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Threatened Bluefin Tuna Sells For $5,000 Per Pound In Tokyo Market

Sushi chain owner Kiyoshi Kimura purchased the 612-pound Pacific bluefin tuna in an auction in Tokyo on Saturday for more than $3 million.

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Ukrainian Orthodox Church Officially Gains Independence From Russian Church

The schism between Ukrainian churches and the Russia Orthodox Church culminated Saturday in the creation of an independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church, angering Russian religious and political leaders.

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As American Sits In Moscow Jail, Russia Says U.S. Has Detained One Of Its Citizens

A top Russian official has dismissed suggestions that Paul Whelan would be traded for any Russian in U.S. custody.

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Freed From Copyright, These Classic Works Are Yours To Adapt

For the first time in 20 years, a large body of films, music, and books has entered the public domain. That means they can be reworked by new creators in conversation with the originals.

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The 'Twinning' Fad, the Weather Channel, and More Security News

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 01/05/2019 - 09:00
A rogue PewDiePie fan, Marriott hack details, and more of the week's top security news.
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Golden Globe Awards 2019: How to Watch

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 01/05/2019 - 09:00
It's like an Oscars-Emmys mashup, but with better taste and more alcohol. Here's how to tune in, TV or not.
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Sci-Fi Writers Are Grappling with a Post-Trump Reality

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 01/05/2019 - 09:00
The latest edition of 'The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy' proves it.
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Three Dead After Fight Escalates Into Shooting At California Bowling Alley

Witnesses described hiding behind the bar when gunshots broke out late on Friday. Police say they are still working to identify the suspect or suspects involved.

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Space Photos of the Week: A Cosmic Light Show Rings in 2019

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 01/05/2019 - 08:00
We start with a view of Earth, then speed out past the Kuiper Belt into deep space.
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House Democrats Introduce Anti-Corruption Bill As Symbolic First Act

Democrats say the bill is for people who "feel left out and locked out from their own democracy." It addresses areas like voting, political money, redistricting and ethics.

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How A Mongolian Heavy Metal Band Got Millions Of YouTube Views

All it took for The Hu to have an internet breakthrough was a dramatic video and screaming guitars — plus a horsehead fiddle and throat singing.

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Marie Kondo Is All of Us in This Year of Self-Optimization

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 01/05/2019 - 07:00
In 2018, all we wanted was tea and sympathy. But by the look of Twitter, 2019’s vibe is slanting towards dogged, intentional improvement.
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What Is XR, and How Do I Get It?

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 01/05/2019 - 07:00
A new shiny thing called XR—an umbrella term encompassing augmented, virtual, and mixed reality technologies—is the industry's new favorite buzz word.
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14 Tech and Outdoors Deals: Mario Kart, Apple HomePod , Lift Tickets, Garmin

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 01/05/2019 - 07:00
From smart speakers to PopSockets, we have your weekend shopping covered.
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'An Eerie Silence' Where Federal Land Agency Workers Are Furloughed

The partial federal government shutdown has furloughed thousands of people who work on millions of acres of public land across the country. That means work on critical projects has mostly stopped.219

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Not Out To Lunch: Businesses That Rely On Federal Workers Suffer The Shutdown

While the furloughed federal workers are likely to get back pay, a sandwich shop is not going to get paid for a sandwich not eaten.

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Protesters Across Sudan Continue To Call For President's Ouster

At least 19 people have died in protests against the long-time Sudanese president, sparked by the government's decision to end bread subsidies last month.

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The Simple Engineering That Will Keep NYC's L Train Rolling

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 21:34
Governor Andrew Cuomo says there’s an easy way to fix the Canarsie Tunnel without shutting down the line for several years. And it’s already been used in other cities.
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JonBenét Ramsey's Brother Settles Defamation Lawsuit With CBS

Burke Ramsey reached a confidential settlement with network, the production company and several individuals behind a documentary series that claimed he killed his 6-year-old sister when he was 9.

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Tent City Housing Migrant Children To Close As Kids Are Released To Sponsors

The Department of Health and Human Services confirms the population at Tornillo, Texas, is down from nearly 3,000 adolescents last month to about 1,500. The camp is due to close at the end of January.

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