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FDA Panel Affirms Safety Of Painkiller Celebrex

Food and Drug Administration advisers found that celecoxib poses no greater risk for heart attacks and strokes than prescription doses of popular pain relievers ibuprofen and naproxen do.

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Two Years After End Of Ebola Crisis, Survivors Sue To Receive Promised Aid

In Sierra Leone, there are about 4,000 Ebola survivors. They still face physical and mental issues. And as Ebola has faded from the news, government support has dwindled.

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The Future of Snapchat Looks a Lot Like Magic Leap

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 10:00
Snapchat isn't just introducing games. It's building the next computing platform, one piece at a time.
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Influential Guru Asaram Bapu Given Life Sentence For Raping Teenage Girl

The teen's parents had been followers of the guru, who is in his late 70s, and had brought her to one of his ashrams to receive spiritual instruction. A court in India found him guilty.

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'God of War' Is a Messy, Beguiling Take on Fantasy Violence and Toxic Masculinity

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 09:00
The new PlayStation 4 sequel is conflicted, both reveling in its star's violence and trying to distance itself from it.
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Turning an Amazon Echo Into a Spy Device Only Took Some Clever Coding

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 09:00
Researchers didn't have to hack Amazon's Alexa voice assistant to use it for eavesdropping. They just took advantage of the system in place.
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Hoboken Mayor Doing It His Way: Orders 'Gender Neutral' Bathrooms

Hoboken Mayor Ravinder S. Bhalla is issuing an executive order to make all city-owned single occupancy restrooms gender neutral.

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'Handmaid’s Tale' Season 2 Looks Eerily More Familiar Than Season 1

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 08:00
The writers are moving beyond Margaret Atwood's book—and into familiar territory for news junkies.
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A One-Minute Attack Let Hackers Spoof Hotel Master Keys

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 08:00
Researchers found—and helped fix—a flaw in Vingcard RFID locks that would let hackers break into any room in hotels around the world.
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USC Wide Receiver Josh Imatorbhebhe's Crazy Floating Jump

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 08:00
Is this normal physics, some type of optical illusion, or just plain magic?
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Danish Court Sentences Inventor To Life For Woman's Murder In 'Submarine Case'

A Copenhagen court has sentenced eccentric inventor Peter Madsen to life in prison over the murder of journalist Kim Wall on his homemade submarine.

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As Philippines Shuts Down A Popular Tourist Island, Residents Fear For Their Future

President Rodrigo Duterte called Boracay island a "cesspool." It draws 2 million visitors a year but isn't equipped to accommodate them. Residents agree there's a problem, but worry about losing jobs.

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Here's How to Photograph a Lightning Bolt

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 07:00
Storm chaser Jason Weingart has mastered the art.
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Top Stories: North Korean-U.S. Summit Soon; DACA Ruling May Extend Program

Also: Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone is the new NSA chief; the Taliban declare the start to their spring military offensive; and the remains of an 8 million year old elephant turn up in Macedonia.

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Can This System of Unlocking Phones Crack the Crypto War?

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 06:00
Ray Ozzie thinks his Clear method for unlocking encrypted devices can attain the impossible: It satisfies both law enforcement and privacy purists.
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What Happens When Science Just Disappears?

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 06:00
When one of the first online science journals went under, its papers all disappeared. Enter: Portico, the Wayback Machine for scholarly publications.
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Germany's Jewish Community Responds After Man Attacked For Wearing Yarmulke

A 21-year-old Israeli Arab who says he isn't Jewish, but only conducting an "experiment" by wearing a skullcap, took video of the attack last week in Berlin.

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VA Nominee In Limbo As Senators Weigh Allegations

The president met Tuesday with Navy Rear Adm. Dr. Ronny Jackson, a White House official confirmed to NPR. The official said Jackson wants to keep fighting and that Trump supports his decision.

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'Tea Party Liberal' Promises To Bring A Blue Wave To West Virginia

Richard Ojeda is a progressive Democrat from coal country who campaigns in combat boots. Supporters say he's the kind of Democrat who might be able to win in a solid Trump state in 2018.

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The Supreme Court's Grand Finale: Trump's Travel Ban

The Supreme Court is hearing arguments Wednesday in the long-anticipated travel ban case. It is the last argument of the term.

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