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University Of Ghana Removes Gandhi Statue After Faculty Outcry

Early in his career, iconic Indian reformer Mohandas Gandhi made remarks demeaning black Africans. After the statue was unveiled two years ago, professors started a petition calling for its removal.

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Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl To Step Down, Leaving McCain's Seat Vacant Again

Kyl previously retired from the Senate in 2013 and indicated his return would be temporary after Sen. John McCain's death. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey will appoint a replacement to serve until 2020.

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Giant Black Hole Powers Cosmic Fountain

NASA Image of the Day - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 10:30
Before electricity, water fountains worked by relying on gravity to channel water from a higher elevation to a lower one. In space, awesome gaseous fountains have been discovered in the centers of galaxy clusters.
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Iranians Are Converting To Evangelical Christianity In Turkey

Changing faith from Islam to Christianity is not allowed in Iran, but more and more Iranians in Turkey are going to church.

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Hundreds of Photos Form a Single Portrait of Britain’s Decline

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 10:00
In her latest work of digital collage, artist Emily Allchurch takes on economic inequality and the real estate bubble.
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No GPS? A DIY Radio Transmitter Can Help You Navigate

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 09:00
The old-school way to navigate is with a clock and a sextant, but you can also hack together this alternative.
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How to Cancel Subscriptions in Your Phone's Settings Menu

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 09:00
So you forgot to cancel your Hulu subscription after the free trial ended. Here's how to get out of it.
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Sonic the Hedgehog Is Ready For His Closeup—and It's Weird

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 09:00
Plus Epic's Steam-killing online store goes live, and the rest of the week in gaming news.
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Michael Cohen On Trump: 'The Man Doesn't Tell The Truth'

President Trump's former lawyer says in a new interview that he is being forced to take responsibility for Trump's "dirty deeds" — and that the president directed Cohen to commit crimes.

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Scientists Are Fighting For The Stricken Pickle Against This Tricky Disease

Downy mildew, once just a nuisance, has evolved into a devastating adversary to the pickle, as it now quickly adapts to fungicides and pickle hybrids, and can lay waste to crops in a matter of days.

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14 Gifts for People Who Are Perpetually Cold

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 08:00
From smart coffee mugs to a weighted blanket, these smart gifts will make your loved ones feel warm and fuzzy—inside and out.
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Google's Algorithm Isn't Biased, It's Just Not Human

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 08:00
Expanding the search algorithm beyond absolute areas like store hours, locations, and historical facts shifted a system designed to create order into chaos.
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'It's Preventable': Sandy Hook Parents Promote App For Reporting School Threats

"We just keep knocking head against wall, [saying] 'the warning signs are there,'" says Mark Barden, who lost his son in the Sandy Hook shooting six years ago.

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Health Costs Bear Down On Families Who Don't Qualify For ACA Subsidies

Rising costs have driven millions who don't get a subsidy for their Affordable Care Act health plan to drop the coverage or turn to cheaper, less comprehensive — and sometimes inadequate — insurance.

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A Year Without Net Neutrality: No Big Changes (Yet)

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 07:00
Internet providers have refrained from blocking content or creating "fast lanes" while battles continue in the courts and among lawmakers.
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Sci-Fi Promised Us Home Robots. So Where Are They?

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 07:00
It seemed like 2018 was going to be the year when robots made a big leap toward the fabled Rosie from the Jetsons. Consumers, though, had other ideas.
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'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' Is a Massive Monument to Itself

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 07:00
The game is Nintendo doing what Nintendo does best—but at times its deference to history threatens to overwhelm it.
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Nancy Wilson, Legendary Vocalist And NPR 'Jazz Profiles' Host, Dies At 81

Wilson, who won three Grammy awards and recorded more than 60 albums, died at her California home Thursday after a long illness. From 1996-2005, she hosted NPR's documentary series Jazz Profiles.

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ACA Sign-Ups Have Lagged For 2019. But What Does That Mean?

The pace of enrollment in Affordable Care Act plans is slower than in past years. That could mean fewer people will have health coverage — or that more people are getting insurance via their work.

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Here Are The 'Outside The Box' Progressive Ideas 2020 Democrats Are Pitching

The likely Democratic presidential pack is embracing ambitious economic policies, like Medicare for all and a $15 minimum wage. Those policies could drive the big debates during the 2020 primaries.

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