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Pelosi Says House Democrats Will Draft Articles Of Impeachment Against Trump

The House speaker made the announcement Thursday morning at the Capitol, following the first hearing on Wednesday by the panel that would draft those articles.

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Despite Job Boom, More Men Are Giving Up On Work

The long economic recovery has brought unemployment to historic lows. But the number of men in the labor force during their prime working age has dropped significantly over the past 50 years.

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What Happens When Computers Learn to Read Our Emotions?

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 07:00
As sensors connected to artificial intelligence proliferate, machines will see right through our poker face.
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A Dreaded Part Of Teachers' Jobs: Restraining And Secluding Students

"It's a rare day where you don't get hurt." "I just never felt fully comfortable." Those are just a few of the things educators told NPR about their use of restraint and seclusion in classrooms.

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Meet the Activists Risking Prison to Film VR in Factory Farms

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 06:00
This animal liberation group actually wants to be put on trial. Their goal: force jurors to wear VR headsets and immerse them in the suffering of animals bound for slaughter.
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This Minnesota City Has A Bird Poop Problem, But The Crow Patrol Is On It

Rochester's fight with downtown crows and their poop intensifies each winter. Chasing them away falls to a dedicated band of city workers armed with lasers, starter pistols and crow distress calls.

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Navigating The Fallout Of Alleged Abuse And Betrayal In A Sacred Muslim Space

An American Muslim organization severed ties with its founder over allegations of abuse. It reignited a conversation among American Muslims about how to hold faith leaders accountable.

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Delivery Only: The Rise Of Restaurants With No Diners As Apps Take Orders

Restaurants without diners are popping up all over the place. "Ghost kitchens" and menus that exist solely in smartphone apps like DoorDash and Uber Eats seek to feed diners' appetite for delivery.

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#DemsSoWhite? Harris Exit Raises Hard Questions About Race And Power

The Democratic Party faces the prospect of a debate in two weeks with only white candidates on stage. Earlier, they had the most diverse presidential candidate field in history.

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'It's A Fluid Process': Republicans Huddle With White House On Senate Trial

During a House impeachment hearing President Trump rebuked, White House officials huddled with Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill to plot a potential trial in the upper chamber.

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How Would A Wealth Tax Work?

Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are big champions of taxing the very rich on their wealth, not just income. The public is behind it, but there are big challenges to implementing the plan.

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Trauma Surgeon Battles Bullets In The Operating Room And The Community

Weary of losing neighbors and patients to gunfire, St. Louis trauma surgeon Laurie Punch has a message: Gun violence is contagious, but so is healing. Doctors who teach can be part of the solution.

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Sailor Kills 2, Wounds 1 Before Taking Own Life At Pearl Harbor Base

The U.S. Navy says the gunman was assigned to a nuclear-powered attack submarine currently in port. No motive has been identified.

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Baby Yoda Merchandise Is Out There—But Wary, You Must Be

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 20:07
Unofficial Baby Yoda gear has flooded the internet, and some sellers are taking sketchy shortcuts to meet the demand.
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The RCS Texting Protocol Is Way Too Easy to Hack

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 18:40
Rich Communication Services promises to be the new standard for texting. Thanks to sloppy implementation, it's also a security mess.
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Hair Dyes And Straighteners Linked To Higher Cancer Risk, Especially For Black Women

Many women get their hair dyed or straightened regularly with products that contain thousands of chemicals. Researchers are teasing out whether our hair habits could be raising our breast cancer risk.

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Noeel: Electric Eel Lights Up Christmas Tree In Tennessee

Every time the electric eel named Miguel Wattson releases a jolt of electricity, a festively decorated Christmas tree next to his tank at the Tennessee Aquarium flickers and glows.

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A Once-a-Month Birth Control Pill, an Arctic Warning, and More News

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 17:49
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Instagram Now Requires Users To Provide Their Age

The Facebook-owned social media giant will use the information to ensure a safer platform for younger users and more accurately targeted ads across the board.

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George Zimmerman Sues Trayvon Martin's Family For More Than $100 Million

Zimmerman and his lawyer, Larry Klayman, allege that a key witness for the prosecution was an impostor. Martin's family calls it an "unfounded and reckless lawsuit."

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