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Academy Awards Live Broadcast To Include 4 Cinematography Categories After All

In its latest reversal, the Academy Awards restores four awards to its live broadcast. It had tried to shorten the program by handing them out during commercial breaks.

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Tribune Publishing Recognizes 'Hartford Courant' Newsroom Union

The parent company of the Hartford, Conn., newspaper has agreed to recognize a new union representing nearly 60 journalists. The move comes just four days after they petitioned to unionize.

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Uber Sues NYC to Kill Its Ride-Hail Car Cap

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 19:42
New York's mayor says the rule, which halts the granting of new licenses, is vital for reining in congestion. Uber says the city is overreaching.
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U.S. Agency Tightens Immigration Rules To Spotlight Child Marriage

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released new rules for officers to identify visa petitions in which spouses are minors. No minimum age requirement for such requests currently exists.

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Senate Panel Launches Bipartisan Probe Into Think Tank Linked To Butina, Torshin

Leaders of the Senate Finance Committee sent letters to the Center for Public Interest, the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department asking for information about meetings with Russians in 2015.

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Federal Judge Imposes Gag Order In Roger Stone Case

Judge Amy Berman Jackson said that lawyers and others in the case must refrain from statements that risk creating "material prejudice" but neither they nor Stone must keep completely silent.

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Hacks, Nudes, and Breaches: It's Been a Rough Month for Dating Apps

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 16:44
Trouble at OKCupid, Coffee Meets Bagel, and Jack'd have made February a bad stretch for romantics online.
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At Least 1 Killed In Aurora, Ill., Shooting; 4 Police Officers Wounded

A suspect has been apprehended after a shooting at a manufacturing company. Several civilians also were injured.

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Trump Declared an Emergency Based on Data That Doesn’t Exist

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 16:12
As he declared a national emergency Friday, President Trump repeatedly dismissed statistics and reports produced by his own government.
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Behind The Border 'Crisis': More Migrant Families Risk Dangerous Remote Crossings

Large groups of migrants are crossing isolated parts of the Southwest border. Border Patrol agents call it a crisis, and advocates say immigration officials underestimate the migrants' desperation.

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This City Told Amazon And Google: No Incentives For You

Amazon canceled plans for a New York City HQ after meeting stiff opposition over big tax breaks and other incentives. A California mayor refused to offer similar incentives but landed Google anyway.

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Gadget Lab Podcast: The Allure of OG Usernames

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 15:24
Product designer Chris Messina snagged @chris as his Instagram name. It’s been awesome—and terrible. Plus: Amazon splits with NYC, on the Gadget Lab podcast.
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With HQ2, New York and Amazon Played a Zero Sum Game—And Everyone Lost

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 15:20
With the HQ2 split, New York lost a chance for a more diverse economy. Amazon lost a chance to engage with critics. And in it all, America lost out too.
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Many Presidents Have Declared Emergencies — But Not Like Trump Has

When President Trump declared a national emergency on the Southern border on Friday, he claimed the move was routine — even as he acknowledged the administration is likely to face legal challenges.

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California's Rain Was a 'Cat 4' Atmospheric River. Wait, What?

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 14:56
All that rain drenching California this week came from an atmospheric river. A new rating scale would tell you how much water is fueling the system.
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Sierra Leone's President Declared Rape A National Emergency. What Happens Now?

Women's rights groups have welcomed the declaration, but are concerned whether the new policies can impact the lives of the country's women and girls.

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Colin Kaepernick Reaches Agreement With The NFL, His Lawyer Says

The attorney for the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback tweeted that after discussions, the "parties have decided to resolve their pending grievances." The terms are not public.

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Americans Who Were Detained After Speaking Spanish In Montana Sue U.S. Border Patrol

"I saw that you guys are speaking Spanish, which is very unheard of up here," a CBP agent told two women in a convenience store. The two friends were born in California and Texas.

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Supreme Court To Decide If 2020 Census Includes Citizenship Question

The high court agreed to a speedy review of a lower court's ruling that stopped Trump administration plans to use the census to ask whether every person living in the country is a U.S. citizen.

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Nigerian Election Has 70 Candidates, Just 2 Front-Runners

In Africa's most populous country, current President Muhammadu Buhari is trying to hold onto his position, and opposition leader Atiku Abubakar is his fiercest challenger.

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