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Self-Driving Cars: The Complete Guide

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 06:00
The complete history of autonomous vehicles, from their birth in a chaotic skunkworks race to their future as a global industry.
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Judges Ask ICE to Make Courts Off Limits To Immigration Arrests

Courts should be added to the list of "sensitive locations" that ICE officials are to avoid, judges say, arguing the justice system depends on safe and equal access to the court system.

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As Election Fraud Probe Centers On N.C.'s 9th District, A Cynical Cloud Settles In

"We'll never have any decent people run for office again," said one lifelong Bladen County resident. The district might have to rerun the primary and general elections for Congress.

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What You Need To Know About Another Wild Week In The Russia Investigation

The president's former personal lawyer is going to prison. A Russian woman is set to plead guilty to acting as a foreign agent. A former Trump national security adviser will soon learn his fate too.

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Nurse Denied Life Insurance Because She Carries Naloxone

The U.S. surgeon general has called on "bystanders" to be equipped with the opioid reversal drug to save lives. But when a nurse answered that call, her application for life insurance was denied. Why?

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Almost 15,000 Migrant Children Now Held At Nearly Full Shelters

With government shelters across the country nearing capacity, officials are considering a range of options from releasing the children more quickly to building more tent cities.

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China Detains Second Canadian Citizen

Chinese authorities have detained another Canadian citizen this week, allegedly for harming national security. The detentions appear to be retaliation for Canada's arrest of a Huawei executive.

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Nancy Pelosi Cuts Deal With Democratic Rebels To Ensure Return To Speakership

Nancy Pelosi is poised to once again be speaker of the House, after cutting a deal with several House Democrats who had previously opposed her. Pelosi will serve a maximum of four years in the post.

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Report Condemns Australian Prison For Forcing Woman To Give Birth Alone In Cell

"I wanted to understand how such a distressing, degrading and high-risk set of events could have occurred in a 21st Century Australian prison," the head of a prison watchdog said on Wednesday.

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Fentanyl Surpasses Heroin As Drug Most Often Involved In Deadly Overdoses

When fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50 to 100 times more powerful than morphine, infiltrated the drug supply in the U.S. it had an immediate, dramatic effect on the overdose rate.

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Top Cardinals Embroiled In Sexual Abuse Scandal No Longer On Papal Council

Javier Errázuriz had been accused of ignoring sexual abuse in Chile. George Pell has reportedly been found guilty of sexually assaulting children in Australia.

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Evelyn Berezin, Computer Scientist Behind Groundbreaking Word Processor, Dies At 93

Berezin studied physics but, despairing of the job market in physics, she turned to the rapidly transforming computer industry. She invented the first truly computerized system for word processing.

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Congress To Make Members Pay Out Of Pocket For Sexual Harassment Settlements

Lawmakers are expected to vote this week to overhaul how Congress handles accusations of sexual misconduct. The deal follows a nearly yearlong standoff over member liability and other issues.

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Remembering Rosanell Eaton, An Outspoken Advocate for Voting Rights

Remembering Rosanelle Eaton, the North Carolina woman who in her 90s became the face of efforts to overturn laws that civil rights activists said discriminated against black voters.

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Arctic Report Card Documents 'Cascading Effects' Of Warming Ocean Temperatures

The U.S. government says warming ocean temperatures and melting ice have resulted in the "most unprecedented transition in history" in the Arctic, leading to extreme weather events across the globe.

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9 Trumpworld Figures Who Should Fear Mueller the Most

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 16:20
After Michael Cohen's sentencing, plenty more people and entities in Trump's orbit potentially sit in the special counsel's crosshairs.
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Senate Poised To Vote To End U.S. Military Support For War In Yemen

A bipartisan resolution directs the administration to end military assistance to the Saudi-led conflict. It draws on the Vietnam-era War Powers Act, marking the first debate on this war authority.

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Tribune, Tronc And Beyond: A Slur, A Secret Payout And A Looming Sale

Tribune Publishing secretly started to pay more than $2.5 million to a fired news executive to settle a lawsuit. It sought to keep a slur by controlling owner Michael Ferro from becoming public.

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In the Sierras and Rockies, the Snowpack Is Shrinking Fast

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 14:28
An analysis of 36 years of snowpack shows that the US's peaks are shrinking, and that means more wildfires, less drinking water ... and less skiing.
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Sleepless No More In Seattle – Later School Start Time Pays Off For Teens

American teens are chronically sleep deprived, in part because of early school start times. But how much difference can a later start make? As Seattle's school district found out, it can help a lot.

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