andrew McCanse, Justice Department Independence and White House Control (February 18, 2018). Available at SSRN: or [h/t Joe Hodnicki]

“Problematic relations between the White House and the U.S. Department of Justice stand out amidst the broader tumult of President Donald Trump’s first year in office. With respect to written policy restricting contacts between the White House staff and the Department, the Trump White House has followed the general contours of predecessor administrations. Those policies recognize that White House contacts restrictions vary with the Department’s complex functions, restrict channels of contact, and restrict personnel authorized to make contacts. They also grant limited exceptions where White House-Department contact is required to assist the President in the performance of a constitutional duty and contact would be appropriate from a law enforcement perspective. A number of episodes, however, suggest that the President and senior administration officials have not honored the spirit, and in some cases the letter, of that contacts policy.

One of the frequent criticisms leveled against President Trump is that he disregards many norms and traditions that have been observed by presidential administrations of both parties for decades. Restrictions on White House interference in criminal investigations do not merely protect norms. Rather, those policies also seek to prevent unconstitutional conduct by the President and his political appointees. This Article demonstrates that political interference by the President undertaken in bad faith could violate the Take Care Clause even in the absence of a criminal statute. Obstructive behavior is even worse. Whether or not the President is indictable for the commission of a statutory criminal offense of obstruction of justice during his tenure in office, this Article explains why the President may violate the Take Care Clause independently of criminal offenses.

A principle of political noninterference by the White House in the federal prosecution function in particular matters is consistent with Article II. Neither the Vesting Clause, the President’s position atop the Executive Branch, nor the President’s broader enforcement discretion defeat the anti-interference principles commanded by the Presidential Oath and the Take Care Clause. It is a question that goes to the very concept of Rule of Law itself. However, political processes, rather than justiciable legal proceedings, serve as the presumptive source of Take Care Clause enforcement as to White House-Department relations.”

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