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Mar-a-Lago's Security Problems Go Way Beyond a Thumb Drive

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 17:10
A Chinese woman was arrested for sneaking into Trump's "Winter White House," a reminder of how exposed the president's private club is to physical and cybersecurity risks.
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Hepatitis C Not A Barrier For Organ Transplantation, Study Finds

Researchers found that antiviral drugs are effective in preventing transmission of the hepatitis C virus from donated hearts and lungs to recipients. The result could help reduce organ wait times.

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Shocking New Statistics About Water And Hygiene In Hospitals Around The World

A new report offers the first comprehensive assessment of water, sanitation and hygiene in health-care facilities in low- and middle-income countries.

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Two Unusual Galaxies Shake Up the Dark Matter Debate, Again

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 16:29
No dark matter? No problem! Two galaxies that appear devoid of the mysterious substance could be strong—if ironic—evidence of its existence.
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Biden Promises To 'Be More Mindful' About Respecting Personal Space

In an online video, the former vice president and potential 2020 presidential candidate addresses criticism by women who say his physical contact with them made them uncomfortable.

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It’s Time to End the NSA’s Metadata Collection Program

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 16:07
Opinion: Congress needs to pull the plug and end the authority for the CDR program.
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Senate Rewrites Rules To Speed Confirmations For Some Trump Nominees

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the shorter debate time sets up a more reasonable process for considering nominees, but Democrats say it erodes the chamber's role to "advise and consent."

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Texas Prosecutor Drops All Charges In 2015 Biker Shootout That Killed 9

The McLennan County district attorney said he aims to "end this nightmare that we have been dealing with in this county." Prosecutors were not able to win any convictions after indicting 155 bikers.

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Scientists Need More Cat DNA, and Lil Bub Is Here to Help

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 15:27
Unusual DNA helped make Lil Bub a cat celebrity. Now that genetic data could improve medical care for cats without millions of Instagram followers.
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Third-Party Apps Exposed Over 540 Million Facebook Records

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 15:20
A cybersecurity firm found that two different third-party Facebook apps left millions of records about users sitting unprotected on Amazon’s servers.
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Philippine Clergy Reports Death Threats As President Duterte Rails Against Church

Catholic Church officials who have criticized the Philippine president's deadly drug war say they are receiving threats and government surveillance.

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You Missed A Spot! Patchy Sunscreen Application Leaves Skin Vulnerable To Cancer

As the spring sunshine brightens up, researchers caution: Don't skimp on sun protection, especially on the sensitive eyelids.

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3 of the Best iPads Are on Sale Right Now

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 14:36
Amazon and Walmart have deals on the standard iPad, and two iPad Pro models.
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U.S.-Turkey Standoff Over F-35 Escalates As Each Side Waits For The Other To Blink

Turkey is buying 100 F-35 jet fighters from the U.S. — and an anti-aircraft missile defense system from Russia. The U.S. says it cannot have both.

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Chicago Mayor-Elect Lori Lightfoot Says City Has 'Fractured Relationship' With Police

Lightfoot, the city's first black female mayor, told NPR that Chicago's police department has "left many people feeling like the police are an illegitimate occupying force."

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Justice Department Warns Academy: New Oscar Rules 'May Raise Antitrust Concerns'

The reported proposals would limit eligibility for films debuting on streaming services such as Netflix. But the federal antitrust chief objects, and he laid out why in a letter to the academy's CEO.

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The Physics of the Doppler Effect, Represented as Tiny Balls

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 14:03
Why do vehicles coming toward you (and moving away) make that characteristic sound? Let's explore.
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Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin Due In Court Over College Admissions Scandal

The two actresses are the most high-profile faces of the alleged massive college admissions fraud that has sent shock waves through the U.S. higher education system.

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Tower Bridge, London's Engineering Marvel, Turns 125

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 13:40
A new pocket photo book celebrates one of Great Britain's most iconic landmarks.
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For Potential Investors in Lyft and Uber, It's Buyer Beware

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 13:34
Lyft leads an expected wave of big IPOs, from Uber, Pinterest, and others. These firms are stronger than the dotcoms, but that doesn't make them good investments.
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