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Trump Expected To Declare National Emergency To Help Fund Southern Border Wall

Almost certain legal challenges and likely pushback from some within his own party await the president in the next phase of the ongoing national political battle over border security and immigration.

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ICE Halts Force-Feeding Of Detained Hunger Strikers In Texas

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has come under pressure to explain why it was force-feeding detained asylum-seekers protesting their detention. Nine of the 12 hunger strikers are from India.

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Au Revoir, Airbus A380

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 20:53
It was so huge that it required a whole special bespoke transportation logistics setup, but no one wanted to buy it.
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Racial Disparities In Cancer Incidence And Survival Rates Are Narrowing

African-Americans still have the highest death rate and the lowest survival rate of any U.S. racial or ethnic group for most cancers. But the "cancer gap" between blacks and whites is shrinking.

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New Orleans Man Gets 10 Years In Prison For Race-Motivated Post-Katrina Shooting

The case is the last high-profile legal action arising from the violent and chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

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Emergency Declaration For Border Wall Could Tap Military Funds

A 1982 law empowers the secretary of defense to redirect military construction funds during a presidentially declared national emergency.

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How Do I (Safely) Use Dating Apps?

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 18:30
Happy Love Day! (Ugh) Here's how to get started with Tinder, Bumble, and so on
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Americans Tightened Their Belts And It Might Hurt Economic Numbers Important To Trump

What started off as a strong holiday shopping season ended with a whimper, as December retail sales posted the sharpest drop in nine years. That could mean GDP growth will miss the president's target.

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Third Suspect In Poisoning Of Former Russian Spy Named By Investigative Group

The suspect is a high-ranking officer in Russia's military intelligence agency, Bellingcat says. The group accuses the Russian government of expunging documents to conceal the man's identity.

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Academy Defends Decision Not To Present 4 Awards Live

Some Hollywood luminaries have criticized truncating the broadcast of awards for best cinematography, film editing, live action short, and makeup and hairstyling. Some parts will be shown later.

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McCabe's 'The Threat' May Be Darkest Vision Of Trump Presidency Yet

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said Thursday that top Justice Dept. officials discussed invoking the 25th Amendment. But his new book is about far more than that.

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Florists Fear A 'No-Deal' Brexit Would Wilt The Flower Business

U.K. flower shop owners who rely on shipments from the Netherlands are concerned about how leaving the European Union without a withdrawal agreement will affect them.

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A U.S. Hunter Paid $110,000 To Shoot A Pakistani Goat

A trophy hunting program aims to protect the national animal, a goat called the markhor. Local social media was full of protests. But there's another side to the story.

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U.S. Looking To Reduce Kabul Embassy Staff As Afghanistan Mission Changes

An internal memo says the embassy has grown to an "extraordinary footprint" and it is time to "ensure our Embassy is right-sized for the long-term."

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Initial Democratic Primary Debates Will Accommodate Up To 20 Candidates

The DNC plans to host 12 sanctioned debates during the 2020 primary cycle. The first one will be in June on back-to-back weekday nights. The format changes follow criticism during the 2016 campaign.

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VIDEO: In A Post-Parkland America, Teens Talk About Gun Culture

Last spring, NPR traveled across the country to speak with teenagers about their many different relationships with guns.

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CBS: Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe Feared Cover-Up Of Russia Probe

The ex-acting director of the bureau said he wanted to get the counterintelligence and obstruction inquiries on "solid ground" before a potential replacement could try to wash them away.

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Before There Was Internet Paranoia, There Was Lyndon LaRouche

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 14:38
He was considered a wacko and denied access to a broad audience. Today, anyone can spread wild ideas online.
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Trump's Wall Won't Solve a National Emergency. It Is One

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 14:05
President Trump has signaled that in addition to signing a Congressional spending bill, he will declare a national emergency to fund his misbegotten border wall.
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Amazon Won't Build Its HQ2 in New York City

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 14:01
The company says it will no longer build its highly anticipated office in Queens, after the deal faced backlash from politicians, taxpayers, and activists.
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