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Tony And Emmy Award Winning Actor Ron Liebman Dies At 82

Liebman, who played a wide range of roles in films, the stage and television, is perhaps most popularly known for his role as the father of Jennifer Anniston's Rachel Green on "Friends."

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Los Angeles Jury Finds No Defamation In Elon Musk's 'Pedo Guy' Tweet

The Tesla CEO was embroiled in a Twitter spat with one of the rescuers of 12 boys and their soccer coach in Thailand last year.

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Why The Trump Decision To Delay Aid To Ukraine Is Under Scrutiny

There are lots of reasons U.S. foreign aid can be held up or frozen. There's even a law that governs the issue. But many experts say what happened over the summer with Ukraine is highly irregular.

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Elon Musk Wins in Defamation Suit by British Diver

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 19:05
The verdict in favor of the Tesla CEO capped a four-day trial in Los Angeles over insults Musk tweeted in 2018.
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GOP Rep. Hunter Says He Will Resign 'After The Holidays,' Days After Guilty Plea

The California Republican congressman's resignation marks a dramatic change in fortunes for the son of a once-powerful member of the House Armed Services Committee.

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Uber's Alarming Crime Report, T-Mobile's 5G Test, and More News

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 17:47
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Trump Declines to Take Part in 'Baseless' House Impeachment Inquiry

Democrats had offered to allow the president to have attorneys representing him at future impeachment hearings in the House.

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Merkel Tours Auschwitz With 'Sense Of Shame' And Warns Of Resurgent Anti-Semitism

It was the German leader's first official trip to the Nazi concentration camp. "These crimes are and will remain part of German history," she said, "and this history must be told over and over again."

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Bernie Sanders Says Internet Service Should be a Human Right

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 16:27
The Vermont senator and presidential candidate proposed a $150 billion plan to expand broadband, including regulating rates for internet service.
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Pearl Harbor Veteran Expected To Be Last USS Arizona Survivor Interred On Ship

Lauren Bruner died in September and on Saturday, his remains will return to the USS Arizona. He is expected to be the final USS Arizona survivor to be interred on the sunken warship.

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Will Glitches In Medicare's 'Plan Finder' Leave Some Seniors Stuck In The Wrong Plan?

With a deadline for Medicare enrollment looming, some lawmakers and advocates are concerned that Medicare hasn't done enough to reach out to consumers who might be affected by website problems.

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The Woman Who Souped Up Baby Yoda's Popularity

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 15:50
When TV writer Julie Benson first saw Baby Yoda sip soup, she had to tweet about it. The rest of the internet noticed.
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Virginia Governor Suspends Policy Allowing Strip Searches Of Children At Prisons

An 8-year-old girl was strip searched at Buckingham Correctional Center last month. A prison spokesperson says the prison staffer who approved the search didn't have the authority to do so.

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Amid McKinsey Contract Controversy, Buttigieg Asks Company To Release His Client List

The global consulting firm has become a talking point on the campaign trail lately. Pete Buttigieg, particularly, has been criticized for his time there.

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The Stakes For Ukraine Are High In Monday's Summit Between Putin And Zelenskiy

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy will have his first meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Paris, in an effort to end a five-year conflict in eastern Ukraine that has cost 13,000 lives.

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4 Dead After Armed Robbers Hijack UPS Truck

Police officers in South Florida exchanged gunfire with two armed robbers Thursday. The resulting skirmish ended with both suspects dead, along with a hostage and a bystander.

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Uber's Crime Report Is ‘Highly Alarming,’ Says a Criminologist

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 13:54
In its first compilation, the ride-hail service says there were more than 3,000 sexual assaults related to Uber rides last year, up 4% from the year before. 
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'We Took Terror Out Of Their Lives': Remembering Youth Advocate Mary Previte

Previte, who died Nov. 16, spent 30 years working with at-risk youth and kids in detention in Camden, N.J. The center she ran became a national model. Originally broadcast in 1993.

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Why Virginity Tests Are Making News — In The U.S. And Afghanistan

When the rapper T.I. said he has his teenage daughter undergo an annual virginity test, protests arose in the U.S. In fact, the virginity test is a global issue.

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Republican Politicians Really Like Their Videogames Too

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 13:23
House representative Duncan Hunter pleaded guilty this week to stealing more than $150,000 in campaign money for games and movies, among other pleasures.
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