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'The Old Guard' Director Gina Prince-Bythewood on Avoiding 'Sexy Catfights'
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 22:10:20 +0000 - The woman at the helm of of Netflix's new action flick talked to WIRED about comics, diversity in Hollywood, and centering women, especially women of color, in a genre so dominated by white men.
This Drone Maker Is Swooping In Amid US Pushback Against DJI
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 14:00:00 +0000 - Skydio is best known for “selfie drones.” Now, it's seeking government contracts, as American officials shun the Chinese drone company.
Best Nintendo Switch Deals and Console Bundles (July 2020)
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 14:00:00 +0000 - Looking to nab a Switch, Switch Lite, or other accessories? We've compiled everywhere you can potentially get them online.
Ways to Stay Calm During Quarantine: Candles, Plants, and Other Tips
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 13:00:00 +0000 - It's hard to keep calm and carry on when we've entered not-losing-your-mind territory. Here are a few ideas and things to help you cope.
You Don't Need Single-Use Plastic Bags. You Need a Mask
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 11:00:00 +0000 - Honestly, you should just be disinfecting your reusable bags—the real issue is airborne virus, not infected shopping totes, experts say.
The Intersection Between Self-Driving Cars and Electric Cars
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 11:00:00 +0000 - New research suggests that the tradeoffs for electric autonomous vehicles aren’t as painful as once thought, though early AVs might be gas hybrids.
How to Automatically Mute Yourself in Zoom Meetings
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 11:00:00 +0000 - One checkbox is all it takes to make everyone's life–including yours–easier.
Inside the Milan Hotel That Housed Covid-19 Patients
Sun, 12 Jul 2020 14:13:22 +0000 - Photographer Alberto Bernasconi donned full protective gear to capture the scene of “guests” isolating in the four-star hotel.
How to Trick Your Brain to Remember Almost Anything
Sun, 12 Jul 2020 14:00:00 +0000 - Four-time USA Memory Champion Nelson Dellis and psychological scientist Julia Shaw explain how to boost your memory skills.
Hybrid Remote Work Offers the Worst of Both Worlds
Sun, 12 Jul 2020 13:00:00 +0000 - Post-pandemic, many companies plan to let employees  work from home and a main office. But trying to do both ensures neither experience is good.
10 Best Android and iPhone Games to Help You Survive Social Distancing
Sun, 12 Jul 2020 13:00:00 +0000 - Close that newsfeed for a while. These Android and iPhone videogames are a great distraction.
The Tricky Math of Herd Immunity for Covid-19
Sun, 12 Jul 2020 12:00:00 +0000 - When will a disease stop spreading through a population? The formula is simple, but the variables are much more complicated.
Dyson Airwrap Review: A Pricey Curling Iron, Blow Dryer, and Hot-Air Brush in One
Sun, 12 Jul 2020 12:00:00 +0000 - Dyson's Airwrap does all the heavy lifting for you, for a price.
These Black Founders Succeeded In Spite of Silicon Valley
Sun, 12 Jul 2020 11:00:00 +0000 - Spurned by traditional venture capital firms, three businesspeople turned to other funders, government contracts, and their own savings to launch companies.
How Two-Factor Authentication Keeps Your Accounts Safe
Sun, 12 Jul 2020 11:00:00 +0000 - Here are some of the best authenticator apps and options. It may take a moment to set up, but once you have 2FA enabled where it counts, you can rest easier.
15 Billion Stolen Logins Are Circulating on the Dark Web
Sat, 11 Jul 2020 13:00:00 +0000 - Plus: Facebook's Roger Stone takedown, the BlueLeaks server seizure, and more of the week's top security news.
What Happens After a ‘Million-Mile Battery’ Outlasts the Car?
Sat, 11 Jul 2020 12:00:00 +0000 - Electric-vehicle makers hope to roll out super-long-lasting batteries. That raises interesting questions about resources, performance—and a battery’s second act.
Prepare for Artificial Intelligence to Produce Less Wizardry
Sat, 11 Jul 2020 11:00:00 +0000 - A new paper argues that the computing demands of deep learning are so great that progress on tasks like translation and self-driving is likely to slow.
The 19 Best Weekend Deals: Tech, Home Gear, and More
Sat, 11 Jul 2020 11:00:00 +0000 - Heatwave and quarantine got you stuck indoors? These deals might help you spruce up your space for more comfort.
The Best Gear to Make Beer, Wine, Cider, and Mead at Home (2020)
Sat, 11 Jul 2020 11:00:00 +0000 - Your homegrown tomatoes won't help you forget how terrible everything is right now. Here's what you need to make booze at home.
How Mysterious Protest Messages Have Filled the Skies
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 20:37:00 +0000 - A WIRED investigation reveals how artists and skytypers are pioneering a new type of tech-fueled activism—and the inhumane conditions they're fighting.
The 'Super Smash Bros.' Community Reckons With Sexual Misconduct Allegations
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 20:12:56 +0000 - Dozens of people have come forward over the past week, many pointing to a culture that they say enabled rampant predatory behavior.
Amazon Says It Didn’t Mean to Ban Employees From Using TikTok
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 18:28:30 +0000 - US lawmakers have repeatedly raised security concerns over the app's Chinese ownership. Are US businesses next?
What It's Like to Work at Studio Ghibli
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 16:00:00 +0000 - Steve Alpert worked at the animation house for 15 years, a time he details in his new book Sharing a House with the Never-Ending Man.
Microsoft Halts a Global Fraud Campaign That Targeted CEOs
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 13:00:00 +0000 - A sophisticated scheme was designed to trick businesses in more than 60 countries into wiring large sums of money to attackers.
Best Unlimited Data Plans: T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 13:00:00 +0000 - All the major US carriers have options that let you stream as much as you want. We've laid out how they work, and which will give you the most bang for your buck.
Where Are the Adults in the Clubhouse?
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 13:00:00 +0000 - Plus: A tough review of IBM’s PCjr, fresh questions on Covid-19, and government help for the self-sufficient.
Defending Black Lives Means Banning Facial Recognition
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 12:00:00 +0000 - What’s happening in Detroit should be a wakeup call for the nation. We can’t stop police violence without ending police surveillance.
Covid-19 Immunity May Rely on a Microscopic Helper: T Cells
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 12:00:00 +0000 - Researchers have been looking beyond antibodies to understand how immunity to the new virus might work—and how to design a vaccine.
How We’re Fighting Back Against Doomscrolling
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 12:00:00 +0000 - This week, Angela Watercutter joins us to talk about why it's hard to unglue your eyes from bad news on social media. Plus, we share our tips for putting down the phone.
The Triumphant, Complicated Return of 'Hamilton'
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 11:00:00 +0000 - The musical, which debuted on Broadway in 2015, is now on Disney+. And it's ready to be reexamined in new ways by an even bigger audience.
How a ‘Heat Dome’ Forms—and Why This One Is So Perilous
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 11:00:00 +0000 - A massive, intense heat wave is settling over the continental US. The ravages of the Covid pandemic are going to make it all the more deadly.
13 YouTube Channels We Geek Out Over in Quarantine
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 11:00:00 +0000 - From flying a plane to restoring art, YouTubers can truly teach you anything. Here are the best shows that have sparked our curiosity during quarantine.
Meet the Secret Algorithm That's Keeping Students Out of College
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 11:00:00 +0000 - The International Baccalaureate program canceled its high-stakes exam because of Covid-19. The formula it used to "predict" scores puzzles students and teachers.
Will We Recognize Life on Mars When We See It?
Thu, 09 Jul 2020 18:12:52 +0000 - If NASA's Perseverance rover finds life on the Red Planet, there's a good chance our first extraterrestrial encounter will be a little ambiguous.
'Palm Springs' Is a Timely Comedy About Being Stuck in the Now
Thu, 09 Jul 2020 17:52:46 +0000 - In Hulu’s new romantic comedy, every day feels the same. Sound familiar?
Neo-Nazis Are Running Out of Places to Hide Online
Thu, 09 Jul 2020 17:46:52 +0000 - Telegram booting far right groups from their hub disproves the idea that rampant Neo-Nazi terrorist recruitment is inevitable in the internet age
Major iOS 14 Features and How to Download the Public Beta
Thu, 09 Jul 2020 17:33:00 +0000 - Your home screen is changing, and your car keys may become optional. Here’s what you can expect in your next iPhone update.
DoNotPay Unsubscribes You From Spam—and Tries to Get You Paid
Thu, 09 Jul 2020 13:00:00 +0000 - There's finally a way to get off of email lists with your privacy intact.
Dear Joe Biden: Don't Listen to Silicon Valley
Thu, 09 Jul 2020 13:00:00 +0000 - Unlike 20 years ago, today’s Silicon Valley culture is elitist and authoritarian. Its leaders are part of the problem, not the solution.
Covid Kills More Men Than Women. Experts Still Can’t Explain Why
Thu, 09 Jul 2020 12:00:00 +0000 - A new tracker from Harvard’s GenderSci Lab is the first to consolidate sex-separated data from across the US. It may help researchers solve the mystery.
Alienware M15 R2 Review: A Powerful Gaming Laptop
Thu, 09 Jul 2020 12:00:00 +0000 - Packed with powerful hardware, this second-gen gaming laptop runs circles around the competition—for a short while.
Linkin Park T-Shirts Are All the Rage in China
Thu, 09 Jul 2020 11:00:00 +0000 - The band hasn't been cool for years. But its Minutes to Midnight logo is everywhere in the most populous country in the world.
How to Use Slack Without Driving Your Coworkers Crazy
Thu, 09 Jul 2020 11:00:00 +0000 - Many of us use it at work, but here are some tips on how to make Slack work for you. (Stop. Hitting. Enter. So. Often.)
Larry Brilliant on How Well We Are Fighting Covid-19
Thu, 09 Jul 2020 11:00:00 +0000 - Three months ago, the epidemiologist weighed in on what we must do to defeat this new threat. We went back to ask: How are we doing, and what comes next?
Uber Quietly Recruits Allies to Battle Cities Over User Data
Thu, 09 Jul 2020 11:00:00 +0000 - Nonprofits and advocacy groups signed on to an organization called Communities Against Rider Surveillance—without knowing that the ride-hail giant was involved.
An Audit Slams Facebook as a Home for Misinformation and Hate
Thu, 09 Jul 2020 00:12:58 +0000 - In a meeting and an unusual report, activist groups that instigated an ad boycott of the social media company say it has not responded adequately to criticism.
Hong Kong's Security Law Puts Big Tech at a Crossroads
Wed, 08 Jul 2020 22:11:25 +0000 - As China exerts more power over the city, companies like Facebook and Google have stopped handing over data—for now.
Is It Game Streaming's Turn for a Labor Revolution?
Wed, 08 Jul 2020 21:04:20 +0000 - After the demise of Mixer, livestreamers are taking a closer look at what their platform partnerships should look like.
America Has a Sick Obsession with Covid-19 Polls
Wed, 08 Jul 2020 14:00:00 +0000 - Scholars have long warned that constant polling is bad for democracy. In a pandemic, it’s also bad for public health.

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The White House has made little use of the Defense Production Act, leaving front-line workers in need of basic supplies amid a surge in Covid-19 cases
Tue, 14 Jul 2020 02:05:23 GMT - Nearly four months after invoking a 1950s-era law in order to compel businesses to manufacture equipment for the fight against the coronavirus, the Trump administration has made only sparing use of its authorities, leaving front-line workers in dire need of supplies like masks, gowns and gloves amid the recent surge in cases.
Nearly one out of every 100 Americans test positive for Covid-19
• Only three countries in the world are reporting more new cases than Florida • Live updates: Two countries accounted for 50% of new cases worldwide yesterday
Acosta to White House: Why not have the guts to trash Fauci with your own names?
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 21:54:34 GMT - After several days of attacking the credibility of leading disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Trump and the White House seemed to back off as Fauci becomes increasingly vocal about his concerns over reopening the country amid a national surge in coronavirus cases. CNN's Jim Acosta has more.
Analysis: Trump turns on Fauci as disaster grows
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 17:54:41 GMT - Florida's staggering new single-day US state record of coronavirus cases underscores how the aggressive opening strategy championed by President Donald Trump and allied governors is turning into one of the worst political and economic calls in modern history.
Burnett: Fauci opens his mouth with facts, Trump does not
Tue, 14 Jul 2020 02:14:43 GMT - CNN's Erin Burnett says Dr. Anthony Fauci and President Trump are on completely different pages as Covid-19 cases continue to rapidly increase in the US.
McConnell: No recovery bill without lawsuit protections for 'everyone related to the coronavirus'
Tue, 14 Jul 2020 00:45:14 GMT - A new plan under development by the White House and Senate Republicans to deal with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic is expected to include financial incentives to push schools to reopen while also shielding health care workers and companies against lawsuits, Republicans said Monday, a move that will spur a fight with Democrats.
Opinion: The ludicrous plot against Fauci
Tue, 14 Jul 2020 01:07:16 GMT - Since 1984, scientist and physician Anthony Fauci has led America's response to infectious disease, saving countless lives and gaining the world's gratitude as he advised five prior presidents. Now, as America's coronavirus pandemic death toll passes 135,000, a sixth president needs Dr. Fauci and his expertise. Instead, aides to President Donald Trump are trashing Fauci, apparently setting him up for bureaucratic assassination.
Donald Trump's single weirdest belief
Tue, 14 Jul 2020 00:37:02 GMT - • 1 in 3 young adults is at risk of severe Covid-19, new research finds • California rolls back reopening as coronavirus cases surge • Opinion: We're wasting time talking about herd immunity
'Glee' actress Naya Rivera 'mustered enough energy' to rescue her son 'but not enough to save herself,' authorities say
Tue, 14 Jul 2020 02:41:51 GMT - • 'Glee' cast no stranger to tragic deaths • Friends and colleagues remember Naya Rivera
Cell phone in foil, $1M cash for a house: Feds share case to keep Ghislaine Maxwell in jail
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 19:30:21 GMT - Federal prosecutors urged a judge to reject a home confinement request by Ghislaine Maxwell, the confidant of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, saying she is skilled at hiding and had wrapped a cell phone in foil to attempt to evade detection by authorities.
Analysis: Tucker Carlson addresses ex-staffer's racist posts, says he will take 'long-planned' vacation
Tue, 14 Jul 2020 03:18:40 GMT - A version of this article first appeared in the "Reliable Sources" newsletter. You can sign up for free right here.
Trump spreads conspiracy from ex-game show host
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 19:25:41 GMT - President Trump retweeted a conspiracy from ex-game show host Chuck Woolery attempting to discredit the CDC and doctors' warnings about the coronavirus.
House Dems ask Supreme Court to speed things up in Trump financial docs cases
Tue, 14 Jul 2020 03:30:48 GMT - The House of Representatives asked the Supreme Court late Monday night to move faster so it can begin a renewed attempt to obtain documents from President Donald Trump's financial firms.
Opinion: The people who sit by while Trump sets Roger Stone free
Tue, 14 Jul 2020 03:49:49 GMT - By ruling on Thursday against President Donald Trump's effort to prevent a New York grand jury from getting its hands on his financial documents, the Supreme Court emphatically told Trump that no one -- not even the President of the United States -- is above the law. All nine justices agreed with one aspect of the ruling, that a president does not enjoy absolute immunity from state criminal process. A 7-to-2 majority also ruled that a state grand jury does not need to show a "heightened need" before serving a subpoena on a president. And, when it comes to congressional subpoenas, that solid majority rejected Trump's insistence that the House of Representatives must demonstrate "specific need" before obtaining his financial and banking records.
Scandal erupts at prestigious university after sexual assault accusations
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 17:04:21 GMT - One of the world's oldest universities is embroiled in scandal after dozens of women alleged they were sexually assaulted or raped on its campus, with several claiming they were attacked by members of a controversial US-style fraternity.
Doctor: White House Covid-19 claim totally devoid of humanity
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 19:51:08 GMT - CNN's Brianna Keilar and Dr. Peter Hotez discuss White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany repeating President Trump's claim that when more testing is done for coronavirus, more cases are found.
First federal execution in 17 years blocked
Tue, 14 Jul 2020 03:49:03 GMT - A federal judge on Monday blocked the planned execution of convicted killer Daniel Lewis Lee, and three others, citing ongoing challenges to the federal government's lethal injection protocol.
Actress Kelly Preston dead at 57
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 17:30:02 GMT - Actress Kelly Preston died after losing her battle with breast cancer, her husband John Travolta said in a post on Instagram Sunday. She was 57 years old.
Prison officials in New York called bosses in DC about Michael Cohen before taking him back behind bars, source says
Tue, 14 Jul 2020 02:22:00 GMT - Bureau of Prison officials in New York gave their bosses in Washington, DC, a heads up before hauling Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, back to prison late last week, a law enforcement official told CNN.
Hong Kong security law was only supposed to affect a handful of people. Now China says says 600,000 people may have broken it
Tue, 14 Jul 2020 03:40:19 GMT - A primary election held by Hong Kong's democratic opposition may have been illegal under the new security law, China said Monday, in a statement that shows how far the goalposts have moved just two weeks after the sweeping legislation was imposed on the city.
Opinion: 'Lady A' lawsuit makes the band look terrible
Tue, 14 Jul 2020 00:40:49 GMT - As a country act sang in the 2008 hit "Lookin' For a Good Time," "complicated situations/only get worse in the morning light."
Nicole Thea, 24-year-old YouTube star, dies along with unborn child
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 09:54:42 GMT - YouTube star Nicole Thea has died at the age of 24, along with her unborn baby.
Palace letters show Queen did not order 1975 removal of Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam
Tue, 14 Jul 2020 03:41:28 GMT - Queen Elizabeth II was not forewarned of the 1975 removal of Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam by then Governor-General John Kerr, according to classified papers released Tuesday, which reveal new details about the country's biggest constitutional crisis.
See rare glimpse of comet that won't return for 6,000 years
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 18:01:15 GMT - A three-mile wide comet named "NEOWISE" is passing by Earth in July and August and won't return for over 6,000 years.
Italian Alps experiencing a colorful phenomenon
Mon, 06 Jul 2020 17:01:18 GMT - Scientists are studying the climate impact of the spread of algae that is turning snow pink in the Italian Alps.
Radio station cuts ties with host after she filmed herself yelling at landscapers for speaking Spanish
Tue, 14 Jul 2020 02:08:45 GMT - A New Hampshire radio station cut ties with a conservative host after she filmed herself verbally attacking landscapers who were speaking Spanish.
See penguins take field trip to Chicago museum
Sun, 12 Jul 2020 18:59:40 GMT - Penguins from the Shedd Aquarium spent the day at the Field Museum checking out their ancestors, like the T. Rex.
'It's the fear factor.' Pub owner installs electric fence to keep customers at a safe distance
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 20:53:54 GMT - Businesses have had to embrace social distancing during the pandemic, and perhaps none more so than an English pub which installed an electric fence to keep thirsty customers at bay.
Here's where major cities stand on reopening schools
Tue, 14 Jul 2020 02:08:02 GMT - School districts across the country are being forced to reconsider their reopening plans and even reverse course for the upcoming school year, as coronavirus infection rates continue to spike and new hot spots emerge.
Two NBA players are in quarantine after breaking the league's campus bubble
Tue, 14 Jul 2020 00:57:37 GMT - Two NBA players are under quarantine after accidentally leaving the league's Orlando, Florida, campus, just weeks before the league will resume play.
Here's what the CDC recommends schools do as they reopen
Tue, 14 Jul 2020 02:02:49 GMT - In his push to get schools to reopen, President Donald Trump has complained that guidelines offered by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to safely reopen amid the Covid-19 pandemic are "very tough" and "expensive."
How Covid-19 will change how you eat
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 16:04:06 GMT - For many companies, food plays a big part of workplace culture.
Black Lives Matter street mural vandalized outside Trump Tower
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 22:58:31 GMT - The Black Lives Matter street mural outside Trump Tower was vandalized with red paint, police confirmed to CNN on Monday.
Atlanta Braves will keep their name but review the 'Tomahawk Chop'
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 22:08:18 GMT - The Atlanta Braves will not be changing their name. The "Tomahawk Chop" chant however, may be on the chopping block.
Opinion: What it means to get the bigoted R-word out of football
Tue, 14 Jul 2020 01:24:58 GMT - The history of America is one of evolution and change. We are an exceptional nation because we are not frozen in time. Instead, we are always learning from our past and constantly struggling in the present to create a more perfect union for the future.
It all began with a dance: Kelly Preston and John Travolta's love story
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 17:43:16 GMT - It all began with a dance.
This could be the greatest Lego set of all time
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 18:34:33 GMT - What's the nerdiest thing you can think of? Gen Xers playing with Legos? Getting warm. Gen Xers playing with retro Super Mario-themed Legos? Oh, you're so, so close!
Bash asks DeVos if she has a plan to reopen schools. See her response
Sun, 12 Jul 2020 14:09:11 GMT - CNN's Dana Bash speaks to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos about whether or not she has a plan for schools to safely reopen for students as Covid-19 cases surge in the US.
After 25 years, the Ford Bronco is back
Tue, 14 Jul 2020 03:45:37 GMT - It's been 25 years since the last Ford Bronco was made. Ford is bringing the brand back, with the unveiling of three new off-road-oriented SUVs under the Bronco name. At an online event Monday night, Ford introduced the 2021 Bronco, which will come in a two- and a four-door version, and the smaller Bronco Sport. The new Broncos are engineered for hard off-road driving and include features designed to make it easier to get far from civilization and even stay there for a while.
'It's going to be really ugly.' Here come the big bank earnings
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 13:53:09 GMT - Mass unemployment. Surging bankruptcies. An unprecedented health crisis. And near-zero interest rates. It's a depressing time for America's banks -- and Wall Street is bracing for huge profit plunges when they report results this week.
Another Disney park is shutting down after a surge in coronavirus cases
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 16:57:14 GMT - Hong Kong Disneyland is once again closing its gates.
Chipotle is testing out a new type of rice
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 13:37:15 GMT - Chipotle is testing cauliflower rice as customers' tastes continue to shift toward healthier options.
Naya Rivera's loss is a hard reminder
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 22:32:56 GMT - Actress Naya Rivera, perhaps best known for her turn as Santana Lopez on the campy Fox dramedy "Glee," was presumed dead on Thursday after disappearing at a California lake, authorities said.
Children must go back to school, but....
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 17:41:00 GMT - This past week, I became really frustrated at the current status of the pandemic. It was over something silly.
There's still a way to prosecute Roger Stone
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 10:17:49 GMT - To almost no one's surprise, days before Roger Stone's prison sentence was about to begin, President Donald Trump has spared his long-time political crony from the pen — late Friday, Mr. Trump commuted Stone's sentence. It is time for New York prosecutors to answer this latest assault by Trump on the rule of law: They should ready a state prosecution of Stone.
Why Covid-19 is getting worse in the US
Sun, 12 Jul 2020 21:25:53 GMT - The pandemic of 2020 is ravaging the United States faster every day. While many other developed countries gradually get back to normal, Americans are contracting Covid-19 in numbers that are hard to comprehend, breaking records every day.
Pediatrician: The truth about reopening schools
Sat, 11 Jul 2020 19:04:08 GMT - We all know that schools play a central and crucial role in the lives of children. But President Donald Trump, without clear plans to contain the coronavirus in communities where it is currently surging, has threatened to defund schools that don't open up in the fall. This move would be detrimental to children, their parents and teachers, adding more fear and confusion during an already chaotic time. (As CNN's Tami Luhby writes, the President can't unilaterally cut current federal support of schools, but "could try to restrict some recent pandemic relief funding or refuse to sign future education grants and bailouts, and any reductions in federal funding would hit schools hard.")
What Trump's mask can't hide
Sun, 12 Jul 2020 23:33:33 GMT - On Saturday, we learned how many Americans had to die from Covid-19 before President Donald Trump would wear a mask in public: At least 134,000. But Trump deserves zero applause for finally allowing himself to be photographed wearing a mask, which he did while on a visit wounded service members at Walter Reed hospital.
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Portuguese search wells in case of missing Madeleine McCann
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 22:52:08 GMT - Portuguese authorities have conducted searches in three wells, according to witnesses, near where British toddler Madeleine McCann disappeared 13 years ago.
Venezuelan migrants fleeing Covid-19 get stuck at border
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 23:41:13 GMT - Venezuelan migrant workers, who left the country when its economy collapsed, are trying to return as coronavirus cases surge across the region. Now thousands are stuck at the Colombia border in worsening conditions. Stefano Pozzebon reports.
Alibaba founder cashes out billions in shares
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 19:23:48 GMT - Alibaba founder Jack Ma has sold billions of dollars worth of his shares in the Chinese ecommerce company over the past year as its stock has skyrocketed by about 50%. Ma, one of China's richest people, cut his stake from 6.2% to 4.8%, according to the company's annual report.
Daughter of Nelson and Winnie Mandela dies
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 17:39:18 GMT - Zindzi Mandela, South Africa's Ambassador to Denmark and daughter of anti-apartheid icons Nelson and Winnie Mandela, has died at the age of 59, the South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation said Monday.
Brazilian native leader fights off coronavirus to take on the President
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 19:53:02 GMT - Crisanto Rudzö Tseremeywá was in hospital on a ventilator when his mother died from the coronavirus. The leader of some of Brazil's indigenous people says he felt her presence.
Ex-WH chief of staff calls US coronavirus testing capabilities 'simply inexcusable'
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 22:19:25 GMT - Former White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney called the United States' current coronavirus testing capabilities "simply inexcusable" in an op-ed published Monday, marking a rare break from the Trump administration's continued celebration of current testing efforts.
The search for a potential mass grave from the 1921 Tulsa race massacre has begun
Tue, 14 Jul 2020 00:27:14 GMT - The search for possible mass graves from the Tulsa race massacre began Monday, nearly a century after hundreds of Black people were brutally killed by White rioters who burned and looted their community.
A statue of the Virgin Mary was set on fire at a Boston church
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 19:27:40 GMT - The Boston Police Department is conducting an arson investigation after a statue of the Virgin Mary was set on fire at a church in the city's Dorchester neighborhood.
Judges block six-week abortion bans in Georgia and Tennessee
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 23:00:53 GMT - Federal judges blocked controversial abortion restrictions out of Georgia and Tennessee on Monday, a pair of key victories for abortion rights advocates after a flurry of so-called "heartbeat bans" swept state legislatures last year.
Understanding the dress codes of Orthodox Jewish women
Wed, 17 Jun 2020 11:27:41 GMT - Based on the true story of Deborah Feldman, a Jewish woman who left the Satmar community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in search of a new life, the hit Netflix series "Unorthodox" has brought Hasidic culture -- and its female dress codes -- into mainstream focus. One of the most talked about aspects of the show is the clothing, which shapes lead character Esty's (played by Shira Haas) story from beginning to end.
In Russia, drawing a woman's body can get you arrested
Sun, 05 Jul 2020 10:10:16 GMT - Yulia Tsvetkova is unsure about her future. She has been criminally charged with the "production and dissemination of pornographic materials," after sharing stylized depictions of vaginas on social media. The resident of a remote city in Russia's Far East, she was released from house arrest on March 16 after four months, but is still under strict travel restrictions and faces up to six years in jail.
The one item in every genius' closet
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 02:35:24 GMT - When the disgraced health entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes was indicted on fraud charges for her lab-testing company Theranos last year, much of the media discussion rested not on her alleged corporate recklessness and staggering abuses of trust, but on her sartorial choices: black jackets, black slacks, and -- most importantly -- black turtlenecks.
Artists skytype over ICE detention centers
Tue, 07 Jul 2020 21:33:21 GMT - This Independence Day Weekend, 80 artists are asking Americans to look up at the skies. Over July 3 and 4, messages related to immigration will be written at 10,000 feet by World War II military planes, sky-typed over 80 sites related to the country's network of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facilities, immigration courts, and the southern border. The idea is to bring attention to these facilities, which may not be familiar to many Americans.
Photos capture the magic of everyday life in America
Thu, 16 Apr 2020 08:19:12 GMT - When photographer William Eggleston arrived in Manhattan in 1967, he brought a suitcase filled with color slides and prints taken around the Mississippi Delta. They were scenes of the low-slung homes, blue skies, flat lands, and ordinary people of the American South -- all rendered in what would eventually become his iconic high-chroma, saturated hues.
The drama that changed TV history 30 years ago
Fri, 10 Apr 2020 08:25:16 GMT - Before Netflix, before sagas like "Game of Thrones" -- before high-speed internet -- there was "Twin Peaks."
'Glee' cast no stranger to tragic deaths
Tue, 14 Jul 2020 03:01:23 GMT - There may not be a "Glee curse," but the hit series has certainly seen its fair share of tragedies.
Nick Cordero remembered
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 12:56:58 GMT - Amanda Kloots and the family of late Broadway star Nick Cordero held a small, private memorial service over the weekend, with Kloots calling it "beautiful and perfect."
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan tests positive for coronavirus
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 09:14:44 GMT - Iconic Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her daughter, Aaradhya, tested positive for coronavirus following news that Aishwarya's husband and father-in-law were hospitalized with the virus.