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New York City Creates Gender-Neutral Designation For Birth Certificates

People who were born in the city and don't identify as male or female can change the gender on their birth certificate to a third category of X, without acquiring approval from a physician.

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It's Legal. In Canada, Recreational Marijuana Gets Green Light

Pot sales begin today in Canada, which is only the second country after Uruguay to legalize the drug for recreational use.

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Chief Justice Roberts Tells Audience Supreme Court Will Work For 'One Nation'

Roberts says history shows the court has made great decisions when it doesn't yield to political pressures or passions.

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FCC Chief Calls For Investigation Of Florida Cellphone Service Outages

One cellphone company says it already had begun crediting customers for the lack of service due to outages in Florida counties hit by Hurricane Michael.

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After Barrage Of Criticism, USA Gymnastics Interim President And CEO Resigns

"My withdrawal comes in the wake of personal attacks that, left undefended, would have made my leading USAG a liability for the organization," Mary Bono said in her resignation letter on Tuesday.

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Man Booker Prize For Fiction Goes To 'Milkman' By Anna Burns

For the first time, a writer from Northern Ireland has won the prestigious award. The story draws on Burns' own experiences during "the troubles."

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Brothel Owner And Trump-Inspired Candidate Dennis Hof Dies At 72

He was best known as a legal pimp whose business was profiled on a reality TV show that aired on HBO. He had recently turned to politics, running for state assembly in Nevada.

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Jack Dorsey on Twitter's Role in Free Speech and Filter Bubbles

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 18:28
The Twitter CEO talks with WIRED Editor-in-Chief Nicholas Thompson about how the social media service is different today than 12 years ago.
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Once A Regional Stabilizer, Saudi Arabia Becomes A Disrupter

Saudia Arabia has long seen its role as keeping the turbulent Gulf region steady and calm. But under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom has become far more aggressive.

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#MeToo Movement Gathers Force In India

A year after sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein kicked off the #MeToo movement in the U.S., women in India are using Facebook and Twitter to tell their stories.

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Excavation Of Lithuania's Great Synagogue Highlights A 'Painful Page' From History

The synagogue is "very important," says an archaeologist, "not only for Jews but all people living in Lithuania." Just 3,000 Jews are left in the capital, compared to some 70,000 before World War II.

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Here's What Astronauts See When a Rocket Aborts Mid-Flight

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 15:34
Nick Hague, the NASA astronaut onboard the Soyuz rocket that failed after takeoff last week, recounts his experience inside the capsule.
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After Paul Allen Co-Founded Microsoft, He Changed Brain Science Forever

In 2003, Paul Allen created an institute to figure out how the human brain works. That institute has already made contributions that may turn out to be part of his greatest legacy.

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Report: Liberian Charity Worker Raped Girls He Was Supposed To Protect

A report from ProPublica and Time Magazine documents rapes committed by an employee of More Than Me, a charity that had raised $8 million and earned praise for its work. We interview the co-author.

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CDC Investigates Cases Of Rare Neurological 'Mystery Illness' In Kids

Acute flaccid myelitis causes weakness in the arms and legs. The cause isn't clear but may be related to viruses, environmental toxins or genetic disorders. Since 2014, 362 cases have been confirmed.

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Your Facebook Posts Can Reveal If You're Depressed

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 14:39
Researchers used people's Facebook data and their medical records to detect early symptoms of a mental health problem.
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Paul Allen Thought Like a Hacker and Never Stopped Dreaming

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 13:34
The Microsoft cofounder, who left the company in 1983, died Monday at age 65 of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
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'Tiny' Vs. 'Horseface:' Trump Slings Mud With Stormy Daniels After Courtroom Win

The president said he relished the chance to battle back in court against the porn actress after a judge threw out her defamation lawsuit on Monday. Bring it, her lawyer said.

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You Can Now Run Some Code Hosted on GitHub

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 13:00
GitHub Actions will allow developers to automate some tasks for managing their code.
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Uncrewed Japanese Vehicle Delivers Supplies to the Space Station

NASA Image of the Day - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 12:36
Viewed from a window inside the cupola, the International Space Station's "window to the world," is the Japanese Exploration Agency's H-II Transfer Vehicle-7.
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