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Supreme Court Won't Hear Challenge To California's Gun Laws

The court, continuing a pattern of nonintervention, has turned away a constitutional challenge to a 10-day waiting period for gun purchases. Conservative Justice Clarence Thomas angrily dissented.

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Louisville Must Vacate Its 2013 National Title After NCAA Upholds Ruling

The men's basketball program must abide by last year's ruling, which vacates the team's records from 2011 to 2015 — including its only men's national championship in the past three decades.

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Facebook Is Counting On Postcards To Prevent Future Election Interference

Under fire for its role in the presidential election, the social network giant unveiled plans involving snail mail to verify the identity of advertising buyers and stop future foreign manipulation.

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Memoirist Retraces Her Journey From Survivalist Childhood To Cambridge Ph.D.

Growing up, Tara Westover had no birth certificate, never saw a doctor and didn't go to school. She writes about her awkward transition into the mainstream in Educated: A Memoir.

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ER Reduces Opioid Use By More Than Half With Dry Needles, Laughing Gas

Opioid prescriptions in one of the busiest emergency rooms in the U.S dropped 58 percent in the first year of an unusual program to help stem the opioid epidemic. More hospitals are copying the model.

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Ghanaian Fans Have One Nit To Pick But Otherwise Adore 'Black Panther'

Action movies are as popular here as anywhere else. But this one has a special resonance.

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The Motorola Moto X4 Is Almost Half-Off Right Now

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:41
Moto X4 is a fantastic phone at $400, and it's a steal at $250.
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So How Excited Is Nigeria About Its History-Making Women's Bobsled Team?

Well, maybe not quite as excited as the U.S. seems to be.

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Anthem Says Eye Surgeons Should Monitor Cataract Anesthesia Themselves

The insurer says it is not usually medically necessary to have an anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist on hand most of the time during the common surgery.

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Trump Administration Wants To Let Insurers Offer Plans With Fewer Benefits

The Department of Health and Human Services is proposing a rule that would expand short-term policies that don't have to meet the Affordable Care Act's benefit requirements.

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The Math Behind Pennsylvania's Gerrymandered Map Getting Overturned

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:21
Pennsylvania's Supreme Court issued a new congressional map on Monday. These are the experts who helped make it happen.
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Destination: History

NASA Image of the Day - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:51
On Feb. 20, 1962, John Glenn made history by becoming the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the place we call home--planet Earth.
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'No Words Will Do Justice': Onslaught On Syrian Suburb Kills Scores Of Civilians

The rebel-held enclave outside Damascus, one of the few left in Syria, has been bombarded by pro-regime forces recently — and UNICEF and other aid groups have struggled to describe the carnage.

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In Los Angeles, Dreamscape Immersive's Location-Based VR Brings You Into a New World

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:00
There’s far more immersive potential in a dedicated VR facility than what’s currently possible in your living room.
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At The Winter Olympics, Robots Are Here To Help. But Don't Assume They Work All Hours

Directions, weather reports and water bottles are a few things robots are delivering at the Olympics. They're also helping South Korea present itself as a tech-savvy nation with an eye on the future.

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Work From Home Tips: Videoconferencing, Standing Desk

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 09:00
Whether you’re Zooming it in or not sitting down on the job, here’s how to do it right.
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Top Stories: More Women Seek Office; Trump Backs Romney Senate Run

Also: Pro-Syrian fighters kill dozens of civilians in heavy bombardments; potential flooding may come to the central U.S. today; and students will lobby for gun control at the Florida state capitol.

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Toddler Milks: Filling A Nutritional Need Or A Marketing Niche?

When parents transition a baby from breast milk or formula to cow's milk, it can seem like a big jump. We talk with a researcher who looked at just what's in the array of toddler drinks on the market.

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Winter Olympics 2018: The Physics of Blazing Fast Bobsled Runs

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 08:00
Four-person bobsled teams go faster than two-person teams—but why?
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Maduro Calls Out President Trump On Twitter, Requesting 'Dialogue'

The U.S. has put sanctions on the Venezuelan president and labeled him a "dictator." Nicolas Maduro's tweet Monday came not long after he was uninvited from a summit of Western Hemisphere countries.

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