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'We Have A Big Responsibility': Facebook Rolls Out New Election Security Measures

The social network is fighting foreign efforts to manipulate and mislead its users ahead of the 2020 presidential election. CEO Mark Zuckerberg called election security one of his "top priorities."

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Violent Protests Continue In Chile As Government Imposes New Curfew

Demonstrations against wealth inequality have persisted, despite the fact that President Sebastián Piñera suspended transit fare hikes. There have been at least eight deaths reported.

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National Parks Trying To Get A Handle On E-Bikes

Electric assisted bicycles are on trails in the national parks. Enthusiasts think that's a great thing, but some traditional riders and environmentalists see big problems ahead.

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Scientists Create New, More Powerful Technique To Edit Genes

A new technique, dubbed 'prime editing,' appears to make it even easier to make very precise changes in DNA. It's designed to overcome the limits of the CRISPR gene editing tool.

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A Tornado Struck Overnight. Now Dallas Is Assessing The Damage

Extensive structural damage was apparent by sunrise, but no fatalities or injuries have been reported, Mayor Eric Johnson said early Monday.

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Benjamin Netanyahu Abandons Bid To Form Government Amid Israel's Political Deadlock

Israel's longtime prime minister had been given a mandate to form a governing coalition after last month's close elections. The mandate now falls to his chief rival, Benny Gantz.

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NASA and the 70th International Astronautical Congress

NASA Image of the Day - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 14:15
Vice President Mike Pence delivers remarks during the opening ceremony of the 70th International Astronautical Congress.
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Some U.S. Troops May Remain In Northeast Syria To Protect Oil Fields

Other U.S. troops will pivot to fighting ISIS in Iraq, rather than immediately heading home. Some 300,000 people have reportedly been displaced since Turkey's offensive began.

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Mitt Romney, 'Pierre Delecto' And The Strategy Of Anonymously Criticizing Trump

The Utah senator outed himself over the weekend as the owner of a mostly nondescript Twitter handle that defended Romney and was critical of President Trump.

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Keeping Your Blood Sugar In Check Could Lower Your Alzheimer's Risk

Diabetes can double a person's chances of developing Alzheimer's. Now researchers are beginning to understand the role of brain metabolism in the development of the dementia.

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Microsoft's Secured-Core PC Feature Protects Critical Code

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 11:00
The “secured-core PC” feature for Windows looks to head off firmware hacks.
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A New Crispr Technique Could Fix Almost All Genetic Diseases

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 11:00
A less error-prone DNA editing method could correct many more harmful mutations than was previously possible.
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NASA Astronaut Christina Koch Conducts Repairs on the Space Station

NASA Image of the Day - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 10:42
NASA astronaut Christina Koch conducts her fourth spacewalk at the International Space Station with fellow NASA astronaut Jessica Meir
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*Joker* Could Become the Biggest R-Rated Movie of All Time

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 10:30
Also, production on Netflix's *Cowboy Bebop* has been delayed due to an injury on set. 
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Opioid Trial: 4 Companies Reach Tentative Settlement With Ohio Counties

Four defendants, including three big U.S. distributors, have struck a deal with Summit and Cuyahoga counties. It doesn't resolve thousands of other lawsuits filed against the firms across the U.S.

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Opioid Trial: 4 Companies Reach Tentative Settlement With Ohio Counties

Four defendants, including the three big U.S. distributors, have struck a deal with Summit and Cuyahoga counties. It doesn't resolve thousands of other lawsuits filed against the firms across the U.S.

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Star Wars News: 'The Rise of Skywalker' Will Address the Toxic Rey-Kylo Relationship

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 09:00
Also, “Jedi” is now in the Oxford English Dictionary, and more 'Star Wars' rumors and news.
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Andrew Yang Wants a Thorium Reactor by 2027. Good Luck, Buddy

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 09:00
The presidential candidate backs a type of reactor that promises cleaner, safer nuclear energy. But it may not be the best way to ditch fossil fuels.
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The Bizarre Aye-Aye Isn’t Giving Us the Finger After All

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 08:00
The primate uses its long middle finger to fish for grubs. But scientists just discovered its “pseudothumb,” meaning it's got six digits, not five.
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