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Catholic Sexual Abuse Crisis Deepens As Authorities Lag In Response

History, legal issues and doctrine all contribute to the continuing failure of Catholic authorities to recognize and respond more effectively to sexual abuse scandals.

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The Physics of Catching a Gnarly 80-Foot-Tall Wave

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 09:00
Surf's up, dude.
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Your Tweets Can Help Map the Spread of Wildfire Smoke

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 08:00
Social media could help monitor air pollution that physical monitors miss.
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Back to School Sales on Laptops, Google Pixelbook, and other College Essentials

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 08:00
Ladies and gentlemen, step right up and get your student discounts!
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How 3-D Printing Exposes the Fallacy of Federal Gun Laws

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 08:00
Defense Distributed sparked a controversy that has little to do with 3-D printing and everything to do with the tiny hunk of metal that makes a gun a gun.
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The Real Reason 'The Meg' Feasted at the Box Office

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 07:00
The shark flick went huge, while 'Slender Man' wasted away—because not all internet movies are made alike.
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How Nick Millington of Sonos Is Building the Audio Internet

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 07:00
In an exclusive interview, Sonos' chief product officer charts the company’s history and hints at where it could go in the future—like outside your house.
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Can't Handle MoviePass' Changes? Alternatives Are Out There

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 07:00
MoviePass' latest offer isn't for everyone, but there are other options. Here's a guide to what's right for you.
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Bikinis and TED Talks: Can This All-Asian Competition Truly Disrupt Beauty Pageants?

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 07:00
Femaleness, Asian-ness, even beauty—the Miss Asian Global pageant aims to celebrate qualities that are often barriers in Silicon Valley. But can it transport its contestants from sexist trope to beyond the bamboo ceiling?
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New Mexico Compound Members Are Granted Bail; Judge Receives Death Threats

Prosecutors allege that a child's body recovered at the site is a compound member's disabled son. Defendants' bail is set at $20,000 each.

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Overcoming A Shameful Past, VA Plans Haven For Homeless Vets In West Los Angeles

The West Los Angeles VA Medical Center was supposed to be a home for old and disabled soldiers. After decades, it's being transformed into a community for at least 1,200 chronically homeless veterans.

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Supreme Court Fight Focuses On States That Could Decide Senate Control

Judge Brett Kavanaugh meets Wednesday with Democratic Sens. Joe Donnelly and Heidi Heitkamp, who are both up for reelection in red states while under intense — and expensive — pressure by activists.

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Australian Lawmaker's Speech Calling For Muslim Immigration Ban Sparks Outrage

In his maiden speech, newly minted Sen. Fraser Anning of the far-right Katter's Australian Party called for a revival of long-rescinded racially based immigration policies.

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Nearly A Year After Maria, Puerto Rico Officials Claim Power Is Totally Restored

Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority says all homes without power from the devastating hurricane now have electricity. Other reports say some residents are still waiting.

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Colorado School District Switches To 4-Day Week To Save Money

Superintendent Chris Fiedler expects the district will save about $1 million in transportation costs, teaching salaries and district-wide utilities.

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Vermont Democrat Christine Hallquist Is First Transgender Nominee For Governor

Christine Hallquist is the first openly transgender candidate in the U.S. to win a major party's nomination for governor. Primaries were also decided Tuesday in Connecticut, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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Trump Ally Kris Kobach Wins Primary For Kansas Governor, As GOP Incumbent Concedes

Kobach led incumbent Gov. Jeff Colyer by 345 votes, with provisional ballots still being counted. Democrats hope his controversial positions on immigration and voter fraud will give them an opening.

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Elon Musk's Tesla Tweets Could Spark a Fight With the SEC

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 20:31
A fight the CEO would have trouble winning, according to experts.
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University of Maryland Accepts Responsibility For Football Player's Death

President Wallace Loh admitted at a news conference on Tuesday that the school's athletic training staff "misdiagnosed" Jordan McNair's collapse and that their failures led to his death.

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Why Saudi Arabia Would Want to Invest in Elon Musk and Tesla

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 18:35
Spending on electric cars is a great way to diversify an economy built on the back of Big Oil.
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