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Police Arrest Third Suspect In New Haven Synthetic Marijuana Overdose Case

Over three days, more than 100 people fell ill after smoking a batch of K2 officials say was laced with AB-Fubinaca. Police Chief Anthony Campbell said chemical was "knocking people down."

(Image credit: Bill Sikes/AP)

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Mueller: Prison Time An Option For Former Trump Campaign Aide Papadopoulos

The special counsel noted that the legal guidelines suggest a sentence of zero to six months. George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about contacts with Russians.

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Satanic Temple Protests Ten Commandments Monument With Goat-Headed Statue

"It will be a very cold day in hell before an offensive statue will be forced upon us to be permanently erected on the grounds of the Arkansas State Capitol," Republican State Sen. Jason Rapert said.

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WATCH: Massive 'Fire Tornado' Revealed In Footage Released By Officials

California authorities say the behemoth killed a firefighter battling the Carr Fire last month. Larger than three football fields, the tornado was unlike anything they'd seen. Now, they have video.

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Democrats Unveil Ad Attacking House GOP Leaders

An outside group supporting House Democrats is running a digital ad that uses a strategy the party used in 2006 to challenge Republican control of the House — focusing on personal scandals.

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Taking Away John Brennan's Clearance Threatens National Security

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 16:00
When Trump strips a former CIA director's security clearance, the impact is more than just symbolic.
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Gadget Lab Podcast: Will Elon Musk Really Take Tesla Private?

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 15:41
Elon Musk’s public and sometimes-controversial tweets have triggered a cascade of events in recent weeks. We discuss on the Gadget Lab podcast.
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Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooter Is Sentenced To Life In Prison

Esteban Santiago killed five people and injured six when he opened fire in the baggage claim at Fort Lauderdale's airport on Jan. 6. A federal judge called the attack "85 seconds of evil."

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'There Must Be Justice': U.S. Sanctions Myanmar Soldiers For Rohingya Killings

The sanctions target four mid-level commanders and two units — but they failed to satisfy senators and activists alike, who say the U.S. has a ways to go to hold Myanmar accountable for its crimes.

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott Has Convoluted Ties To Rail Company Whose Project He Supports

In 2011, Scott rejected a federally funded rail project; now he supports a privately funded one. He and his wife invested millions with an investment firm that owns the company behind the proposal.

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Monsoon Floods Have Killed More Than 320 People In Kerala, India

The heavy rainfall has resulted in deadly landslides and flash floods, leaving hundreds of thousands of people homeless.

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The Best Cheap PS4 and PS4 Pro Deals and Bundles (Autumn 2018)

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 11:44
Whether you’re hunting for Monster Hunter or looking to play Star Wars: Battlefront II, these are the PlayStations to buy.
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About That Microloan Mention In 'Crazy Rich Asians' ...

In one scene, Rachel Chu, the fictional lead character in the rom-com, chats with a princess about how small loans are helping women. But do they really?

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A Bot Panic Hits Amazon Mechanical Turk

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 11:38
Concerned social scientists turned their analytical skills onto one of their most widely used research tools this week: Amazon's Mechanical Turk.
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How Spanish Women Were Allegedly Targeted In 'Stolen Babies' Cases For Decades

A secret adoption network started in Spain in the 1930s as a fascist tactic to purge "communist tendencies" from women who defended the republic, say prosecutors and academics.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Pilar Navarro)

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Texas Tightens Disclosure Rules Following Medicaid Investigation

Officials in Texas are responding to the findings of an investigation by NPR and the Center for Public Integrity into drugmakers' influence over medication choices for Medicaid patients.

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Happy Birthday, Mr. Kranz!

NASA Image of the Day - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 10:54
Wishing legendary NASA flight director Gene Kranz the happiest of birthdays!
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U.S. Threatens Further Sanctions Against Turkey Over Detained Pastor

Rising tensions between the two countries have caused Turkey's currency, the lira, to plunge by about a third of its value against the U.S. dollar since January, sparking fears of an economic crisis.

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Opinion: How I Learned To Face Food Waste And Plan Smarter

According to the USDA, nearly 300 pounds of food per person gets thrown out in American homes each year. For three months, here's how one woman tried to cut back on food waste with her family of four.

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Oh Hey, Don't Steal Reviews, and the Rest of This Week in Games

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 09:00
In this week's Replay column we've got a plagiarism scandal, 'Diablo III' on the Nintendo Switch, and other disruptions. Let's dive in.
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