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'No More Xenophobia': Calif. Governor Criticizes Trump On Immigration

In his first State of the State speech Tuesday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom wasted no time in criticizing what he called President Trump's "fear-mongering" over the "so-called 'border emergency.'"

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_Captain Marvel_ Has the Best Movie Website Since _Space Jam_

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 19:55
To promote its upcoming superhero flick, Marvel went full Geocities. And experts say it hit all the right notes.
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'Kara Versus Jack' Proves That Twitter Needs an Edit Button

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 19:42
Tuesday's big event, in which Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey answered questions from journalist Kara Swisher, was peppered with typos that muddied the message.
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The Pentagon Doubles Down on AI–and Wants Help from Big Tech

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 19:30
A new Defense Department strategy calls for rapid adoption of AI across the military, and Google, Oracle, IBM, and SAP have signaled interest in a partnership.
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Apple, Google Criticized For Carrying App That Lets Saudi Men Track Their Wives

An app that allows men to track the whereabouts of their wives or daughters is available in both the Apple and Google stores in Saudi Arabia. The firms are getting blowback for carrying the app.

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What Happens If Russia Cuts Itself Off From the Internet

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 18:24
State media has reported that Russia will attempt to disconnect from the global internet this spring. That's going to be tricky.
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Woman Breaks Into Houston Home To Smoke Pot And Is Greeted By A Tiger

By Tuesday, the tiger was headed to a sanctuary outside the city, while officials have launched a criminal probe in search of its owner.

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McConnell Plans To Bring Green New Deal To Senate Vote

The Senate majority leader wants to put the massive progressive climate change framework to a vote. Its Democratic sponsor is not pleased by the move from the top Senate Republican.

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President Trump And Allies Push To Save A Very Specific Coal Plant

President Trump and other Republicans are pressuring the Tennessee Valley Authority not to close a coal plant in Kentucky. A major Trump backer supplies the plant with most of its coal.

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NASA Says Ultima Thule Actually Looks Like A Pancake And A Walnut

They had initially thought the object four billion miles from Earth looked like a snowman. The New Horizons spacecraft flew by it on New Year's Day and new images give scientists a clearer picture.

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Fairfax Continues To Preside Over Va. Senate As Staffers Resign, Investigation Begins

Virginia's Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, a Democrat, is on leave at his full-time employer, an international law firm, as it pursues an investigation into the sexual assault allegations against him.

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The Green New Deal Is Just the Vague, Audacious Goal We Need

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 15:40
The Green New Deal unveiled by congressional Democrats last week is fairly criticized for being vague and unrealistic. But the US needs ambitious societal goals.
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Mars One Fizzles Into Bankruptcy After Promising A New Life In Space

The company had recently whittled down its list of would-be Martians to 100 names, after more than 202,000 people applied to leave the Earth for a one-way journey.

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Historic Black Church Donates $100,000 To Pay Off Debts Of Howard U. Students

The idea that bridging small financial shortfalls for students can make a big impact is starting to gain attention. For 34 students, a Virginia church's donation has eased the burden.

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High-Stakes Trial Against Catalan Separatist Leaders Gets Underway In Madrid

The divisive trial could end with prison sentences of up to 25 years for some of the defendants charged for their roles in Catalonia's 2017 failed independence bid.

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Disney's Building Its Own Streamer—Why Take Shows to Hulu?

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 14:33
There's a reason Howard the Duck is going to Hulu and not Disney+.
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Wreckage Of WWII Aircraft Carrier Found In The South Pacific Ocean

The Hornet played a role in several key events in the war – including the Doolittle Raid on Japan and the Battle of Midway. Researchers have located it 3 miles below the surface.

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Trump Calls On Rep. Ilhan Omar To Resign Over Remarks Criticized As Anti-Semitic

"Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress," President Trump said. "I think she should either resign from Congress or she should certainly resign from the foreign affairs committee."

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Suspected U.S. Spy 'Is Holding Up Surprisingly Well' In Russian Jail, Lawyer Says

The brother of Paul Whelan, the American arrested in Moscow in late December, says Russia has given the family no information for why he is being accused of spying.

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A Neuroscientist Explores The Biology Of Addiction In 'Never Enough'

Growing up, Judith Grisel struggled with alcohol, marijuana and cocaine. Now as a neuroscientist, she's working to understand the biological basis of addiction. Her new book is Never Enough.

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