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Drug Distributor And Former Execs Face First Criminal Charges In Opioid Crisis

A DEA official said the indictments are meant to send "shock waves" through the pharmaceutical industry to remind it of its responsibility to help control prescription medications.

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Trump’s Twitter Meeting, an Ethereum Thief, and More News

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 18:47
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World's First Malaria Vaccine Launches In Sub-Saharan Africa

It took more than 30 years to develop. The hope is it will eventually save tens of thousands of lives each year. But there are a few issues.

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What’s Known About the SpaceX Crew Dragon Accident

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 17:35
During engine tests of SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft this past Saturday, the vehicle experienced what the company has characterized as an "anomaly."
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Like Guns, Social Media Is a Weapon That Should Be Regulated

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 17:31
In the wake of the massacres in Sri Lanka, the government imposed a social media blackout. This may be a turning point in the way we think about how to control big platforms.
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See 200 Years Of Twists And Turns Of Census Citizenship Questions

A citizenship question has not been included among the census questions for every household in almost 70 years. The Trump administration wants to change that with the upcoming 2020 census.

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Supply Chain Hackers Snuck Malware Into Videogames

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 17:16
An aggressive group of supply chain hackers strikes again, this time further upstream.
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Egypt Approves Constitutional Changes That Could Keep Sissi In Office Until 2030

The amendments, which were approved by nearly 90% of voters, further entrench the power of the military and extend the power of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

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Mass Funerals Begin In A Grieving Sri Lanka

Mourners and religious leaders gathered to say goodbye to more than 300 people who died in a string of bombings on Sunday at churches and hotels. Among the dead are 45 children.

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India Is Changing Some Cities' Names, And Muslims Fear Their Heritage Is Being Erased

Officials have been altering names to become more Hinducentric. "It is very dangerous for national integrity and unity," says a historian. The changes accelerated ahead of this year's elections.

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Jack Dorsey Is Reportedly Meeting With President Trump

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 16:19
The Twitter CEO said in an internal email obtained by WIRED that it's "important to meet heads of state in order to listen, share our principles and our ideas."
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Timeline: The Census Citizenship Question's Unusual Journey To The Supreme Court

A trail of internal emails, memos and other court filings show how the Trump administration pushed to get a citizenship question on the 2020 census despite warnings of how it may undermine the count.

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Tristan Harris: Tech Is ‘Downgrading Humans.’ It’s Time to Fight Back

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 15:01
The creator of the “time well spent” movement disappeared for a year, but now he’s come back with a new phrase and a plan to stop technology from from destroying free will, creating social anomie, and wrecking democracy.
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After Two Hurricanes, A 'Floodgate' Of Mental Health Issues In The Virgin Islands

The new governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands has issued a territory-wide mental health state of emergency, after two hurricanes in 2017 caused widespread trauma and stress among islanders.

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Drowning In Parenting Advice? Here's Some Advice For That

In her new book, Cribsheet, economist Emily Oster offers a lifeline to parents overwhelmed by contradictory parenting guidance. She offers a data-driven, and common-sense, approach to raising a baby.

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Don't Praise the Sri Lankan Government for Blocking Facebook

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 14:10
Social media can provide vital information in a crisis, and there's evidence that blocking it does more harm than good.
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'The Moment Of Lift' Is More Of A Whisper Than A Call To Action

If Melinda Gates had fully owned her goal — writing a book that would strengthen some readers' abortion-rights convictions and open others' minds — she would have called for greater advocacy.

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Glenda Jackson On Playing King Lear: Gender Barriers 'Crack' With Age

The 82-year-old British actor is currently playing Shakespeare's famed tragic figure on Broadway. "Doors have opened for women that were firmly locked many decades ago," she says.

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2 Earthquakes Shake The Philippines; At Least 16 Dead

Rescuers continue to search for survivors of Monday's quake, which trapped people in a collapsed supermarket in Pampanga province and caused panicked office workers to flee buildings in Manila.

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FAA Certifies Google's Wing Drone Delivery Company To Operate As An Airline

Wing's drones are made to deliver a wide range of items — including coffee, chocolate and burritos — from local merchants to their customers.

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