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Turkey Releases U.S. Pastor After Two Years In Prison

Andrew Brunson was one of thousands arrested in Turkey after a failed coup attempt in 2016. A court in western Turkey says he is now free to leave the country.

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Goats And Sheep (Indirectly) Fight Fires In Heartwarming BBC Video

The animals are part of a collaboration with shepherds and firefighters [apstyle one word] to stop the spread of wildfires in northern Spain.

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No One Can Get Cybersecurity Disclosure Just Right

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 12:42
If Facebook and Google's recent security debacles proved anything, it's that disclosure is tricky business.
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GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter, Under Indictment, Launches False Attacks On Opponent

The California lawmaker, indicted for using campaign funds for personal expenses, is running an ad accusing his Democratic challenger of having terrorist ties and trying to "infiltrate" Congress.

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Rate Of C-Sections Is Rising At An 'Alarming' Rate, Report Says

A report in The Lancet says the rate of cesarean sections has tripled globally since 1990. In some hospitals, more than 70 percent of births occur by C-section, putting moms and babies at risk.

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Watch Boston Dynamics' SpotMini Robot Strut Through a Construction Site

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 11:26
A new video of SpotMini, a quadruped robot, shows the mechanical pup looking more businesslike than usual.
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Southern California as Seen From Apollo 7

NASA Image of the Day - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 11:12
This view of southern California was taken by the Apollo 7 crew during their 18th revolution of the Earth on Oct. 12, 1968.
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'You Look Perfect:' Princess Eugenie Of York Marries In Another Royal Wedding

Prince George, the 5-year-old son of Prince William served as page boy, and 3-year-old Princess Charlotte was a bridesmaid.

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Dietary Supplements Can Contain Viagra, Steroids, or Worse

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 11:00
When the FDA discovers that a supplement is contaminated, it might issue a voluntary recall—and that's about where the action stops.
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No Wonder It Works So Well: There May Be Viagra In That Herbal Supplement

Hundreds of nutritional supplements contain unapproved pharmaceutical ingredients, according to an FDA database. So why isn't the agency doing more to get them recalled?

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Xbox Reveals Details of Its Streaming Service, and the Rest of the Week in Games

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 10:00
Xbox's planned service, known internally as Project xCloud, could let you stream games anywhere.
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'This Is A War Zone': Hurricane Michael Leaves Deadly Trail Through Southeast

More than a million people are without electricity, and areas along the Gulf Coast report severe outages of cellphone service and other communications.

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YouTube, Reddit, and the Ever-Tightening Orthodoxy of the Rabbit Hole

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 09:00
Obsessive online learning can often lead to nothing but bottomless pits.
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To Curb Climate Change, Tax Carbon—Then Give Americans the Money

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 09:00
Opinion: This Big Oil-backed climate tax is something Republicans and Democrats can agree on.
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Canada's Wild Salmon Caravan Connects Future Of Fish And Indigenous People

Warming oceans and development threaten the West Coast's wild salmon. So activists started a traveling celebration to draw attention to the plight of the sockeye in Canada's Fraser River.

(Image credit: Murray Bush/Wild Salmon Caravan 2018)

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Antibiotics May Soon Become Useless. Now What?

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 08:00
Antibiotics were one of the great innovations of the last century. Will we still use them 25 years from now?
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How to Get Better at 'Back of the Envelope' Calculations

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 08:00
Estimating answers to everyday physics problems is an art form. Here's one tip: learn to ignore what you don't know.
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Movie Commentary Tracks Are Back—and They're a Trivia Goldmine

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 08:00
They nearly went extinct with the decline of the DVD, but now filmmaker commentaries are back and better than ever.
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Pope Accepts Resignation Of D.C. Archbishop Donald Wuerl Amid Sex Abuse Crisis

Two months ago, a Pennsylvania grand jury detailed how Wuerl learned of credible abuse allegations against priests under his supervision — and still gave the men new parish assignments.

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How to Watch the WIRED25 Festival and Summit

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 07:00
Can’t be in San Francisco for our 25th anniversary bash? Here’s how you can join the fun, wherever you are.
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