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Suspect In NYC Blast Was Wearing 'Low-Tech' Device

New York City was rocked Monday by an explosion in the subway beneath the Port Authority. Authorities report a single suspect in custody, and no life-threatening injuries.

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Why A Pill That's 4 Cents In Tanzania Costs Up To $400 In The U.S.

The medication fights hookworm. And it's one of several drugs for "neglected tropical diseases" that are priced differently in the United States than they are in the developing world.

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Climate Change Could Take the Air Out of Wind Farms

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:00
If the Arctic gets warmer, the northern winds get weaker, possibly leading to big drops in clean energy.
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Police: 1 Suspect In Custody In N.Y. Subway Blast

An explosion in the subway beneath the New York Port Authority bus terminal shook Midtown Manhattan on Monday morning. The NYPD reports one suspect in custody.

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Am I The Worst For Looking at Other People's Texts on the Subway?

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:00
We are all informational predators. We are also all informational prey.
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In Effort To Court Drivers, Lyft Offering Education Discounts

Lyft is offering education benefits, a move aimed at recruiting and retaining drivers in its competition with Uber. But it raises a question about what these companies owe their workforces.

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1 Suspect In Custody After Explosion At Subway Station In Midtown Manhattan

The Fire Department of New York confirmed one non-life-threatening injury at the scene of the explosion. The injured person is the suspect, police say.

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When Your Fitbit Goes From Activity Tracker to Personal Medical Device

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 08:00
With sales of its activity trackers sagging, and competition from Apple Watch, Fitbit increasingly stresses the medical uses of its data.
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The US Flirts With Geoengineering to Stymie Climate Change

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 08:00
A Congressman introduces a bill to explore technologies to geoengineer Earth. That is, if it gets past his colleagues and then the only world leader to shun the Paris Agreement.
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You Give Up a Lot of Privacy Just Opening Emails. Here's How to Stop It

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 07:00
Billions of emails are opened every day by people who have never consented to be tracked, but are being tracked nonetheless.
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Las Vegas Casinos Are Now Testing Covert Gun-Sensing Technology

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 07:00
The technology uses a discreet microwave radar system to scan people for guns, knives, and bombs—without forcing them to walk through metal detectors.
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Justice Democrat Candidates Have Been Denied Access to DNC Voter Data

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 07:00
As Justice Democrats run primaries against incumbents of their own party, some states have limited or denied access to a powerful voter data tool.
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Saudi Arabia Announces Opening Of Cinemas For First Time In 35 Years

The announcement is part of social and economic reforms undertaken by the kingdom's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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Venezuela's Ruling Socialists Sweep Mayoral Races Amid Opposition Boycott

President Nicolás Maduro said any party that did not participate in Sunday's vote will be barred from next year's presidential election.

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Top Stories: California Fires Spread; Stunning Alabama Senate Race Ending

Also: Vice President Pence won't meet Palestinian leader Abbas on an upcoming visit; Bitcoin futures trading surges; and President Trump's economic populism claims compared to the GOP tax plan.

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Could Probiotics Protect Kids From A Downside Of Antibiotics?

Many marketing claims about the potential benefits of probiotics have raced ahead of the science, say researchers who are now trying to catch up. One NIH study is investigating kids' gut microbes.

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Worries Grow In Hong Kong As China Pushes Its Official Version Of History In Schools

A new proposed curriculum for Hong Kong schools is missing key parts of modern Chinese history. The struggle over education is the latest battle with China over how the city is governed.

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The Crazy, Unbelievable Alabama Senate Race Careens To An End

Roy Moore was already a controversial nominee. Then sexual assault allegations roiled the Alabama special election and created a tight contest with Democrat Doug Jones for a critical Senate seat.

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The Myth Of Trump's Economic Populism, As Proven By The Tax Bill

The tax bill provided an opportunity for President Trump to show his priorities. But so much of it is traditionally Republican and doesn't offer the kind of help for the working class he promised.

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Bitcoin Futures Surge In First Day Of Trading

January contracts for the skyrocketing digital currency opened at just under $15,500 on Sunday and had spiked to more than $18,000 hours later.

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