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Former British Army Sergeant Sentenced After Parachute Murder Attempt Of Wife

Out of love and deeply in debt, he devised a plan: Make it so his wife would plunge to her death, cash in on her life insurance and run away with his new girlfriend. Except his wife survived.

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The Key to Triumphing Over Star Wars Trolls

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 09:00
Former *Mythbusters* host Kari Byron has a few suggestions for handling toxic fans.
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A Snooping Soccer App, a Decades-Old Bug, and More Security News This Week.

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 09:00
Encrypted email, a 20-year-old bug, and more security news this week.
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Tech Deals: Vizio, 23andMe, iPad Mini, Amazon Devices

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 09:00
Go shopping for DNA testing kits, fancy robot vacuums, gaming hardware and software, and more this weekend.
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Domestic Violence Expert Resigns From NFL Players Association Commission

The Commission on Violence Prevention was created in response to several cases of alleged domestic violence by NFL players. Law professor Deborah Epstein says the effort was essentially a "fig leaf."

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Parkland Survivors Launch Tour To Register Young Voters And Get Them Out In November

Student survivors from the shooting in Parkland, Fla., embark on a 20-state bus tour aimed at registering young people to vote, but this demographic typically sits out mid-term elections.

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Shortage Of Rural Veterinarians Puts Farmers, Food Supply At Risk

The scarcity of rural vets, who are the first line of defense against diseases that can spread from animals to humans, means sick and infected animals could increasingly go untested.

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Instant Film Cameras From Fujifilm and Lomography Prove It's Hip to Be Square

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 08:00
We look at two cameras that approach the iconic quadrilateral instant photo from new angles.
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Space Photos of the Week: Mars Attacks Opportunity

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 08:00
The huge cloud blocks out the sun, sending Oppy into low power mode.
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Teaching Children To Ask The Big Questions Without Religion

Religion offers answers to big questions about life and death, right and wrong, and who we are. But some unaffiliated parents are finding power in not knowing those answers.

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DHS: Nearly 2,000 Children Separated From Adults At Border In 6 Weeks

The government says the Office of Refugee Resettlement, charged with finding homes for solo children or those who have been separated from their families, has more than 10,000 children in shelters.

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The Russia Investigations: What The Justice IG Report Revealed

The Justice Department watchdog's long-awaited asteroid finally struck. Some big questions were answered but many others remain.

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The Universe Is Not a Simulation, but We Can Now Simulate It

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 07:00
Computer simulations have become so accurate that cosmologists can now use them to study dark matter, supermassive black holes, and other mysteries of the real evolving cosmos.
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Why You Should Slack Off to Get Some Work Done

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 07:00
One cautionary point: Pro-leisure science does not give permission to trance out on Twitter or graze Netflix endlessly.
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What Teens Really Say About Sex, Drugs And Sadness

A new survey of America's youth offers more than a few surprises — and raises some important red flags.

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More Colleges Go Test-Optional; Google Launches College Search Tool

Also in our weekly roundup of education news, the University of Chicago makes test scores optional for applicants.

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'Nobody Cares About Cairo': Residents of Shrinking River Town Fight To Bring It Back

For Cairo, Ill., a former river port and manufacturing hub, economic troubles began with the decline in river trade. Now two more public housing buildings are scheduled to close.

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Trump Administration To Open Temporary Tent Shelter In Texas For Migrant Children

The Trump administration is scrambling to find shelter space for a growing number of juveniles who have been separated from their parents under the policy of prosecuting all illegal border crossers.

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The Theranos Indictments Expose the Soul of Silicon Valley

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 19:25
Embattled Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes faces 11 counts of wire fraud—but will continue to chair the company's board.
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After Nationwide Strike, Nicaragua Looks No Closer To Bloodshed's End

For two months, President Daniel Ortega and his supporters have been in a standoff with protesters seeking new elections. Scores have died, students have occupied schools, and peace remains elusive.

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