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Spirit of Apollo - 50th Anniversary of Apollo 8 at the Washington National Cathedral

NASA Image of the Day - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 14:21
The Washington National Cathedral is seen lit up with space imagery prior to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Spirit of Apollo event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 8, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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From Convict To Criminal Justice Reporter: 'I Was So Lucky To Come Out Of This'

Keri Blakinger spent nearly two years locked up on narcotics charges before becoming a journalist. "I've been so privileged in so many ways to end up with hope and second chances," she says.

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What To Know About The No-Confidence Vote Facing British Prime Minister Theresa May

Britain's prime minister faces a no-confidence vote in Parliament on Wednesday evening. Why do members of her own party want to sack her?

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If China Hacked Marriott, 2014 Marked a Full-on Assault

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 13:10
It increasingly appears that China was behind the Marriott hack, making 2014 a landmark year in cyberattacks against the US.
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Michael Cohen Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison Following Plea That Implicated Trump

The onetime fixer for Trump has admitted that not only did he commit financial crimes but also that Trump directed him to arrange hush-money payments to two women. Cohen also says he lied to Congress.

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Google’s AI Guru Wants Computers to Think More Like Brains

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 12:14
Google's top AI researcher, Geoff Hinton, discusses a controversial Pentagon contract, a shortage of radical ideas, and fears of an "AI winter."
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Quake-Up Call: Magnitude 4.4 Temblor Rattles People Out Of Bed Across Southeast U.S.

The earthquake struck eastern Tennessee before dawn Wednesday. As mild as it was, its effects were felt far and wide — from eastern Kentucky all the way to Atlanta.

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Mayors And Governors Rebut Trump Administration Position At Climate Summit

Federal officials at the U.N. climate meeting are ignoring climate science and touting coal and fossil fuels. But local and state authorities pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on their own.

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The Case for Viral ‘Call-Out’ Culture

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 10:39
Meme-ifying a racist rant isn’t frivolous: It’s crafting a nuanced picture of American racism—and laughing at it.
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Manhunt Underway For Suspect In Attack On French Christmas Market

On Tuesday evening, a man opened fire on the famous market in Strasbourg, France, killing two people and leaving a third brain-dead. Hundreds of law enforcement officers are searching for the suspect.

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Quantum Computing Needs You to Help Solve Its Core Mystery

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 09:00
Come get your qubits! The builders of quantum computers want more coders to use their machines and figure out what they're actually good for.
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An Intel Breakthrough Rethinks How Chips Are Made

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 09:00
Intel recently demonstrated Foveros, a method of stacking logic chips vertically that could reinvigorate Moore’s Law.
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America's Growing Cop Shortage

A hot job market and skepticism about law enforcement are making it harder for police departments across the country to replace officers who are retiring.

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Tovala Steam Oven Review: Interesting, But Undercooked

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 08:00
This countertop oven toasts, bakes, reheats, broils, and steams—but the concept doesn't quite succeed.
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Google Glass Wasn't a Failure. It Raised Crucial Concerns

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 07:00
With each new device, we open up a legal conversation about privacy standards. Google Glass was a rare example of people pushing back.
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How WhatsApp Fuels Fake News and Violence in India

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 07:00
The messaging app owned by Facebook has become a major channel for hate speech and false stories in India. The government is demanding changes.
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Streaming Isn’t Everything, and Blu-Rays Are Back to Prove It

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 07:00
As the gaps in streaming libraries become greater, so does physical media's comeback story.
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How Self-Driving Cars Handle Tricky Highway Merges

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 07:00
For tech that can struggle to understand how humans drive, the communication-heavy, high-speed highway merge is no easy thing.
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Theresa May Faces No-Confidence Vote Wednesday Over Brexit Anger

"I will contest that vote with everything I've got," U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said outside of 10 Downing Street. The vote is set to begin at 1 p.m. ET Wednesday.

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Chinese Hackers Are Responsible For Marriott Data Breach, Reports Say

Chinese state hackers most likely attacked the reservation system at Marriott's Starwood chain which revealed details of 500 million guests, according to people familiar with the U.S. investigation.

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