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From NATO Critic To Defender, Trump Calls Macron's Comments 'Nasty'

When he was running for president, Trump said NATO was "obsolete." But now, with the French president accusing the alliance of experiencing "brain death," Trump is pushing back.

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Jimmy Carter Hospitalized For Urinary Tract Infection

The 39th president has had a string of recent health challenges. He was released from the hospital last week following an operation to relieve pressure on his brain following two recent falls.

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‘Robot Hotel’ Launching to the International Space Station

NASA Image of the Day - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 09:03
Robots need a place to stay in space, too. NASA is attaching a “robot hotel” to the outside of the International Space Station with the upcoming launch of the Robotic Tool Stowage (RiTS).
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15 Passive-Aggressive Gift Ideas for Your Terrible Roommate

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 09:00
If you're obligated to give a gift, you might as well send a thinly-veiled message along with it.
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It's Now Easy to Shift Facebook Pics to Google (in Europe Anyway)

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 08:00
You can thank the GRPR for the data-moving tool—and pictures are just the beginning.
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Elon Musk to Testify as Diver's Slander Trial Gets Under Way

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 08:00
A trial beginning in Los Angeles is the latest chapter in a saga that began with Musk's plan to use a mini-sub to rescue a trapped soccer team.
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NPR's Favorite Books Of 2019: The Book Concierge Is Back With 350+ Great Reads

Explore seven years of recommendations all in one place: Here are more than 2,000 titles, hand-picked by NPR staff and trusted critics — with handy filters to help you find the perfect book!

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Instagram, My Daughter, and Me

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 07:00
In real life, I only see her two out of every 14 days. On Instagram I can bend time and space to stay connected to her.
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Senators Protest a Health Algorithm Biased Against Black People

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 07:00
A study found that the formula discriminated against black people by counting health care costs as an indicator of illness.
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Tesla Has Found a Use for Lasers—Cleaning Glass

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 07:00
The electric automaker shuns lasers for its self-driving features. But a patent application foresees using the technology to clean windshields and cameras.
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What Is Genetic Testing? The Complete WIRED Guide

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 07:00
Everything you need to know about DNA, medical breakthroughs, and genetic privacy.
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A More Constitutional Way To Tax The Rich?

Over the last year, the media has focused on a wealth tax. But there's another type of wealth taxation also on the table, and it might stand a better chance of surviving judicial review.

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Raiders Of The Lost Crops: Scientists Race Against Time To Save Genetic Diversity

Elephants, snakes and crocodiles? Researchers around the globe faced risky situations to gather wild relatives of key foods. That genetic pool could be vital to helping crops adapt to climate change.

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Montana Residents Ask Supreme Court To Allow Cleanup Beyond Superfund Requirements

Montana property owners are suing BP to clean up arsenic pollution leftover from mining. The case is now before the U.S. Supreme Court and businesses worry it could open them up to huge new costs.

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Schiff Impeachment Report Expected Tuesday After Republicans' Defense Of Trump

The House Intelligence Committee has resumed its pas de deux of dueling documents. This time Republicans fired first with a report on Monday; Democrats are expected to riposte on Tuesday.

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Pete Buttigieg Spent His Younger Days Pushing Democrats Off Middle Ground

As a college student, the 2020 presidential candidate was deeply frustrated with the Democratic Party during George W. Bush's presidency. He joined friends to redefine party values in bolder terms.

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Installing Free Wi-Fi To Help Count Rural Communities Of Color In 2020 Census

A nonprofit organization has been installing Internet hot spots around Georgia to make sure rural residents, especially in communities of color, can complete census forms and apply for census jobs.

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Which Health Care Strategy Has The Edge Among Democrats And Swing Voters?

Fans of Medicare for All are betting that most Democrats who vote have moved left since 2008, at least on health care. But results from a mix of recent polls suggest voters' views aren't clear-cut.

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Major Medical, Legal Groups Oppose Louisiana Abortion Law Before U.S. Supreme Court

In new amicus briefs, the American Medical Association and American Bar Association are among groups opposing the law, which is scheduled for oral arguments in March.

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Chicago Mayor Fires Police Superintendent, Citing 'Ethical Lapses'

Just last month Mayor Lori Lightfoot praised the reform-minded Eddie Johnson. On Monday, she accused him of intentionally lying to her and the public about being discovered asleep in his car.

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