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Car Shopping, Handbags And Wealthy Uncles: The Quest To Explain High Drug Prices

Trump administration officials say drugs' list prices are like cars' sticker prices — easily negotiated. But in the life and death world of medicine, health economists say, that analogy falls apart.

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Think FaceApp Is Scary? Wait Till You Hear About Facebook

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 15:08
The idea that FaceApp is somehow exceptionally dangerous threatens to obscure the real point: All apps deserve this level of scrutiny.
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Menstrual Cups: Study Finds They're Safe To Use — And People Like Them

A comprehensive analysis looks at the cup, its ability to prevent leaks — and whether it could be a viable alternative to pads and tampons in low-income countries.

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Remembering Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens

Stevens, who died Tuesday, was appointed by President Ford and served on the court for 35 years before retiring in 2010. He spoke to Fresh Air in 2011 about his memoir, Five Chiefs.

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WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak In Congo An International Health Emergency

The current outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed more than 1,650 people, according to the World Health Organization. About 12 new cases are reported daily.

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The #IceBae Meme Captures the Worst of 2019 So Far

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 14:09
It’s come to this.
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DoNotPay's New Service Automatically Cancels Your Free Trials

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 13:58
The service Free Trial Card gives you a crafty digital credit card number you can use to sign up for free trials around the web and never get charged.
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WNBA Suspends Riquna Williams For 10 Games Over Alleged Domestic Violence

The Los Angeles Sparks guard was charged months ago with assaulting an ex-girlfriend. She will miss nearly a third of the regular season, and the WNBA players union plans to file a grievance.

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Residente, Bad Bunny And iLe Share Puerto Rico Protest Song 'Afilando Los Cuchillos'

Amid the most crucial political crisis to hit Puerto Rico in its modern history, Puerto Rican artists Residente, Bad Bunny and iLe respond with music in real time.

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Climate Change Is Very Real. But So Much of It Is Uncertain

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 13:00
Researchers bring new clarity to a key measure of climate change, which could help the fight to save our planet.
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Why Microsoft’s BlueKeep Bug Hasn’t Wreaked Havoc—Yet

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 12:36
Microsoft's critical vulnerability remains unpatched in hundreds of thousands of computers, and may already be exploited in secret.
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As Scrutiny Of China Grows, Some U.S. Schools Drop A Language Program

At least 13 U.S. universities have shut down their Confucius Institutes, which are funded by China's government. Critics say the program could be used to recruit spies or steal university research.

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The 33 Best Remaining Amazon Prime Day Deals

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 12:30
Amazon's Prime Day 2019 is over, but there are still a few lingering deals we like on headphones, laptops, cameras, and more.
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U.S. Asylum Agents: 'Very Little Time' To Prepare Before New Immigration Rule

The memo, written by the head of asylum at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, notified officers that immigrants at the southern border are ineligible for asylum, with a few exceptions.

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'Vulnerable' Migrants Should Be Exempt From 'Remain In Mexico,' But Many Are Not

As migrants are returned to Mexican border cities, the government says it makes exceptions for those who are "vulnerable" to stay in the U.S. But advocates say that's not happening consistently.

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Now Starring In Children's Cartoons: Authentic Indigenous Characters

An Alaska Native girl (Molly of Denali), an Andean boy (Pachamama), two half-brothers in Mesoamerica (Victor and Valentino): Three new animations feature Native people without bygone-era baggage.

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Here’s How Elon Musk Plans to Put a Computer in Your Brain

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 11:50
To hear Musk tell it, Neuralink's hardware is either a state-of-the-art tool for understanding the brain, a clinical advance for people with neurological disorders, or the next step in human evolution
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Tech Giants Claim Competition Exists. House Dems Don't Buy It

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 11:37
Executives from Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google testified before Congress that they face fierce competition. Lawmakers say it’s “frustrating.”
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EU Investigates If Amazon Hurts Competition By Using Sellers' Data

The European Union's antitrust arm will evaluate Amazon's role as both a retailer and a marketplace for others. One focus will be on Amazon's use of data collected from third-party sellers.

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'Escalante's Dream' Retraces The Steps Of The 'Spanish Lewis And Clark'

After a cancer diagnosis, author and noted mountaineer David Roberts sets out on the trail of Atanasio Domínguez and Silvestre Vélez de Escalante, remaining dutiful to the route some 240 years later.

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