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A 50-Year-Old Popcorn Machine Feeds Nostalgia At The Movies

In Lexington, Tenn., a century-old cinema is celebrating an important birthday: The Princess Theatre's popcorn machine is turning 50.

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Stay-At-Home Dads Still Struggle With Diapers, Drool, Stigma And Isolation

It's hard to find other stay-at-home dads to hang out with, and working men worry you'll hit on their stay-at-home wives. Meanwhile, bosses still expect new fathers to work full-time. What's changed?

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Trump's Decision To Separate Families Heats Up Immigration Debate

House Democrats converged on an immigration detention facility Sunday, as the Trump administration continued to shift blame elsewhere for the growing crisis.

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Hundreds March To Texas Tent City Holding Detained Immigrant Kids

Rep. Beto O'Rourke organized the Fathers' Day march in just a couple of days. Hundreds of people showed up to protest the Trump administration's policy of separating families at the border.

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Elon Musk Digs Chicago, Byton's Tesla-Fighter, and More Car News This Week

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 09:00
Plus: Volvo gets some lidar, Seattle's high-tech tunnel, and Boeing tries to make the future of flight a lot more fun.
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Trump's Meeting With Kim Jong-Un Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 09:00
Last week, social media was awash in commentary about the historic meeting between the US president and the North Korean leader.
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Former U.S. Ambassador To Mexico Calls Trump's Immigration Policies 'Un-American'

Roberta Jacobson, who resigned as ambassador in May, says the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration agenda is "draconian."

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Some Survivors Of Category 5 Hurricane Irma Want A Category 6

Some top researchers now say that climate change has led to stronger hurricanes. Now, there's a push to expand the wind scale to include a Category 6 for winds as powerful as those seen last year.

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This Crazy Slide Is Either Evil or Funny

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 08:00
It's like the designer *wanted* people to crash in excellent viral videos.
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For Women In Papua New Guinea, Income From Selling Betel Nut Can Come At Heavy Price

Selling betel nut is a popular way for women to earn income. But their husbands sometimes beat them or force them to hand over their earnings.

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The Powerful Groups Stonewalling a Greener Way to Die

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 07:00
"Aquamation," a greener form of body disposal, is gaining acceptance in America. But some groups are fighting to stop it.
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When 'Fornite''s Biggest Stars Congregated Under the LA Sun

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 07:00
The 'Fortnite' Pro-Am event, held during the E3 videogame show this week, brought together titans and fans of the world's biggest game.
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The Dark Side of the Crypto Revolution

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 07:00
As the trustless, decentralized world of digital tokens expands, fraudsters, gamblers, sex workers, and drug dealers are cashing in.
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17 Die After Tear Gas Leads To Stampede In Caracas Nightclub

The country's interior minister said someone set off a tear gas canister after a fight broke out inside the nightclub, where more than 500 people were gathered for a graduation celebration.

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President Trump To Tap Mulvaney Associate To Lead Consumer Bureau

The White House says Trump plans to nominate Kathy Kraninger to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Under Acting Director Mick Mulvaney, the CFPB has lost much of its watchdog role.

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Tronc's Sale Of 'LA Times' Set To Close, Bringing End To Newsroom Crisis

The sale of the paper is expected to be finalized this weekend, transferring ownership from troubled parent company Tronc to billionaire California inventor and investor Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong.

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Afghan President Extends Ceasefire, Despite Suicide Bombing

The attack, claimed by ISIS, disrupted a historic moment when national security forces were celebrating a temporary truce between the Taliban and national security forces.

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Jefferson's Monticello Makes Room For Sally Hemings

As part of a restoration initiative to interweave Monticello's dynamic history, a new exhibit at Thomas Jefferson's Virginia estate gives humanity to an enslaved woman who bore six of his children.

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Faith Leaders Oppose Trump's Immigration Policy Of Separating Children From Parents

They condemn a border practice of tearing children away from their parents. It is an attempt to "weaponize children," Archbishop of Miami Thomas Wenski tells NPR's Weekend Edition.

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A Rare Bird's-Eye View of Hong Kong's Vanishing Rooftop Culture

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 12:00
Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze captures daily life unfolding atop buildings in the crowded district of Kowloon.
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