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Once A Regional Stabilizer, Saudi Arabia Becomes A Disrupter

Saudia Arabia has long seen its role as keeping the turbulent Gulf region steady and calm. But under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom has become far more aggressive.

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#MeToo Movement Gathers Force In India

A year after sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein kicked off the #MeToo movement in the U.S., women in India are using Facebook and Twitter to tell their stories.

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Excavation Of Lithuania's Great Synagogue Highlights A 'Painful Page' From History

The synagogue is "very important," says an archaeologist, "not only for Jews but all people living in Lithuania." Just 3,000 Jews are left in the capital, compared to some 70,000 before World War II.

(Image credit: Collection of Zusya Efron, Center for Jewish Art, Hebrew University of Jerusalem )

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Here's What Astronauts See When a Rocket Aborts Mid-Flight

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 15:34
Nick Hague, the NASA astronaut onboard the Soyuz rocket that failed after takeoff last week, recounts his experience inside the capsule.
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After Paul Allen Co-Founded Microsoft, He Changed Brain Science Forever

In 2003, Paul Allen created an institute to figure out how the human brain works. That institute has already made contributions that may turn out to be part of his greatest legacy.

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Report: Liberian Charity Worker Raped Girls He Was Supposed To Protect

A report from ProPublica and Time Magazine documents rapes committed by an employee of More Than Me, a charity that had raised $8 million and earned praise for its work. We interview the co-author.

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CDC Investigates Cases Of Rare Neurological 'Mystery Illness' In Kids

Acute flaccid myelitis causes weakness in the arms and legs. The cause isn't clear but may be related to viruses, environmental toxins or genetic disorders. Since 2014, 362 cases have been confirmed.

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Your Facebook Posts Can Reveal If You're Depressed

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 14:39
Researchers used people's Facebook data and their medical records to detect early symptoms of a mental health problem.
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Paul Allen Thought Like a Hacker and Never Stopped Dreaming

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 13:34
The Microsoft cofounder, who left the company in 1983, died Monday at age 65 of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
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'Tiny' Vs. 'Horseface:' Trump Slings Mud With Stormy Daniels After Courtroom Win

The president said he relished the chance to battle back in court against the porn actress after a judge threw out her defamation lawsuit on Monday. Bring it, her lawyer said.

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You Can Now Run Some Code Hosted on GitHub

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 13:00
GitHub Actions will allow developers to automate some tasks for managing their code.
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Uncrewed Japanese Vehicle Delivers Supplies to the Space Station

NASA Image of the Day - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 12:36
Viewed from a window inside the cupola, the International Space Station's "window to the world," is the Japanese Exploration Agency's H-II Transfer Vehicle-7.
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Beer Prices Could Double Because Of Climate Change, Study Says

The price of a six-pack in the U.S. could rise by $1 to $8 because of drought and heat. As one of the researchers says, it's "another way climate change will suck."

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Veteran Newspaper Editor Nancy Barnes Named NPR's Top News Executive

Barnes, executive editor at the Houston Chronicle, was named as NPR's chief news executive. She fills a vacancy triggered by sexual harassment allegations against former NPR news head Michael Oreskes.

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Federal Deficit Jumps 17 Percent As Tax Cuts Eat Into Government Revenue

The federal deficit ballooned to $779 billion in the fiscal year just ended — a remarkable tide of red ink for a country not mired in recession or war.

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Have You Made Or Tasted Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish? Tell Us About It

NPR's annual Thanksgiving recitation of the recipe for Mama Stamberg's cranberry relish is coming up, and we need your help.

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Cherokee Official Says Trump-Warren DNA Debate Not Helping Tribe

As the president and Elizabeth Warren trade jabs over her Native American roots, the Cherokee Nation secretary of state tells NPR they should instead be looking into the needs of Indian country.

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'Brief Answers To The Big Questions' Is Stephen Hawking's Parting Gift To Humanity

The physicist's posthumous book highlights his belief in the rationality of nature and on our ability to uncover its secrets — and a faith in science's ability to solve humanity's biggest problems.

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Audi Brings Drift-Happy Driving to Its Electric E-tron SUV

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 09:00
The German automaker takes advantage of its all-electric powertrain to make the E-tron a delightfully drifty luxury SUV.
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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2018): Specs, Price, Release Date

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 09:00
Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite e-reader gets an update. You get more storage, better lighting, and still no Alexa.
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