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Heat Wave Blankets Much Of The U.S. This Week

It is bringing dangerous, record-breaking temperatures to the Central and Eastern states.

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Border Protection Disputes Account Of 3-Year-Old Asked To Choose Between Parents

Customs and Border Protection officials are denying an NPR report that a Border Patrol agent asked the girl to choose which of her parents would be sent back to Mexico.

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Trump To Nominate Eugene Scalia, Late Supreme Court Justice's Son, As Labor Secretary

The president offered the Washington attorney the job, and he accepted. He's 55 and a partner at a firm where he handles labor and employment cases.

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The FaceApp Privacy Panic, a Mysterious Satellite Outage, and More News

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 18:52
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
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While Washington Talks Antitrust, Europe Takes Action

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 17:47
The European Commission fined chipmaker Qualcomm €242 million for luring Chinese phone makers with low prices, forcing a British rival out of the market.
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Acting Head Of Customs and Border Protection Says New Asylum Rule In 'Pilot' Phase

"Although the new federal regulation allows us to apply that all 2,000 miles along the Southwest border, we're not going to do that," Mark Morgan told NPR.

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U.S. Overdose Deaths Dipped In 2018, But Some States Saw 'Devastating' Increases

Provisional overdose data for 2018 show a note of hope in an overall bleak picture. But in some states, the numbers actually got worse. What explains the disparities?

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Where Do Supermassive Black Holes Come From?

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 16:34
Born shortly after the Big Bang, these cosmic monsters have perplexed astronomers for years. A new study may shed light on their origins.
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'I'm Drowning': Those Hit Hardest By Student Loan Debt Never Finished College

Some of the people struggling the most to pay back their debt are the millions of students who took out student loans but never finished a degree.

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Rare New Zealand Parakeet Population Doubles After 'Epic' Breeding Season

The orange-fronted parakeet, known locally as the kākāriki karaka, is in the midst of a prolonged mating season due to a beech seed boon. So far, more than 150 chicks have been born in the baby boom.

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Is Aerobic Exercise The Right Prescription For Staving Off Alzheimer's?

Researchers are testing exercise in people at high risk for Alzheimer's. The goal of a federally funded study is to learn whether aerobic physical activity can protect the brain.

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U.S. Navy Ship Destroys Iranian Drone Over Strait Of Hormuz

President Trump says that after the drone closed to approximately 1,000 yards of the U.S. warship and ignored calls to stand down, it was "immediately destroyed."

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The Truth About Trump’s Love-Hate Relationship With Big Tech

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 15:40
The president and social media companies pantomime conflict while quietly helping each other.
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Depth of Field: The Hollow Poetry of the Eric Garner Decision

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 15:29
The force of Drew Angerer's photo is in what it names: It tells us what the US Department of Justice failed to about the Eric Garner case.
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Europe’s Galileo Satellite Outage Serves as a Warning

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 14:36
The dramatic EU Galileo incident underscores the threat of satellite timing and navigation system failures.
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'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Loses Appeal, Will Stay In Prison

In addition to ordering Shkreli to stay in prison, a fedeal appeals court also affirmed that he must forfeit more than $7.3 million, along with paying restitution of $388,336

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Journalist Digs Into Years Of Corruption, Dysfunction At Border Protection Agency

Trump said he would hire 5,000 new border patrol agents, but has fallen short of that promise. Garrett Graff discusses the leadership vacuum that's plagued the agency and worsened the border crisis.

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Trump Spoke With Cohen As They, Aides, Sealed Hush Money Deals In 2016

New court documents describe Trump's direct involvement with negotiations that led to a $130,000 payment to an adult film star to buy her silence about her alleged extramarital affair with Trump.

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Jeffrey Epstein Is Denied Bail In Sex Trafficking Case

U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman ordered the 66-year-old multimillionaire to remain in jail until trial. Federal prosecutors had called Epstein a flight risk.

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New 'Lion King' Remake Is More Creative Dead End Than Circle Of Life

Disney's Lion King is so realistic-looking that, paradoxically, you can't believe a moment of it. The computer-generated blockbuster feels like the world's most expensive safari-themed karaoke video.

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