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Some Noncitizens Do Wind Up Registered To Vote, But Usually Not On Purpose

Claims of massive illegal voting by noncitizens have routinely been disproved, but some noncitizens end up on the voter rolls, often by accident. Now, states are trying to fix that.

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Hackers Can Slip Invisible Malware into 'Bare Metal' Cloud Computers

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 10:57
Researchers point a tough-to-fix in some cloud computing setups: hackable firmware.
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Calculate How Fast Quicksilver Is Moving in *X-Men Apocalypse*

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 10:00
To save two dozen people from an exploding building, Quicksilver must have moved at roughly 280 km/s—if you believe speed is in fact his superpower.
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May Offers A Vote On Delaying Brexit, Expanding Options As EU Deadline Looms

For the first time, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday that she's open to the possibility of delaying Britain's exit from the European Union.

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Why 4-Panel Comics Now Dominate Our Screens

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 09:00
Blame the death of Google Reader. Or Twitter. Or phones! But more than anything, webcomics have exploded because we're used to looking at squares.
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Texas 'Dragtavist' Drag Queens Stage Border Wall Protest

"We'll try to bring joy, positivity, beauty, drag, culture to whatever this is," Beatrix Lestrange said, pointing to the section of the border fence directly behind her.

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This Viral Therapy Could Help Us Survive the Superbug Era

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 08:00
When one man fell into a coma, his wife sought out a Soviet-era medical technique called phage therapy that ended up saving his life.
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What Ryan Murphy's Netflix Show Should Say About Hollywood

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 08:00
The showrunner's upcoming series is about the Golden Age of Tinseltown—it could be about a lot more.
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If a Wealth Tax is Such a Good Idea, Why Did Europe Kill Theirs?

Senator Elizabeth Warren proposes a new kind of U.S. tax policy: a wealth tax. But the policy faces serious hurdles, including lessons from a failed experiment in Europe and a constitutional challenge

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San Francisco To Expunge Thousands Of Marijuana Convictions

The city announced that more than 9,000 marijuana-related convictions will be cleared. California voters legalized recreational marijuana in 2016.

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'The Raven Tower' Rises From Shakespearean Foundations

Ann Leckie's new fantasy novel is packed with family intrigue, throne-room maneuvering and nods to Hamlet in its story of a son who comes home to find his father missing and his uncle in power.

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Classic Books Are Full Of Problems. Why Can't We Put Them Down?

A recent study found that Dr. Seuss books can be pretty racist. It's highlighted a growing debate: Should schools teach classic books that may be problematic or trade them for socially conscious ones?

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No, Data Is Not the New Oil

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 07:00
Proposals to "pay" users for the value of their data don't reflect how internet giants like Facebook and Google really operate.
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Polio Is Nearly Wiped Out—Unless Some Lab Tech Screws Up

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 07:00
The world is close to declaring the total containment of polio, but several labs could still, accidentally, be storing samples of the deadly virus.
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India Strikes Pakistani Village In Retaliation For Attack In Kashmir

India says its fighter jets crossed into Pakistan early Tuesday morning and bombed a militant training camp there. Pakistan, on the other hand, says there was no damage and no casualties.

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Where The U.S. Stands On North Korea Ahead Of The Trump-Kim Summit

President Trump hopes to make progress in his meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un this week, but he has resisted pressure to set firm timelines for the regime to give up its nuclear weapons.

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Cat Bites The Hand That Feeds; Hospital Bills $48,512

An animal lover stopped to feed a hungry-looking stray cat outside Everglades National Park in Florida. The cat bit her finger; then treatment for a possible rabies infection bit her pocketbook.

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Get Caught Up On Michael Cohen, Trump's Ex-Lawyer, And His Big Week In D.C.

The onetime attorney and fixer has closed meetings scheduled with the House and Senate intelligence panels and an open one set for the House oversight committee. It could be a doozy.

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5 Chicago Police Officers Died By Suicide Since July. Is The Department Doing Enough?

Some officials and mental health experts say the suicides are a sign of deeper problems with the mental health and well-being of Chicago police officers.

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Manafort Seeks Leniency In Sentencing

Trump campaign adviser Paul Manafort pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy against the United States. His lawyers are arguing that at his age, a long imprisonment would amount to a 'life sentence.'

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