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Mexican Drug Kingpin 'El Chapo' Is Sentenced To Life Plus 30 Years In U.S. Prison

Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, the 62-year-old former head of Mexico's Sinaloa cartel, was convicted in February for drug crimes. A life sentence was mandatory.

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These Teens Started Podcasting As A Hobby, Then It Turned Into Serious Journalism

An energy company announced a proposal to build a waste management facility next to a school. So these three students turned to podcasting to get to the bottom of what has happening.

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What Happens When Reproductive Tech Like IVF Goes Awry?

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 09:00
Opinion: Freezers fail. Samples are mislabeled. Embryos get switched. But a lack of regulation leaves those harmed by such negligence without clear recourse.
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Unicode's Website Redesign Makes It Easier to Suggest New Emoji

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 09:00
Unicode, the organization that oversees new emoji, just redesigned its website. The upshot: It’s easier to figure out how to submit an emoji proposal.
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George Takei Recalls Time In An American Internment Camp In 'They Called Us Enemy'

Through his graphic memoir, the Star Trek actor-turned-author shows that while it may be too late to undo the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans, it's not too late to learn from it.

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Seeing Apollo Through The Eyes Of Astronauts

Five former NASA astronauts who flew on space missions reflect on some of the awe-inspiring photos from Apollo 11, the first lunar landing flight.

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This Food-Delivery Robot Wants to Share the Bike Lane

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 08:00
Refraction AI, founded by two researchers at the University of Michigan, joins a crowded field of self-driving delivery vehicles.
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U.S. Sanctions Senior Myanmar Generals Over Rohingya 'Ethnic Cleansing'

"The United States is the first government to publicly take action with respect to the most senior leadership of the Burmese military," the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday.

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'The Lion King' Had The Perfect Villain Song. This Time, 'Be Prepared' For Less

We know it sounds sordid, but there's something missing in the 2019 version of Scar's bad-guy anthem — and it's the very thing that made the mustache-twirling original so iconic.

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When an Online Teaching Job Becomes a Window into Child Abuse

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 07:00
More than half a million Chinese kids take virtual English classes on VIPKid. What can the platform do to keep them safe in their own homes?
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The Paradox of the Incredible Shrinking Comic-Con Expansion

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 07:00
The pop-culture event keeps getting bigger, even as it feels smaller. Welcome to the Age of Content.
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Scientists Desert USDA As Agency Relocates To Kansas City Area

The mandatory move imposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on most of the workers at two vital research agencies has been criticized as a "blatant attack on science."

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Future Of Key Farming Research Uncertain As 2/3 Of USDA Staff Say They Won't Move

The mandatory move imposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on most of the workers at two vital research agencies has been criticized as a "blatant attack on science."

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Researchers Search For Reasons Why Women's Alzheimer's Risk Is Higher Than Men's

Scientists are gaining insights into why Alzheimer's is more common in women. The answer involve genetics, hormones and sex-related brain differences.

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This Economic Theory Could Be Used To Pay For The Green New Deal

Liberal Democrats have embraced an obscure brand of economics — "Modern Monetary Theory" — to make the case for deficit-financed government programs like the Green New Deal for clean energy and jobs.

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Lawmakers, Advocates Push To Extend Medicare's Coverage Of Kidney Transplant Drugs

People under 65 who get kidney transplants can only rely on Medicare to cover three years of post-transplant treatment. There's a new call to extend coverage for meds that keep the organ functioning.

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Why Progressives Think Joe Biden Is Not 'Electable'

Progressive activists see 2020 as a chance to take control the Democratic Party. They don't agree on who the best leader would be, but fear former Vice President Joe Biden would fail to excite voters.

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5 Years After Eric Garner's Death, Activists Continue Fight For 'Another Day To Live'

"There's not one day that goes by I don't think about Eric Garner," said activist Nupol Kiazolu. "All we're doing is fighting for equity and another day to live."

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Steve Bullock Vows To Disentangle 'Dark Money' From Politics

The Montana governor, one of the last Democratic candidates to join the presidential race, is focused on bringing "sunshine and transparency" to campaign finance.

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Opinion: Report On Racism, But Ditch The Labels

I understand the moral outrage behind wanting to call the president's tweets racist. But I disagree.

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