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Angela Merkel's Party Elects A Successor As She Begins Her Exit From German Politics

On Friday, the Christian Democratic Union chose its general secretary, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, a strong Merkel supporter.

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Feds Detail What They Call Lies Told By Paul Manafort Since His Guilty Plea

Manafort's attorneys say he has provided the government with useful information but aren't opposing the recommendation that he be sentenced early in 2019.

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Charlottesville Jury Convicts 'Unite The Right' Protester Who Killed Woman

James Alex Fields rammed his car into counterprotestors in 2017, killing Heather Heyer and injuring several other people. He was convicted of first degree murder and other charges.

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Ex-Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Should Get 'Substantial Prison Term,' Feds Say

Prosecutors acknowledged that Cohen has been cooperating with cases in New York City and Washington but nonetheless said the crimes he's admitted committing are serious enough to go to prison.

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Friendly Fire Killed Sheriff's Sergeant At Thousand Oaks, Calif., Shooting Scene

Sgt. Ron Helus was struck by five bullets from the suspect's weapon. But it was a sixth shot, fired by another law enforcement officer, that proved fatal.

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Pakistan Ousts 18 Aid Agencies. Human Rights Minister Tweets 'They Must Leave'

The groups asked to close down operations include Catholic Relief Services, World Vision and Plan International.

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Episode #1850

Our broadcast show for December 7, 2018.

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Gadget Lab Podcast: What the Tumblr Porn Ban Means for Users

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 15:37
WIRED writer Emily Dreyfuss joins the Gadget Lab to talk about Tumblr's porn ban and where active members of that community are headed next.
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Trump Golf Club Allegedly Employed Undocumented Immigrants

Two employees worked with falsified papers at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in New Jersey, their lawyer said. The president has visited the club more than 70 times since taking office.

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Canada Welcomes AI—But Not All 'Black in AI' Workshop Guests

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 14:59
More than 100 researchers who hoped to attend a big AI conference in Montreal couldn't get visas.
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World's First Insect Vaccine Could Help Bees Fight Off Deadly Disease

American foulbrood is an infectious disease that devastates honeybee hives. Scientists say they've created a vaccine for it, despite a big hurdle: Bees don't have antibodies.

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Poll: Young People More Likely To Defer Health Care Because Of Cost

A third of people under 35 said cost led them to put off some form of health care, compared with only 8 percent of people 65 and older, a poll by NPR and IBM Watson Health found.

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How the CIA Trains Spies to Hide in Plain Sight

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 13:35
It's not just about putting on a fake mustache. Disguise is about changing the way you carry yourself.
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Australia's Encryption-Busting Law Could Impact the World

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 12:45
Australia has passed a law that would require companies to weaken their encryption, a move that could reverberate globally.
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UNAIDS Report: 9 Million Are Likely HIV Positive And Don't Know It

That's why public health officials are urging people to "know your status." But if they learn they are HIV positive, there isn't always a clear path to treatment.

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Foreign Wives And Children Of ISIS Are Held In Syria With Uncertain Future

Kurdish officials in northeastern Syria say they are holding 550 foreign women whom they captured after defeating ISIS, as well as about 1,200 foreign children.

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More Salt, Fewer Whole Grains: USDA Eases School Lunch Nutrition Rules

Advocates say the Trump administration's rollback of nutrition requirements could lead to school meals that are inconsistent with federal dietary guidelines.

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Wisdom The Albatross, World's Oldest Wild Bird, Lays Another Egg

Wisdom is known to be at least 68 years old and nests each year at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. She survived a tsunami and is believed to have laid nearly 40 eggs over her life.

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Oil Prices Jump After OPEC Agrees To Bigger-Than-Expected Production Cut

Ignoring pressure from President Trump to keep the oil flowing, OPEC, Russia and other producers have agreed to cut production. They hope to stem a 30 percent drop in oil prices in the past month.

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Tweets Cost Kevin Hart the Oscars. His Apology Made It Worse

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 12:12
When the comedian's past homophobic tweets surfaced, he could've used it as an opportunity for dialogue. But he didn't.
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