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The 33 Best Remaining Amazon Prime Day Deals

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 12:30
Amazon's Prime Day 2019 is over, but there are still a few lingering deals we like on headphones, laptops, cameras, and more.
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U.S. Asylum Agents: 'Very Little Time' To Prepare Before New Immigration Rule

The memo, written by the head of asylum at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, notified officers that immigrants at the southern border are ineligible for asylum, with a few exceptions.

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'Vulnerable' Migrants Should Be Exempt From 'Remain In Mexico,' But Many Are Not

As migrants are returned to Mexican border cities, the government says it makes exceptions for those who are "vulnerable" to stay in the U.S. But advocates say that's not happening consistently.

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Now Starring In Children's Cartoons: Authentic Indigenous Characters

An Alaska Native girl (Molly of Denali), an Andean boy (Pachamama), two half-brothers in Mesoamerica (Victor and Valentino): Three new animations feature Native people without bygone-era baggage.

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Here’s How Elon Musk Plans to Put a Computer in Your Brain

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 11:50
To hear Musk tell it, Neuralink's hardware is either a state-of-the-art tool for understanding the brain, a clinical advance for people with neurological disorders, or the next step in human evolution
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Tech Giants Claim Competition Exists. House Dems Don't Buy It

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 11:37
Executives from Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google testified before Congress that they face fierce competition. Lawmakers say it’s “frustrating.”
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EU Investigates If Amazon Hurts Competition By Using Sellers' Data

The European Union's antitrust arm will evaluate Amazon's role as both a retailer and a marketplace for others. One focus will be on Amazon's use of data collected from third-party sellers.

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'Escalante's Dream' Retraces The Steps Of The 'Spanish Lewis And Clark'

After a cancer diagnosis, author and noted mountaineer David Roberts sets out on the trail of Atanasio Domínguez and Silvestre Vélez de Escalante, remaining dutiful to the route some 240 years later.

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Mexican Drug Kingpin 'El Chapo' Is Sentenced To Life Plus 30 Years In U.S. Prison

Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, the 62-year-old former head of Mexico's Sinaloa cartel, was convicted in February for drug crimes. A life sentence was mandatory.

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These Teens Started Podcasting As A Hobby, Then It Turned Into Serious Journalism

An energy company announced a proposal to build a waste management facility next to a school. So these three students turned to podcasting to get to the bottom of what has happening.

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What Happens When Reproductive Tech Like IVF Goes Awry?

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 09:00
Opinion: Freezers fail. Samples are mislabeled. Embryos get switched. But a lack of regulation leaves those harmed by such negligence without clear recourse.
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Unicode's Website Redesign Makes It Easier to Suggest New Emoji

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 09:00
Unicode, the organization that oversees new emoji, just redesigned its website. The upshot: It’s easier to figure out how to submit an emoji proposal.
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George Takei Recalls Time In An American Internment Camp In 'They Called Us Enemy'

Through his graphic memoir, the Star Trek actor-turned-author shows that while it may be too late to undo the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans, it's not too late to learn from it.

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Seeing Apollo Through The Eyes Of Astronauts

Five former NASA astronauts who flew on space missions reflect on some of the awe-inspiring photos from Apollo 11, the first lunar landing flight.

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This Food-Delivery Robot Wants to Share the Bike Lane

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 08:00
Refraction AI, founded by two researchers at the University of Michigan, joins a crowded field of self-driving delivery vehicles.
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U.S. Sanctions Senior Myanmar Generals Over Rohingya 'Ethnic Cleansing'

"The United States is the first government to publicly take action with respect to the most senior leadership of the Burmese military," the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday.

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'The Lion King' Had The Perfect Villain Song. This Time, 'Be Prepared' For Less

We know it sounds sordid, but there's something missing in the 2019 version of Scar's bad-guy anthem — and it's the very thing that made the mustache-twirling original so iconic.

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When an Online Teaching Job Becomes a Window into Child Abuse

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 07:00
More than half a million Chinese kids take virtual English classes on VIPKid. What can the platform do to keep them safe in their own homes?
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The Paradox of the Incredible Shrinking Comic-Con Expansion

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 07:00
The pop-culture event keeps getting bigger, even as it feels smaller. Welcome to the Age of Content.
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Scientists Desert USDA As Agency Relocates To Kansas City Area

The mandatory move imposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on most of the workers at two vital research agencies has been criticized as a "blatant attack on science."

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