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Pandemic Disrupts Illegal Drug Trade, Upending Both Product And Profits

The pandemic's disruption of international labor and transportation sectors has made it harder to produce and transport illegal drugs and to send profits back across national borders.

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Too Little Or Too Much Time With The Kids? Grandparenting Is Tough In A Pandemic

Even as social restrictions ease in some spots, older adults remain extra-vulnerable to COVID-19. That means many families are facing hard choices — whether to hunker down together or apart.

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Federal Judge Rules Florida Law Restricting Voting Rights For Felons Unconstitutional

A U.S. District judge has ruled that the law, which would have required felons to pay court-related debts before they can register to vote, discriminates against those who cannot afford the payments.

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White House Restricts Travel From Brazil, Where Coronavirus Cases Near 350,000

President Trump is barring non-U.S. citizens who have been in Brazil in the past two weeks, in an effort to curb infections. Brazil has the world's highest number of cases after the U.S.

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Cuomo Says New York Is Now 'Decidedly In The Reopening Phase'

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that campgrounds would be able to open on Monday, Memorial Day. He also gave the OK for the state's professional sports teams to start training camp.

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In Los Angeles, Relief And Caution As Locals Return To Venice Beach

Sun bathing was prohibited and face masks were required. But Venice Beach otherwise felt like its usual eclectic self this Memorial Day weekend.

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Hong Kong Police Fire Tear Gas As Thousands Protest Planned Security Law

Demonstrators defied social distancing rules and thronged some of the busiest retail districts Sunday. China's parliament is planning legislation to tighten its grip on the semi-autonomous territory.

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Scenes Of Isolation Amid Pandemic In The Vermont Countryside

In the best of times, living in Vermont requires a type of isolation and self-sufficiency unknown in many parts of the country. But the coronavirus has tested the state like never before.

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The DHS Prepares for Attacks Fueled by 5G Conspiracy Theories

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 05/24/2020 - 10:00
The claim that 5G can spread the coronavirus has led to dozens of cell-tower burnings in Europe. Now, the US telecom industry is on alert as well.
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The Eerily Dark Willis Tower Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 05/24/2020 - 09:00
Last week, a flood knocked out power to the building formerly known as Sears Tower, creating an apt visual metaphor for 2020.
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Razer Opus Review: Magnum Opus for Gaming Audio

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 05/24/2020 - 08:00
A challenger has appeared: the company's newest gaming headset takes aim at high-end headphones.
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Informal Transit Is Crucial for Some. Can It Weather Covid-19?

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 05/24/2020 - 08:00
The pandemic highlights the vulnerability of workers for private transportation services, which are essential to mobility in global south cities.
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A Grad Student Solved the Epic Conway Knot Problem—in a Week

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 05/24/2020 - 08:00
Lisa Piccirillo encountered the more than 50-year-old question by chance at a conference. Her solution relies on a classical tool called the knot trace.
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Teaching Kids To Hide From Gunfire: Safety Drills At Day Care And At Home

Sheltering in place isn't new for children who live in neighborhoods plagued by gun violence, and shootings haven't eased during the pandemic. St. Louis families improvise to keep kids safe.

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Ilhan Omar On Her Memoir And Moving The Needle Toward Progressive Policies

Rep. Ilhan Omar has a new memoir about her journey to Congress after fleeing civil war in Somalia. She talked with NPR about her life and her hopes for future coronavirus relief measures.

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PHOTOS: Brazilian Farmers Hatch A Plan To Send Healthy Food To The Favelas

A stay-at-home order has meant a loss of income for many of the working poor — and the fear that they won't be able to feed their families. Then a group of organic farmers had an idea.

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Now's The Perfect Time to Start Using a Password Manager

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 05/24/2020 - 07:00
Time has no meaning, and we're all stuck in front of screens. You may as well secure your life while you're always online.
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Netflix’s Plan to Auto-Cancel Subscriptions Is Radically Sane

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 05/24/2020 - 07:00
If you haven't used your account in two years, the streaming giant will stop charging you. Imagine that.
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Inside the NSA’s Secret Tool for Mapping Your Social Network

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 05/24/2020 - 07:00
Edward Snowden revealed the agency’s phone-record tracking program. But thanks to “precomputed contact chaining,” that database was much more powerful than anyone knew.
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There's a Jailbreak Out for the Current Version of iOS

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 05/23/2020 - 22:17
The Unc0ver tool works on all versions of iOS from 11 to 13.5, the current release.
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