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California Fires: 3 More People Killed, As Blazes Rage In Wine Country

Gusty winds on Monday helped the Zogg Fire and the Glass Fire to multiply in size. Winds eased overnight, raising hopes that firefighters could make progress containing the blazes.

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Kuwait's Emir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Dies At 91

Sheikh Sabah spent four decades as foreign minister before becoming emir in 2006. He was known as a master diplomat who tried to mediate disputes in the volatile Gulf region.

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'Russia Doesn't Have To Make Fake News': Biggest Election Threat Is Closer To Home

National security officials say Russia is again trying to disrupt the election. But this time, it doesn't have to work so hard because Americans are spreading mistruths and doubts about the election.

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How to Win Any Debate

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 14:04
Arguing, especially with strangers on the internet, is generally a bad idea—but if you have to, here's how to win.
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'This Is Too Much': Working Moms Are Reaching The Breaking Point During The Pandemic

The coronavirus did not create the struggles that working mothers face daily. But it has exacerbated them and made them more visible, forcing women of all income levels to make hard choices.

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Sen. Ted Cruz Says Judge Amy Coney Barrett 'Will Make A Strong Justice'

The Texas Republican, author of One Vote Away, a book about the Supreme Court, says President Trump's nominee to the court should not recuse herself if the November election ends up at the high court.

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8 Tennessee Titans Players And Staff Test Positive For Coronavirus

Both the Titans and the Minnesota Vikings – who played the Titans on Sunday — are now shutting down in-person club activities.

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Trump’s FCC Is Using Junk Data to Downplay Broadband Woes

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 13:00
Tens of millions of Americans have either cripplingly slow or no internet at all. And the FCC's shameful practices are making a bad situation worse.
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A Lead Prosecutor On Mueller's Team Weighs In On Where The Investigation Fell Short

Federal prosecutor Andrew Weissmann says the Mueller investigation was fundamentally shaped by the president's power to fire the team and to pardon key witnesses. His new book is Where Law Ends.

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Grand Jury Declines To Indict Church Security Guard Who Killed Gunman In Texas

Jack Wilson didn't hesitate when a man with a shotgun fired into a packed church near Fort Worth last winter. Wilson killed the man with one shot. On Monday, a grand jury declined to indict him.

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Colorado's Grizzly Creek Fire Shows Climate Change's Threat To Transport Routes

A huge wildfire shut down a portion of a cross-country interstate highway for two weeks. Now, in a ripple effect of the fire, the newly treeless area is vulnerable to flash floods and landslides.

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How A Beloved Gemstone Became A Symbol Of Environmental Tragedy In Myanmar

Decades of mining for jade has left the landscape desolate. Local activists want to make a change — but can they stand up to the powerful companies that dominate the industry?

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U.S. Emission Reductions Slowed After Trump Pulled Out Of Paris Accord

China is investing in both coal and renewable energy, the European Union promises to dramatically reduce carbon emissions and the U.S. is leaving the Paris Agreement altogether. What will 2021 hold?

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Amnesty International Halts Work In India, Citing 'Witch-Hunt' By Government

The human rights group said its work in India has come to "a grinding halt" after it learned earlier this month that the Indian government froze its bank accounts.

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'Where Law Ends' Review: How the Mueller Investigation Fell Flat

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 10:02
Prosecutor Andrew Weissmann's Where Law Ends doesn't fill the hole at the center of the Trump-Russia probe, but does help explain why it's there.
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Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Recording Will Be Released, Kentucky Attorney General Says

"The Grand Jury is meant to be a secretive body," Attorney General Daniel Cameron says in a statement. "It's apparent that the public interest in this case isn't going to allow that to happen."

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13 Books You Need to Read This Fall

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 09:00
New movies are few; new TV is fast diminishing. Here are the books we think you should pick up instead.
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When Young People Get COVID-19, Infections Soon Rise Among Older Adults

As college campuses grapple with outbreaks of coronavirus infections, research from the CDC suggests young adults are driving infection rates, putting older, more vulnerable people at risk.

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Fish Form Social Networks—and They're Actually Good

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 08:00
New models of coral reefs show how fish species communicate with one another. The findings may well help save these threatened ecosystems.
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America Can Still Achieve Its Techno-Utopian Dream

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 08:00
The tools for curbing Silicon Valley’s outsize power and restoring hope in tech are already available and, in some cases, have been for hundreds of years.
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