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World Cup 2018: How to Secure Your Devices When Traveling in Russia

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 13:44
Russia expects as many as 2 million visitors during the 2018 World Cup, most of whom should take extra precautions against the country's many cyber risks.
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Activists In Myanmar Say Facebook Needs To Do More To Quell Hate Speech

"The risk of Facebook content sparking open violence is arguably nowhere higher right now than in Myanmar," six Myanmar organizations wrote in an open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in April.

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Does Vitamin D Really Protect Against Colorectal Cancer?

The jury's been out on whether low blood levels of vitamin D increase the risk of colorectal cancer. Researchers say a new review involving more than 12,000 people strongly suggests the answer is yes.

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Ryan Says Legislation Needed To Stop Family Separation At The Border

Ryan told reporters he thinks Congress should pass a law to end the policy of separating children from their families at the Southwest border.

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With Narrow Vote, Argentina Takes Big Step Toward Legalizing Abortion

The country's lower chamber of Congress has passed a bill that would legalize abortion before 14 weeks, approving it by a four-vote margin. But it's likely to face a tougher test in the upper chamber.

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Elon Musk's Boring Company Will Build High-Speed Train To Chicago's O'Hare Airport

The train tunnel company will build and operate an "express service to transport people to O'Hare Airport from downtown in 12 minutes," Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says.

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A Moscow Prison Got A Makeover For The World Cup, Opposition Leader Says

Alexei Navalny, who was released from jail Thursday, said on Instagram that the prison was getting upgrades for soccer fans: big TVs, three-course meals and female interpreters in special uniforms.

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N.Y. Attorney General Files Suit Against Trump Foundation

Barbara Underwood is suing the Donald J. Trump Foundation and its board of directors. Host David Greene talks with Bobby Allyn of WHYY about the investigation and about Trump's response on Twitter.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down State Law Barring 'Political' Apparel In Polling Places

The high court on Thursday struck down Minnesota's broad ban on "political" apparel inside polling places. But said similar, more narrowly written laws in other states are likely fine.

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New York's Attorney General Sues The Trump Foundation

The directors of the foundation named in the suit are President Trump and three of his children. The suit alleges unlawful political coordination and "self-dealing" that benefits Trump businesses.

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Pompeo Talks To North Korea's Neighbors About Trump-Kim Summit

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to South Korea and China. He talked to leaders there about the nuclear threat, trade friction and military exercises and clarified some Trump remarks.

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Boeing's $2 Million GoFly Challenge to Make Flying Fun Again

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 10:00
In a Boeing-sponsored competition, teams designed personal flying machines that look more like jetpacks and flying motorbikes than the boring planes we use today.
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A Deep Space Communications Hub in the Desert

NASA Image of the Day - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 09:57
When NASA engineers were looking for a place to build a network of large radio antennas in the 1950s, they knew they needed somewhere quiet.
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Encrypted Messaging Apps Have Limitations You Should Know

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 09:44
As recent events have shown, using an encrypted messaging app like WhatsApp or Signal is no privacy panacea.
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Robots Won't Take Your Job—But They Might Make It Boring

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 09:00
Opinion: "Good" automation assigns tasks that are dirty, dangerous, or dull to robots. But shifting responsibility often makes surrounding jobs less fulfilling.
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Snap Kit Will Let Other Apps Use Snapchat's Features, But Not Your Data

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 09:00
With the release of its new Snap Kit developer platform, Snap promises it will keep your data safe from prying third-party apps.
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Why Battle Royale Games Like 'Fortnite' Are Everywhere (It’s Not Just Money)

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 09:00
Juggernaut franchises like 'Call of Duty' and 'Battlefield' are trying to capitalize on the success of Epic's phenomenon, but battle-royale games tap into something deeper than just skins and emotes.
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Vivobarefoot Primus Trail Swimrun Review: Wear Anywhere

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 09:00
Congratulations! You’ve just found the perfect go-anywhere summer travel shoe.
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Anne Donovan, A Basketball Legend As A Player And Coach, Dies At 56

At 6'8", Donovan won Olympic gold medals as a player and coach, and a WNBA title coaching the Seattle Storm. She's being mourned by basketball greats from Tamika Catchings to Dawn Staley.

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Despite A Revamped Focus On Real-Life Skills, 'Home Ec' Classes Fade Away

Now called family and consumer sciences, courses suffer from few qualified teachers and declining enrollment. But in today's classes, students learn about gardening, nutrition, labeling and finance.

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