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The Russia Investigations: Unanswered Questions In The Eye Of The Storm

The president and his lawyers may be close to submitting a take-home exam of sorts to special counsel Robert Mueller, but so many other points about this imbroglio remain unresolved.

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Germany's AfD Party Finds A New Stronghold In Bavaria, And It's Costing Angela Merkel

A booming economy and ever fewer migrants crossing the border haven't eased a populist backlash against the German chancellor's political allies in the wealthy alpine state of Bavaria.

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REI End of Season Sale (Fall 2018): Patagonia, CycleOps, Rumpl, Suunto, Dakine

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 10/13/2018 - 07:00
From Patagonia board shorts to CycleOps bike trainers, we're bringing you the best of the end of season deals.
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Hestan Smart Induction Cooktop Review: Dial in Temps Down to the Degree

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 10/13/2018 - 07:00
Replacing your standard range with an app-controlled induction cooktop can yield more precise control—and better results—in the kitchen.
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Sommelier Cheating Scandal Leaves Bitter Taste In The Wine World

Someone apparently revealed secrets about the test for aspiring Master Sommeliers. Organizers can't tell who got the unfair edge, so they dumped results for 23 applicants.

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Arizona Prison Denying Basic Hygiene Needs To Women, Say Inmates

Women at Arizona State Prison Complex-Perryville, outside Phoenix, say they were without toilet paper for days. The Department of Corrections blamed some inmates and a budgeting problem.

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Tech Backs Away From Saudis After Journalist's Alleged Murder

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 18:31
Silicon Valley executives suspended participation in a Saudi advisory committee and cancelled plans to attend a high-profile conference.
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Fake Adobe Flash Installers Come With a Little Malware Bonus

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 17:11
A clever new cryptomining scheme downloads the latest version of Adobe for you, but adds malware to the bargain.
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Same-Sex Penguin Couple Fosters An Egg In Sydney

The new penguin couple are named Sphen and Magic, and the two males are about to take the leap into parenthood. They are often spotted together, waddling or going for a swim.

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Meet The Internet Researchers Unmasking Russian Assassins

The group Bellingcat seeks to unmask covert operations, rogue groups and corruption around the globe. But can it keep its independence?

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Saudi Economic Summit Suffers Exodus Of Guests After Journalist's Disappearance

Dubbed "Davos in the Desert," the Future Investment Initiative is set to host dozens of the world's business leaders. But many are pulling out to protest Jamal Khashoggi's suspected murder.

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The Future of Work Might Actually Be ... Good?

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 16:46
The robots are coming, but they will find it hard to replace human empathy and judgment, speakers say at the WIRED25 Festival.
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Why MSF Had To Stop Offering Mental Health Care To Refugees In Nauru

Doctors Without Borders spent 11 months treating asylum seekers and refugees as well as locals. In early October, the government of the tiny island nation told them to shut down their operation.

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The Hijacked Hearse: Dispatches From The Ebola Outbreak In DRC

Almost every day, the Democratic Republic of the Congo issues regular reports on the Ebola situation, There are facts, figures — and today, a harrowing tale.

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Free Speech in the Age of Algorithmic Megaphones

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 16:19
Researchers have long known that local actors—as well as Russia—use manipulative tactics to spread information online. With Facebook suspending a slew of domestic accounts, a difficult reckoning is upon us.
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'We're Survivors': Cleanup Begins On Florida's Devastated Coast

"We've done it before. It's just the price we pay for living where we live," said a woman who runs an oyster restaurant in an area that was pounded by dangerous storm surge from Hurricane Michael.

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California Democrats Hope Asian-American Voters Can Help Flip Red Districts

In conservative Orange County, a growing Asian-American population could have an impact on some key competitive House races in the midterms.

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How Facebook Hackers Compromised 30 Million Accounts

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 15:00
Facebook has revealed more details about the unprecedented breach of its platform—including how hackers got away with the access tokens of 30 million users.
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How to Check If Your Facebook Account Got Hacked—And How Badly

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 14:32
Facebook Friday offered more details about its recent breach. Here's how to see if you were affected.
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Gadget Lab Podcast: Ivy Ross, Google’s Head of Hardware Design

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 13:54
The Gadget Lab team breaks down this week’s tech news and welcomes special guest Ivy Ross to the show, to talk about the new Google Pixel products.
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