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Conspiracy Theorist And Frequent Presidential Candidate Lyndon LaRouche Dies At 96

LaRouche was connected to bizarre conspiracy theories and ran for president eight times between 1976 and 2004.

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10 Ways to Stay Active Indoors (and Sane) in Winter

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 07:00
Rollerblades, climbing shoes, and more—here’s our favorite gear for warding off the winter blues.
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How Measles Hacks the Body—and Harms Its Victims for Years

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 07:00
The virus is the most contagious in the world, exploiting the human body's immune system to spread with extreme agility and harming its victims for years.
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Same-Sex Couples Sue For The Right To Marry In Japan

They say the constitution's language on marriage should be reinterpreted. It's the first ever lawsuit challenging the country's rejection of same-sex marriage.

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Astronauts Train for the Boeing Crew Flight Test

NASA Image of the Day - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 06:28
This preflight image from Feb. 6, 2019, shows NASA astronauts Mike Fincke and Nicole Mann and Boeing astronaut Chris Ferguson during spacewalk preparations and training inside the Space Station Airlock Mockup at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
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What Happens When Techno-Utopians Actually Run a Country

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 06:00
Direct democracy! Universal basic income! Fascism!? The inside story of Italy’s Five Star Movement and the cyberguru who dreamed it up.
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When Your Shared Netflix Account Outlasts The Relationship

Sharing of online streaming video and music passwords among sweethearts is a territorial marker, like wearing a boyfriend's sweater. But what happens to custody of the accounts when the love is gone?

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You May Be Surprised To Learn Which Two Countries Are Making The Globe A Lot Greener

Satellite images show the amount of green vegetation on Earth increasing, despite deforestation. But some of the added greenery has a down side.

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Poll: A Year After Parkland, Urgency For New Gun Restrictions Declines

A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds the percentage of Americans who think laws covering the sale of firearms should be stricter has dropped 20 points from immediately after the Parkland shooting.

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Airbus To Stop Production Of A380 Superjumbo Jet

The European company says it has no reason to continue production after its biggest customer cut back its orders. Despite much fanfare, the double-decker plane has struggled to find a market.

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NRA Facing Most Formidable Opposition Yet, A Year After Parkland

The gun rights group says it has more dues-paying members than any other grassroots organization, but shifting power in Congress and changing public opinions on gun laws may present challenges.

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A New Robo-Car Report Card Isn't Quite What It Seems

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 22:09
he numbers are a little jumbly, but reports published by the state’s DMV show progress toward the day when humans are unshackled from the steering wheel.
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3 Syrian Ex-Intelligence Officials Arrested On Charges Of Torture

Two former members of President Assad's intelligence agency were arrested in Germany for allegedly participating in the abuse of captive dissidents. A third Syrian national was apprehended in Paris.

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The T-Mobile-Sprint Merger Is Scrambling Telecom Politics

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 20:23
Democrats have often opposed telecom mergers, but some prominent Democrats support T-Mobile's proposed acquisition of Sprint.
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Military Families In Privatized Housing 'Afraid To Come Forward,' Survey Says

The Military Family Advisory Network gathered responses from families in 46 states. It concluded that residents' complaints were ignored and fear of retaliation on service members' careers persisted.

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When Teens Threaten Violence, A Community Responds With Compassion

After years of being beaten up, this teen decided to take justice into his own hands. A school district in Oregon showed him a better way to solve his problems.

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Manafort Intentionally Lied To Special Counsel, Judge Says

The ruling from Judge Amy Berman Jackson means the prosecutors led by Robert Mueller are no longer bound by their plea deal with Manafort, onetime chairman of Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

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Rare, Elusive Black Leopard Caught On Camera In The Wild

There have been lots of stories about the unique animal in the central Kenya's Laikipia County. Now cameras have captured multiple high-quality photos and video.

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Don't Blame 'Fortnite' for Activision-Blizzard's Layoffs

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 18:05
There is a 'Fortnite' Effect—but it's not what you think it is.
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Medical Anthropologist Explores 'Vaccine Hesitancy'

Families learn to be skeptical about vaccines in communities where incomplete vaccination is the norm. A researcher into the phenomenon found that people are ready to listen, if they're heard, too.

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