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'Jackpotting' ATM Hack Comes to the United States

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 17:01
The "jackpotting" ATM attack drained tens of millions of dollars worldwide before landing in the United States.
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After Acquiring A Satellite, 'Planet Money' Had To Find The Fuel To Get It In Space

Once you get a satellite, you need to find a large tube filled with explosive fuel to take your satellite to space. Luckily, there is fierce competition among rocket makers to give you a lift. In the second of three-part series, Planet Money travels from California to New Zealand to see which rocket with blast their satellite to the stars.

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After SOTU, Lawmakers Waiting To See If Trump Will Released GOP Memo

Following President Trump's State of the Union address, one big question remains on whether the White House will allow the release of a controversial House GOP memo related to the Russia investigation.

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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson Reacts To State of the Union Address

To get a sense of how President Trump's first State of the Union address was received in different parts of the country, NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Arkansas' Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

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Critics Of President Trump Say He's Highlighting The MS13 Gang For Political Purposes

The parents of two teenage girls from Long Island, who were killed by alleged members of the MS-13 street gang, were in the audience for last night's State of the Union address. The White House says their stories show why the U.S. needs tougher immigration laws. But critics say the administration is deliberately demonizing immigrants, who are far more likely to the be the gang's victims than its members.

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NY State Attorney General On Why He's Going After Fake Social Media Accounts

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Eric Schneiderman, New York State Attorney General, about his investigation of a company selling fake followers on social media. Some of the profiles being used have been stolen from real people.

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If Robert Mueller Is Fired, the Russia Probe Could Continue

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 15:41
The special counsel is under attack, but if Robert Mueller gets fired, the investigation into Trump’s Russia ties and obstruction of justice could keep going.
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White House Scuttles Ambassador Pick Apparently Over View On North Korea Policy

Victor Cha, the top candidate for ambassador to South Korea, voiced his opinion that a preemptive strike against North Korea could be very dangerous. He is no longer being considered for the post.

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Journalist Details Israel's 'Secret History' Of Targeted Assassinations

Ronen Bergman says that while Israel's shootings, poisonings, bombings and drone strikes against its perceived enemies were "tactical successes," they were also diplomatically harmful.

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Fujifilm To Acquire Photocopying Pioneer Xerox In A $6.1 Billion Deal

The deal signals the end of independence for a once-iconic U.S. company. Tokyo-based Fujifilm said it will cut 10,000 jobs as part of the restructuring of its 56-year-old joint venture with Xerox.

(Image credit: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

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FBI Warns Of 'Grave Concerns' About 'Accuracy' Of GOP Snooping Memo

The FBI went on record faulting the much discussed memo as the White House said it was working to make it public. It could appear as soon as this week.

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Justice Department Won't Retry Sen. Menendez After Corruption Case Mistrial

Prosecutors had planned to retry the New Jersey senator after last year's mistrial. But they relented Wednesday, one week after a federal judge threw out some of the bribery charges against him.

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USDA Denies Poultry Industry's Request To Speed Up The Slaughter Line

The National Chicken Council says a faster line speed would increase efficiency and modernize systems. Food safety advocates are calling the move a victory for both workers and consumers.

(Image credit: Alice Welch/U.S. Department of Agriculture)

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Train Carrying GOP Lawmakers Hits Garbage Truck In Virginia

At least one person was killed and another seriously injured when an Amtrak train carrying Republican members of Congress hit a truck in rural Virginia.

(Image credit: Rep. Greg Walden via AP)

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Researchers Discover 'Anxiety Cells' In The Brain

Scientists who identified specific brain cells in mice that control anxiety say the discovery could provide insights that might eventually help people with panic disorder and social phobia.

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