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Students Protest Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's Bid For Fifth Term

Demonstrations at universities across the country called on the president of two decades not to run again. Bouteflika has rarely been seen in public since suffering a stroke in 2013.

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Rotten Tomatoes' Revamp Could Save 'Captain Marvel'

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 15:46
But the movie may not need it.
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Will An Appeals Court Make The EPA Ban A Pesticide Linked To Serious Health Risks?

Chlorpyrifos has been linked to developmental delays in kids and other side effects. The EPA is fighting a lower court's ruling that it must ban the pesticide, which farmers say they need.

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Critics Are Wary of the FTC’s New Tech Antitrust Task Force

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 15:25
The FTC launched a new task force Tuesday to monitor competition in the tech industry, but some antitrust advocates say it's just window dressing.
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United Methodist Church Votes To Keep Bans On Same-Sex Weddings, LGBTQ Clergy

Delegated rejected change despite a Virginia pastor's warning: "You will be putting a virus into the American church that will make it very sick, and it will be sick quickly."

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Double-Booked Surgeons: Study Raises Safety Questions For High-Risk Patients

Most patients do fine, research suggests, when the lead surgeon steps away to begin another procedure. But patients who are older or have underlying medical conditions sometimes fare worse.

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N.C. Republican At Center Of Election Fraud Case Won't Run In New Race

Republican Mark Harris cited health concerns. The state ordered a new election last week amid allegations a Harris aide tampered with absentee ballots in the close race.

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Holes in 4G and 5G Networks Could Let Hackers Track Your Location

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 14:56
New research shows how nearby attackers can see where you are, send you spoofed carrier messages, and more.
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New York City Lawmakers Call For Less Piercing Emergency Vehicle Sirens

Council Member Helen Rosenthal introduced a bill this month after receiving complaints about the impact of wailing ambulances.

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Why White School Districts Have So Much More Money

According to a new report, predominantly white school districts receive $23 billion more than districts that serve mostly students of color in the U.S.

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Pharmaceutical Company CEOs Face Grilling in Senate Over High Drug Prices

Senators called pharmaceutical industry leaders to account for the high costs of medicine during a Senate hearing. The executives deflected blame to insurance companies and middlemen.

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Vandals Steal Head Of 800-Year-Old Mummy In Ireland

"These are people who have been lying at rest for years and years and to have them desecrated in such a sacrilegious way is so distressing and disturbing," the Archbishop of Dublin told local media.

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183 Amtrak Passengers On The Move After 36 Hours Stranded In Oregon Amid Heavy Snow

Crews succeeded in clearing the tracks and a locomotive was pulling the train toward Eugene by Tuesday morning after a day-and-a-half standstill, a spokesman for the rail line owner told NPR.

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The Power Of Presidential Pardons: Ron's Office Hours

NPR's Ron Elving explains the history of the pardon, where it comes from and what the Constitution allows.

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From Trailers To Tents: What Happens To Leftover Aid Supplies?

FEMA is now auctioning off trailers sent to Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. But that's just one way to deal with a surplus.

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In Vietnam, There's Hope North Korea Will Follow Its Model For Economic Success

Since U.S. ties improved, Vietnam's growth has surged. "North Korea is now like Vietnam in the past. They are looking for new ways to get out of their isolated situation," says a Vietnamese analyst.

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Earnest C. Smith in the Astrionics Laboratory in 1964

NASA Image of the Day - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 11:15
Earnest C. Smith in the Astrionics Laboratory in 1964.
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Cohen To Detail Alleged Trump Lawbreaking. White House: He's A 'Convicted Liar'

The war of words started early as the president's ex-lawyer gets rolling on a three-day marathon with members of Congress. But Michael Cohen intends to deliver documents, one person close to him said.

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Folding Screens, 5G Phones, and AR Advances Unveiled at MWC 2019

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 11:13
The mobile showcase in Spain set the table for this year's biggest phone trends.
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Big Thief Announces A New Album, 'U.F.O.F.,' And Releases Its First Single

The song is quieter than might be expected from the band, and would fit right in with the solo album singer Adrianne Lenker released last fall.

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