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CEOs Becoming More Active On Political Issues, Including Abortion

Historically, CEOs spoke out on political issues relevant to their bottom lines, but as the fight over abortion escalates, some say their employees and customers expect them to take a stand.

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Uber CEO: Some Of The Increased Scrutiny On Tech Is Deserved

The push to increase regulations on tech companies may be warranted, said Dara Khosrowshahi, chief of the ride-hailing service. "We are becoming such an important part of everyday life," he said.

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This Swedish Mining Town Is Sinking—So It's Being Moved

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 15:32
Austrian photographer Gregor Kallina documents Kiruna, an Arctic city in the process of relocation.
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A Murder Trial Will Allow DNA Evidence From a Genealogy Site

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 15:31
The trial, which hinges on a lead found using DNA on a genealogy site, will not address whether the new sleuthing method is legal, however.
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Judge Temporarily Protects Abortion Access At Missouri Clinic

A state judge's ruling on Monday will allow Missouri's only clinic that performs abortions to remain open for at least 10 more days.

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'Lives Are At Risk': Venezuelan Charities Struggle Under Shortages And Intimidation

Local aid groups play a growing role amid Venezuela's unprecedented humanitarian crisis marked by widespread malnutrition and deaths from preventable diseases.

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More Scientists Now Think Geoengineering May Be Essential

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 14:38
With carbon emissions soaring, plans to study and develop geoengineering technologies are gaining traction as a last resort.
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10 State Attorneys General Sue To Block T-Mobile, Sprint Merger

"When it comes to corporate power, bigger isn't always better," New York Attorney General Letitia James said. The plaintiffs say the proposed merger would limit competition and lead to higher prices.

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Jon Stewart Blasts Lawmakers In Hearing For Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund

Stewart, a longtime advocate for victims and first responders of the 2001 attacks, said it was "shameful" more lawmakers didn't attend.

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Radiohead Dropped 18 Hours of Unreleased Music to Screw Pirates

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 13:42
You can listen to the _OK Computer_–era tracks right here.
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Canada Bans Keeping Whales And Dolphins In Captivity

Parliament passed the Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act in a move hailed by animal rights activists. Violations are punishable by fines of up to about US$150,000.

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Russian Journalist Ivan Golunov Is Freed, As Drug Charges Are Dropped

Authorities say there's not enough evidence to back up the charges against Golunov, who on Saturday was ordered to serve two months of house arrest.

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Expert Panel Recommends Wider Use Of Daily Pill To Prevent HIV Infections

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says people at high risk of being infected with HIV should be offered a daily pill containing antiretroviral medications. The drug's cost remains a hurdle.

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Watch Live: House Votes On Contempt Resolution Authorizing Lawsuits

The House of Representatives is debating — and then expected to pass — a measure that would empower the leaders of its committees to sue to get information for their Trump investigations.

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Are Facebook Ads Discriminatory? It’s Complicated

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 11:00
The company’s system for targeting ads is under fire for gender and ethnic bias. In some cases, the cure could be worse than the disease.
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In 'The Enemy Of The People,' CNN Reporter Recounts His Time Covering President Trump

Jim Acosta comes across less like a reporter than a rival in his book — giving his side of the history of his interactions with the president and the legal battle to regain access to the White House.

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'The Great Successor' Aims To Fill In Blanks On The Life Of North Korea's Kim Jong Un

Contrary to prevailing stereotypes, in Anna Fifield's reported story Kim is anything but a madman: Cold-blooded, for sure, but playing a calculated defensive strategy aimed at standing up his rule.

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Trump Wants To Limit Aid For Low-Income Americans. A Look At His Proposals

Low-income Americans who take advantage of government safety net programs could be affected by a number of proposed rules and actions in areas such as housing, food aid, overtime and immigration.

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Lizzo Is In The Eye Of A Superstar Storm

Lizzo is a singer, writer, rapper, producer and classically trained flutist who has been working towards her incredible, star-making moment for a long time.

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Women's World Cup: U.S. Is 'Ready, Excited, Hungry' As It Takes On Thailand

The U.S. enters its first game armed with enormous talent, deep experience and high expectations. The team is prepared for a long tournament run while staying focused on the opponent in front of them.

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