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Democrats Say Ambassador William Taylor's Testimony On Ukraine Is 'Disturbing'

Longtime diplomat Taylor is testifying on Capitol Hill as part of the House impeachment inquiry. Details are not yet public, but Democrats say Taylor's account squares with their allegations.

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Polestar's First EV Is a Track-Happy Challenge to Tesla's Model 3

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 15:24
With its first fully electric car, Polestar delivers a fully evolved sedan engineered for economy and more than enough performance.
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London Says Air Pollution Fell By Roughly A Third After New Emissions Rules

If vehicles in central London don't meet emissions standards, their drivers must pay a daily fine. Six months into the new program, the city says the regulation is decreasing toxic air pollution.

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Hospitals Around The World Have A Dire Shortage Of Blood

The first global analysis of blood supply and demand finds that many developing countries are relying on risky emergency donations.

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NASA Attaches First of 4 RS-25 Engines to Artemis I Rocket Stage

NASA Image of the Day - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 13:52
Engineers and technicians at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans have structurally mated the first of four RS-25 engines to the core stage for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that will help power the first Artemis mission to the Moon.
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U.S. Withdrawal From Syria Leaves A 'Tangled Mess,' Journalist Says

Washington Post Beirut Bureau Chief Liz Sly has covered the Syrian civil war since it began in '11. "There is an inevitability that Russia is going to emerge as the dominant power in Syria," she says.

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Exxon Is On Trial, Accused Of Misleading Investors About Risks Of Climate Change

New York's attorney general argues that Exxon used shady methods of calculating carbon costs, affecting its share price and defrauding shareholders. Exxon says the lawsuit is politically motivated.

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Trump Administration Withdraws Huge Fines For Some Immigrants In U.S. Illegally

The Trump administration is withdrawing hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines against some immigrants in the country illegally who have sought refuge in churches.

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Facebook's Plan for 2020 Is Too Little, Too Late, Critics Say

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 13:01
The social media company says it will more closely monitor foreign outlets, and warn users when posts are considered false—unless they're from politicians. 
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'The Price We Pay' Argues Rising Health Care Costs Undermine Public Trust In Medicine

Surgeon and researcher Marty Makary traveled the country talking to people about their experiences with health care. He learned that costs are poisoning Americans' relationships with medicine.

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Trump Calls Impeachment Inquiry A 'Lynching'

In a Tuesday morning tweet, the president lashed out at the process underway in the House that may lead to an impeachment vote.

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Where You're Born Even Within A Country Still Matters

Fewer children are dying globally, but a new study finds geographic disparities still exist within many countries.

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A Half Million 2020 Census Jobs: Will They Be Filled In Time?

The Census Bureau hopes to hire around a half million workers by next spring to complete the national head count. But it's running into trouble with low unemployment and background-check delays.

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Jimmy Carter Fractures Pelvis, Is Hospitalized After Fall

The former president, 95, was admitted to a Georgia hospital "for observation and treatment of a minor pelvic fracture," the Carter Center says. It adds that Carter "is in good spirits."

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Scientists Are Literally Spinning Up Lab-Grown Meat

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 08:00
Researchers take inspiration from cotton candy to make a gelatin scaffolding, which could help realize the dream of more sustainable steaks and chicken breasts.
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In Male-Dominated Pizza Circles, Women Are Grabbing A Bigger Slice Of The Pie

Men have long commanded the pizza-making scene, creating what one female champ calls a "macho problem." But that's starting to change as more women open pizzerias and gain recognition in the field.

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Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL Review: Almost the Best

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 07:00
For once, Google’s latest phone falls short. Its predecessor is just as good ... and cheaper
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Drugstores Are in the Sweet Spot for Drone Deliveries

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 07:00
UPS has a deal with CVS, and Google sibling Wing is making deliveries for Walgreens in Virginia.
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Neil Young’s Adventures on the Hi-Res Frontier

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 07:00
The artist is intent on bringing real quality to streaming audio, whether you want it or not.
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The IMF Warns About Rising Regional Inequality

A new study by the International Monetary Fund finds that advanced nations have seen a rise in regional inequality since the 1980s.

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