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Sanctions Targeting North Korea Ripple Into Russia

Sanctions require Russia to expel about 30,000 North Korean migrant workers. In this city in Russia's Far East, some business owners say they will be sorely missed.

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Motorola Moto G6 and Moto E5: Price, Specs, Release Date

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:00
With the Moto G6 and E5, the king of budget phones has no plans to abdicate its throne in 2018.
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Physics Explains Why Braves Fans Can’t Beat the Freeze

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:00
A spandex-clad superhero keeps beating Atlanta Braves fans...even when they have a huge head start.
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Virtual Reality Takes a Political Turn in the Trump Era

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 09:00
From climate change to reforming white supremacists: At this year's Tribeca Film Festival, it's about the medium and the message.
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The Clever Vine-Like Robot That Grows and Steers With Air

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 08:00
Vinebot is part of the first generation of advanced “soft robots,” which promise to go where no traditional robot can tread—literally.
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Biotech Gets Some Silicon Valley Shine at Illumina’s New Campus

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 08:00
With tons of amenities, the DNA sequencing giant hopes to attract the Bay Area's top life science talent.
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Minds Is the Anti-Facebook That Pays You For Your Time

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 08:00
In the wake of privacy scandals, Facebook users are newly realizing their data makes the company rich. What if platforms paid them for their contributions?
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Top Stories: FAA Seeks Jet Engine Checks; Some GOP Lawmakers Want Mueller Protected

Also: The students who created the National School Walkout; Facebook will offer users a privacy opt-out; and after Sen. Duckworth (D-Ill) gives birth, the Senate votes to allow babies on the floor.

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After Alert On Russian Hacks, Bigger Push To Protect Power Grid

Homeland Security and the FBI have blamed Russia for a series of cyberattacks on U.S. power plants. The industry is stepping up efforts to protect the electric grid.

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Browser Standard WebAuthn Could Usher in a Password-Free Future

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 07:00
A new web browser standard may spell the end of passwords, but all the big websites will have to play along first.
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How DNA Transfer Nearly Convicted an Innocent Man of Murder

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 07:00
We leave traces of our genetic material everywhere, even on things we’ve never touched. That got Lukis Anderson charged with a brutal crime he didn’t commit.
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Airbus Is Making Beds for Economy Fliers—in the Cargo Hold

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 07:00
Coming attractions for economy fliers could include actual lie-flat beds, just not in the cabin.
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FAA Orders Inspections Of Engine Type That Blew Apart On Southwest Flight

The Federal Aviation Administration says CFM engines, which power many Boeing 737s, need to be ultrasonically inspected after a certain number of takeoffs and landings.

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Can This Man Help Uber Recover From the Travis Kalanick Era?

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 06:00
CEO Dara Khosrowshahi champions everything Uber once rejected: caution, discipline, and tact. Can he reform Silicon Valley's most audacious company?
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Meet The Students Who Dreamed Up Friday's National School Walkout

Thousands of students across the country are expected to walk out of class Friday to protest violence in schools. And the idea came from a group of kids who live far from Florida.

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Republicans Push Bill To Protect Mueller, Without McConnell's Support

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the legislation is unnecessary, but those who want to shield special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired say the point is to send a message.

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Reducing Voters' Paperwork Might Expand The Voter Rolls

By next year, more than a quarter of all Americans will live in states where they no longer have to fill out registration forms in order to cast a ballot.

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Can Triage Nurses Help Prevent 911 Overload?

One in four calls to the Washington, D.C., 911 line isn't an emergency. The city now has triage nurses working with dispatchers to get callers with less urgent needs a same-day clinic visit instead.

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Ex-'Playboy' Model Settles Suit With 'National Enquirer' Over Alleged Trump Affair

The settlement frees Karen McDougal to speak publicly about the alleged 10-month affair that she says ended in 2007 after the publisher bought her story and then never ran it.

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Facebook To Offer Users Opt-Outs That Comply With New European Privacy Rules

The social media giant will ask users worldwide if they want to continue sharing data for ads as well as personal information such as political and religious leanings and relationship information.

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