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A Brutal Lynching And A Possible Confession, Decades Later

A recent book recounts the brutal lynching of a 14-year-old black boy in 1955. In it, the woman who accused the boy of assault, admits she was lying. The FBI has reopened the murder investigation.

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Blaming Victims For Mail Bombs Carries Echoes Of Civil Rights Bombings

The speculation surrounding a string of mail bombs harks back to another era in American history, when bombs were a tool of political intimidation and when bombings were blamed on the victims.

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Spend Hours Watching Hagerty's Engine Rebuild Time-Lapses

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 10/27/2018 - 08:00
Hagerty's Redline Rebuilds series is a testament to the intricacies of the internal combustion engine in an age where simpler electrics are en route to dominance.
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Best Weekend Tech Deals: Outdoor, Phones, and More

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 10/27/2018 - 08:00
Great pre-Halloween weekend deals on smartphones, tech, and outdoor gear.
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The Russia Investigations: The U.S. Launches A Digital Offensive — Gently

The NSA and U.S. Cyber Command can exercise near-godlike omniscience over the Internet. A recent report from The New York Times provides some insight into what they're doing with it.

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Trump, Republicans Continue Remaking The Federal Courts — Even As Senate On Recess

This October, the Senate Judiciary Committee has, for the first time ever, held judicial nomination hearings during a recess of the Senate and over the objections of the minority party.

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2 Moves By Trump This Past Week Could Reshape U.S. Health Insurance In Big Ways

Frustrated that Congress hasn't repealed the Affordable Care Act, the Trump administration continues to make moves that chip away at the ACA's nationwide protections and give states more control.

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Halloween Quiz: Test Your Knowledge Of Global Disease Costumes

People have been dressing up in costumes inspired by diseases for a long, long time. See if you can ace our quiz.

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Learn the Simple New Way to Make Google Docs Using Your Browser Bar

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 10/27/2018 - 07:00
Welcome to doc.new. It's going to change your life.
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Tech’s Ethical Crisis Over Venture Capital Goes Beyond Saudi Arabia

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 10/27/2018 - 07:00
In the wake of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, Silicon Valley is beginning to ask a simple but often neglected question: Where is our money coming from?
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Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Review: Distraction Machine

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 10/27/2018 - 07:00
This year's version of the Fire HD 8 for kids includes Spanish content, audiobooks, and a 2-megapixel selfie camera for capturing your kid's nostrils.
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Education Is A Top Issue In Midterms, And Professors Promise To Encourage Voting

Also in our weekly roundup, rural teens are experiencing homelessness, and four universities are suing the federal government over international student immigration rules.

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This Halloween: Be Careful How You 'Hang' Your Decorations

Sure, you want your house to look as scary as possible. But certain haunting images are better left in the past.

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