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Former President Jimmy Carter Discharged From Hospital

Carter, 95, has suffered a string of health challenges in recent month. He was released from a Georgia area hospital Wednesday after receiving treatment for a urinary tract infection.

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All For One And One For Four: Turner Prize Finalists Decide To Split Honor

The award is typically given to just one visual artist born or based in the U.K. But this year, its four politically committed finalists asked to make a "collective statement" — and got their wish.

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China Rebukes House Bill Condemning Crackdown On Uighurs

The bill, which passed on Tuesday night in a 407-1 vote, condemns Beijing's treatment of the Muslim minority in Western China. It comes days after a measure supporting Hong Kong protesters.

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WIRED Book of the Month: *Dead Astronauts* by Jeff VanderMeer

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 15:00
Dispensing thoroughly with sense, the king of the New Weird takes us on his strangest journey yet.
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Giuliani, Nunes and '-1': A Look At What The Impeachment Report Phone Records Mean

House investigators cited a series of newly disclosed telephone records that have set off new scrutiny and questions about key players in the Ukraine affair.

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The Arctic Is Warming Much Faster Than the Rest of Earth

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 14:00
Rising temperatures in the northern polar cap are driving extreme heat, drought, and sea level rise in the continental US, a study says.
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A Once-a-Month Birth Control Pill Is Coming—Here's How It Works

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 14:00
The shape of the pill does the trick of gradually drip-feeding contraceptive hormones through the stomach.
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Qualcomm Bets Big on 5G With the Snapdragon 865 and 765

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 14:00
The mobile chips, unveiled today, show Qualcomm's ambition to blanket the earth in 5G-capable handsets.
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'The Best Thing You Can Do Is Not Buy More Stuff,' Says 'Secondhand' Expert

"Your average thrift store in the United States only sells about one-third of the stuff that ends up on its shelves," Adam Minter says. His book explores what happens to the things that don't sell.

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Widely Respected Japanese Humanitarian Among 6 Killed In Afghanistan Attack

Tetsu Nakamura, a native of Fukuoka, spent years working to improve living conditions in rural areas of Afghanistan. He was gunned down Wednesday along with five associates.

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Elon Musk on the Stand: ‘Pedo Guy’ Doesn't Mean ‘Pedophile’

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 12:18
The Tesla CEO defended himself by arguing semantics on the first day of a defamation trial that stems from an insult Musk made on Twitter.
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HIV Prevention Drugs Are Available For Free: How Do You Get Them?

For people at high risk of HIV, taking a daily dose of a prevention drug is essential. But many can't afford it. A new federal program makes the drugs available for free.

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Against Trump's Wishes, Georgia Gov. Appoints Kelly Loeffler To Fill Senate Seat

Loeffler is the CEO of the financial platform Bakkt, as well as co-owner of the WNBA franchise the Atlanta Dream. The president reportedly wanted Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp to appoint someone else.

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‘No Time to Die’ Trailer Predicts James Bond’s Future

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 11:55
The newest 007 movie is the end of an era in more ways than one.
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Nearly 700,000 SNAP Recipients Could Lose Benefits Under New Trump Rule

The Trump administration has finalized a rule to limit food stamp benefits for single able-bodied adults who can't show that they work more than 20 hours a week, though legal challenges are possible.

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India Just Passed A Trans Rights Bill. Why Are Trans Activists Protesting It?

The new legislation purports to protect transgender rights — but many trans activists say it does the exact opposite.

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Buffalo, N.Y., Bishop Resigns Amid Controversy Over Clergy Abuse

Richard Malone had faced scrutiny for allegedly mishandling sexual abuse claims against the priests in his diocese. He announced Wednesday that the pope had accepted his request to "retire early."

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How to Find the Thrust Force on Your Drone

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 10:00
A physicist puts his quadcopter through the paces to see what kind of mojo those little rotors throw down.
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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning From Portable Generators Proves Predictable, And Deadly

Portable generator use increases in winter, raising the risk of deadly carbon monoxide exposure. Safety advocates say the issue transcends user error, but legislative and regulatory efforts stall.

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Evgeny Pobozhiy, Russian Prodigy, Wins International Jazz Guitar Competition

The guitarist, who hails from a small town on the edge of the West Siberian Plain, competed against two Americans for one of, if not the, most prestigious prizes available to younger jazz artists.

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