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The Doctor Killed In Friday's Ebola Attack Was Dedicated ... But Also Afraid

Dr. Richard Valery Mouzoko Kiboung of Cameroon arrived in the Democratic Republic of the Congo just four weeks ago – and was increasingly worried about his safety.

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Democrats Consider: Is A White, Straight Man The Safe Bet Against Trump?

Six months after electing a diverse wave of women to Congress, "electability"-minded Democrats fear the country isn't ready for a woman, person of color or LGBTQ presidential candidate.

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Bob Mould Reflects On Albums He Loved As A Youth With 'Sunshine Rock'

The influential musician to the punk and hardcore scene returns with new latest album, Sunshine Rock.

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More Democrats Call For Impeachment Proceedings Against President Trump

A number of the 2020 Democratic candidates, like their colleagues in Congress, are debating how to hold President Trump accountable for his actions following the release of the Mueller report.

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The Affluent Homeless: A Sleeping Pod, A Hired Desk And A Handful Of Clothes

Many young people participate in the rental economy. They own less stuff than their parents' generation, and they rent or share a lot more. For some it's a choice; for others, a necessity.

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From Sketch Comedy to BDSM, Netflix Burrows Into Every Niche It Can Find

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 10:42
The company is no longer in the business of Prestige TV—at least, not single-mindedly. What happens when a platform becomes an industry?
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Formation of the Southern Crab Nebula

NASA Image of the Day - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 10:39
In celebration of the 29th anniversary of the launch of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope on April 24, 1990, astronomers captured an image of the tentacled Southern Crab Nebula.
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Court Says Using Chalk On Tires For Parking Enforcement Violates Constitution

Physically marking a tire without a warrant is a violation of the Fourth Amendment, a federal appeals court ruled. The amendment protects people from unreasonable searches and seizures.

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The Physics of a Bolt Smashing a Watermelon (or Your Brain)

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 09:00
It's easier to follow rules when you know why they exist. In this case, you can calculate the force of an object hitting a melon to see why hard hats matter.
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Women's Homicidal Rage Is All Over TV—and It's Funny

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 09:00
'Killing Eve' and 'Santa Clarita Diet' aren't the first to center female criminals, but their tone and confidence are a post-#MeToo internet-y revelation.
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The Cranberries' Final Album Celebrates The New Beginning Dolores O'Riordan Wanted

When Dolores O'Riordan died in 2018, she left behind vocal tracks of what was intended to be The Cranberrie's new album. Now, remaining band members have completed the album in her memory.

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In Automation, the Last Motion Will Come Before the Last Mile

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 08:00
Opinion: Robots seem to be the solution to the “last mile” problem. But mechanization will likely come for a different part of the process first.
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President Trump To Pay A State Visit To U.K. In June, At Queen's Invitation

The state visit will come nearly a year after Trump's first trip to the U.K. as president, when he and the first lady met Queen Elizabeth II for tea.

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All Ears: Listening For The Meaning Between The Words

As the work of many experimental and pop musicians shows, sounds made by a body that don't cohere into recognizable language can still have emotional clarity.

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In McEwan's Latest, The 'Machine' Is Too Much Like You

Ian McEwan imagines an alternate, technologically-advanced 1982 England in his new novel, in which the development of lifelike, artificially intelligent cyborgs leads to some uncomfortable questions.

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Census Citizenship Question Riles Tech and Privacy Groups

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 07:00
The Trump administration wants to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. Tech companies and privacy advocates think that’s a bad idea.
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Inside the Quietly Lucrative Business of Donating Human Eggs

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 07:00
Across the US, women are being paid to donate their eggs to aspiring parents. The business is well-paid, under-regulated, and little-studied.
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A 'Blockchain Bandit' Is Guessing Private Keys and Scoring Millions

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 07:00
The larger lesson of an ongoing Ethereum crime spree: Be careful with who's generating your cryptocurrency keys.
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Sri Lankan Official Says Bombings Are Retaliation For New Zealand Massacre

Two Islamist groups have been blamed for the attacks. The government is facing criticism for failing to prevent the attacks — or even alert possible targets — despite getting prior intelligence.

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At The U.S.-Mexico Border, Volunteer Medics Step In To Care For Migrants

From a mother with belly pain to a teen girl with a possibly infected tooth, volunteer medics are treating migrants once they've been released from government custody.

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