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VIDEO: Man Scales Down At Least 14 Stories Of High-Rise After Fire Reported

It's not clear why the Philadelphia man left the building this way. It is clear that he's a very skilled climber, scaling more than a dozen floors in about three minutes.

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Rep. Ilhan Omar Receives Hero's Welcome Home Amid Trump Attacks

"We are going to continue to be a nightmare to this president," she said into a megaphone, "because his policies are a nightmare to us. We are not deterred, we are not frightened, we are ready."

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Comic-Con Trailers: 'It Chapter 2,' 'Top Gun: Maverick,' and 'His Dark Materials'

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 00:05
Two sequels and a new version of a classic book trilogy all drop during the convention's first day.
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How It Feels to Drive—and Crash—the First-Ever Mid-Engine Corvette

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 23:15
Car buffs have waited decades for Chevy's new Corvette Stingray, with its relocated engine. WIRED got to test the beast in a simulator GM used to help build it.
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Bing – New transit options to help get you there

Real Time Updates, Trip Frequency, and Alternate Routes – “Over the last six months, the Bing Maps team has been hard at work to improve the quality of mass transit routing. Here are our three biggest improvements, which you can try out today on Bing.com and Bing.com/maps

DuckDuckGo Improves its Maps Experience With Several Key Upgrades

Search Engine Journal – “DuckDuckGo is rolling out several updates to its maps search experience while maintaining the same commitment to user privacy. Earlier this year, DuckDuckGo began using Apple Maps to power its maps search results. Since then, the company says it has been working on additional upgrades that are rolling out now. Here’s what’s new in DuckDuckGo maps search…”

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Toys"R"Us Is Coming Back But With A Different Approach

More than a year after filing for bankruptcy, the chain is relaunching in Texas and New Jersey. Its new stores will feature spaces for toy demonstrations and events.

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About That 'Cats' Trailer: A Feline Anatomy Expert Weighs In

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 21:33
A very serious anatomical investigation of a movie about a play about poems about cats who sing.
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2nd Democratic Primary Debate Matchups Set: Sanders Vs. Warren and Biden Vs. Harris

The debates will be held from 8 to 10 p.m. ET on July 30 and 31 in Detroit. Moderators will be CNN's Dana Bash, Don Lemon and Jake Tapper.

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Heat Wave Blankets Much Of The U.S. This Week

It is bringing dangerous, record-breaking temperatures to the Central and Eastern states.

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Border Protection Disputes Account Of 3-Year-Old Asked To Choose Between Parents

Customs and Border Protection officials are denying an NPR report that a Border Patrol agent asked the girl to choose which of her parents would be sent back to Mexico.

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Trump To Nominate Eugene Scalia, Late Supreme Court Justice's Son, As Labor Secretary

The president offered the Washington attorney the job, and he accepted. He's 55 and a partner at a firm where he handles labor and employment cases.

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The FaceApp Privacy Panic, a Mysterious Satellite Outage, and More News

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 18:52
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
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While Washington Talks Antitrust, Europe Takes Action

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 17:47
The European Commission fined chipmaker Qualcomm €242 million for luring Chinese phone makers with low prices, forcing a British rival out of the market.
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Acting Head Of Customs and Border Protection Says New Asylum Rule In 'Pilot' Phase

"Although the new federal regulation allows us to apply that all 2,000 miles along the Southwest border, we're not going to do that," Mark Morgan told NPR.

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U.S. Overdose Deaths Dipped In 2018, But Some States Saw 'Devastating' Increases

Provisional overdose data for 2018 show a note of hope in an overall bleak picture. But in some states, the numbers actually got worse. What explains the disparities?

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Where Do Supermassive Black Holes Come From?

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 16:34
Born shortly after the Big Bang, these cosmic monsters have perplexed astronomers for years. A new study may shed light on their origins.
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'I'm Drowning': Those Hit Hardest By Student Loan Debt Never Finished College

Some of the people struggling the most to pay back their debt are the millions of students who took out student loans but never finished a degree.

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Rare New Zealand Parakeet Population Doubles After 'Epic' Breeding Season

The orange-fronted parakeet, known locally as the kākāriki karaka, is in the midst of a prolonged mating season due to a beech seed boon. So far, more than 150 chicks have been born in the baby boom.

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Is Aerobic Exercise The Right Prescription For Staving Off Alzheimer's?

Researchers are testing exercise in people at high risk for Alzheimer's. The goal of a federally funded study is to learn whether aerobic physical activity can protect the brain.

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