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Volvo Is Using Luminar's Lidar to Build Self-Driving Cars

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 08:00
The automaker plans to use the startup's laser sensors to help its autonomous vehicles see and understand the world.
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Inside the Mad Lab That's Getting Robots to Walk and Jump Like Us

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 08:00
Truly useful robots will have to be able to tackle everything humans can, so they've gotta have legs. Easier said than done, though.
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Achilles The 'Psychic' Cat Predicts Russia Win In World Cup Opening Match

Achilles is a designated rat hunter at Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. The museum veterinarian said the cat "loves his motherland and couldn't vote otherwise."

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A War Over Bike Shares Is Shaking Up Seattle

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 07:00
Residents are divided over whether the city's dockless bike share program is revolutionizing transit—or creating an unwieldy, dangerous mess.
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Can PJs and Sound Sleep Lead to a World Cup Victory?

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 07:00
Under Armour equipped a Swiss star with ceramic bedsheets and sleep monitors to boost his performance
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Sen. Grassley Says Report On Sexual Harassment In Judiciary Simply Kicks The Can

On Wednesday, the Legislative and Judicial branches of the federal government clashed over who should direct how one body deals with sexual harassment complaints.

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London Lights Grenfell Tower Green A Year After Deadly Fire

72 lives were lost in the fire. The incident has come to symbolize poor living conditions in public housing and what is perceived as a slow and distant government response.

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Chilean Police Raid Offices of Catholic Church In Sex Abuse Scandal

The raid came days after three bishops in Chile resigned over the church's decades-long sex abuse and coverup.

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Pence Speech Riles Some As Southern Baptists' Moderates Gain Strength

The largest Protestant denomination in the country closed its annual meeting Wednesday with a partisan speech from the vice president. The group's new leader quickly sought to distance it from Pence.

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Former Banker, Now Regulator Wants To Allow Banks To Make Payday-Style Loans

Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting is a former bank executive testifying before Congress this week about reshaping some banking rules. He wants big banks to start making small-dollar loans.

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At Issue In Florida Senate Campaign: Who's Fighting For Puerto Rico?

Florida has a growing bloc of Puerto Rican voters in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson and his main challenger, GOP Gov. Rick Scott, are fighting over recovery efforts.

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World Cup 2018 Preview: What You Need To Know

The soccer tournament kicks off in Moscow on Thursday. From new stars to controversial stadiums, here's our guide on what to follow.

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Looking To History To Combat Wildfires

After decades of modern fire prevention some forests are much thicker than they've been historically. New research offers a guide to thinning that could keep wildfires smaller and shorter.

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Report Expected To Condemn FBI Violations In 2016 Clinton Email Investigation

The Justice Department's inspector general is expected to conclude that James Comey ignored official guidelines in investigating Hillary Clinton's private email server.

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FEMA Blamed Delays In Puerto Rico On Maria; Agency Records Tell Another Story

Internal documents shed light on the federal government's slow response to Hurricane Maria: FEMA failed to get enough supplies to Puerto Rico before the storm and then scrambled to supply them after.

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Flipping The Script — Red State Democrats Campaign On Health Care

Democrats see a focus on health care as one way to hold onto Senate seats in red states in the November midterms. That's despite being repeatedly beaten on health care messaging in recent elections.

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San Francisco Elects First African-American Woman For Mayor

London Breed is a native San Franciscan who grew up in public housing. Her opponent, a former state senator, would have been the city's first openly gay mayor.

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Wildfires Blaze Across Parts Of Southwest

The fires have shut down the San Juan National Forest and destroyed homes in the tourist hub of Moab, Utah.

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U.S. Suicides Rates Are Rising Faster Among Women Than Men

You can help prevent suicide, researchers say, by knowing the signs and reaching out. More boys and men in the U.S. take their own lives than women and girls, but that difference has narrowed.

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Teen Allegedly Framed By Town's Police To Preserve Perfect Arrest Statistics

The Miami-area boy was intentionally and falsely arrested in Florida for four burglaries that he did not commit, federal prosecutors said in an indictment filed Monday.

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