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Roger The Buff Kangaroo, Beloved Online, Dies At Age 12

Roger, who lived at The Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs, Australia, was an orphan who grew up to be an impressively ripped alpha male. Photos of his physique were popular online.

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Break Rules, Clean Up Gutters: The To-Do List Of A Rookie Mayor In Sierra Leone

Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, the first female mayor in Freetown in years, is trying to clean up the perpetual mess caused by rain and garbage — a first step in her plan to revive the beleaguered city.

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The Revolution Will Be Driverless: Autonomous Cars Usher In Big Changes

Autonomous vehicles could be the "most disruptive technology to hit society worldwide since the advent of the motor car," says former New York City traffic commissioner Sam Schwartz.

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Dueling U.S. Agendas As U.N. Climate Change Summit Enters Crucial Final Week

The U.S. hosted an event on coal and refused to endorse the findings of a dire climate science report. And yet, in official negotiations, the U.S. is working out how to implement the Paris agreement.

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Help Wanted: White House Chief Of Staff

President Trump is hunting for his third chief of staff in less than two years. So far, he is not finding many takers. "You have to wonder who would want to take this job," said one scholar.

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As Climate Changes, Is Eating Raw Oysters Getting Riskier?

Tighter regulations on oyster harvesting have helped reduce the number of people affected by the deadly bacteria Vibrio vulnificus, but warming waters have allowed the bacteria to expand and thrive.

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Viewing the Approach of SpaceX's Dragon to the Space Station

NASA Image of the Day - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 11:10
International Space Station Commander Alexander Gerst viewed SpaceX’s Dragon cargo craft chasing the orbital laboratory on Dec. 8, 2018 and took a series of photos.
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Ex-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn Indicted On Charges Of Underreporting Income

Ghosn was arrested last month — and ousted as chairman of Nissan — after he was accused of concealing income from the Japanese government.

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Supreme Court Declines Key Planned Parenthood Case

Two states had tried to block the use of Medicaid money for non-abortion, pregnancy-related health care services at Planned Parenthood. The action is a big win for Planned Parenthood.

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Theresa May Delays Critical Vote On Brexit Deal Amid Fears Of Its Defeat

"If we held the vote tomorrow, the deal would be rejected by a significant margin," the U.K. prime minister admitted, hours after a European Union court ruled the U.K. can still back out of Brexit.

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After More 'Yellow Vest' Protests, France's President Macron To Address Nation

Much of the movement's popular anger has crystallized around President Emmanuel Macron, seen as arrogant and out of touch. He will make a televised address Monday evening to try and quell the crisis.

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The Science of Growing a Perfect Christmas Tree

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 09:00
Is your tree robust to cold? Do its needles cling to their branches? Christmas tree scientists ask these questions so we don't have to.
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Best Wireless Gaming Headsets (2018): PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 09:00
No matter your gaming system, these are the best wireless gaming headsets out there.
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TuSimple's Robo-Truck Cameras See Twice as Far as Any Lidar

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 08:00
The self-driving startup's computer vision-wielding truck drives like a champion—until a system freeze cuts a test drive short.
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An Energy Evolution: From Delicious to Dirty to Almost Free

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 08:00
A warp-speed history of our quest for cheap energy, from prehistoric hunters to climate change.
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A U.N. Migration Pact Is Dividing Europe — And Has Become Fodder For Nationalists

The pact, set to be approved this week, is meant to help the European Union navigate its most politically sensitive issue. The pact is non-binding, but several countries have pulled support.

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Leaked Audio Reveals Google’s Efforts to Woo Conservatives

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 07:00
“We've recognized that the company is generally seen as liberal by policymakers,” a government-relations executive told Google employees in February.
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Jazz, Love and Letting Loose: Brooklyn's Surprising Senior Jazz Scene

Jazz 966 is a senior center by day, but, on Friday nights, it transforms into a swinging jazz club catering to seniors who love to hear live music.

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The Race to Understand Antarctica’s Most Terrifying Glacier

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 06:00
The Thwaites Glacier is crumbling into the sea. Now scientists must answer two questions: When will it take the plunge? And can our coastal cities be saved?
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Trump’s Limits on Legal Immigration Could Hit Businesses Hard

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 06:00
Today is the last day members of the public can comment on a Trump administration proposal to radically restrict legal immigration.
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