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Deported After Living In The U.S. For 26 Years, He Navigates A New Life In Mexico

After losing protections under the DACA program, Gilberto Olivas-Bejarano was deported to his birth country. In the Mexican city of León, far from his former life, he says he has much to offer.

(Image credit: Alicia Vera for NPR)

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Billion-Dollar Gamble: How A 'Singular Hero' Helped Start A New Field In Physics

In the 1970s, Rich Isaacson was presented with what seemed a crazy idea: using lasers to detect gravitational waves. It became the biggest project the National Science Foundation had ever funded.

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The Mystifying Case of the Missing Planets

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 08:00
There's a puzzling lack of planets slightly bigger than Earth, which is making astronomers rethink how planets form in the first place.
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12 Best Android Phones of 2019 (New, Unlocked, and Cheap)

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 08:00
Wonder what the absolute best Android phone is right now? We have the answer, and some alternatives, including Google Pixel, OnePlus, Samsung Galaxy, LG, Moto, and more.
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In France, The #MeToo Movement Has Yet To Live Up To Women's Hopes

"The excuse we hear in France is that we have the French seduction type. ... it's in our culture and our tradition and blah, blah, blah," says a former member of parliament.

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The Colonial Roots Of Pimiento Cheese

A Filipina American discovers her favorite cheesy snack has a bloody origin story.

(Image credit: Trinidad Escobar)

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A Photographer's Search For The Vanishing Stars Of Bengali Folk Theater

Ten years after leaving his childhood home in West Bengal, photographer Soumya Sankar Bose returned to find that stars of Jatra, a popular local form of folk theater, were fading from public view.

(Image credit: Soumya Sankar Bose)

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Bluetooth's Complexity Has Become a Security Risk

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 07:00
Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy are incredibly convenient—but increasingly at the center of a lot of security lapses.
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How All of the Surviving 'Game of Thrones' Heroes Got Here

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 07:00
The series premiere, "Winter Is Coming," may provide some hints of what's to come in the series finale.
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Want to Bike Cross Country? Some Old Rails Could Get You There

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 07:00
The Rails to Trails Conservancy is trying to assemble a 3,700-mile route that crosses 12 states. It needs help in Wyoming.
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Another Fatal Tesla Autopilot Crash and More Car News This Week

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 07:00
The NTSB said a Tesla Model 3 had its Autopilot engaged when it collided with a truck in Florida in March, killing the driver.
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How the US-China Trade War Could Hike iPhone Prices

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 07:00
As the US and China slap tariffs on each other's goods, some tech companies are shifting production to India, Thailand, and Vietnam.
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Pete Buttigieg Dismisses President Trump's Acceptance Of His Marriage

The president said the South Bend, Ind. mayor's marriage to a man was "absolutely fine." In an interview with NPR, Buttigieg said he was "more interested in policies that affect LGBTQ people."

(Image credit: Olivia Sun for NPR)

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Companies That Rely On Census Data Worry Citizenship Question Will Hurt

Lyft and Univision are among the critics of the citizenship question the Trump administration wants on the 2020 census. The businesses say it could harm the national head count and their bottom line.

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Duncan Laurence From The Netherlands Wins Eurovision 2019

Singers from 26 countries competed in the finals of the global song competition, which was held Saturday evening in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison Scores Surprise Election Victory

Morrison's win defied analysts and pollsters, who had predicted his defeat for several months. "Tonight is about every single Australian who depends on their government to put them first," he said.

(Image credit: Rick Rycroft/AP)

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Austria's Vice Chancellor Quits After Video Surfaces Of Meeting With Russian Investor

The video appeared to show Heinz-Christian Strache offering business deals for political support. Strache, of Austria's far-right Freedom Party, called the taping a "targeted political assassination."

(Image credit: Alex Halada/AFP/Getty Images)

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Like *Game of Thrones* Languages? Here's How to Make Your Own

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 12:00
We got pro tips from the master—like, the actual guy who created Dothraki and High Valyrian.
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Space Photos of the Week: The Shrinky, Wrinkly, Seismic Moon

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 10:00
PLUS: A cleansing wind for Mars and a new star for Orion (eventually).
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Where's Masculinity Headed? Men's Groups And Therapists Are Talking

American men face higher rates of suicide than women and higher rates of incarceration. In the age of #MeToo, some men are turning to each other to build healthy esteem that builds up others too.

(Image credit: Leonardo Santamaria for NPR)

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