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Pope Francis Suggests Changing The Words To The 'Lord's Prayer'

The phrase "lead us not into temptation" isn't right, the pontiff says, because "a father does not do this." France's Catholic Church has changed the phrase in its version of the Lord's Prayer.

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At Least 12 U.N. Peacekeepers Killed In Rebel Attack In Congo

Five Congolese soldiers also died, and at least 40 peacekeepers were wounded in the attack on a base in eastern Congo. A U.N. official said it was the bloodiest assault on peacekeepers in 25 years.

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Retrospective: Moon

NASA Image of the Day - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:12
This false-color image is composed of 15 images taken through three color filters by NASA's Galileo spacecraft as it passed through the Earth-Moon system on Dec. 8, 1992.
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Scientists Discover Grass Species With Intriguing 'Salt And Vinegar' Chip Flavor

Alas, you wouldn't want to eat this native of Western Australia — Spinifex grasses are often so hard and spiky that scientists say collecting samples can be painful.

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Inside the Magically Mundane Lab of a Nobel Prize-Winning Chemist

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:00
Ben Feringa is a pioneer in nanotechnology, and this is his world.
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A Saudi Billionaire's Detention Is Making Some Investors Nervous

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was swept up in early November with more than 200 other Saudi businessmen and princes in a massive anti-corruption campaign spearheaded by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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Videogames Are Award-Worthy—But They Don't Need Award Shows

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 10:00
Last night, The Game Awards celebrated the top achievements in games and hyped up a bunch of new releases to boot. But what kind of award show does videogaming need?
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Jaguar Challenges Tesla, a Corvette Shoots Fire, and More This Week in the Future of Cars

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 09:00
San Francisco changes parking prices, Virginia raises tolls, and Americans start to realize how much driving really costs.
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November Jobs Report: Economy Adds 228,000 Jobs; Unemployment Steady

U.S. jobs growth has averaged 174,000 per month so far in 2017, compared to an average monthly gain of 187,000 in 2016, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says.

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Can Your Ceramic Cookware Give You Lead Poisoning?

Mass-produced crockpots and other ceramic food containers are probably safe, but handmade earthenware might merit a home test.

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Tax Bill Could Offer New Way To Funnel Political Cash — And Make It Tax Deductible

Big-money donors can already donate anonymously through social-welfare groups. If Congress keeps a provision in the House tax bill, it would allow charitable organizations to play politics.

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The FCC Says Net Neutrality Cripples Investment. That's Not True

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 07:00
The FCC proposal to repeal net neutrality hinges on a claim that telecom companies have cut investment in new infrastructure. But several large internet providers have increased spending.
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Google Is Giving Away AI That Can Build Your Genome Sequence

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 07:00
The deep learning tool can assemble a full genome from raw DNA more accurately than every existing method.
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Megabreaches Happen. Here's How to Protect Yourself When They Do

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 07:00
The next megabreach is coming. Here's how you can cope if and when your info gets swept up.
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U.K., EU Reach Agreement On Key Brexit Issues

The biggest stumbling block had been whether the U.K.'s Northern Ireland and the independent Republic of Ireland would have a "hard border" post-Brexit. The sides agreed to keep an open border.

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Top Stories: New California Fires; Initial Brexit Agreement Reached

Also: Palestinians demonstrate against President Trump's decision recognizing Jerusalem; three people die in a New Mexico school shooting; and a man who streaked at a Buffalo Bills game is fined.

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Abortion Could Be Deal-Breaker In Alabama Senate Race For Many Torn GOP Voters

GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore could win Tuesday's special election, notwithstanding sexual misconduct allegations against him. A big reason is that Democrat Doug Jones supports abortion rights.

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Adults Can Get Type 1 Diabetes, Too

It used to be called juvenile diabetes because the thought was it only started in childhood. But adults are just as likely to be diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Not knowing that can delay treatment.

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California Struggles To Gain On Fires As New Ones Appear Daily

The newly spawned Lilac Fire has already destroyed 20 homes and threatens thousands more. Meanwhile, the Thomas Fire continues to spread.

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'Samurai Sword' Attack At Tokyo Shrine Leaves 3 Dead

The shrine's head priestess was reportedly killed in the attack by her brother, the former head priest, and his girlfriend, in an apparent succession feud.

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