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What's Next for Instagram's Kevin Systrom? Flying Lessons

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 15:36
The Instagram cofounder, who recently left parent company Facebook, says he wants to be sure the people running social networks are paying attention to how they impact people’s lives.
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Ex-Senate Intelligence Staffer Who Dated Reporter Pleads Guilty To Lying To FBI

James Wolfe reached a plea agreement with prosecutors after he was charged with three counts of lying to investigators. He faces as many as six months in prison when he is sentenced.

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Blue Origin and Jeff Bezos Want Us All to Leave Earth—for Good

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 15:15
At Blue Origin, Amazon's space-obsessed founder is building rockets, and he hopes to someday blast humanity into an extraterrestrial future.
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Report: World Support For Mental Health Care Is 'Pitifully Small'

A major report points out the lack of resources for mental health issues — and offers some possible solutions.

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Idaho Game Commissioner Criticized For Killing 'Family Of Baboons' In Africa

Blake Fischer is under pressure to resign after sharing photos from a hunting trip to Africa showing him posing with baboons that he said he killed.

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To Prevent Wildfires, PG&E Pre-Emptively Cuts Power To Thousands In California

The temporary outages could hit some 87,000 customers in Northern California. The impacted areas are forecast to have risky weather conditions, including low humidity and gusty winds.

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Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Are Expecting A Baby

The announcement ended breathless speculation in the British tabloids since Friday, when Markle had the audacity to wear a coat and leave it partly unbuttoned. The baby is due in the spring.

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In 'Them,' Sen. Sasse Aims To Find Ways To Move America Beyond Divisive Politics

Them doesn't read like a campaign book — there's no humble-bragging about accomplishments. Sasse instead focuses on building relationships, but doesn't go deep enough or propose tangible solutions.

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Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Review: Software Is Eating Your Phone

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 12:00
Our favorite Android phone is back, and this time it’s loaded with even more AI smarts.
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Ellen Ochoa at Work on the Shuttle

NASA Image of the Day - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 11:27
During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we're celebrating the achievements of astronaut Ellen Ochoa and other Hispanic astronauts and professionals at NASA. Floating upside down and reading a checklist may not be how most of us perform the day's work, but it was for Ochoa on Space Shuttle Discovery's STS-96 mission.
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Climate Change Might Double the Cost of a Beer

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 11:00
More extreme droughts and heat waves will hit barley especially hard, so growers are trying to hack the grain to make it more resistant.
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Flash Floods Reportedly Kill At Least 13 People In Southwest France's Aude Region

Three months' worth of rain fell in just a few hours, France's Interior Ministry says. One resident called it "the apocalypse."

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Rolls-Royce Wants to Fill the Seas With Self-Sailing Ships

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 09:00
The vision starts with helping humans stay safe at sea, but could put fully robo-boats into action as ferries in just a few years.
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Will Americans Embrace A Zeal For Eel? This Maine Entrepreneur Hopes So

Most catches are exported to unagi-loving Asian nations, which pay up to thousands of dollars per pound. But one woman is raising and marketing eels for U.S. buyers: "Why not keep that value at home?"

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On '60 Minutes,' Trump Talks Possible Mattis Exit, Climate Change And Kim Jong Un

The president sat down with CBS' 60 Minutes for the first time since entering the White House. In the wide-ranging interview, he also discussed his views on NATO and Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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When, Exactly, Did Politics Become a Tech Story?

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 07:00
Early WIRED could ignore politics because its writers were focused on imagining the future. Today, the digital revolution is upon us, so WIRED writers have a larger task: helping readers understand what is happening in the present.
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Blue And Red Companies: How CEO Activism Is Reshaping Workforce Politics

More workers are demanding their leaders take stands on hot-button issues, and some CEOs don't shy away from the controversy. But they also must navigate the risks and benefits for their workforce.

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In Prison, Discipline Comes Down Hardest On Women

Data from 15 states reveal that female inmates are disciplined at higher rates than men for smaller infractions of prison rules — often with harsh consequences.

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Long-Secret Watergate 'Road Map' May Soon Be Public. Could It Guide Mueller's Team?

A federal judge has paved the way to publish one of the last remaining secrets of the Watergate investigation. Experts said the materials could inform how special counsel Robert Mueller proceeds.

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As E-Scooters Roll Into American Cities, So Do Safety Concerns

Electric scooters zoom through traffic in many cities these days, and have the potential to take cars off the road. But experts worry that the many riders who forgo safety gear are taking big risks.

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