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Good News About Democracy: It's Good For Your Health

A study finds that for countries worldwide, the "democratic experience" — through free and fair elections — plays a larger role than GDP in easing the burden of chronic diseases.

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'He's A Flawed Character And They Do Not Care': The Rise Of U.K.'s Boris Johnson

The larger-than-life British politician is expected to replace Theresa May as prime minister.

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Can't Set Off Fireworks? Try These Science-Backed Alternatives

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 07/04/2019 - 07:00
Blowing things up is a basic part of the Fourth of July. Here's what to try when fireworks aren't an option.
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4th of July Sales (2019): 25 Best Tech Deals This Weekend

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 07/04/2019 - 07:00
If you're looking for outdoor and indoor essentials, you can save a lot of cash this Independence Day weekend.
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In Season 3, 'Stranger Things' Rediscovers Its Groove

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 07/04/2019 - 07:00
The Netflix show roars back by sticking to one core rule: Keep the dark stuff dark and the light stuff light.
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New Markers For Alzheimer's Disease Could Aid Diagnosis And Speed Up Drug Development

Researchers are using brain scans, blood and spinal fluid to detect early signs of Alzheimer's disease. These "biomarkers" may also offer a quicker way to test new Alzheimer's drugs.

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'I Want To Get The Hell Out Of Here': Thousands Of Palestinians Are Leaving Gaza

Tens of thousands of Palestinians have left Gaza in the past year, as conditions there have worsened.

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Netflix Promises To Quit Smoking On (Most) Original Programming

The streaming content giant said it will stop showing smoking or e-cigarette use in future shows unless it is "essential." New research finds tobacco imagery on popular shows has skyrocketed.

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Memphis Hospitals Suspend Debt Collection Suits, Including Suits Against Employees

After an investigation by journalists found the Methodist hospital system had filed 8,300 lawsuits in five years, the hospital announced it will be "reviewing" its policies in the next 30 days.

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University Of Alaska Readies For Budget Slash: 'We May Likely Never Recover'

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy slashed $130 million, or 41%, from the budget of a university system that serves more than 26,000 students. Layoffs, elimination of programs and campus closures are likely.

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Woman Accused Of Turning In Husband's Guns To The Police Will Face Misdemeanor Charge

Courtney Irby had taken her husband's guns from his home, and given them to police. At the time he was under arrest for allegedly ramming her car with his.

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