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Health Insurers Are Still Skimping On Mental Health Coverage

Behavioral care is four times more likely to be out-of-network than medical or surgical care, a nationwide study shows. That can make treatment unaffordable even for people who have health insurance.

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Space Station in the Sky Over Washington D.C.

NASA Image of the Day - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 10:37
The International Space Station is seen in this twenty-second exposure as it flies over the Washington National Cathedral, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. Onboard are: NASA astronauts Joe Acaba, Mark Vande Hei, and Randy Bresnik; Russian cosmonauts Alexander Misurkin and Sergey Ryanzansky; and ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli.
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Conyers Hospitalized For Stress; 5th Franken Accuser Comes Forward

Rep. John Conyers, the 88-year-old Michigan Democrat facing multiple accusations of sexual misconduct, was hospitalized on Thursday according to his office.

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Working Moms Have Been A 'Thing' Since Ancient History

Who ruled early farming? Women! Studies of ancient bones show that women's physical labor was crucial to driving the agricultural revolution in Europe.

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The Genesis of Kuri the Companion Robot

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 10:00
The friendly robots that science fiction has promised for so long are finally here, and leading the way is this adorable little machine from Mayfield Robotics.
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Two Melting Antarctic Glaciers Could Decide the Fate of Our Coastlines

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 09:00
Rapid collapse of Antarctic glaciers could flood coastal cities by the end of this century.
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Fired 'Today' Host Matt Lauer Responds, Promises 'Soul-Searching'

NBC fired Matt Lauer as Variety was preparing a story in which several women detailed their allegations against the powerful TV host.

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The Colorado School of Mines Wants to Launch the First-Ever Space Mining Program

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 08:00
The first-ever graduate program for space miners-in-training is set to launch next year. And the inaugural class is already taking lessons.
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Despite Scrutiny, Rikers Island's 'Culture Of Violence' Persists, Report Says

This latest report has fueled the debate on closing the jail facilities on the island.

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'I Was Poisoned': Can Crowdsourcing Food Illnesses Help Stop Outbreaks?

People can use the website to report restaurants, symptoms and whether they notified health department officials. But there are potential downsides — like mistaken culprits and malicious accusations.

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The Uber-Waymo Self-Driving Car Lawsuit Gets a New Star, and Takes a Wild Turn

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 07:00
Ric Jacobs portrays himself as a whistle-blower. The ridehailing giant portrays him as an extortionist. The judge remains cranky.
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Don't Stop the Presses! Why Big Tech Should Subsidize Real Journalism

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 07:00
The sad story of the East Bay Times exemplifies how the decline of local news is hazardous to democracy.
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Top Stories: Prosecutors Question Kushner; Honduras Presidential Vote Count

Also: Remembering the deadly Galveston hurricane; Congress approves mandatory sexual harassment training; and there won't be "The Eddie" prestigious world surfing competition in Hawaii this year.

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Man Who Deactivated Trump's Twitter Account: 'I Didn't Break Any Rules'

TechCrunch has tracked down the former Twitter employee who claims to be responsible for the famous 11-minute outage. He's a twenty-something from Germany who says it was all just a mistake.

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The Tempest At Galveston: 'We Knew There Was A Storm Coming, But We Had No Idea'

The Great Galveston Storm of 1900 destroyed two-thirds of the Texas city and heavily damaged surviving structures. It remains the most deadly natural disaster and worst hurricane in U.S. history.

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The Tree That Rocked The Music Industry

This year, new international regulations on rosewood have reverberated through the music industry, costing tens of millions in lost sales and extra administrative costs.

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'Chaos' Is At The Heart Of The Trump Camp's Defense. But It Can Cut Both Ways

Campaign aides and administration officials have said the 2016 campaign was so frantic things happened almost too fast to consider. Does that strengthen their case in the Russia investigations?

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Rising Tension In Honduras As Presidential Vote Count Drags On

After four days of counting ballots, an initial lead for challenger Salvador Nasralla has evaporated and he now leads incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez by one-tenth of one percent.

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Kushner Questioned By Special Counsel Investigators

President Trump's son-in-law was reportedly questioned on a 2016 meeting with Russians offering "dirt" on Hillary Clinton and about former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

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New on LLRX – Bail in Justice: Innocence, Indigence and Incarceration

Via LLRXBail in Justice: Innocence, Indigence and Incarceration Ken Strutin’s exemplary research once again advances our understanding of critical issues pertaining to our justice system in the United States. According to Strutin: ‘the number of innocent people in post-conviction confinement is counted in the thousands, the pre-trial population of the unconvicted is in the millions. Every accused has constitutional rights to liberty, dignity and innocence, and yet, confinement often arrives before conviction. Money bail has the unfortunate effect of monetizing personal liberty and alchemizing human beings into negotiable instruments. This is the slippery slope of criminal justice, the erosion of liberty and due process. So it is that excessive bail bars the way to fully realize constitutional rights and increases the risk of wrongful conviction. Present efforts to improve pretrial release and detention practices have inspired some legislative and policy changes as well as bail funds and advocacy programs. This guide and annotated bibliography covers noteworthy legislation, court decisions, reports and guides, news articles and other sources concerning bail reforms and practices.”

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