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Texas Judge Rules Affordable Care Act Unconstitutional, But Supporters Vow To Appeal

A ruling that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional is likely to go to the Supreme Court. For now, the decision likely won't affect people who buy insurance on marketplaces created by the law.

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Affordable Care Act As Unconstitutional

President Trump praised the ruling by a court in Texas as supporters of the ACA said they will appeal.

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Amazon Came to the Bargaining Table—But Workers Want More

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 20:31
For more than 20 years, Amazon has successfully quashed efforts to unionize its American workers, but a new wave of labor organizing is under way.
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U.S. Gets A Big Win In Its Long Fight With Mexico Over 'Dolphin-Safe' Labels

The World Trade Organization sided with the U.S. on Friday, rejecting Mexico's claim that the U.S. is unfairly denying Mexican tuna products the advantageous "dolphin-safe" label.

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CBS Paid Eliza Dushku $9.5 Million After Alleged Sexual Harassment, Termination

Days after confronting actor Michael Weatherly, a huge star for the network, Dushku was written off of Bull. An investigation determined the company often protected itself at the expense of victims.

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Quoting 'The Lorax,' Court Pulls Permit For Pipeline Crossing Appalachian Trail

The federal judges noted "the Forest Service's serious environmental concerns that were suddenly, and mysteriously, assuaged in time to meet a private pipeline company's deadlines."

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President Trump Names Mick Mulvaney As Acting White House Chief Of Staff

It's unclear how long the OMB director will serve in the role, succeeding outgoing chief of staff John Kelly. On Dec. 8, Trump announced that Kelly would be leaving the job at the end of the year.

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After Decades, 'Rolling Thunder' To Make Its Last Big Ride Through Washington, D.C.

The sound of motorcycles rumbling through the nation's capital has been a staple of Memorial Day weekend since 1988.

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In Pennsylvania, People Lined Up For Free Naloxone

Across the state, volunteers in Pennsylvania distributed naloxone on Thursday. The drug reverses the effects of opioid overdose. The giveaway was part of a state plan to combat the opioid epidemic.

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South Korean Company Sells Kim Jong Un Beauty Masks, Spurring Criticism

The product promises to moisturize skin with mineral water from North Korea, but some say it trivializes tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda On 'Mary Poppins Returns' And Writing His Way Onstage

Though best-known for his auteur work, the mastermind of Hamilton and In the Heights says it was his dream to be offered a part in someone else's musical.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hogwarts House? Slytherin, Naturally

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 16:28
Makes sense. Slytherin are known for their resourcefulness and ambition.
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Facebook Says Some Users' Private Photos Were Accidentally Shared With Developers

In September, a Facebook "bug" allowed developers to access images people shared with friends on Facebook Stories — or images users had not even posted. Up to 6.8 million users may have been affected.

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Episode #1851

Poet Javier Zamora is forced to return to El Salvador to apply for a visa, his first trip back in nearly 20 years. Also, an interview with Alfonso Cuarón about "Roma."

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Swahili Speakers Debate Disney's Trademark of 'Hakuna Matata' For T-Shirts

The song title from the film The Lion King has been trademarked by Disney since 2003. In recent weeks, Africa media has launched a discussion on whether that's cultural appropriation.

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Gadget Lab Podcast: Climate Change and Cognitive Dissonance

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 13:25
Climate change is real, and it’s impacting us right now. How much of it can be fixed by personal responsibility versus policy?
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The Education Department Is Canceling $150 Million Of Student Loan Debt

The money goes back to borrowers whose colleges shut down, in many cases because of fraud and mismanagement.

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Video Catches Delivery Man In India Sampling Food He Is Delivering

At first people were annoyed at his food skimming. Then he got fired — and a debate began about whether workers in the billion dollar "to go" biz are treated fairly.

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Facebook Exposed 6.8 Million Users' Photos to Cap Off a Terrible 2018

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 12:22
In the latest in its long string of 2018 incidents, Facebook let developers access the private photos of millions of users.
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'Beale Street' Is A Heart-Stopping, Beautiful Story Of Love And Injustice

Moonlight director Barry Jenkins returns with a new drama about young lovers in 1970s Harlem whose lives are thrown into turmoil when one of them is falsely accused of a crime.

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