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Now the Computer Can Argue With You

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IBM shows off an artificial intelligence program that can engage in a debate, possibly pointing the way to the future of talking machines.
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Trump Threatens Tariffs On $200 Billion Of Chinese Goods

In the latest move in a nascent trade war, the president announced he wanted to impose a 10 percent tariff on more Chinese products, in addition to the $50 billion announced Friday.

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Summer Melt: Why Aren't Students Showing Up For College?

As many as 40 percent of students who intend to go to college don't show up in the fall. Education researchers call this phenomenon "summer melt," and it has long been a puzzling problem.

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Trump Hasn't Signed a Space Force Into Being—Yet

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 20:58
A brand-new sixth military branch lacks political support.
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Microsoft's Ethical Reckoning Is Here

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 20:00
Revelation of contract with US immigration agency sparks criticism amid family separations
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After An Overdose, Patients Aren't Getting Treatments That Could Prevent The Next One

An overdose is a wake-up call for many people with addiction. So why aren't patients being offered medications that could keep them from looking for the next dangerous hit of drugs?

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The Pepper v. Apple Supreme Court Case Will Decide If Apple's App Store Is a Monopoly

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 18:59
*Apple Inc. v. Pepper* could have wide-reaching implications not only for the Cupertino giant, but also for other companies like Amazon.
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How The Opioid Crisis Is Depressing America's Labor Force

The U.S. lags behind other countries in workforce participation because more opioids are prescribed in this country, says a report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

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The Science Behind South Korea's Race-Based World Cup Strategy

South Korea's men's soccer team tried to confuse scouts from Sweden's team by swapping jerseys so their opponent couldn't tell the players apart. But could a strategy like that actually work?

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Trump Calls For 'Space Force' To Defend U.S. Interests Among The Stars

The president wants a "separate but equal branch" of the military to watch over the final frontier, but only Congress can make it happen.

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This Apple Update Could Prove To Be A True Lifesaver

Apple says it's working with a startup to automatically share the locations of iPhone users with 911 operators in an emergency. Only 911 centers will have access to the information, Apple said.

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Apple's Latest iOS 12 Feature Will Save Lives by Pushing Your Location to 911

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 16:24
Forget memoji. Apple's push to transmit instant, accurate locations during emergency calls will have a profound effect for first responders.
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After Crackdown, Egypt's LGBT Community Contemplates 'Dark Future'

Homosexuality isn't illegal in Egypt but human rights groups say other laws have been used to target LGBT Egyptians. "Prison killed me. It destroyed me," says an Egyptian woman jailed after a concert.

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House GOP Immigration Bill Would Modify — But Not End — Child Detentions

Under the legislation, children would be held in the same place as their parents if the parents are detained. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., says he'd back a compromise bill.

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World Cup 2018: What's Happened So Far

If this weekend's big matches had one lesson, it was that even great teams don't win every game. The Davids were stronger than expected, and the Goliaths were weighed down by sky-high expectations.

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Another Day at the Office

NASA Image of the Day - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 13:53
"Space was our office yesterday. #EVA51," said International Space Station astronaut Ricky Arnold on Friday.
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Supreme Court Punts On Partisan Gerrymandering, Leaving Status Quo In Place

The court on Monday, in twin partisan gerrymandering cases from Wisconsin and Maryland, said either that challengers didn't have standing or didn't weigh in on the merits of the case.

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New 'LA Times' Owner Wants To Compete With 'New York Times' And 'Washington Post'

Patrick Soon-Shiong takes over the Los Angeles Times on Monday. He said he hopes it will be perceived "not just as a regional paper, but indeed a national paper and hopefully an international paper."

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'Cutting-Edge' Program For Children With Autism And ADHD Rests On Razor-Thin Evidence

With 113 locations in the U.S., Brain Balance says its drug-free approach has helped tens of thousands of children. But experts say there's insufficient proof for its effectiveness.

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This Tug of War With a Lion Isn't About Strength—It's About Friction

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 10:00
If you want a fair fight between a lion and a human playing tug of war, you should give the lion a pair of tennis shoes.
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