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Benefits For Navy Victims Of Agent Orange – Just 50 Years Later

Navy veterans who served off the coast of Vietnam were long denied benefits for exposure to Agent Orange. A federal appeals court now has ruled that service at sea was the same as service on land.

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Survey Finds Higher Risk Of Stroke Among E-Cigarette Users

New findings about the health effects of e-cigarettes add to a small but growing body of research that undercuts the widely presumed safety of the alternative to conventional cigarettes.

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Trump Faults Spy Bosses As Break Widens Between What They Advise And What He Does

The president complained that his chiefs of the intelligence services were too "passive" and "naive" after a Senate hearing that underscored how often the White House rejects their assessments.

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Border Security Talks Begin On Capitol Hill

House and Senate lawmakers formally kick off negotiations today. They are facing a Feb. 15 deadline to come up with a spending bill the president will sign to avoid another shutdown.

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Pressure On Maduro Intensifies As Venezuela Braces For More Protests

Opposition leader Juan Guaidó has called for nationwide rallies a week after he declared himself interim president and demanded Nicolás Maduro step down or call new elections.

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When The Principal Cancels School ... With A Song-And-Dance Number

As temperatures plummet, school administrators from Michigan to Mississippi are finding creative ways to announce snow days. Some of their music videos have gone viral.

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USPS Suspends Mail Delivery In Parts Of 10 States Due To Dangerous Polar Vortex

"Some places could see wind chill readings as low as 60 below zero," the postal service said as it halted delivery for a day in parts of the Great Plains and Midwest.

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This Fearsome *Titan Games* Event Reveals the Value of Torque

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 10:00
An event called the Herculean Pull looks like it's all about raw muscle power, but the real trick is to leverage torque.
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Photo Gallery: Maybe Scientists and Artists Aren't So Different

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 10:00
Art studio or science lab? Photographer Stefanie Bürkle tries to break down the distinction in her new series.
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Playing 'Kingdom Hearts III' Feels Like Coming Home

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 09:00
It might not feel that way for everyone, but longtime fans of the franchise will feel welcome in the series' latest installment.
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CarVi Wants to Help Cure the Common Pothole

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 09:00
It would update its windshield-mounted devices to identify the scourges, then share the info with local governments.
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Media's Fatal Flaw: Ignoring the Mistakes of Newspapers

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 08:00
Opinion: The most promising news innovations of the past decade have been built on audience engagement and community needs.
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Oil Prices Edge Upward After U.S. Imposes Sanctions On Venezuela

The sanctions are meant to put pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who allegedly diverts billions in oil profits to pay off military officers and help prop up his government.

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Opinion: Foreign Forces Did Not Start Venezuela's Transition. Venezuela Did

Venezuela's government and opposition triggered the political standoff that's drawing an international response. Latin America expert Javier Corrales explains how.

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Netflix's 'Trigger Warning' Is the Latest in a Slew of Host-Driven Stories

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 07:00
The confrontational, sometimes Swiftian heart of Killer Mike's show aims to reach common ground by way of unvarnished agitation.
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Why Electric Cars Struggle in the Cold—and How to Help Them

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 07:00
Cold weather is no fun for battery powered cars, but experienced owners have a few tips for getting by when the mercury drops.
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Best TV and Soundbar Deals for the Super Bowl (2019)

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 07:00
TVs are on sale because of the Super Bowl, and we've rounded up our favorite discounted sets and soundbars.
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Award-Winning R&B Singer James Ingram Dies At 66

The Grammy-winning artist rose to prominence in the 1980s and enjoyed several successful collaborations with other artists. He had two No. 1 hits on the Billboard charts.

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Polar Vortex Causes Midwest States Of Emergency As Cold Pushes Farther South

Wind chill warnings stretch from the Dakotas into Western Pennsylvania. Airlines have canceled thousands of flights and the governors of Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois have declared emergencies.

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'Run, Bernie, Run'?: N.H. Progressives Divided By Another Bernie Sanders Bid

The Vermont senator's 2016 presidential campaign took off in New Hampshire. But in 2020, some progressive voters in the state say there are plenty of other alternatives.

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