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Here Are The 'Outside The Box' Progressive Ideas 2020 Democrats Are Pitching

The likely Democratic presidential pack is embracing ambitious economic policies, like Medicare for all and a $15 minimum wage. Those policies could drive the big debates during the 2020 primaries.

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Florida Executes Inmate As Report Cites 'Continuing Erosion' Of Death Penalty

Both executions and death sentences have declined dramatically since their peak in the late 1990s, according to the Death Penalty Information Center.

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7-Year-Old Migrant Girl Dies Of Dehydration And Shock In Border Patrol Custody

The girl's death underscores the crisis precipitated by large groups of families seeking asylum where there are inadequate facilities to detain them.

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Man Who Sexually Assaulted Woman On Plane Sentenced To 9 Years In Prison

Prabhu Ramamoorthy cried after the sentencing in Detroit on Thursday. His lawyers had called for leniency from the judge arguing, "He will suffer long after this sentence is done."

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At a New York Privacy Pop-Up, Facebook Sells Itself

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 19:38
The one-day pop-up kiosk is meant to show that Facebook takes users’ privacy concerns seriously. It also was an opportunity to gather more data.
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Nationwide Bomb Threats Look Like New Spin on an Old Bitcoin Scam

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 19:10
Apparent bitcoin scammers caused chaos across the US Thursday, radically escalating longstanding tactics.
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Virgin Galactic Takes Off, and Space Tourism Draws Nearer

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 18:29
Richard Branson's extra-planetary effort takes a giant leap toward realizing its dream of making space tourism a reality.
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A Trans Man Steps Into The Ring – And Wins

After an injury forced Patricio Manuel to withdraw from the women's Olympic boxing trials, the fighter faced a reckoning. He decided to start living as a man – and to rebuild his boxing career as one.

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Yum and Yuck: The Psychology Of What We Eat...And What We Spit Out

This week on the Hidden Brain radio show, we dig into the culture and psychology that determines the foods that make us salivate and the scents that make us squirm.

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'An Indescribable Feeling': Virgin Galactic Makes Historic Trip To Edge Of Space

Four years after another test flight ended tragically, the company is celebrating a milestone: Its manned spacecraft reached an altitude of more than 51 miles.

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To Help The Homeless, Some In LA Are Opening Their Doors And Inviting Them To Stay

Until recently, Helen and Bryan Lopez had been homeless in LA County. Then they moved in with the Rapkin family as part of a small program that places homeless youth in people's homes, not shelters.

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Suspected Strasbourg Shooter Reportedly Killed By Police

The suspect had been the target of a massive manhunt since Tuesday.

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Facebook Bug Bounty Program Makes Biggest Reward Payout Yet

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 16:00
Despite Cambridge Analytica and a damaging hack, Facebook's bug bounty program offers a bright spot.
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Trump Defends Hush-Money Payments In Fox News Interview

The president says he never directed his onetime personal attorney Michael Cohen to do anything wrong. Cohen pleaded guilty Wednesday to making illegal payments before the 2016 election.

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Kotex Recalls Some Tampons After Reports Of 'Unraveling' Inside Body

Some boxes of U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, regular absorbency, have a "quality-related defect" that left pieces of the tampon inside the bodies of some consumers — in some cases causing infection.

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Radiohead Will Enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 14:49
Plus: Miley Cyrus will appear on the next season of *Black Mirror*.
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Scientists Say Gene-Edited Babies Claim Is 'Wake-Up Call' For World

U.S. National Academy of Medicine, U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and Chinese Academy of Sciences call for international gene-editing standards. Critics blast statement as inadequate.

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As 'Springsteen On Broadway' Closes, Its Excellent Film Welcomes A New Audience

Springsteen has performed his one-man show over 230 times since its debut last year. But, just as the Boss bids adieu to Broadway, a new film documenting the show is set to premiere on Netflix.

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Kentucky Supreme Court Strikes Down Pension Law That Sparked Teacher Protests

The decision is a major victory for state employees, as well as for state Attorney General Andy Beshear as he runs to unseat Gov. Matt Bevin, who championed the controversial law.

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Voting Equipment Goes Up In Flames In Congo's Capital As Election Approaches

The blaze destroyed voting machines and booths for 19 of Kinshasa's 24 polling stations. But with 10 days to go, the Democratic Republic of the Congo plans to proceed with its presidential election.

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