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'Marriage Story' Proves Anything on Netflix Can Be a Meme Now

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 12:41
Over the weekend, the internet turned the film's most tense moment into LOLs. Because of course it did.
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Tough Questions 'Must Be Answered' After New Zealand's Deadly Volcano Eruption

At least six people are dead and others badly injured or missing, after an event Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called "devastating." Now, some are wondering why tourists were there in the first place.

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Exxon Wins New York Climate Change Fraud Case

New York's Attorney General argued that the oil giant misled shareholders about the financial risks from climate change.

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Roxette's Marie Fredriksson Dead At 61

As half of Roxette, Fredriksson was one of Sweden's most notable pop exports, selling tens of millions of albums and garnering several hit songs.

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Public opinion lessons for AI regulation

Baobao Zhang explains how public opinion will likely shape the regulation of three applications of AI in the US: "facial recognition technology used by law enforcement, algorithms used by social media platforms, and lethal autonomous weapons." 

“In the U.S., legislation to regulate social media platforms has stalled because of the divergent policy priorities of the two parties,” says Zhang. “The techlash from the left and the right are different: Democrats prioritize the prevention of digital manipulation and consumer privacy while Republicans focus on alleged bias against conservatives.”

Read more from The Brookings Institution’s Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technology (AIET) Initiative

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Flight Attendants, Pilots Say Frontier Discriminated Against New Moms

In a pair of lawsuits filed in federal court, a group of pilots and flights attendants say Frontier Airlines failed to accommodate the needs of pregnant and nursing women.

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READ: Articles Of Impeachment Against President Trump

House Democrats have unveiled their allegations. After it finalizes the articles, the Judiciary Committee is expected to send them to the full House for a vote on whether to impeach.

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House Democrats Support Updated Trade Deal With Mexico And Canada

House Democrats and organized labor have signed off on an updated trade agreement with Mexico and Canada. The announcement comes as Democrats unveiled articles of impeachment against President Trump.

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Bill Cosby Loses Appeal Of Sexual Assault Conviction

Cosby is serving a sentence of 3-10 years for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home outside Philadelphia in 2004.

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Chilean Military Plane Carrying 38 People Crashes En Route To Antarctica

The Chilean air force says it hasn't been able to locate the Hercules C-130 transport plane, but have determined it likely crashed. A search and rescue mission is ongoing.

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How the Mandalorian Might See Through Walls

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 10:00
Mando's sci-fi ability might not be as crazy or outlandish as you think.
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Earth's Changing Ice

NASA Image of the Day - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 09:57
Meltwater lakes form on the surface of Greenland’s Petermann Glacier.
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Industry Must Team up With Government to Keep America on Top

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 09:00
The Federal government takes on early investment risks that venture capital won't take, underwriting industry and the future.
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Gunman Kills 6 In Attack Inside Czech Hospital's Waiting Room

The shooting set off a manhunt that ended when the suspected gunman killed himself as police were closing in on him. Three people were also injured.

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Apple MacBook Pro Review (2019, 16-Inch): A Return to Form

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 07:00
The new MacBook Pro is a little boring, but after years of misfires in Apple's laptop lineup, the machine reliably gets the job done.
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What is 5G? The Complete Guide to When, Why, and How

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 07:00
Dive deep into the 5G spectrum, millimeter wave technology, and why 5G could give China an edge in the AI race.
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The FCC's Push to Purge Huawei From US Networks

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 07:00
The rural carriers who rely on Huawei are wary of a costly “rip and replace” effort.
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Amazon, Google, Microsoft: Here's Who Has the Greenest Cloud

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 07:00
A WIRED report card on the top three cloud providers shows how their environmental claims stack up.
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Why the ‘Queen of Shitty Robots’ Renounced Her Crown

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 06:00
YouTuber Simone Giertz gave up wildly popular but barely functioning machines and confronted her fears of imperfection (while facing her own mortality and making an awesome Truckla EV).
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From Consensus To Deadlock: Is Impeachment Still A Check On Presidents?

The Nixon impeachment was a bipartisan affair; President Clinton's impeachment was less so. But in the Trump era, getting bipartisan support for the move is virtually impossible.

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