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Yemen's Warring Sides Shake Hands On Deal To Swap Thousands Of Prisoners

Both sides in Yemen's conflict are meeting in Sweden for their first face-to-face talks since war broke out in 2015. Yemenis face the "worst humanitarian crisis in the world," according to the U.N.

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Burger King’s 1-Cent Whopper Is a Taste of the Robo-Car Future

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 16:10
With the spread of self-driving technology, gimmicks like the Whopper Detour will become much more pervasive—and a little bit creepy.
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Charlottesville Jury Recommends 419 Years Plus Life For Neo-Nazi Who Killed Protester

After two days of deliberation, jurors said James Alex Fields Jr. should spend the rest of his life in prison for murdering Heather Heyer and injuring 35 others at the Unite the Right rally last year.

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Photo Gallery: A Look at 20 Years of Drought Ravaging Southeast Iran

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 14:06
Hashem Shakeri documents the loss of the Hamoun Wetlands in Sistan and Baluchestan Province*.
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Iowa College Becomes Battleground For Student Worker Unionization

Students with campus jobs at Grinnell College want to unionize, but the college is pushing back and asking the National Labor Relations Board to reconsider an Obama-era ruling allowing such unions.

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Lots Of Antibiotics Are Used In Beef Production. McDonald's Vows To Change This

The fast-food giant, one of the world's biggest beef buyers, announces plans to use its might to cut back on antibiotics in its global beef supply. Environmentalists are applauding the commitment.

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Russians Pay Last Respects To Human Rights Defender Lyudmila Alexeyeva

Alexeyeva, who died Saturday, was a longtime Kremlin critic who lived in exile for 16 years during the Soviet era. President Vladimir Putin tried to co-opt her legacy during her lifetime.

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Don't Ask Jude Law About 'Captain Marvel'—He Fears Snipers

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 12:26
The actor doesn't want to be the first one taken out for spoiling a secret too soon.
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U.S. Navy Sends Hospital Ship To Colombia To Treat Venezuelan Migrants

The USNS Comfort spent a week in the Caribbean caring for ailing Venezuelans who couldn't get treatment in their troubled home country.

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Trump EPA Proposes Big Changes To Federal Water Protections

The Trump administration wants to substantially limit which waterways are protected under the Clean Water Act. Farmers and developers have long lobbied against the current rule as too expansive.

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Scramble For Shingles Vaccine: How To Cope With Shingrix Shortage

This holiday season the must-have item for people of a certain age is a vaccine to protect against shingles, the painful skin condition caused by a reawakening of the chickenpox virus.

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U.S. Marines Declare 5 Service Members Dead, Ending Search After 'Aviation Mishap'

The decision Tuesday follows five days of search and rescue efforts off the coast of Japan, following an accident last week that involved seven crew members. Only one Marine ultimately survived.

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'Time' Person Of The Year For 2018: Journalists Under Attack In 'War On Truth'

Time calls them "guardians" in a struggle against lies and misinformation that has pit news agencies against political groups and governments.

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Google CEO Says He Leads 'Without Political Bias' In Congressional Testimony

Sundar Pichai, in his public debut in Congress, is expected to address privacy, allegations of anti-conservative bias, a censored search tool for China and a scuttled Pentagon contract.

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ICESat-2 Reveals Profile of Ice Sheets

NASA Image of the Day - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 09:09
Less than three months into its mission, NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2, or ICESat-2, is already exceeding scientists’ expectations.
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Cake's Electric Kalk Motorcycle Is a Silent Dirt Biking Joy

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 09:00
Want to get a rookie into off-roading? Let them ride Cake's $13,000, all-electric motorcycle.
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To Clean Up Space Junk, Some People Grabbed a Net and Harpoon

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 09:00
The latest efforts to corral space debris employ a wide-ranging bag of tricks including orbital fishing gear, tiny thrusters and 'space feathers.'
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Farm Bill Compromise Reached With SNAP Changes Out, Industrial Hemp In

While much of the farm bill draft mirrors current law, there is a major change coming for farmers: industrial hemp will be legalized. Forestry and food stamps became sticking points.

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With 52.5 Million Users' Data Exposed On Google+, Google Quickens Shutdown

Users' name, date of birth, email address, work history and other information were exposed for nearly a week in November, Google says.

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How Shared, Open Data Can Help Us Better Overcome Disasters

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 08:00
Citizen collection of radiation information after Fukushima and of air quality information after California's wildfires should serve as a model.
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