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As Nuclear Struggles, A New Generation Of Engineers Is Motivated By Climate Change

The number of people graduating with nuclear engineering degrees has more than tripled since 2001. Many say they are motivated by climate change.

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The Huge Justice Department IG Report Is Out. What Comes Next?

There is political ammunition both for Republicans and Democrats in the massive opus, but the report isn't an ending — it's only an inflection point in a broader saga.

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In 1968, Poor Americans Came to D.C. To Protest. Some By Mule

The photographer and folklorist documented a caravan of mule-driven wagons that left Mississippi to march on Washington 50 years ago to draw attention to poverty.

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ICE Drops Deportation Threat Against Chinese Student Joining U.S. Army

The immigrants were brought into the military — which offers a track to citizenship — because they provide hard-to-find skills and languages. A slow-moving vetting program had put their visas at risk.

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Roller Coaster Derails In Florida, Injuring Several People

Two riders fell 34 feet to the ground, while others were stranded in a dangling roller coaster car. Six people have been taken to the hospital, according to the Daytona Beach Fire Department.

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Stephen Hawking's Voice Will Be Broadcast Into Space

The late scientist's voice will be "beamed toward the nearest black hole," his daughter tells the British press. Hawking is being interred at Westminster Abbey on Friday.

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Musician Wins $260,000 In Lawsuit Against Ex-Girlfriend Who Sabotaged Career

Canadian clarinetist Eric Abramovitz was accepted into a prestigious conservatory — but, a court found, his girlfriend at the time deleted the acceptance email and sent him a fake rejection.

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Kentucky Sues Walgreens For 'Dual Role' In The State's Opioid Crisis

The lawsuit alleges the company fulfilled orders "for such large quantities of prescription narcotic pain medication that there could be no associated legitimate medical purpose for their use."

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Sessions Cites The Bible To Justify Immigrant Family Separations

Reacting to criticism from mainstream religious groups, the attorney general said the administration will continue to separate immigrant children from their parents.

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Senators Demand Answers From Amazon on Echo's Snooping Habits

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 18:41
Jeff Flake and Chris Coons sent Jeff Bezos a letter Thursday with nearly 30 questions about how the company handles user data and privacy.
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Fears Mount For A Battered Yemen As Assault On Port City Gathers Steam

So far, the fighting has stayed in Hodeidah's outskirts. But the relative calm isn't likely to last — and aid groups are desperately calling for its port to stay open for a country already in crisis.

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'Ninjabot' Reveals the Mantis Shrimp's Wily Snail-Hunting Scheme

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 18:00
The mantis shrimp wields one of the fiercest strikes on Earth. With the help of a robot, researchers show that the predator is a master strategist, too.
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After The Trump-Kim Summit, U.S. And North Korea Appear As Far Apart As Ever

The U.S. and North Korean accounts of the summit show two sides that seem as far apart as ever. In fact, the accounts seem to be about different meetings, writes nonproliferation expert Jeffrey Lewis.

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company Wins a Big Boring Contract in Chicago

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 17:30
Pods in the tunnel will speed people to O’Hare Airport in less than 15 minutes.
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Google’s Employee Diversity Numbers Haven’t Really Improved

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 17:23
The share of Google employees who are women, black, or Latinx barely budged last year, as the company was riven by internal debate over its diversity policies.
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Are Prison Populations Decreasing? Depends On Where You Look

Some drops in prison populations were offset by increases at local jails, especially in rural areas.

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'These Are Not Kids Kept In Cages': Inside A Texas Shelter For Immigrant Youth

Casa Padre is a former Walmart Super Center converted into living, recreation and dining quarters for 1,469 immigrant boys ages 10 to 17.

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Inspector General Criticizes FBI and James Comey, But Some Want More

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 16:34
The report found no evidence that politics influenced the outcome of the 2016 probe, frustrating those on the right hungry for proof of corruption.
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Which Countries Guarantee That New Dads Get Paid Paternity Leave?

There are 92 countries where there is no national policy allowing dads to take time off to care for their newborns.

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SEC Says Ether and Bitcoin Cryptocurrencies Aren't Securities

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 16:19
Top officials from the SEC have publicly stated that the world's two most popular cryptocurrencies are *not* like stocks and bonds, a relief for people who own them.
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