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'Westworld': Here's What Needs to Happen in Season 2

Wired Top Stories - 10 hours 9 min ago
HBO's futuristic thriller has a whole lot of explaining to do.
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Each Day That Passes, Pressure Grows For Chemical Inspectors Waiting In Syria

An international inspection team has been waiting for nearly a week to investigate an alleged strike in Syria. Former inspectors say the delay will complicate their efforts.

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Texas Disability Group Wants Victims' Voices Heard In Gun Debate

Advocates in Texas wants to help people who've been disabled by gun violence talk to lawmakers. Victims say they have a big stake in how guns are regulated.

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Democrats Sue Russia, WikiLeaks And Trump Campaign Over Election 'Conspiracy'

The Democratic National Committee laid out a legal theory about a conspiracy against the 2016 presidential election, but the case is unlikely to go anywhere.

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The Galápagos Islands

NASA Image of the Day - 11 hours 45 min ago
"The Enchanted Islands of #Ecuador – the Galápagos," were photographed by NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold from aboard the International Space Station.
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Essential Phone (PH-1) Deal: Now $350 Unlocked

Wired Top Stories - 12 hours 12 min ago
One of the best flagship phones of 2017 just got a massive price cut.
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19 Years After Columbine, Students Walk Out To Stop Gun Violence

Some 2,600 school walkouts are planned across the country, starting at 10 a.m. in each time zone.

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The CIA Introduces Gina Haspel After Her Long Career Undercover

Most stories about Haspel, the nominee to lead the agency, focus on her controversial role in the CIA's waterboarding program. The CIA is attempting to counter that with a biography and testimonials.

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These Surreal Portraits Are Like Mathematical Puzzles

Wired Top Stories - 13 hours 49 min ago
Kensuke Koike adds nothing and takes away nothing from the portraits he alters—just rearranges the parts.
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The Selfie as We Know It Is Dead

Wired Top Stories - 13 hours 49 min ago
Selfies may not be cool anymore, but their spirit lives on—just as it always has.
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It’s 4/20, and an FDA Panel Just OK’d a Drug Made From Marijuana

Wired Top Stories - 13 hours 57 min ago
The treatment was fast-tracked for approval, and the first person to use the drug in the US was our writer's son.
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How Medicare's Conflicting Hospitalization Rules Cost Me Thousands Of Dollars

NPR correspondent Alison Kodjak's mom was admitted to the hospital for four nights after a fall. Because the hospital said she was an outpatient, Medicare wouldn't pay for her rehabilitative care.

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Swaziland Gets A Name Change: Call It eSwatini Now

King Mswati III said the name change is intended to shed vestiges of the country's colonial past. In the Swazi language, eSwatini means "place of the Swazi."

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Wells Fargo Hit With $1 Billion In Fines Over Home And Auto Loan Abuses

Some consumers were charged too much to extend the lock on their mortgage interest rates. Wells Fargo's mandatory insurance program also added unneeded costs and fees into borrowers' auto loans.

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Science's "Reproducibility Crisis" Is Now Political Ammunition

Wired Top Stories - 14 hours 49 min ago
A report from the National Association of Scholars takes on the reproducibility crisis in science. Not everyone views the group’s motives as pure.
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Why Police Should Monitor Social Media to Prevent Crime

Wired Top Stories - 14 hours 49 min ago
Opinion: Citizens may object to their social media posts being mined by law enforcement, but the practice can keep the public safe.
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Uber's Peace Process, Tesla's Tantrum, and More Car News This Week

Wired Top Stories - 14 hours 49 min ago
Plus: Electric scooters invade American cities and Lyft goes after its carbon emissions.
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Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, and How the World Seeks to Limit Black Genius

Wired Top Stories - 14 hours 49 min ago
This week, the precision and thunder of artistic exceptionalism were on full display. So were critics.
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For One Fine-Dining Chef, Cutting Food Waste Saves The Planet And The Bottom Line

After nearly going bankrupt, chef Tim Ma cut costs by cooking creatively with every last bit of ingredients. Some dishes born of frugality have become favorites at his acclaimed D.C. restaurant.

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Calling Facebook a Utility Would Only Make Things Worse

Wired Top Stories - 15 hours 49 min ago
Facebook is ubiquitous, yes—but we shouldn't put it on the same regulatory plane as telecom giants.
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