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Plastic Additive BPA Not Much Of A Threat, Government Study Finds

Many consumers avoid plastic products containing the chemical BPA, but a large study of rats suggests those water bottles and food cans are safe.

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Grab Sweet Outdoor Gear Deals: Proof, Nomad, Black Diamond, LTHR

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Some of the best (and priciest) outdoor gear around is now steeply discounted.
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One By One, Companies Cut Ties With NRA

Advocates for stricter gun laws have coalesced under the hashtag #boycottNRA, and several companies appear to have heeded the call a little more than a week after the Parkland, Fla., school shooting.

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The Struggle to Predict—and Prevent—Toxic Masculinity

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Sociological research shows that some delinquent boys—but not all—turn into men with no regard for other people's rights.
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What Rick Gates' Guilty Plea Means For Mueller’s Probe

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Paul Manafort’s longtime deputy is cooperating with the special prosecutor, so we may soon have answers to these questions hovering around the Russia investigation.
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President Trump Meets With Australian Prime Minister, Takes Questions

The president discussed trade and security issues with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

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Tea, Honey And Lemon: Does This Classic Trifecta Actually Help A Sore Throat?

The time-honored elixir gets mixed reviews from doctors and, depending on factors such as caffeine or acids, might even make symptoms worse. Another complication: The scientific research is murky.

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South Korean Women Win Thriller In Curling, Putting 'Garlic' Gold In Reach

Their historic run on the Olympic sheet has captured the hearts of their host country. Now, after a clutch semifinal win Friday, the so-called "Garlic Girls" have a shot to capture gold, too.

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Florida Gov. Calls For Raising The Age To Purchase A Gun In His State To 21

Instead of broader gun control, Gov. Rick Scott called for keeping guns away from mentally ill or violent people. He announced funds for "school hardening" and police officers in every school.

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Facebook's Mandatory Anti-Malware Scan Is Invasive and Lacks Transparency

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Facebook is locking users out of their accounts until they download antivirus software that sometimes doesn't even work on their computers.
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No One's Quite Sure Why Lassa Fever Is On The Rise In Nigeria

The virus is spread primarily by rats during dry season. The current outbreak has public health officials worried — and eager to find out what's behind it.

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Trump Declares New Shipping Sanctions On North Korea

The latest punitive measures are aimed at ships and shipping companies from several countries that are sending oil and other products to North Korea in violation of United Nations sanctions.

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University of Washington Researchers Can Wirelessly Charge a Phone Using Lasers

Wired Top Stories - 7 hours 46 min ago
A team of electrical engineering students has a solution to all your charging problems: Lasers.
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These 10 ERs Sharply Reduced Opioid Use And Still Eased Pain

Collaboration was key for the 10 emergency rooms that cut opioid prescriptions by 36 percent. Doctors say they now use less addictive medicines to manage pain and have shifted patients' expectations.

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Rick Gates, Paul Manafort's Business Partner, Expected To Plead Guilty

A federal grand jury unveiled a new indictment on Thursday that increased the number of charges, but Gates has decided to stop fighting the case.

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Gothamist, LAist, and DCist Will Return, Thanks to a Boost From Public Radio

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Months after billionaire Joe Ricketts closed Gothamist and its affiliates, a group of non-profit radio stations is getting the band back together.
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PHOTOS: Myanmar Apparently Razing Remains Of Rohingya Villages

Satellite images reveal barren landscapes where villages stood just months ago, before Myanmar began its brutal crackdown. Activists fear officials are destroying the crime scenes of mass atrocities.

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How Trump Conquered Facebook Without Russian Ads

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WIRED contributor Antonio García Martínez on why Russia’s Facebook ads were less important to Trump’s victory than his own Facebook ads.
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UNICEF Official Quits After Inappropriate Behavior Allegations

"I am resigning because of the danger of damaging both UNICEF and Save the Children and our wider cause," Justin Forsyth wrote. Three women made complaints about him earlier at Save the Children.

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Exiles In Their Country, Crimean Dissidents Resist Russian Rule

Crimeans who criticize Russia's annexation of their peninsula have a difficult road ahead, and say dozens have been jailed or have had to flee to other parts of Ukraine.

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