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Many Tornado Alley Residents With Disabilities Lack Safe Options In A Storm

Oklahoma used to have more public shelters that could accommodate wheelchairs. But many have closed, and there's still no financial aid for renters with disabilities to build safe alternatives.

(Image credit: Jackie Fortier/StateImpact Oklahoma)

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How Warming Winters Are Affecting Everything

Winters are warming faster than summers in many places, and colder parts of the U.S. are warming faster than hotter ones. The warming winter climate has year-round consequences across the country.

(Image credit: Illustrations by Cornelia Li for NPR)

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'Dark Towers' Is A Cautionary Tale Of Pursuing Profits At Any Cost

President Trump's relationship with Deutsche Bank is still under investigation, so David Enrich's story is necessarily incomplete. But he shows the bank's tale is complex — more than one gone rogue.

(Image credit: Leon Neal/Getty Images)

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Coronavirus Updates: Hospital Director In Wuhan Dies Of COVID-19

Liu Zhiming is one of more than 1,700 medical workers in China who have been confirmed to have been infected with the virus, state news outlets report.

(Image credit: Greg Baker/AFP via Getty Images)

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Coronavirus Update: 346 Americans Emerge From Quarantine At California Military Bases

"It is important to know that these people being released from quarantine pose no health risk to the surrounding community," a CDC press officer said in a statement to NPR.

(Image credit: Philip and Gay Courter/via Reuters)

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BLM Acting Director Defends Agency's Controversial Move To Colorado

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management's acting chief says the decision to relocate the agency's headquarters from Washington, D.C., to Grand Junction, Colo., means "locals can come and see us."

(Image credit: Kirk Siegler/NPR)

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Wildfire Photographs Are Constant Reminders of Chaos

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 10:00
An upcoming exhibit at the California Museum of Photography showcases the unpredictability of the state's reliable disasters. 
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Wake Up, Democrats! Memes Matter in the Race to 2020

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 09:00
Winning the White House will require replacing communications directors with social-media-savvy chief content officers.
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6 Best Trackers (2020): GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Cellular

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 08:00
These are the best Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, and cellular clips to ensure that you never lose anything ever again.
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The Atlantic Ocean's 'Conveyor Belt' Stirs Up a Science Fight

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 08:00
Researchers are debating the best way to monitor the ocean currents that sweep through the Labrador Sea—and may foretell the planet's climate future.
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Uber Changes Its Rules, and Drivers Adjust Their Strategies

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 07:00
In response to a new law, the ride-hail service shows California drivers where a ride would go and how much it would pay. Drivers are learning when to say “No.”
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Essential Gear For Keeping Your Workspace Tidy

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 06:00
Whether you toil at home or in an open-plan office, these tools will keep your desk clean and your mind clear.
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Angry Nerd: Don't Fall for the Quantum Con

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 06:00
Quantum cryptography is clever and impressive, but companies calling it "unbreakable" and "unhackable" turns me into Shrödinger's sourpuss.
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Six-Word Sci-Fi: The Next Great Crowdsourced Project

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 06:00
Each month we publish a six-word story—and it could be written by you. 
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Deliver Us, Lord, From the Startup Life

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 06:00
In the Midwest, Christian entrepreneurs are searching for relief from the corrosive grind of company-building—while some faith leaders preach the gospel of crushing it.
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AI, the Transcription Economy, and the Future of Work

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 06:00
If you want to understand how technology is changing our job prospects, take a look at the folks who transcribe audio recordings into text.
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Floating Farms May Help Reinvent the World's Food Ecosystems

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 06:00
Thirty-four heifers aboard a stable in Rotterdam harbor are showing that cow buoys might be a sustainable, reliable alternative to our current food system.
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How Technology Explodes the Concept of ‘Generations’

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 06:00
Immense changes show us, year after year, that we are basically the same as ever, just reacting to the curves of life well out of our control.
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Clean Up Your Act With a Bidet for Any Budget

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 06:00
According to the CDC, the average person leaves a little something behind—0.14 grams of something—when they wipe. There's an appliance for that.
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Streaming Music Doesn't Flow, It Evaporates

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 06:00
Listening to streamed tunes through a smart speaker squeezes the ecstasy out of the experience. There are ways to get it back.
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