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China Fines Alibaba $2.8 Billion For Breaking Anti-Monopoly Law

The tech giant received a historically large fine Saturday from the Chinese government. Alibaba says it will comply with the fine and "ensure its compliance with determination."

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In Coney Island, The Wonder Wheel Spins Again

After a year of being shut down due to the pandemic, Coney Island's amusement parks have reopened — at a third of their normal capacity. But business owners are glad to see the parks come alive again.

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U.K. Military Gun Salutes Honor Prince Philip A Day After His Death

The United Kingdom morns the loss of Philip, who died Friday at the age of 99, with salutes in the capitals of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. A small funeral is set for April 17.

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Colorado Assault-Style Weapons Ban Doesn't Look Likely

Weeks after the mass shooting in Boulder, Colo., the push for a statewide ban on assault-style weapons is losing steam, even among prominent Democrats who say it is the wrong strategy.

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50 Years Later, The Legacy Of U.S.-China 'Pingpong Diplomacy' Faces Challenges

April 10 marks the 50th anniversary of when U.S. table tennis players first visited China in a diplomatic breakthrough. But today, the political winds have shifted — in both countries.

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Oh Look, LinkedIn Also Has a 500M User Data Leak

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 04/10/2021 - 09:22
Plus: A bad Zoom bug, a billion-dollar cocaine bust, and more of the week's top security news.
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16 Mother's Day Gift Ideas for the Mom You've Been Missing

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 04/10/2021 - 09:00
Brunch may still be out of the question, but you can send your ma the best sweatpants ever made.
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Biden Wants New Ban On Assault-Style Weapons. What Lessons Were Learned From The '90s?

Advocates face steep odds getting a new ban through Congress. If they can succeed, they hope to avoid a repeat of past mistakes that left the original law open to loopholes.

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In Europe, Backlash Heats Up Over Garbage Incinerators

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 04/10/2021 - 08:00
Trash-burning facilities once seemed like a useful way to minimize pollution and generate power. But the EU is withdrawing support over emissions concerns.
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The Best Controllers for ‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 04/10/2021 - 08:00
We may all still be trapped at home for a while, but we can at least take flight. Virtually, that is.
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Opinion: Remembering The Late Comedy Writer Anne Beatts

NPR's Scott Simon remembers comedy writer Anne Beatts, who died this week at the age of 74. She worked in male-dominated writers' rooms at Saturday Night Live and National Lampoon magazine.

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Heinz Promises To Catch Up To Americans' Demand Amid Ketchup Packet Shortage

The pandemic is causing another new, yet uniquely American, shortage — ketchup. Heinz says it has to up its production by 25% to meet the demand for the popular condiment.

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Who Are The Oath Keepers? Militia Group, Founder Scrutinized In Capitol Riot Probe

Stewart Rhodes founded the militia in 2009. Now it's one of the largest extremist anti-government groups in the country, and a focus of the investigation into the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

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Recent Attacks On The Capitol Have Reignited Debate Over Security And Fencing

Lawmakers worked in their districts over the last two weeks but the Capitol was marred by another deadly attack on April 2, reigniting the debate over security and the need for fencing on the campus.

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Heart Disease Is Still A Killer. Here's How To Reverse It

The pandemic has made it harder to exercise and easier to gain weight and delay routine checkups, bad habits that can prime your body for heart disease. These tips can help you get back on track.

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Outriders Is Grinning Through the Apocalypse

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 04/10/2021 - 07:00
The game bounces wildly between violence and wry humor, with some dark and harrowing commentary. And it's certainly worth your time.
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The 17 Best Weekend Deals on Stand Mixers, PC Gear, and More

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 04/10/2021 - 07:00
Springtime is here, and so are some surprisingly good deals on kitchen appliances and computer components.
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Newly Discovered Dinosaur Was Top Carnivorous Predator In Argentina

The dinosaur named Llukalkan aliocranianus was a predator with a menacing appearance and the ability to strike fear in its prey. Paleontologists said it roamed the Earth nearly 80 million years ago.

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Supreme Court Rules For Worshippers And Against California COVID Restrictions

The court's unsigned order came on a 5-to-4 vote, preventing the state from enforcing a rule that limits at-home gatherings to no more than three households.

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After Data Breach Exposes 530 Million, Facebook Says It Will Not Notify Users

Facebook said that "malicious actors" scraped the data through a vulnerability that it fixed in 2019. But the publicly available data still leaves millions of users vulnerable, security experts say.

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