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French Theme Park Asks: Crows Can Pick Up Trash, Why Can't You?

A team of six trained birds — rooks, actually — is collecting paper and cigarette stubs at the Puy du Fou park in western France. They drop the trash into a container in exchange for food.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Pou du Fuy theme park)

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Mendocino Complex Fire Shrouds California in Smoke

NASA Image of the Day - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 14:29
The largest fire in California's history, the Mendocino Complex, is still spewing clouds of smoke across the state.
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Surprise Taliban Attack Leads To Days Of Fighting, Hundreds Of Deaths

Afghanistan's military was launching a counteroffensive aimed at flushing militants out of the strategically vital city of Ghazni, which was attacked on Friday.

(Image credit: Mohammad Anwar Danishyar/AFP/Getty Images)

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How to Stop Google From Tracking Your Location

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 13:37
A new report shows that Google still tracks your location even if you thought you opted out.
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Tens Of Thousands Of Romanians Protest Corruption, Demand New Government

Rallies in Bucharest and other cities were largely organized by expatriates who came home to demonstrate en masse. Police responded violently on Friday, but protests continued on Saturday and Sunday.

(Image credit: Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images)

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Congressman Accused Of Domestic Abuse By Former Girlfriend

Rep. Keith Ellison, a Democrat who represents the Minneapolis area, denies the accusation. Ellison is running for state Attorney General and the primary election is Tuesday.

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Elon Musk Says Saudi Investment Fund Could Help Him Take Tesla Private

The Tesla CEO, reportedly under scrutiny by federal regulators for earlier statements, says the Saudi fund is looking to diversify away from oil with a bigger investment in the electric car company.

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FBI Fires Agent Peter Strzok

FBI agent Peter Strzok, who served on the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server and whose texts with another FBI employee were found to contain anti-Trump sentiments, has been fired.

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FBI Fires Peter Strzok, Political Lightning Rod Who Criticized Trump

The embattled former special agent lost his place in the Russia investigation over text messages that criticized then-candidate Trump and has been under a political bullseye ever since.

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Parker Solar Probe Launches to 'Touch the Sun'

NASA Image of the Day - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 11:24
A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket launches NASA's Parker Solar Probe on a mission to touch the Sun, on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018 from Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.
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In Presidential Tweet, Trump Says Former Aide Was 'A Loser' And 'Vicious'

On the eve of Omarosa Manigault Newman's book release, Trump tweeted scathing criticism of his former top-level aide.

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Baltimore Officer Resigns After Video Shows Him Repeatedly Punching Man

The Baltimore Police Department said it suspended the unnamed officer within hours of Saturday's incident, and that late Sunday the police commissioner accepted had accepted the officer's resignation.

(Image credit: @otm_lorkodak/Screenshot by NPR)

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2 Koreas' Leaders Will Hold New Summit In Pyongyang Next Month

"For peace and prosperity of the world as well as those of the Korean peninsula," read a short statement issued by South Korea's Blue House on Monday

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Star Wars News: Disney Would Like Its Movies Back Now, Please

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 09:00
The Mouse House reportedly wants all of them for its streaming service.
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Watch a Harlem Globetrotter Sink a Shot from a Plane

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 09:00
Really, this is a classic projectile motion physics problem.
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GE Smart Countertop Microwave Review: Future Food

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 09:00
GE loaded this microwave with Alexa capabilities and scan-to-cook technology. But those high-tech features make microwaving more complicated than ever.
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Ben & Jerry's 'Milk with Dignity' Pact With Farmworkers Seems To Be Paying Off

Some workers say wages and living conditions have improved. Farms have also committed to providing five annual paid sick days, five paid vacation days and to meet housing health and safety standards.

(Image credit: John Dillon/Vermont Public Radio)

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Best Smart Speakers (2018): Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 08:00
Smart speakers with Google Assistant, Alexa, and Siri are popular, but which one is right for you?
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Boardwalk Collapses In Spain, Injuring 316 People At Oceanside Concert

The collapse occurred shortly after the headliner at a concert tried to pump up the crowd by telling people to jump, witnesses told a local news site.

(Image credit: Lalo R. Villar/AP)

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A Mind-Bending Avalanche Animation That Could Save Your Life

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 07:00
Thanks in part to groundwork laid by the animators of Disney’s “Frozen,” this simulation may help develop better avalanche warning systems.
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