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'Possible' More Counties Than Now Known Were Hacked In 2016, Fla Delegation Says

The disclosure this week that two Florida counties were breached by Russian attackers in 2016 has officials worried about what more they don't know.

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Guatemalan Toddler Apprehended At U.S. Border Dies After Weeks In Hospital

The child's mother informed federal agents that her 2 ½-year-old son was sick after they were taken into custody last month on the north bank of the Rio Grande in El Paso, Texas, U.S. officials say.

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The New 'Black Mirror' Trailer Has 'Mortal Kombat'-Style Fighting

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 12:16
The next season comes to Netflix on June 5. Also, Fox has a new show about a wicked Alexa device.
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Will Washington State's New 'Public Option' Plan Reduce Heath Care Costs?

This week Washington passed a law to create a new kind of public health insurance. It could inspire other states to try so-called "public option" plans. But how well will it work to bring costs down?

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Goznym Takedown Shows the Anatomy of a Modern Cybercriminal Supply Chain

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 11:58
Charges against 10 men across Eastern Europe associated with the Goznym malware crew reveal global law enforcement's reach—and its limits.
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Trump Administration Wants To Cut Funding For Public Housing Repairs

Public housing officials estimate that it would cost $50 billion to fix up buildings that have fallen into disrepair nationwide. The Trump administration is calling for more private investment.

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After A (Partial) Win In Court, Woodstock 50 May Still Go On

The promoters of a 50th anniversary Woodstock festival can still attempt to put on their event in August, though they face a steep uphill battle for financing and permits.

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It's Not Just Salt, Sugar, Fat: Study Finds Ultra-Processed Foods Drive Weight Gain

"Landmark" study finds a highly processed diet spurred people to overeat compared with an unprocessed diet, about 500 extra calories a day. That suggests something about processing itself is at play.

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Missouri Senate Passes Bill That Would Ban Abortions After 8 Weeks

It's the latest in a series of sweeping abortion restrictions passed by Republican-controlled state Legislatures, that appear aimed at pushing abortion challenges to the Supreme Court.

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Galaxy Blazes With New Stars Born From Close Encounter

NASA Image of the Day - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 10:00
The irregular galaxy NGC 4485 shows all the signs of having been involved in a hit-and-run accident with a bypassing galaxy. Rather than destroying the galaxy, the chance encounter is spawning a new generation of stars, and presumably planets.
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New Balance 5280 Review: The Faster You Go, the Better They Feel

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 10:00
The New Balance 5280 shoe is designed to deliver top performance in a particular type of competitive event: a high-speed, one-mile road race.
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Hong Kong Meets Scandinavia in These Multiple-Exposure Photos

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 10:00
Working entirely in-camera, Christoffer Relander juxtaposes neon-lit street scenes with pristine wilderness.
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How To Help A Kid Survive Early Puberty

Around 15% of girls begin menstruation by age 7. The challenges of puberty can rock anybody, but being the first of your friends to go through it can be especially stressful. Good parenting helps.

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Remote Island Chain Has Few People — But Hundreds Of Millions Of Pieces Of Plastic

The Cocos Keeling Islands make up barely 6 square miles in the Indian Ocean. It's a good place to measure plastic waste as almost no one lives there. Scientists were flabbergasted by what they found.

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Atmospheric Methane Levels Are Going Up—And No One Knows Why

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 08:00
Levels of heat-trapping methane are rising faster than climate experts anticipated, triggering intense debate about why it's happening.
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Dyson V11 Review (Torque Drive, Animal): Dream Vac

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 08:00
Dyson's V11 Torque Drive and Animal cordless vacuums will plow through your home's dust bunnies like Furiosa through a pack of hapless War Boys.
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How Making History Unmade A Family

Fifteen years ago, Hillary and Julie Goodridge married hours after Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex marriage. But less than five years later, they were getting divorced.

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Jeff Koons 'Rabbit' Fetches $91 Million, Auction Record For Work By Living Artist

Robert Mnuchin, an art dealer and the father of the Treasury Secretary, bought the sculpture for a client. Some art collectors consider the silver bunny to be the holy grail of Koons works.

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How Tech Companies Are Shaping the Rules Governing AI

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 07:00
An industry group representing Microsoft, Facebook, and Apple, urged EU policymakers not to draw "red lines" around specific uses of AI.
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This Casino's Microgrid Might Be the Future of Energy

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 07:00
Fearing isolation in case of disaster, the Blue Lake Rancheria teamed with researchers to develop a one-of-a-kind microgrid. Here's how they did it.
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