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To Curb Ocean Pollution, U.K. May Ban Plastic Straws, Stirrers And Cotton Swabs

Prime Minister Theresa May called plastic waste "one of the greatest environmental challenges facing the world." The government said it will work with industry to develop alternatives.

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'Fearless Girl' Statue Will Face Down Stock Exchange, Not 'Charging Bull'

The statue — installed in 2017, on a temporary basis, to honor International Women's Day — will stay in New York City permanently. But it will relocate, shifting around the corner from the bull.

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The Blessed Burden Of Consolata Agunga

She is a community health worker in Kenya. She is paid next to nothing. It's a tough job. And she loves it.

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Who Is The Mystery Man Behind @realDonaldTrump? (Besides The President)

Journalist Robert Draper says "no one understands Trump's base" better than White House social media director (and former caddie) Dan Scavino.

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Most Still Favor Stricter Gun Laws, But It's Fading As A 2018 Voting Issue

The number of voters in an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll who say a candidate's position on gun policy will be a major factor in deciding whom to vote for has dropped 13 points since February.

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Trump Attorney Cohen Drops Dossier Lawsuits Against Fusion GPS, BuzzFeed

Michael Cohen says he still feels he has been defamed by the infamous, unverified dossier, but he has too much on his hands for the suits to move forward.

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Cuba, Long Led By Castros, Hails A New President Outside The Family

When Raúl Castro passed Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez the job, the Communist Party stalwart became Cuba's first president not named Castro in decades. But don't expect radical reforms.

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Alabama Serial Bomber Walter Leroy Moody, 83, To Be Executed Thursday

Moody killed a federal judge at his home in Alabama and a civil rights attorney at his office in Georgia. He would be the oldest U.S. inmate executed since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976.

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Veterans-Turned-Brewers Help Others Who Served Develop New Skills

Vermont veterans cook up a brewery and a bourbon distillery that not only lifts spirits, but gives back to the community and creates a model that may encourage other vets to try entrepreneurship.

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Skipping The 2020 Census Citizenship Question? You'll Still Be Counted

Anyone who doesn't answer the controversial citizenship question would still be included in the upcoming U.S. headcount — and may get a phone call or follow-up visit, the Census Bureau's head says.

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Celebrating 28 Years of the Hubble Space Telescope

NASA Image of the Day - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:07
This colorful image, taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, celebrates the Earth-orbiting observatory’s 28th anniversary of viewing the heavens, giving us a window seat to the universe’s extraordinary stellar tapestry of birth and destruction.
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Case Against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens Can Proceed, Judge Rules

Many of Gov. Eric Greitens' fellow Republicans have urged him to resign, after he was accused of photographing the woman he had an extramarital affair with without her consent. He has refused.

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Sanctions Targeting North Korea Ripple Into Russia

Sanctions require Russia to expel about 30,000 North Korean migrant workers. In this city in Russia's Far East, some business owners say they will be sorely missed.

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Motorola Moto G6 and Moto E5: Price, Specs, Release Date

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:00
With the Moto G6 and E5, the king of budget phones has no plans to abdicate its throne in 2018.
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Physics Explains Why Braves Fans Can’t Beat the Freeze

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:00
A spandex-clad superhero keeps beating Atlanta Braves fans...even when they have a huge head start.
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Virtual Reality Takes a Political Turn in the Trump Era

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 09:00
From climate change to reforming white supremacists: At this year's Tribeca Film Festival, it's about the medium and the message.
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The Clever Vine-Like Robot That Grows and Steers With Air

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 08:00
Vinebot is part of the first generation of advanced “soft robots,” which promise to go where no traditional robot can tread—literally.
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Biotech Gets Some Silicon Valley Shine at Illumina’s New Campus

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 08:00
With tons of amenities, the DNA sequencing giant hopes to attract the Bay Area's top life science talent.
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Minds Is the Anti-Facebook That Pays You For Your Time

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 08:00
In the wake of privacy scandals, Facebook users are newly realizing their data makes the company rich. What if platforms paid them for their contributions?
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Top Stories: FAA Seeks Jet Engine Checks; Some GOP Lawmakers Want Mueller Protected

Also: The students who created the National School Walkout; Facebook will offer users a privacy opt-out; and after Sen. Duckworth (D-Ill) gives birth, the Senate votes to allow babies on the floor.

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