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Space Photos of the Week: Dead Stars and a Cute L’il Comet

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 08/11/2018 - 08:00
67p is known as the rubber ducky comet because of its funky shape—the result of two smaller bodies colliding.
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Another 'Kiki Challenge' Video From India Earns 2 Million Views — And 3 Arrests

The police came after the guys who made the video because of their dangerous stunts. The courts gave them what some folks think is a highly appropriate punishment.

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Details on Tesla Going Private Are a Little Clearer, But Not Much

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 08/11/2018 - 07:00
Elon Musk still has to prove he has the funding in place, and investors want to know where it's coming from.
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Star-Swallowing Black Holes Reveal Secrets in Exotic Light Shows

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 08/11/2018 - 07:00
Black holes occasionally reveal themselves when passing stars get ripped apart by their gravity. These tidal disruption events have created a new way for astronomers to map the hidden cosmos.
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Back to School: 6 Best Laptops and Tablets

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 08/11/2018 - 07:00
No matter how you prefer to crush that term paper or immerse yourself in research, these computers will help you excel.
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A Year After Charlottesville, Not Much Has Changed For Trump

President Trump's response to the Charlottesville rally drew sharp criticism from his own party, but the backlash from Republican leaders was short-lived.

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After Charlottesville, Alt-Right Groups Splinter, Distance From White Supremacy

One year after the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., experts who monitor domestic extremism in the United States are taking stock of where the far-right movement stands.

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'Suicidal Male' Steals Plane And Crashes After 'Unauthorized Takeoff' From Sea-Tac

"An airline employee conducted an unauthorized takeoff without passengers at Sea-Tac," the airport tweeted. Authorities say the plane crashed on a nearby island.

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Jury Awards Terminally Ill Man $289 Million In Lawsuit Against Monsanto

After three days of deliberation the San Francisco jury sided with Dewayne Johnson, a former school groundskeeper who regularly used the popular herbicide Roundup.

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In Parts Of California Blanketed With Wildfire Smoke, Breathing Is 'A Chore'

As fires continue to rage in California, smoke is causing health problems for some residents. Public health officials warn against breathing polluted air.

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Judge Pleased With Government Effort But Hundreds Of Children Still In Custody

About 550 immigrant children between the ages of 5 and 17 are still separated from their families. The government has presented a framework that outlines steps to reunite them.

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At DefCon, the Biggest Election Threat Is Lack of Funding

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 19:49
While hackers at the DefCon security conference dismantle voting machines, officials stress the need for means to act on the results.
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Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend — Just Look Up

The shower will peak late Sunday night and early Monday morning, but you can also catch a good number of meteors in the middle of the night on Saturday. Find a dark spot and let your eyes adjust.

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A Tweet About Hacking During Defcon Gets a Google Engineer in Trouble

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 18:20
Matt Linton says he was asked to leave Caesars Palace Thursday night after a tweet about an “attack” was reported to the police.
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Trump May Cut Suspended Aid To Palestinians Soon

After freezing millions of dollars in assistance, the Trump administration may be on the verge of formally cutting off the aid.

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Census Citizenship Question Lawsuits In California Likely To Proceed, Judge Says

Dozens of states, cities and other groups are trying to get a question about U.S. citizenship status removed from the 2020 census. Two cases in New York are already heading toward a potential trial.

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Omarosa Tells NPR She Heard Trump 'N-Word Tape,' Contradicting Her Own Tell-All Book

Former reality TV star and Trump aide Omarosa Manigault Newman spoke to NPR about explosive allegations in her new book, Unhinged, but part of her account changed in the interview.

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Week In Politics: Paul Manafort's Trial And Ohio's Special Congressional Election

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Michelle Goldberg, columnist for The New York Times, and Guy Benson, political editor of Townhall.com about the leaked recording of Rep. Devin Nunes, Paul Manafort's trial, and the impact of the special election in Ohio's 12th District.

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9-Year-Old Chess Prodigy Will Be Allowed To Remain In U.K.

Shreyas Royal, one of the world's best chess players in his age group, was to be deported after his father's work visa expired. But following outcry, the U.K. government made an exception.

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From Mills To Manufacturers, Steel Tariffs Produce Winners And Losers

President Trump boasts that his trade policies are bringing back the steel industry, but corporate earnings reports suggest they're also hurting the bottom line at some manufacturing companies.

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