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Biden Commemorates Memorial Day In First Outing Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

"Never forget the sacrifices that these men and women made. Never, ever, forget," Biden said before leaving the wall. He later told reporters,"It feels good to be out of my house."

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Americans Welcome Summer With A Somber And Surreal Memorial Day

The coronavirus pandemic has made a day of contrasts — between joy and commemoration — feel even more confusing. For the most part, weather and official efforts kept the festivities muted.

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Trump Praises Fallen Soldiers In Memorial Day Ceremonies

The president spoke at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, where American forces repelled the British during the War of 1812. Trump praised the soldiers now fighting the coronavirus.

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4 Best Cocktail Subscription Kits: 4 Top Kits Reviewed (2020)

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 11:30
If you're craving a craft cocktail, these services deliver all the necessary components to your door. We reviewed Shaker & Spoon, SaloonBox, EastBevCo, and Sourced Craft Cocktails.
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3-Day Truce, Prisoner Release Deal Inspire Hopes For Reconciliation In Afghanistan

The Taliban announced the cease-fire in honor of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, and the Afghan government quickly reciprocated by initiating a process to release up to 2,000 Taliban prisoners.

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Jimmy Cobb, The Pulse Of 'Kind Of Blue,' Dies At 91

The drummer was the last surviving musician to play on Miles Davis's iconic 1959 album.

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Meet This Museum's All-Star Arachnids and Insects

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 10:00
Camel spiders and giant hornets and shimmering butterflies, oh my. An arachnologist gives a behind-the-scenes tour at the California Academy of Sciences.
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Japan's Shinzo Abe Lifts Coronavirus State Of Emergency As Critics Swarm

Even though Japan has not seen the same devastating numbers as some others, its prime minister is still grappling with dissatisfaction at home over what critics call a botched response.

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Memorial Day Honor Flights Canceled Because Of Coronavirus Crisis

Thousands of people who were planning to visit war memorials in Washington, D.C., on Memorial Day had to cancel this year. That includes veterans traveling with the nonprofit network Honor Flight.

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If You Can't Vote by Mail This Year, Don't Panic

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 09:00
With the right precautions in place, going to the polls isn’t so dangerous.
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What It’s Like to Be First to Fly a Brand New Spacecraft

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 08:00
Robert Crippen is the only living NASA astronaut to have flown on a new spacecraft for the first time. The Crew Dragon flyers will join his elite club this week.
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6 Pieces Of Advice From A Veteran Contact Tracer And A Newbie

Get friendly with community leaders; be prepared to be judged by others. Disease detectives from California and Liberia share their best insights.

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Art Of The New Deal: How Artists Helped Redefine America During The Depression

When the Roosevelt administration rolled out millions of dollars to fund artists, musicians, writers and actors, it wasn't just about job creation. It was to unite a nation in turmoil.

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Here's How The Pandemic Is Changing America's Plans For Its Newest Spaceship

Later this week, NASA and SpaceX will launch the first rocket carrying astronauts from U.S. soil since the end of the space shuttle era. But COVID-19 has forced some changes to their plans.

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Don't Be Fooled by Covid-19 Contact-Tracing Scams

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 07:00
Fraudsters have found yet another way to take advantage of the pandemic.
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The New 'Tenet' Trailer Dropped in 'Fortnite'

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 07:00
Christopher Nolan's latest movie will screen in Epic Games' online universe this summer.
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Covid-19 Makes the Case for More Meatpacking Robots

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 07:00
The coronavirus has hit meat processing plants hard. But not in Denmark, where automation makes for safer slaughterhouses.
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Today's Cartoon: Dream Office

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 07:00
A workplace without rules and controls, without borders or boundaries.
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Video: What The U.S. Is Doing About Its Testing Swab Shortage

To contain the coronavirus, the U.S. needs to be able test a lot of people. But we're facing a shortage of a key ingredient: the swab. Here's why these swabs are so hard to source.

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Trump Hasn't Worn A Mask Publicly. Here's What Might Convince Him To

"Mask usage is going to help us get this economy reopened," the president's national security adviser said on Sunday.

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