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25 Best Nintendo Switch Accessories (2020): Docks, Cases, and More
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 14:00:00 +0000 - Pick up a Switch recently or looking for an upgrade? Here are some screen protectors, chargers, and other accoutrements for your new best friend.
Hulu Cancels 'High Fidelity' Right When We Need It Most
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 13:00:00 +0000 - At the beginning of quarantine, it was a lifeline for folks missing the thing people used to call “going out.”
Will TikTok Lead Trump to Build America’s Own Great Firewall?
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 13:00:00 +0000 - Plus: Absurd takes from the archives, a tribute to small devices, and another setback for Covid testing.
Burgers Won't Save the Planet—but Fast Food Might
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 13:00:00 +0000 - Fast food joints are cheap, convenient, and widely available. And if they swapped out beef for alternative proteins, they could transform the food system.
No, Really—These Republicans Are Serious About Big Tech Antitrust
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 12:00:00 +0000 - Last week’s hearing with Silicon Valley CEOs provided a rare glimmer of hope that Congress can, occasionally, work across the aisle.
The End Is Nearer for ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Food Wrappers
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 12:00:00 +0000 - Your takeout may come with a dose of chemicals known as PFAS—but the FDA’s push to get rid of some of them will take five years.
Do You Really Need to Spend More Than $400 on a Phone?
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 12:00:00 +0000 - This week, we discuss the growing trend of mid-range smartphones, why they’re good, and why they’re bad.
Bill Gates on Covid: Most US Tests Are ‘Completely Garbage’
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0000 - The techie-turned-philanthropist on vaccines, Trump, and why social media is “a poisoned chalice.”
A ‘Covid Slide’ Could Widen the Digital Divide for Students
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0000 - As coronavirus cases rise, many school districts will begin the year with at least some online learning. Students without tech access could fall further behind.
How Bloomberg's Digital Army Is Still Fighting for Democrats
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0000 - With expensive data and tech heavy hitters, Hawkfish is backing the former mayor's promise to take on Donald Trump.
Yes, Emissions Have Fallen. That Won't Fix Climate Change
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 09:00:00 +0000 - The drop in carbon pollution will only cool the planet a tiny bit. So how about this: Revive the economy and the Earth by pouring money into green tech.
The Tragic Physics of the Deadly Explosion in Beirut
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 02:40:59 +0000 - A blast injury specialist explores the chemistry—and history—of explosions like the one captured in videos that swept across the world.
Uber’s Now a Food Delivery Company—and It’s Still Losing Money
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 00:53:29 +0000 - The pandemic has slashed demand for rides and boosted orders for UberEats. Neither segment is profitable.
Chinese Hackers Have Pillaged Taiwan's Semiconductor Industry
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 21:30:00 +0000 - A campaign called Operation Skeleton Key has stolen source code, software development kits, chip designs, and more.
Hybrid Schooling May Be the Most Dangerous Option of All
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 19:46:39 +0000 - It's supposed to be the perfect compromise between in-person and online education. It could end up as a public health nightmare.
Why Do Razor Blades Get Dull So Quickly?
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 18:00:00 +0000 - An MIT team tackled the mystery of why something as soft as hair can erode a steel blade, hoping to figure out how to make shaving tools last longer.
The US Is Disastrously Behind in Coronavirus Testing. Again
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 16:32:25 +0000 - With coronavirus infections rampant in parts of the nation, backlogs are preventing people from getting timely test results, hampering efforts to contain the virus.
The Quest to Liberate $300,000 of Bitcoin From an Old Zip File
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 16:16:32 +0000 - The story of a guy who wouldn't let a few quintillion possible decryption keys stand between him and his cryptocurrency.
Microsoft’s Roots in China Have Positioned It to Buy TikTok
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 15:30:59 +0000 - Alumni of the software giant’s Beijing research lab are now executives at Alibaba, Tencent, SenseTime—and TikTok parent ByteDance.
Sony WH-1000XM4 Review: The Best Noise-Canceling Headphones
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 15:00:00 +0000 - These noise-canceling headphones silence the world better than most, and the mics are now actually usable on phone calls.
Facebook Has More to Learn From the Ad Boycott
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 13:00:00 +0000 - Rashad Robinson, an organizer behind the Stop Hate for Profit boycott, says civil rights groups can’t be left to police the company by themselves.
7 Best Cheap Smartphones for 2020 (iPhone, Android)
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 13:00:00 +0000 - There’s little reason to pay top dollar for a phone these days. These are our favorite Android devices and iPhones for $200 to $500.
How the US Can Prevent the Next 'Cyber 9/11'
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 13:00:00 +0000 - In an interview with WIRED, former national intelligence official Sue Gordon discusses Russian election interference and other digital threats to democracy.
The Wonderful Instagram World Where Thor Is a Drag Performer
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 12:00:00 +0000 - And Meryl Streep holds a riding crop. And ... Digital satirist Ronald McDonkey's images challenge the idea of fame and our relationship to it.
The Feds Want These Teams to Hack a Satellite—From Home
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 12:00:00 +0000 - Meet the hackers who, this weekend, will try to commandeer an actual orbiter as part of a Defcon contest hosted by the Air Force and the Defense Digital Service.
Scientists May Be Using the Wrong Cells to Study Covid-19
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 12:00:00 +0000 - How did an African green monkey that died in 1962 get involved in the biggest research debacle of this pandemic?
The Subtle Tricks Shopping Sites Use to Make You Spend More
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0000 - Through deceptive designs known as “dark patterns,” online retailers try to nudge you toward purchases you wouldn’t otherwise make.
Could a Janky, Jury-Rigged Air Purifier Help Fight Covid-19?
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0000 - Indoor-air experts think: Sure, maybe. Why the hell not? We convinced the CEO of an air filter company to give it a try.
Israeli Hackers Develop Tech to Combat Domestic Violence
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0000 - A three-day hackathon produced a promising set of mobile apps for helping women in crisis, and for stopping violence against women before it occurs.
Dutch Hackers Found a Simple Way to Mess With Traffic Lights
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 21:41:09 +0000 - By reverse engineering apps intended for cyclists, security researchers found they could cause delays in at least 10 cities from anywhere in the world.
Voting Machine Makers Are Finally Playing Nice With Hackers
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 21:22:11 +0000 - After years of secrecy, one major election tech company is giving more hackers a look under the hood.
Trump's TikTok Drama Is a Distraction
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 19:05:05 +0000 - As the White House zeroes in on a single app, some experts say more pressing issues are going by the wayside.
Cheap, Easy Deepfakes Are Getting Closer to the Real Thing
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 18:00:00 +0000 - Using open-source software and less than $100, a researcher was able to create plausible images and audio of actor Tom Hanks.
Mulan, Tenet, and the Future of Going to the Movies
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 15:26:10 +0000 - In 2020, America may ruin the American movie-going experience. But hey, if you’re willing to plop down 30 bucks, you’ll be able to watch Mulan next month.
Samsung Unpacked 2020: Z Fold2, Note 20 Ultra, Galaxy Watch3, Buds Live
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 15:00:00 +0000 - The company's latest portfolio is filled with powerful and expensive devices.
A New Hotline Offers Free Anonymous Support for Gamers
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 14:00:00 +0000 - The Games and Online Harassment Hotline launched Tuesday as a resource for anyone to talk about the emotional issues that emerge all over the industry.
iOS 14’s Best Privacy Feature? Catching Data-Grabbing Apps
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 14:00:00 +0000 - Apple's new operating system hasn't been released to the public yet, but its new permission notifications are already shaming developers into cleaning up their acts.
10 Best Android Phones (Unlocked): Our Top Picks for 2020
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 14:00:00 +0000 - WIRED Tested. Shopping for a new phone can be an ordeal. Let us take some of the pain out of it with these picks and tips.
Instagram Launches Reels, Its TikTok Clone, in the US
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 13:00:00 +0000 - The company is wooing creators with features they know and love, on a platform President Trump doesn’t publicly hate.
An ’80s File Format Enabled Stealthy Mac Hacking
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 12:00:00 +0000 - The now-patched vulnerability would have let hackers target Microsoft Office using Symbolic Link—a file type that hasn't been in common use in over 30 years.
Your Income Predicts How Well You Can Socially Distance
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0000 - America's rich used to move around more than the poor. When Covid landed, that flipped: The wealthy now work remotely, while essential workers toil.
Can Killing Cookies Save Journalism?
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0000 - A Dutch public broadcaster got rid of targeted digital ads—and its revenues went way up.
Inside the Courthouse Break-In Spree That Landed Two White Hat Hackers in Jail
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0000 - When two men were hired to break into Iowa judicial buildings, they thought it was just another physical security audit—until they were charged with burglary.
'Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout' Is a Freewheeling Breath of Fresh Air
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 22:35:29 +0000 - Surviving three or four rounds of this multiplayer knock-out game makes you feel like a total athlete, even as a pirate-costumed bean
Decades-Old Email Flaws Could Let Attackers Mask Their Identities
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 19:43:44 +0000 - Researchers found 18 exploits that take advantage of inconsistencies in the email plumbing most people never think about.
A Summer Camp Covid-19 Outbreak Offers Back-to-School Lessons
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 18:23:00 +0000 - A CDC report from a Georgia hot spot illuminates just how easily kids can spread coronavirus, adding to our understanding of kids’ role in transmission.
Hackers Could Use IoT Botnets to Manipulate Energy Markets
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 17:20:55 +0000 - With access to just 50,000 high-wattage smart devices, attackers could make a bundle off of causing minor fluctuations.
Apple Just Upgraded Its iMacs, a Little
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 16:00:00 +0000 - The upgrades are dramatic if you're looking for more power, but if you're holding out for Face ID or a fresh look, keep waiting.
6 Best Sound Machines for 2020 (Best White-Noise Machines)
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 13:00:00 +0000 - Our favorite white-noise and sleep-sound machines for babies, kids, and adults. Tested by WIRED's Gear team.
'Calling Bullshit' Skewers the World's BS-Merchants
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 13:00:00 +0000 - Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West’s new book teaches us how to live in a world that's full of it, and how to spot BS in ourselves.

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The Georgia student who posted the image showing a packed hallway and few visible masks was suspended
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 14:07:10 GMT - Track the spread | Covid-19 Town Hall | Mask mandates
Analysis: Trump's vaccine timetable isn't rooted in reality
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 05:36:40 GMT - President Donald Trump is desperately hoping to turn a Covid-19 vaccine, for which the entire world is longing, into his October Surprise.
This rally is expecting 250,000 people. Masks aren't required
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 14:28:35 GMT - Sturgis, South Dakota, Mayor Mark Carstensen talks with CNN's John Berman about the city's upcoming motorcycle rally that expects more than a quarter of a million people to show up, during the coronavirus pandemic.
New York governor expected to announce plans for schools today
Baldwin to Trump: The numbers are strong? Look at this
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 03:21:03 GMT - CNN's Brooke Baldwin and Gloria Borger react to President Donald Trump's speech at Whirpool headquarters in Ohio, where he boasted about what his administration has done for the economy.
US jobs recovery takes a massive hit and is still down nearly 13 million jobs
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 12:58:38 GMT - The US economy added another 1.8 million jobs in July, a sharp slowdown from June and a small step for an economy that's still down 12.9 million jobs during the pandemic.
See states hit hardest by the jobs crisis
Covid-19 shutdown causes new risk at CDC: Legionnaire's disease
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 11:08:25 GMT - The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it has closed several buildings it leases in Atlanta because Legionella bacteria have been found in their water systems -- bacteria that likely grew because of the prolonged pandemic shutdown.
Opinion: The mystery of Dr. Birx
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 10:21:36 GMT - As the Covid-19 debacle continues to worsen, Dr. Deborah Birx, who entered the scene in March as Corona Task Force Chair Vice President Mike Pence's "right arm," has emerged as a new person to blame.
Hear Trump's response when asked what mistakes he's made
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 23:52:24 GMT - President Donald Trump said an interview with Geraldo Rivera that he has made no mistakes with the handling of the coronavirus pandemic. CNN's Erin Burnett discusses.
Trump advisers warned adversaries over fears of war
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 03:10:34 GMT - Amid escalating tensions with both North Korea and Iran, President Donald Trump's advisers hesitated to give him military options fearing the President might accidentally take the US to war and deliberately informed their counterparts in both countries that they did not know what the President would do next, multiple former administration officials tell me.
Teacher anxious over return to work interrupts governor. See his reaction
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 14:21:32 GMT - Minnesota Governor Tim Walz was being introduced at a press conference when a teacher interrupted to ask if he would talk with her.
Michelle Obama and Melinda Gates: We can't ignore adolescent girls in Covid-19 response
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 14:00:23 GMT - Today should have been a school day for 15-year-old Fortunate Ayomirwoth. But for the past five months, her school has been closed. Fortunate now spends her days at home in a small suburb of Kampala, Uganda, doing chores, caring for her four younger siblings, and hoping there will be enough food to eat. Since her mother lost her job, money has been tight -- and for Fortunate, her window of opportunity feels like it, too, is getting tighter.
Louisiana Supreme Court upholds man's life sentence for stealing hedge clippers
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 22:15:09 GMT - A Black Louisiana man will spend the rest of his life in prison for stealing hedge clippers, after the Louisiana Supreme Court denied his request to have his sentence overturned last week.
Brent Scowcroft, longtime Bush confidant, dies at 95
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 14:26:19 GMT - Brent Scowcroft, a former national security adviser and longtime confidant of former President George H.W. Bush, has died, a spokesman for the 41st president's foundation said Friday. He was 95.
Couple knocked unconscious while filming explosion
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 13:37:37 GMT - A couple standing less than 600 meters from the blast site survived the explosion in Beirut - they are now recovering in hospital.
Masks could save 70,000 Americans by December, model predicts
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 13:40:51 GMT -
Passports for purchase: How the elite get through a pandemic
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 11:52:33 GMT - For most people, the coronavirus pandemic has meant fewer travel options. Not so for super-rich families who are increasingly using their money to cross borders that would otherwise be closed to them.
'I'm sick of this crap': SE Cupp blasts Trump's first term
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 21:01:39 GMT - In this week's edition of 'Unfiltered from Home,' host SE Cupp discusses presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's pick for vice president, which has yet to be announced.
Stimulus talks on the brink of collapse
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 03:08:01 GMT - A three-hour meeting Thursday evening between senior administration officials and Democratic leaders yielded little progress as both sides seemed resigned to the likelihood that Congress won't reach a major stimulus deal amid an economic crisis.
A South Korean lawmaker came under fire for her outfit. She wore a dress
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 10:49:27 GMT - A barrage of online abuse directed at a South Korean lawmaker over her choice of attire has sparked a debate in the East Asian nation, where women have long complained about sexism and a patriarchal culture.
More than 60 players withdraw from the NFL season over coronavirus concerns
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 13:59:07 GMT - Over 60 NFL players have opted out of the 2020 season because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Resort evacuated over fears of glacier collapse
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 13:48:04 GMT - Dozens of people have been evacuated from a valley in northern Italy amid fears that a section of ice the size of a football field could collapse from a Mount Blanc glacier.
Student featured in Netflix documentary on sexual assault dies by suicide
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 04:03:18 GMT - Daisy Coleman, whose allegation of sexual assault and ensuing harassment was chronicled in the Netflix documentary "Audrie and Daisy," died by suicide on Tuesday, her mother confirmed on Facebook. She was 23.
Bryson DeChambeau snaps driver during PGA Championship opening round
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 13:59:20 GMT - Is Bryson DeChambeau now simply too strong and powerful for his own good? And beware Tiger Woods at the season's first major.
Woman attacks another after she is asked to put on mask
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 03:46:45 GMT - A woman has been charged with aggravated assault for allegedly attacking another woman after she asked her to properly wear a face mask at a New Jersey Staples store, police said.
Jennifer Grey to reprise her iconic role in 'Dirty Dancing' sequel
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 11:55:44 GMT - Because nobody puts Baby in a corner.
Tourist breaks toes off 200-year-old Italian statue
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 20:30:30 GMT - Surveillance footage from a museum in Italy shows a tourist sitting on a 200-year old statue and breaking three of its toes off.
Italy prepares to return to school ... with saws
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 11:07:31 GMT - Italy, the first Covid-19 epicenter outside of China, has used an aggressive testing regime and face coverings to beat back a second wave of the pandemic so far. But as the nation's children prepare to return to the classroom, many schools are taking matters into their own hands -- by chopping up the furniture.
Check out the first fully-electric Cadillac
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 23:58:21 GMT - The Lyriq is the first fully-electric Cadillac. General Motors says the SUV is the first of several all-electric Cadillacs it plans to make as it tries to compete with the likes of Tesla.
Hasbro removing doll over complaints of an inappropriately placed button
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 13:39:02 GMT - Hasbro says it is pulling a Trolls doll from store shelves after a petition with over 150,000 signatures accused the toymaker of promoting child abuse by placing a button on the doll's "private area under her skirt."
Couple standing less than 600 meters from blast site survives Beirut explosion
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 14:41:29 GMT - The glass and debris from Tuesday's explosion in Beirut injured Imad Khalil and Lina Alameh, but both say they are lucky to be alive.
They were laid off and far from home. Now an explosion in Beirut has left them even more vulnerable
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 11:37:31 GMT - Like many domestic workers in Beirut, Hanna was laid off from her job in recent months because of the country's deep economic crisis.
Doctored videos are already faking the cause of Beirut's explosion
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 23:46:18 GMT - Doctored videos of Tuesday's devastating explosion in Beirut are already circulating on every major social media platform.
Opinion: Don't blame fate for Beirut's cruel tragedy
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 02:52:10 GMT - Sometimes, it seems as if fate is trying to prove its unlimited capacity for cruelty. When the skies over Beirut exploded on Tuesday, sending shockwaves felt all the way to Cyprus, 150 miles away in the Mediterranean, and devastating much of a city that was once known as the Paris of the Middle East, it seemed one of those times.
How to help Beirut explosion victims
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 12:16:07 GMT - At least 100 people are dead and 4,000 wounded following an explosion in Lebanon's capital city of Beirut. While it is still unclear what caused the explosion, the city is decimated with thousands of residents left homeless, a medical system already strained from coronavirus and up to $5 billion worth of damage. Impact Your World has gathered some ways you can help.
Cameron Diaz reveals why she quit acting
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 15:25:43 GMT - Former Hollywood star Cameron Diaz has revealed her reasons for retiring from the movie business, saying she found "peace" when she quit acting.
Alyssa Milano thought she was dying and tested positive for Covid-19 antibodies
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 02:10:45 GMT - Alyssa Milano says she has tested positive for coronavirus antibodies after having tested negative for Covid-19.
Zoe Saldana apologizes for playing Nina Simone in panned 2016 biopic
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 13:47:22 GMT - Actress Zoe Saldana has apologized for playing Nina Simone in a 2016 biopic, four years after she was heavily criticized for darkening her skin and wearing a prosthetic nose for the role.
How Miss Universe's historic win helped shift the status quo for beauty standards
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 12:46:45 GMT - Zozibini Tunzi, a Black woman with afro hair, grew up reading fashion and beauty magazines that did not contain images of women who looked like her. So when she was crowned Miss South Africa one year ago, Tunzi felt on top of the world.
George W. Bush to release 43 portraits of immigrants in new book
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 21:37:00 GMT - Former President George W. Bush will release a book of 43 portraits of immigrants in conjunction with an exhibition on the value of American immigration at the George W. Bush Presidential Center that will feature the paintings.
Video shows Beirut explosion interrupt bride's wedding day
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 23:32:40 GMT - A photographer in Beirut was filming a bride on her wedding day when an explosion suddenly ripped through the city.
The best streaming sticks and devices of 2020
Fri, 31 Jul 2020 18:07:30 GMT - While some of the best TVs on the market feature the smartest interfaces to date, they still come with their limitations. Perhaps your favorite apps aren't supported or your go-to streaming service isn't built in.
Why a coronavirus vaccine might actually upend the stock market
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 19:35:21 GMT - Hopes are growing that a Covid-19 vaccine is coming. But Goldman Sachs thinks a vaccine might actually upend the stock market, which has continued to rally despite worries about a rise in cases in several key states.
Mortgage rates hit another all-time low
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 14:25:17 GMT - If it seems like you keep hearing about mortgage rates hitting yet another record low, that's because you are. The 30-year mortgage rate just hit its eighth record low so far this year.
College dining will look completely different this fall
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 21:22:18 GMT - As the pandemic continues to surge across the country, colleges and universities are making multiple changes to try to keep students and staffers safe.
Susan Rice is the VP Biden needs
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 10:39:37 GMT - Joe Biden has a high-class problem. He has a short list of highly qualified women, who would all serve as excellent running mates.
These unsung heroes desperately need help
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 13:57:37 GMT - Restaurants help establish the unique character of our communities. But "restaurants are dying," says legendary chef Marcus Samuelsson. "Four out of five of our favorite independent restaurants may not survive this shutdown."
Sen. Durbin: The only way to protect voting
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 16:43:35 GMT - Last week, John Lewis took his final leave of the US Capitol. He is home, after a long and noble life of service. John deeply believed that the right to vote was "almost sacred." He risked his life in Selma, Alabama, Nashville, Tennessee, and so many other places to protect the right of every American to vote.
Kanye's 'campaign' will help Trump
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 21:51:57 GMT - We need to talk about Kanye.
Why grocery store workers deserve hazard pay
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 01:06:15 GMT - Our country is hurting. People are losing their jobs, parents are struggling to keep a roof over their kids' heads and Americans are getting sick and dying in record numbers. The pain and suffering is often too much to bear. As this crisis continues, we must remember all of the frontline workers who are continuing to put themselves in harm's way to help others make it through these challenging times.
Using one word in church could change everything
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 17:36:51 GMT - People keep asking of the ongoing wave of racial reckoning, "Is this moment different?" No wonder. Daily, public actions against racism across the nation haven't ceased -- even in small cities like mine in Iowa, one of the Whitest states in the nation.
Axios interview reveals outrage of Trump's admin
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 16:03:09 GMT - President Donald Trump's interview with the Axios reporter Jonathan Swan, published this week, was an abject disaster -- not for Swan, who was admirably dogged and professional, but for the incoherent, appallingly ignorant President of the United States, and for all of us who live in the country he leads.
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Judges were warned about dangerous cargo stored at the Beirut port. Here's how they responded
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 08:15:51 GMT - Newly released documents suggest multiple government agencies in Lebanon were informed about ammonium nitrate being housed at a warehouse in Beirut port, including the Ministry of Justice.
'It was a massacre.' Hear witnesses describe deadly Beirut blast
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 09:09:53 GMT - A massive explosion rocked Lebanon's capital city on August 4, leaving scores of people dead and thousands wounded. Locals recount the scary moments of the blast.
India now has more than 2 million confirmed coronavirus cases
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 12:10:33 GMT - India has recorded more than 2 million total coronavirus cases, only three weeks after announcing it had hit 1 million confirmed infections, as the country's healthcare systems buckle under the pressure of the escalating pandemic.
China seals off village after bubonic plague death in Inner Mongolia
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 05:42:31 GMT - Authorities in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia have sealed off a village after a resident there died from bubonic plague, a centuries-old disease responsible for the most deadly pandemic in human history.
FBI helping in search for Georgia woman whose toddler was found wandering alone in Florida
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 01:05:47 GMT - The FBI is now involved in the case of a missing Georgia woman whose toddler was found barefoot, wandering alone in a Florida city almost two weeks ago.
Three dismissed from University of Louisville men's soccer team after organizing a party
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 06:33:35 GMT - Three University of Louisville men's soccer players have been dismissed from the team after organizing a party amid the coronavirus pandemic, the school's athletics department said Thursday. The party may have contributed to the spread Covid-19 among student-athletes.
Georgia teachers honk horns in protest of return to school
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 14:35:25 GMT - Teachers in Gwinnett County, Georgia staged a socially distant protest Thursday of the district's plan for students to return to school as hundreds of district employees have tested positive for Covid-19 or are in quarantine because of potential exposure.
Virginia mayor urged to resign after allegedly saying Joe Biden picked 'Aunt Jemima' as his VP
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 22:36:08 GMT - Backlash in a small Virginia town was swift after a racist and sexist post showed up on the mayor's Facebook page.
25 named storms have never been forecast for a hurricane season, until now
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 16:22:06 GMT - The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season will be "extremely active," the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday in its revised forecast.
Kendall Jenner opens the doors to her bohemian LA home
Wed, 29 Jul 2020 12:09:49 GMT - Kendall Jenner may hail from one of America's most lavish celebrity families, but her Los Angeles home is more toned-down than you might expect.
Beyoncé's 'Black Is King' is a feast of fashion and symbolism
Fri, 31 Jul 2020 18:34:12 GMT - There are many quotable lines and lyrics in "Black Is King," Beyoncé's new visual album, which dropped today on Disney+. But two in particular seem especially apt to describe the stylistic feast the artist has created. The first comes three minutes in: "Let Black be synonymous with joy."
China's Three Gorges Dam is one of the largest ever created. Was it worth it?
Sat, 01 Aug 2020 01:27:44 GMT - Three Gorges Dam is the largest hydropower project ever built.
'Indian Matchmaking' presents painful truths about skin color and love
Thu, 23 Jul 2020 03:51:05 GMT - On Netflix's "Indian Matchmaking," marriage consultant Sima Taparia travels the world to meet with hopeful clients and help them find the perfect match for an arranged marriage.