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Apple's MacBook Pro Battery Recall Adds to Its Laptop Problems

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 17:59
Thursday's recall, issued because of battery overheating concerns, is not an isolated incident when it comes to Apple’s premium laptops.
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Trump Says Alabama's Roy Moore Can't Win, But Moore Is Running Again Anyway

During a 2017 Senate race, multiple women accused the former Alabama chief justice of sexual misconduct when they were teens. Democrat Doug Jones won, so President Trump urged Moore not to run again.

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Shocking Revelation In Navy SEAL War Crimes Trial: Witness Says He Is The Real Killer

Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Corey Scott stunned prosecutors as he described a previously unheard version of events, saying he asphyxiated the teenage Islamic fighter as an act of mercy.

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Depth of Field: The Metaphor of Trump and the MAGA Hat

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 15:39
Mandel Ngan's photo from Trump's rally on Tuesday says a lot about the president's grip on his own message.
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China's Xi Visits Kim In Pyongyang, With An Eye Toward Talks With Trump

The two countries are marking the 70th anniversary of their establishment of diplomatic relations. But some experts believe Xi Jinping's trip has another purpose.

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What Dropping 17,000 Wallets Around The Globe Can Teach Us About Honesty

Scientists used "lost" wallets to test whether people are more likely to be dishonest when they might profit. The results were puzzling — so they put more money in the wallets.

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Milestone Achieved as X-57 Mod II Takes Shape

NASA Image of the Day - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 14:51
The electric motors for X-57’s Mod II vehicle and their propellers were powered up and spun together for the first time as part of an integrated spin test.
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The Global Hawk Drone Iran Shot Down Was a $220M Surveillance Monster

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 14:36
The Global Hawk can fly at an altitude of 55,000 feet, and stay aloft for 30 hours straight.
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Wildebeest! Okapi! Giraffe! Ibex! Come Peruse Their Genomes

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 14:00
The Ruminant Genome Project just released the DNA of 44 species of the multi-stomached, headgear-bearing animals, revealing a host of biological curiosities.
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Physicists Hack the Uncertainty Principle to See an Ion Wiggle

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 14:00
Heisenberg's famous principle can't be violated, but it can be gamed. A new study shows a way to measure particles with far more precision than before.
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Former Interpol President Pleads Guilty To Bribery In Chinese Court

First he vanished after sending his wife a knife emoji. Then Chinese officials announced Meng Hongwei had been detained on bribery charges. Now, state-run media says he's admitted guilt.

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For Those Missing Puerto Rico, A Song About Dreaming Of Home

The official anthem of the capital city, "En Mi Viejo San Juan" also serves as a nostalgic lament, evoking memories of the island for the many forced to leave it behind.

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Legal Weed Is A Danger To Dogs. Here's How To Know If Your Pup Got Into Pot

As more states legalize recreational and medicinal marijuana, veterinarians are treating more intoxicated dogs who've gotten into THC edibles, discarded joints or drug-laced feces.

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When There's No Doctor Nearby, Volunteers Help Rural Patients Manage Chronic Illness

Many rural people live too far from a doctor to visit one regularly. In Wyoming, volunteers offer health skills trainings to help patients stay on top of chronic conditions.

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Poll: Americans Want NASA To Focus More On Asteroid Impacts, Less On Getting To Mars

American attitudes toward space exploration and NASA's priorities have changed ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

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The Power, and Limits, of Artificial Intelligence

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 12:00
AI is very good at certain specific tasks. But we're still a long way from intelligence that switches tasks as easily as a person.
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Subscriptions Are About to Swallow Gaming

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 11:23
UPlay Plus, EA Access, Origin Access, Xbox Game Pass, PlayStation Now, Nintendo Switch Online, Discord Nitro. Help.
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African Migrants Are Becoming A New Face Of The U.S. Border Crisis

The crisis on the southern border has been driven by a surge of migrants from Central America. But hundreds of African migrants have crossed the border in recent weeks, many to seek asylum.

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David Ortiz Shooting Is A Case Of Mistaken Identity, Dominican Officials Say

Officials say a poorly lit photograph led to a mix-up, resulting in the former Red Sox slugger getting shot instead of a friend who was the intended target.

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Officials Say Gang Violence Suspected In Mass Shooting Outside Pa. Nightclub

The victims were gathered outside an Allentown, Pa., club. "This is not the work of one armed suspect, but it appears that there were several shooters, likely three," officials say.

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