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'Does Your Knee Make More Of A Click Or A Clack?' — Teaching 'Car Talk' To New Docs

It's not easy for medical students to learn to diagnose an illness from a patient's often jumbled account of symptoms. In some med schools, teachers have discovered the perfect teaching aid: Car Talk.

(Image credit: Liz Linder/WBUR)

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Curiosity Drives Over a New Kind of Terrain

NASA Image of the Day - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 11:25
The Curiosity Mars Rover took this image with its Mast Camera (Mastcam) on Feb. 10, 2019 (Sol 2316).
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5 Key Takeaways From Michael Cohen's Testimony to Congress

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 11:08
Michael Cohen testifies before the House Oversight committee, and brings the receipts.
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US Hackers' Strike on Russian Trolls Sends a Message—but What Kind?

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 10:49
US Cyber Command's takedown of the Internet Research Agency's network may be more about signaling than immediate effects.
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He's Vietnamese. She's From North Korea. They Had To Wait 3 Decades To Marry

"I knew I should stop loving him," says Ri Yong Hui. "But I couldn't." She met Pham Ngoc Canh in 1971, when he was in North Korea on an internship. After years of separation, they married in 2002.

(Image credit: Nguyen Huy Kham/Reuters)

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Pakistan Claims To Hold Indian Pilot After Jet Shot Down In Cross-Border Airstrike

Both sides claim to have shot down the others' warplanes in what amounts to a major escalation of tensions between the rival nuclear powers.

(Image credit: AFP/Getty Images)

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LISTEN: NPR Special Coverage Of Former Trump Lawyer Cohen Testifying Before Congress

Today, President Donald Trump's longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen, testifies before the House Committee for Oversight and Reform. Listen live starting at 10 a.m.

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No Amount of Patches Could Make 'Anthem' Fun to Play

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 09:00
Despite coming from a great developer, the game is a big disappointment.
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Review: Jiobit's Location Monitor Tracks Your Kids and Pets

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 08:00
This simple and attractive GPS-enabled tracker is the best way to keep tabs on your pets and kids.
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Since China’s Ban, Recycling in the US Has Gone Up in Flames

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 08:00
All that neatly sorted plastic, paper, and glass used to go to China. Now a lot of it is just getting burned instead.
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Second Trump-Kim Summit Kicks Off In Hanoi With A Handshake

President Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un are going for round two as the U.S. seeks denuclearization by the North.

(Image credit: Evan Vucci/AP)

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Nigerian President Buhari Wins Second Term While Opponent Calls Election A 'Sham'

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari won a second term, the country's election authority said Wednesday. But his main opponent quickly said he would challenge the result in court.

(Image credit: Bayo Omoboriowo/Nigeria State House via AP)

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Chicago To Get Its First Black Female Mayor, As Both Candidates Head To Runoff

Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle, both African-American women, got the most votes out of 14 candidates in Chicago's mayoral election Tuesday night. They'll head to a run-off election on April 2.

(Image credit: Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)

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Former FCC Chair Tom Wheeler Says the Internet Needs Regulation

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 07:00
Big telecom networks and platforms such as Google and Facebook are centralizing the internet, former FCC Chair Tom Wheeler says.
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Etsy Crafts a Plan for Carbon-Neutral Online Shopping

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 07:00
Etsy is pledging to completely offset its shipping emissions, and its CEO says that the rest of the industry can afford to follow Etsy's lead.
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Chris Hadfield: Astronaut Life Is Much More Than a Spacewalk

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 07:00
The astronaut shares the moments that changed his life, from his boyhood adventures to the rattling spacewalk during which he found himself going blind.
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How Data Helps Deliver Your Dinner On Time—and Warm

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 07:00
Uber Eats, GrubHub, and DoorDash are battling to be the delivery service of choice for restaurant meals. Knowing the cooking time of pad thai could make the difference.
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'Not In Compliance': Wilbur Ross, The Trump Official Who Keeps Watchdogs Up At Night

In an extremely rare rebuke, a government ethics watchdog refused to certify Ross' recent financial disclosure. But he's still in office even as other Trump officials have resigned for ethical lapses.

(Image credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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'Coming Forward Has Broke Me': #MeToo Movement Comes To Rural Nevada

In a rural county of Nevada, some are asking what it takes to unseat the sheriff, whose alleged behavior has led to numerous complaints and at least one lawsuit.

(Image credit: Maggie Starbard for NPR)

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Michael Cohen To Testify Publicly Before Congress On Alleged Trump Lawbreaking

Republicans on the House oversight committee are expected to attack Cohen in response. In a pre-buttal, the White House has already said Cohen is a "disgraced felon" and a "convicted liar."

(Image credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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