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Coffee Rust Threatens Latin American Crop; 150 Years Ago, It Wiped Out An Empire

The fungus, which has no cure, is destroying harvests in Latin America. In the 1800s, it devastated Sri Lanka's powerhouse coffee industry. And scientists say it's only a question of time.

(Image credit: Jeff Koehler for NPR)

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Which Microsoft Surface Should I Buy? (2018)

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 08:00
We rounded up your options to help you decide which Microsoft PC suits your needs.
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What To Know About Affirmative Action As The Harvard Trial Begins

The trial in Boston will dissect a contentious political issue in higher education: affirmative action.

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Pompeo Arrives In Saudi Arabia To Discuss Khashoggi Disappearance

President Trump dispatched Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to the kingdom amid international tension over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Netflix May Not Win a Best Picture Oscar, but We’ll Win Better Movies

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 07:00
After pushes into sci-fi and rom-coms, the streaming titan is throwing its considerable weight behind a spate of auteur-driven dramas.
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Oops — Ignore That Email Invitation To A Cookie Monster Cat Party, U.S. Embassy Says

The U.S. embassy in Australia says that someone testing a newsletter platform accidentally sent out the invitation to a 'cat pajama-jam party.'

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Washington Catholic Archdiocese Names 31 Priests 'Credibly Accused' Of Sexual Abuse

The list, which includes allegations dating back as far as 1948 and as recently as 1996, was released days after Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Archbishop Cardinal Donald Wuerl.

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NPR Poll: Rural Americans Are Worried About Addiction And Jobs, But Remain Optimistic

What's on people's minds in rural America? A new poll shows that the addiction crisis and economic issues have people worried. But many retain an upbeat outlook about the future of their communities.

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Battle For The Senate: 10 Races That Will Determine Control

Republicans' chances to hold the Senate appear to have gone up in the wake of the confirmation hearings for Justice Brett Kavanaugh. See which states to watch closely over the next three weeks.

(Image credit: Photos: Courtesy of Heidi Heitkamp and Kevin Cramer campaigns; Illustration: Renee Klahr/NPR)

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Florence + The Machine: Tiny Desk Concert

"I'm sorry I'm shy," Florence Welch told the crowd of NPR family and friends gathered for her Tiny Desk performance. "If this was a big gig, I'd probably be climbing all over here and running around."

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Getting Back What You Lost — Rebuilding In A Wildfire Zone

In northern California, homes are being rebuilt in the same area that burned to the ground in last year's Tubbs Fire. Despite the risk, a severe housing shortage in the area is forcing tough choices.

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Novelist Esi Edugyan On Black Genius And What Comes After Slavery

The author of Man Booker Prize finalist Washington Black began her new book on a plantation in 1830s Barbados. "I really have no idea where my story is going at the outset of it," she says.

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Uber and Lyft Made Traffic Worse in San Francisco. But It’s Complicated

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 04:00
A new report concludes that Uber and Lyft were responsible for 51 percent of the daily vehicle delay hours in the city between 2010 and 2016, but there are a few big caveats.
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Google’s CEO Says Tests of Censored Chinese Search Engine Turned Out Great

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 22:40
At WIRED's 25th anniversary festival, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the company would be able to serve more than 99 percent of queries.
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Trump Administration Reform and Reorganization Plan: Discussion of 35 “Government-Wide” Proposals

Trump Administration Reform and Reorganization Plan: Discussion of 35 “Government-Wide” Proposals, CRS memorandum, July 25, 2018.
“This memorandum provides a brief summary and some preliminary analysis of the Donald J. Trump Administration’s recent proposals to restructure and reform agencies, programs, and operations in the executive branch. Specifically, the memorandum covers the 32 proposals characterized by the Trump Administration as “Government-wide.”The 32 proposals include several sub-proposals, which, when enumerated separately as they are in this memorandum, bring the total to 35. The analysis of each proposal includes, to the extent possible, a discussion of statutes that might be involved in the proposed changes, and whether some changes might be achieved through administrative action. The memorandum includes research and writing of analysts and information professionals from across the Congressional Research Service (CRS)..”
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Jack Dorsey Has Problems With Twitter, Too

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 22:10
If you have issues with Twitter, you are in good company. Jack Dorsey does too.
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Life-Saving Deliveries Will Get Drones Flying the Skies

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 21:57
It’s a lot easier for regulators to understand the need for new frameworks that allow innovations like drones, when every flight could potentially save a life.
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Uncle's 'HELP' Written With Fallen Trees Reaches Hurricane Evacuee — Who Sends It

Amber Gee viewed satellite images of the hurricane-ravaged Florida Panhandle and noticed a distress signal outside her grandmother's house.

(Image credit: Bay County, Florida Emergency Services/Screenshot by NPR)

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Marc Benioff Wants to Tax Billionaires, Including Himself

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 21:46
The Salesforce CEO supports a tax on businesses such as his own to attack San Francisco's homelessness epidemic.
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Susan Wojcicki Talks About the Challenge of Making YouTube a Better Place

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 21:31
At WIRED’s 25th anniversary event, Susan Wojcicki, the CEO of YouTube, called the last eighteen months the platform’s “growing up years.”
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