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Iowa Democratic Chair Troy Price Resigns, After Caucus Night Debacle

Price oversaw a caucus process so riddled with issues that it could threaten the state's first-in-the-nation status in future primaries.

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Utah Bill Decriminalizing Polygamy Clears First Hurdle, Moves To State Senate

"Vigorous enforcement of the law during the mid-twentieth century did not deter the practice of plural marriage," Sen. Deidre Henderson said. She said it's time to end secrecy around the practice.

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Kushner Seeks To Revive Trump's Overhaul For Immigration System

President Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law has been meeting with business leaders, immigration hardliners and other allies. The goal: revive a plan to overhaul immigration laws before November.

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Uber and Lyft's Financials Reveal Two Ride-Hailing Strategies

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 17:30
For the moment, investors prefer Uber's broader global footprint and side hustles such as its Eats food delivery business.
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Major Smartphone Trade Show Canceled In Barcelona Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Organizers have called off the annual Mobile World Congress in Spain after a slew of high-profile tech companies pulled out, citing concerns over the spreading coronavirus outbreak.

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Zuck's Lost Notebook, Marsupial Trouble, and More News

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 16:45
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Ohio State Football Players Suspended, Charged With Rape and Kidnapping

An affidavit says Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint allegedly raped a woman. The affidavit says Riep began filming her, pressing her to say the encounter was consensual.

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Watchdog Warns Census Faces Cybersecurity, Hiring Risks Before National Rollout

Weeks before the census is fully underway, the Government Accountability Office finds the Census Bureau is behind on recruiting workers and resolving risks with the first primarily online U.S. count.

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Scientists ♥ Their Emojis, But It's Complicated

The latest batch of new emojis is coming soon and it contains some wins for science-lovers. But scientists have mixed feelings about some of the new images from nature.

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Can Coronavirus Be Crushed By Warmer Weather?

Many respiratory illnesses, such as colds and flus, peak in winter, then die down with warmer weather. Some experts wonder if COVID-19 will follow a similar pattern.

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E3 Is Evolving—and Maybe Not for the Best

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 16:16
Gaming show host Geoff Keighley has joined Sony and Nintendo as the latest prominent E3 holdout. The trade show's future has never been less certain.
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Thousands Of Fetal Remains, Found After Abortion Provider's Death, Buried In Indiana

The 2,411 fetal remains were buried in a single, donated grave in South Bend, Ind., during a service presided over by Indiana's Republican Attorney General, Curtis Hill.

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Why the FTC Wants to Revisit Hundreds of Deals by Big Tech

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 15:23
Silicon Valley's “if you can’t beat ‘em, buy ’em” approach comes under federal scrutiny. Some antitrust experts say better late than never.
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In Coronavirus Quarantine, Diamond Princess Passengers Form Unique Online Community

The postings on Facebook, email and WhatsApp are mainly "just words of encouragement and a friendly ear." But they also share food reviews and news.

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'Ghost' DNA In West Africans Complicates Story Of Human Origins

Modern genomes from Nigeria and Sierra Leone show signals that scientists call ghost DNA — from an unknown human ancestor. That means that prehistoric humans likely procreated with an unknown group.

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NASA Puts a Price on a 2024 Moon Landing 

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 13:35
Last year, the vice president directed the space agency to put astronauts back on the moon. NASA crunched the numbers—and it won't come cheap.
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With His Campaign Struggling, Joe Biden Turns His Focus To South Carolina

The former vice president's campaign is looking at South Carolina, where African Americans make up a large share of the electorate, as a must-win state.

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China’s coronavirus app will only inspire panic, experts say

Dariusz Jemielniak on a Chinese app that tracks the spread of the coronavirus.

“There’s a very high possibility that people will panic,” Jemielniak said. “I don’t think this is a good thing. This is a bad thing. They are fearmongering through the app.”

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Judge Voids UNC's Controversial Settlement Over Confederate Statue 'Silent Sam'

The judge overturned the university system's settlement with the Sons of Confederate Veterans, concluding that the group didn't have legal standing to bring a lawsuit in the first place.

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Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick Ends His Presidential Bid

The former Massachusetts governor jumped into the Democratic presidential primary months after most of his competitors did and never gained traction in polls.

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