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For the Love of Beer, We’ve Got to Fix Climate Change

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 07:00
If your Super Bowl Sunday includes cold brewskis, you'll want to get that climate change thing fixed. Just ask Budweiser.
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Net Neutrality Goes Back To Court

It's the first major court challenge since the Trump administration rolled back Obama-era net neutrality rules. Challengers say the FCC is abandoning its responsibility to ensure an open internet.

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Court Approves Historic Reforms To Chicago Police Department

The new guidelines cover everything from police recruitment practices to policies on use of force. The department was harshly criticized by Obama's Justice Department for civil rights violations.

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The U.S. And Russia Are Stocking Up On Missiles And Nukes For A Different Kind Of War

The U.S. and Russia seem increasingly interested in battlefield nuclear weapons. Arms control advocates fear a return to the darkest days of the Cold War.

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A Hearing Friday May Decide the Future of Net Neutrality

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 06:00
A three-judge panel Friday will hear arguments in a case seeking to throw out the FCC's 2017 decision to repeal net neutrality rules.
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The Shutdown Is Over. Now The Federal Workforce Faces 'Untold Morale Problems'

"The federal government already has a recruitment problem, right?" said one expert. If "you watch this play out for the last 35 days, are you saying to yourself, 'Sign me up for that?' Probably not."

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FACT CHECK: Did The FBI Use Unusual Force When It Arrested Roger Stone?

The FBI and the Justice Department have been criticized for what some Republicans say was an excessive presence. But law enforcement veterans called it standard operating procedure.

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Welcoming Girls Of All Ages, Boy Scouts Of America Is Now Scouts BSA

Younger girls have been able to join Cub Scouts for nearly a year, and more than 77,000 joined. Now, older girls 11-17 have a path to earn the organization's highest rank.

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New U.S. Experiments Aim To Create Gene-Edited Human Embryos

Despite outrage over gene editing in China that affected the birth of twins, research is underway in the U.S. to assess the safety and effectiveness of CRISPR tools to edit genes in human embryos.

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ICE Confirms Force-Feeding Of Detainees On Hunger Strike

The agency said it respects the right to voice opinions and doesn't retaliate against hunger strikers. "It's extremely painful and it's against their will," a lawyer for two asylum-seekers told NPR.

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Why'd the Polar Vortex Cancel So Many Flights? Blame Humans

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 20:39
Freezing temperatures may not bother airplanes, but they are no good for the people on the ground who make them fly.
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Federal Appeals Court Blocks San Francisco Law On Ad Warnings For Sugary Drinks

A voter-approved law requiring large warnings about the effects of soda and other sugar-sweetened drinks was challenged by the beverage industry.

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Iraqi Has Returned To U.S. After ICE Deported Him Against Court Orders

Muneer Subaihani says immigration agents told him he would be in jail for life if he didn't agree to be deported to Iraq. On Tuesday, in a rare event, he was admitted back into the U.S.

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Teaching Legal Research and Writing Fall 2018 issue available online

Via Mary Whisner – Perspectives Teaching Legal Research and Writing Vol. 26, No. 2 Fall 2018 – Download Complete Issue

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Categories: Law and Legal

NYC Now Knows More Than Ever About Your Uber and Lyft Trips

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 18:18
The city has an unusual amount of insight into what ride-hail companies do on its streets, and it uses the info to plan for the future.
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Apple Has Blocked Google's Internal Apps, Too

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 18:09
Two days after removing Facebook from its enterprise developer program for breaking the rules, Apple did the same to Google.
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Asylum-Seeker Barred From Entering Australia Wins Its Richest Literary Prize

Behrouz Boochani, who has been detained offshore since 2013, had to compose his debut using WhatsApp messages. Now, that book has earned him the Victorian Prize for Literature

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Multifaceted project investigates human influence on the state, dynamic and future of the Earth

“an•thro•po•cene (n) The proposed current geological epoch, in which humans are the primary cause of permanent planetary change.

We have reached an unprecedented moment in planetary history. Humans now arguably change the Earth and its processes more than all other natural forces combined. Climate change, extinctions, invasive species, technofossils, anthroturbation, terraforming of land, and redirection of water are all part of the indelible human signature.

The Anthropocene Project is a multidisciplinary body of work from world-renowned collaborators Nicholas de Pencier, Edward Burtynsky and Jennifer Baichwal. Combining art, film, virtual reality, augmented reality, and scientific research, the project investigates human influence on the state, dynamic and future of the Earth.”

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Months-Long Dutch Church Service To Protect Migrants Ends After Policy Shift

The Bethel Church in The Hague carried on services for 96 days to protect the Tamrazyan family, Armenian migrants who have lived in the Netherlands for nearly nine years, from deportation.

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