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A Bid to Solve California’s Housing Crisis Could Redraw How Cities Grow

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 07:00
California State Senator Scott Wiener is pushing a bill that would rejigger zoning laws—and fight climate change, reduce traffic, and build a new urban future
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How to Take Back Your Facebook News Feed With Settings and Extensions

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 07:00
It's easy to feel beholden to the Facebook's algorithm tweaks, but there are plenty of ways to customize your experience.
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Germany's Merkel Reportedly Forges Governing Coalition After Weeks Of Talks

The chancellor's coalition, headed by her center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) has been in limbo since inconclusive September elections.

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Just How Cold Is It At The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics?

"I think you can either laugh about it, or you can cry about it," American cross-country skier Jessie Diggins says.

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Campaign Finance System Of Big Money Now Overshadows Watergate-Era Reforms

A total of 19,145 donors — that's roughly the population of Johnstown, Pa. — gave or spent $2.6 billion in the 2016 campaigns.

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Nurse Calls Cops After Woman Seeks Help For Postpartum Depression. Right Call?

A package of mental health bills in California aims to make it easier for new moms to get help and to build awareness among more health workers of postpartum mood disorders.

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Trump, Citing Death Of Colts Player, Says Democrats Must 'Get Tough' On Immigration

In a tweet, the president called the death of Indianapolis Colt linebacker Edwin Jackson by a suspected drunk driver who is in the U.S. illegally a "preventable" tragedy.

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Will Age Become An Issue In Dianne Feinstein's Re-Election Campaign?

Critics say Feinstein — the oldest member of the U.S. Senate at 84 — should not run for another six-year term. But an expert says chronological age doesn't tell you much about ability.

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Trump Reportedly Wants Pentagon To Stage Military Parade Down Pennsylvania Ave.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirms that the president has directed the Pentagon to look into such an event, possibly to take place on Veterans Day.

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Steve Wynn Resigns As Head Of Wynn Resorts Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

The accusations against the 76-year-old billionaire who owns casinos in Las Vegas and the Chinese territory of Macau were first published last month by The Wall Street Journal.

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Federal Report Blames A Type Of Sleep Apnea For Train Crashes

The National Transportation Safety Board said two recent commuter rail accidents that killed one person and injured more than 200 others were caused by engineers falling asleep at the controls.

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Tarantino Says Uma Thurman's Car Stunt Was 'One Of The Biggest Regrets Of My Life.'

The famed director responded to a New York Times account in which Thurman alleged that she was pressured by him to drive an unsafe car on a sandy road.

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The Big Question in *Waymo v. Uber*: What on Earth Is a Trade Secret, Anyway?

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 21:46
Plus, a well-hydrated former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick takes the stand.
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Judge Rules That 'El Chapo' Jury Will Remain Anonymous

The identity of the jurors will be shielded from the alleged cartel leader, Joaquin Guzman, his legal team, prosecutors and the press. The jury will get additional protections inside the courthouse.

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NPR Investigative Reporter Daniel Zwerdling Retires Amid Sexual Misconduct Claims

The Peabody-winning correspondent spent nearly three decades with the network. NPR's announcement came on the same day as reports of alleged sexual harassment, which he says are "not true."

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Big Food Versus Big Chicken: Lawsuits Allege Processors Conspired To Fix Bird Prices

Wholesalers, retailers and food distribution giants allege that America's biggest poultry processors colluded to raise the price of broiler chickens over a decade.

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Microsoft, IBM Facial Analyses Struggle With Race and Gender

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 18:21
Study finds that facial-recognition services from Microsoft and IBM are significantly more accurate for men than women and for whites than blacks, adding to concerns about bias in artificial intelligence.
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Tronc Preparing To Sell The Los Angeles Times

Among the issues roiling the Times is the turnover of executives after reporting by NPR's David Folkenflik on allegations of sexual harassment. Times journalists also voted recently to unionize.

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How Self-Driving Cars Use Lidar Laser Sensors to See

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 18:08
Laser-shooting sensors are a key component of self-driving cars. But we can also use them to defeat our enemies.
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Polish President Signs Bill Giving Jail Time For Implicating Poland In The Holocaust

The measure would make it illegal to accuse Poland of complicity in crimes committed by Nazi Germany. First, the controversial legislation will go to constitutional tribunal for review.

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