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'El Chapo,' Notorious Drug Kingpin, Found Guilty After Dramatic Trial In New York

Joaquín Guzmán was convicted on all 10 counts he faced related to his leading of Mexico's infamous Sinaloa cartel.

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Trump Says He's Not 'Happy' With Budget Deal But Thinks Shutdown Unlikely

Congressional negotiators are close to a budget deal, but it provides less than what the president wants for a border wall and limits the number of people immigration officials can arrest.

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Tyndall Air Force Base To Be Rebuilt As 'Air Base Of The Future'

When Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida panhandle last October, it caused widespread destruction at Tyndall Air Force Base. The rebuilding of the base is expected to cost $3 billion.

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The Redditors Who Reclaimed r/FatPussy (and Other Vile Subs)

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:00
It's about cats now.
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Robert Curbeam: Building the Space Station, Making History

NASA Image of the Day - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 11:29
Robert Curbeam currently holds the record for the most spacewalks during a single spaceflight.
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To Prevent Pregnancy-Related Depression, At-Risk Women Advised To Get Counseling

An influential expert panel recommends pregnant women at risk of depression get referred to counseling to prevent the illness. But for many women and their doctors, it may be easier said than done.

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This Scary Map Shows How Climate Change Will Transform Your City

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 11:00
Click on your city, and the map will pinpoint a modern analog city that matches what your climate may be in 2080. The results are startling.
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A Photographer Recreates the Snapshots in Old Family Albums

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 10:00
Rie Yamada collects vintage photo albums and re-stages the images—with herself as all the subjects.
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Trump Supporter Violently Shoves BBC Cameraman At El Paso Rally

"The crowd had been whipped up into a frenzy" against the media, a BBC producer says of President Trump's rally in El Paso, Texas.

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'I Rue The Day We Ever Became Farmers': In Rural India, A Struggle To Survive

"The farmer dies feeding this country, but no one fights for the farmer," says a 60-year-old woman whose son, an onion farmer, committed suicide. He was $40,000 in debt. Her husband died days later.

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The Real Reason Tech Struggles With Algorithmic Bias

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 09:00
Opinion: Humans train the machine-learning and AI systems at Facebook, Google, and Twitter to filter out bias. The problem: they don't know what they're looking for.
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The Xiaomi M365 Scooter Can Be Hacked to Speed Up or Stop

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 09:00
A hacker can accelerate Xiaomi M365 scooter—or hit the breaks—while a rider is on it.
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Sorry, Sandra Bullock: A Fire Extinguisher Is a Lousy Thruster

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 08:00
In the movie *Gravity*, Sandra Bullock uses a fire extinguisher to maneuver in space. Controlling it is much, much harder than it looks.
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A New Lab Is Brewing Microbes to Create Makeup and Medicines

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 08:00
At Culture Biosciences, rows of bioreactors are brewing yeast and bacteria so synthetic biology startups can produce their foods, biofuels, and medicines faster.
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Woman Who Provoked Suicidal Boyfriend Via Text Message Begins Prison Sentence

The Massachusetts woman sent her boyfriend a barrage of texts encouraging him to kill himself. He did, and she was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. A state supreme court has upheld the sentence.

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To Protect Imperiled Salmon, Fish Advocates Want To Shoot Some Gulls

Biologists think gulls are eating more juvenile salmon than they thought, and fish advocates are proposing to kill problem gulls. But opponents say dam modification is what's needed to protect salmon.

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Government Can Waive Environmental Laws To Build Border Wall Prototypes, Court Rules

Environmental groups and the state of California had argued that the Trump administration overstepped its authority when it waived the environmental laws to build border barriers. A court disagrees.

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Lawsuit Claims Denver Teacher Strike Could Harm Special Needs Students

The lawsuit alleges that children with severe disabilities might hurt themselves without trained teachers and caregivers present. The school district says the suit is based on "speculation."

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Former Attorney General Eric Holder Close To 2020 Decision As He Heads To Iowa

The former Obama AG will decide whether he's running in the next two weeks. The speech he plans to give certainly sounds like the building blocks of a possible campaign to challenge President Trump.

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AR Will Spark the Next Big Tech Platform—Call It Mirrorworld

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 06:00
We are building a 1-to-1 map of almost unimaginable scope. When it's complete, our physical reality will merge with the digital universe.
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