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'Game of Thrones' Goes on a Victory Lap—and an Apology Tour

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 22:19
The show's farewell panel at Comic-Con was a one-sided goodbye.
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Trump Seizes On Soggy Paper Straws As Campaign Issue: 'Make Straws Great Again'

The president's reelection campaign is now selling reusable and recycled straws in their 2020 online store, because they claim "lberal paper straws don't work."

(Image credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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The App Creeping on Your IG Location, Jakarta’s Insurance Crisis, and More News

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 19:58
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
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Netflix’s 'The Witcher' Makes a Play to Be the Next 'Game of Thrones'

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 19:53
The streaming service might have the new fantasy crossover hit.
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Study: Sugar Rules The World And Ruins Teeth

The authors of a new study say dental health is especially bad in low- and middle-income countries — and that Big Sugar works to make sure soda and candy aren't targeted as cavity culprits.

(Image credit: John Stanmeyer for NPR)

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Amazon Warns Customers: Those Supplements Might Be Fake

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 17:25
The company confirmed that it had notified users earlier this week that the Align supplements they purchased were likely counterfeits.
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Gadget Lab Podcast: Twitter’s Major Design Overhaul

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 16:44
Twitter has launched its first major redesign in several years. The question is whether it’s enough to make a dent in the hate and harassment.
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Director Of National Intelligence Dan Coats Appoints New Election Security Czar

Spy world veteran Shelby Pierson will attempt to centralize election security efforts across the intelligence community with soon-to-be-designated agency leads.

(Image credit: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

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Iran Says It Has Seized A British Tanker In Strait Of Hormuz

Ship-tracking data show the U.K. tanker Stena Impero was traveling from the United Arab Emirates to a port in Saudi Arabia when it suddenly veered toward Iran's coast and came to a stop.

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This App Lets Your Instagram Followers Track Your Location

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 14:14
By aggregating data from geotagged posts and stories, Who's in Town can paint a detailed picture of the habits and haunts of anyone with a Instagram account.
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Trump Administration Repatriates, Charges Citizen Who Allegedly Fought For ISIS

A criminal complaint charging Ruslan Maratovich Asainov was unsealed in New York City; prosecutors say he was a sniper and weapons trainer for the Islamic State in Syria.

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'Fresh Air' Commemorates The 50th Anniversary Of Apollo 11's Moon Landing

We listen to archival interviews with Michael Collins, of Apollo 11; Alan Shepard, the first American in space; Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield; and Chuck Yeager, who first broke the sound barrier.

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Ex-NSA Contractor Who Stole Top Secret Documents Is Sentenced To 9 Years In Prison

Harold Martin committed the massive theft of government documents over decades, storing files in his car and Maryland home. "My methods were wrong, illegal and highly questionable," Martin said.

(Image credit: Patrick Semansky/AP)

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Does Facebook Need A Humanitarian Partner For Its New Digital Currency?

The aid group Mercy Corps believes that the new Libra currency could help funnel aid to the poor. But critics wonder why the charity has teamed up with a controversial company.

(Image credit: Nichole Sobecki for NPR)

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Marvel's Games Are Starting to Feel a Lot Like Its Movies

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 13:30
They're not all telling the same story, but they're telling their own stories *consistently*—a recipe for a new kind of success.
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Thousands Freed From Prison Custody As DOJ Implements Sentencing Reform Law

More than 3,100 are moving out of the Bureau of Prisons system on Friday and the Justice Department is making other changes to comply with a law passed by Congress last year.

(Image credit: Susan Walsh/AP)

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'Fallout 76' Desperately Needs to Test-Play Its Patches More

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 13:00
This week's game news: update troubles for 'Fallout 76,' Nintendo Switch's possessed joysticks, and the bizarre trailer for 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.'
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A Young Jeffrey Epstein Made An Impression On His High School Students

Former students at the Dalton School in Manhattan remember Epstein as a young, charismatic teacher. More than four decades later, Epstein stands accused of sexually abusing dozens of underaged girls.

(Image credit: Patrick McMullan/Getty Images)

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Congress Is Pissed at Facebook and the FTC

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 11:59
But lawmakers appear too divided still to do anything meaningful about it.
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Rogue Weedkiller Vapors Are Threatening Soybean Science

Scientists at four leading universities have seen their soybean experiments injured by a stealthy vandal: drifting fumes from a weedkiller called dicamba, now popular among farmers.

(Image credit: Dan Charles/NPR)

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