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Every Great Black Friday Deal on Google Devices

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 11/25/2020 - 23:00
Google has discounted its new Pixel phones this weekend, along with Nest speakers and other Google smart home devices.
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James Wolfensohn, Former World Bank Chief And Champion Of The Poor, Dies At 86

The financier is credited with transforming the World Bank. Among his reforms, he is said to have given "voice to the poor and magnify the impact of development investments."


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Yes, The Macy's Parade Is Still Happening This Year — But It'll Be A Bit Different

Instead of traveling the traditional 2.5-mile-route through New York City's Midtown, the Thanksgiving Day parade will take place in front of Macy's department store.

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Photos: Remembering Maradona, Latin America's Patron Saint Of The Pitch

Plus: NPR's Latino staffers share their memories of the Argentine soccer legend.

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A 4K OLED TV for $900? This Vizio Deal Is a Steal

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 11/25/2020 - 20:00
Vizio has finally broken the $1,000 mark with its gorgeous new 55 incher. This is the best Black Friday TV markdown around.
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NFL Postpones Steelers-Ravens Thanksgiving Game Due To Coronavirus Outbreak

At least seven Ravens players have tested positive for the coronavirus this week, leading the NFL to postpone Thursday's game to Sunday.

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For Many U.S. Military Families, Coronavirus Means Thanksgiving-In-Place

About half of Defense Dept. installations worldwide have implemented travel restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19 and protect America's fighting forces. It's making for a tough holiday.

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Near Crisis, Some Hospitals Face Tough Decisions In Caring For Floods Of Patients

Hospitals are getting so crowded with COVID-19 patients that they're having to resort to workarounds to treat them all. Experts warn this may hamper doctors' ability to save lives.

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Stay In and Get Cozy With These Black Friday Video Game Deals

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 11/25/2020 - 18:00
We need to stay indoors and not travel for the rest of the year. Why not stockpile on Switch, PlayStation, and Xbox titles?
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Army Corps of Engineers Denies Permit To Controversial Alaska Gold Mine

Fishermen and tribes have been fighting the mine proposal for a decade, fearing it would harm the wild sockeye salmon at the heart of the area's economy and culture.

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Biden And Trump Offer Jarring Contrast Minutes Apart On Thanksgiving Eve

President-elect Joe Biden called on Americans to unite this holiday season, amid the pandemic. Minutes earlier, President Trump repeated baseless claims about the election being "rigged."

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Does the AstraZeneca Vaccine Also Stop Covid Transmission?

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 11/25/2020 - 15:41
Vaccines can prevent symptoms, but some can also keep people from spreading infection. That’s critical, and no one knows if the new vaccines do it.
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Netflix Removes 'Chappelle's Show' At Dave Chappelle's Request

The comedian said he was snared in an unfair contract years ago, which allows Comedy Central to profit off the show without compensating him.

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Critics Want Sacklers To Face Criminal Charges For Role In Opioid Crisis

A new plea deal with the Justice Department is the second time the family-owned company admitted criminal schemes to boost Oxycontin sales. Despite their hands-on role, the Sacklers face no charges.

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Educators And Native Leaders Recommend Bringing Anti-Racism To The Thanksgiving Table

This year the beloved holiday comes on the heels of a national movement demanding racial justice. One Native American leader says that "people want to resolve the burdens of our history."

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China's Xi Jinping Congratulates Biden On Election Win, Urges Cooperation

He is one of the last major world leaders to wish Joe Biden congratulations.

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Book Publisher Simon & Schuster Sold To Rival

The third largest of the "big five" book publishers, was sold by its parent company to Penguin Random House.

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Amazon Warehouse Workers In Alabama Petition To Unionize

Warehouse workers in Bessemer, Ala., notify federal labor authorities of plans to hold a unionization vote, teeing up a major labor battle at the retail giant known for its opposition to unionizing.

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Scotland Becomes 1st Country To Make Period Products Free

"A proud day for Scotland and a signal to the world that free universal access to period products can be achieved," said Monica Lennon, who championed the bill in Scottish Parliament.

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Embattled Public Health Workers Leaving At 'Steady And Alarming' Rate

More than 70 local public health officials have resigned or been fired since the start of the pandemic. They're over-worked and the subject of harassment from community leaders and residents.

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