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At Least 16 U.S. Embassy Staff In Cuba Treated After 'Health Attacks'

Investigators are probing why staff at the U.S. Embassy in Havana have experienced symptoms including hearing loss. Some experts think it could have been accidentally caused by surveillance equipment.

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Indian Supreme Court Declares Privacy A Fundamental Right

In a milestone ruling, the nine justices unanimously declared, "Privacy is the constitutional core of human dignity."

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Benches Clear — Again And Again — During Brawls Between Yankees And Tigers

The confrontation opened with a hit batter and an inside pitch, but before long, both benches had cleared amid a flurry of fists. Then, they cleared again. And again. Luckily, no one appears injured.

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Is The Secret To A Healthier Microbiome Hidden In The Hadza Diet?

Some species of bacteria in our intestines are disappearing. Can we reverse the microbial die-off? The food eaten by Tanzania's Hadza tribe could hold the answer.

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America's Credit Rating On The Line As Debt Ceiling Deadline Approaches

Congressional leaders are trying hard to assure the financial markets the United States isn't about to default on its debts, but tweets by Trump suggest the vote may not go smoothly.

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Elon Musk's Boring Company Will Tunnel Under LA

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 17:11
Though questions abound.
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Government Can Search Inauguration Protest Website Records, With Safeguards

The Department of Justice wants access to website records related to the protests during President Trump's inauguration. A judge approved the warrant but asked for procedures to protect privacy.

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Boy Scouts 'Exploring' Co-Ed Programming Provokes Girl Scout Ire

While no decision has been made, the Boy Scouts have been considering welcoming girls in an unspecified capacity, a spokeswoman tells NPR.

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Florida Man Will Be First To Die Under New Lethal Injection Protocol

Mark James Asay was convicted of killing two people in 1987. He will be the first white person to be executed in Florida for killing a black person.

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White Nationalist Christopher Cantwell Surrenders After Charlottesville Violence

"I think that a lot more people are going to die before we're done here, frankly," Cantwell said in a VICE News Tonight documentary about the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Va.

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Jeep: Why This American Icon Could Soon Be Part Of A Chinese Company

The Chinese company Great Wall Motor has expressed interest in acquiring the Jeep brand from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Sales of Jeep and other U.S. brands have been growing in China.

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A Retired Marine And A Photojournalist Confront War's 'Invisible Injuries'

Marine Sgt. TJ Brennan suffered from memory loss after being injured by a grenade in Afghanistan in 2010. Finbarr O'Reilly captured the event on film. Now the two men have written a memoir.

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Cars Are Starting To Remind Us Not To Leave Baby In The Back Seat

An average of 37 children die in hot cars each year. A new bill in Congress aims to address the problem by requiring all new autos to remind drivers to check the back seat when they leave the car.

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'To E Or Not To E': USC And UCLA Quibble Over How To Spell Shakespear(e)

At the base of a new, towering statue of a Trojan queen, Southern Cal quoted a few choice verses from the bard — but misspelled his name while they were at it, UCLA students pointed out. Or did they?

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1 In 10 Sanders Primary Voters Ended Up Supporting Trump, Survey Finds

Yes, Bernie Sanders supporters who voted for President Trump could have cost Hillary Clinton the election. But then, about the same share of Republican primary voters defected to Clinton.

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Really? Really. How Our Brains Figure Out What Words Mean Based On How They're Said

Scientists have identified the brain cells that detect pitch changes in speech, allowing us to understand whether someone is asking a question or making a statement.

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Scientists Found the Neurons That Respond to Uptalk

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 14:00
Scientists have found groups of neurons that listen for changes in someone’s speaking tone—and turn it into meaning.
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U.S. Navy Suspends Sea Search For Missing Sailors From USS McCain

The Navy has identified all 10 of the sailors who went missing but has confirmed only one set of remains. Divers were searching flooded compartments on the destroyer, which is now docked in Singapore.

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Harvey Is 'Quickly Strengthening': Major Hurricane Forecast To Hit Texas

As a tropical storm, Harvey's winds are currently rated at 65 mph — but they could reach 115 mph in the next 36 hours, forecasters say.

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What It Takes to Hold Your Breath for 24 Minutes (Yeah, It’s a Thing)

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 12:00
The world record stands at 24 minutes 3 seconds. How much can it improve?
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