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'Frozen 2' Trailer: Twitter Asks, Where Is Elsa's Girlfriend?

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 12:37
The internet would be thrilled if the sequel was basically 'Carol' on Ice. It would be a monumental move for Disney.
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Bugs Vs. Superbugs: Insects Offer Promise In Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance

With the rise of antibiotic-resistant infections, scientists are exploring nature to find new disease-fighting compounds. They're finding them in surprising new places: the microbiomes of insects.

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A High-Crime Neighborhood Makes It Harder To Show Up For School

A new study suggests living in a high-crime area, or simply passing through one on the way to school, can lead to more absences.

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No Civilians Were Shot By Law Enforcement During Pulse Shooting, Investigation Finds

The question of friendly fire had plagued law enforcement since the June 2016 shooting left 49 dead during Latin Night at the predominantly gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla.

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Ex-Air Force Counterintelligence Agent Charged With Giving Secrets To Iran

Monica Witt has been indicted for allegedly providing classified Pentagon information to Tehran. She defected years six ago, the Justice Department says.

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Parkland Student Survivors Brace For 1st Anniversary Of School Shooting

Since the shooting, young Parkland survivors have emerged as the driving force in calling for stricter gun laws in the U.S., through a series of marches, school walkouts and voter registration drives.

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What Trump’s Executive Order on AI Is Missing

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 11:00
Opinion: America needs a special visa program aimed at attracting more AI experts and specialists.
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U.S. National Debt Hits $22 Trillion — A New Record That's Predicted To Fall

Federal deficits are now expected to average $1.2 trillion, or 4.4 percent of gross domestic product — far higher than the average over the past 50 years.

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Inside The Largest And Most Controversial Shelter For Migrant Children In The U.S.

A temporary shelter has been contracted south of Miami to house more than 2,000 migrant children. It is the nation's only corporate, for-profit migrant youth shelter.

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Americans Are Abandoning Public Transit—but Don't Blame Uber

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 09:00
In a world of cheap gas, easy-come auto loans, ride-hail, and now a new breed of bike- and scooter-share, transit riders aren’t riding like they use to.
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Blackface Didn't End In The 1980s

Two top Virginia lawmakers have admitted to wearing blackface in the 1980s. But blackface didn't stop then.

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Californians Trust the Weed Industry More Than Social Media

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 08:00
A survey finds that the majority of Californians think tech has been “under-regulated” and merits more government oversight.
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Forget People, Elroy's Self-Flying Drone Hauls Heavy Cargo

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 08:00
The hybrid-powered aircraft will carry up to 500 pounds with a range of 300 miles, and could enter service next year.
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Butterflies V. Border Wall: National Butterfly Center Seeks Restraining Order

The Center says government officials have already cut down trees on its private property in anticipation of a border wall. The planned wall would split its property in two.

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Strava's New Tool Builds Routes Based on Your Finger Swipes

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 07:00
Drag your finger on the in-app map, and the mobile Route Builder translates your scrawl into an ideal path. The beta version debuts soon for Strava Summit users.
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This Robot Debates and Cracks Jokes, but It's Still a Toaster

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 07:00
Domo arigato, debating roboto: An IBM project shows that a computer can carry on a sophisticated—if creepy—argument with a human.
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Americans Lost $143 Million In Online Relationship Scams Last Year

The Federal Trade Commission says Americans who fell for online romance scams reported losing a median $2,600 each — far more than other types of scams.

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1 in 3 Americans Suffered Severe Online Harassment in 2018

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 06:00
And roughly 80 percent of Americans say tech companies should do more to prevent it, according to a new survey from the Anti-Defamation League.
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It's Good To Be King: Wire Fox Terrier Wins Westminster Dog Show

It's the 15th time a wire fox terrier has won the top prize. "As good as it gets," the best in show judge said.

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As Democrats Emphasize Diversity, South Carolina Is A Key Early Campaign Stop

The state's large share of African-American Democratic voters and a well-timed spot on the 2020 primary calendar make it a critical state for presidential candidates.

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