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Florida Orders Schools To Reopen In The Fall For In-Person Instruction

The state's largest teachers union says educators want schools to reopen, but the plan lacks detail on safety measures. "There's a lot of angst from teachers across the state," a union official says.

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U.S. Killing Of Iran's Gen. Soleimani 'Was Unlawful,' U.N. Expert Says

President Trump said the U.S. targeted Iran's Qassem Soleimani because of an imminent threat. A U.N. investigator says the U.S. has produced no evidence to back that up.

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Amid New Surge In Virus Cases, Israel's Top Public Health Official Resigns

Siegal Sadetzki said Tuesday that Israeli leaders ignored her warnings and the country reopened too fast. "The compass handling the pandemic lost its direction," she said in her resignation letter.

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This Company Wants to Rewrite the Future of Genetic Disease

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 07/07/2020 - 13:30
Tessera Therapeutics is developing a new class of gene editors capable of precisely plugging in long stretches of DNA—something that Crispr can’t do.
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White House Pushes To Reopen Schools Despite A Surge In Coronavirus Cases

The administration acknowledges the risk of students spreading the contagion to vulnerable populations but emphasizes that school closures disrupt "critical services to children and their families."

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A Plan to Make Police Data Open Source Started on Reddit

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 07/07/2020 - 12:42
The Police Data Accessibility Project aims to request, download, clean, and standardize public records that right now are overly difficult to find.
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'Say Her Name': WNBA Dedicates 2020 Season To Social Justice Initiatives

The WNBA says this season, players will wear warmup shirts with the words "Say Her Name" on them to call attention to the "forgotten victims" of violence and police brutality.

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Atlanta Mayor Tests Positive, Sees 'Perfect Storm Of Distress In America'

Keisha Lance Bottoms' diagnosis comes at an intense time for the city, which is reeling from the police killing of Rayshard Brooks and a spike in violence over the Fourth of July weekend.

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'We've Got To Learn From Our History,' 'Demagogue' Author Warns

Author Larry Tye chronicles Sen. Joseph McCarthy's infamous smear campaign in a new book. He says both McCarthy and Trump are "bullies" who exploit fears and "point fingers when they're attacked."

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Tests Positive For Coronavirus

The 65-year-old leader revealed the result Tuesday on national TV. Bolsonaro has repeatedly downplayed the virus's dangers, despite Brazil suffering the world's second-largest outbreak.

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The Pandemic Is Pushing Scientists To Rethink How They Read Research Papers

Faced with a glut of pandemic research from around the world, scientists are confronting their biases and learning to engage with science conducted at institutions they're unfamiliar with.

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Jupiter's Magnificent Swirling Clouds

NASA Image of the Day - Tue, 07/07/2020 - 09:54
A multitude of magnificent, swirling clouds in Jupiter's dynamic North North Temperate Belt is captured in this image from NASA's Juno spacecraft.
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Tracking The Pandemic: Are Coronavirus Cases Rising Or Falling In Your State?

View NPR's maps and graphics to see where COVID-19 is hitting hardest in the U.S., which state outbreaks are growing and which are leveling off.

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India's TikTok Ban Dispels the Myth of the 'China Bogeyman'

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 07/07/2020 - 09:00
Mark Zuckerberg and US tech giants argue that regulation will allow China to dominate. But in reality, the global market rejects unregulated, invasive tech.
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The 7 Best Turntables for Your Vinyl Collection (2020)

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 07/07/2020 - 09:00
Looking for fresh indoor hobbies? Why not start a record collection? Here are our favorite entry-level turntables to help you enjoy analog audio at home.
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Tech That Could Help Pro Sports Adapt to the Pandemic

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 07/07/2020 - 09:00
As pro leagues return to stadiums, here are a few novel technologies people are exploring as ways to keep fans and players safe.
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New Mexico Leaders To Militia: If You Want To Help Community, Stop Showing Up Armed

Armed militias have become a feature at anti-quarantine protests, racial justice marches, and monument pull-downs. But after a shooting in Albuquerque, locals say militias are disturbing the peace.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite Review: A Fine Android Tablet

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 07/07/2020 - 08:00
The newest Galaxy tablet is a decent iPad alternative in a field with few competitors.
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Self-Driving Tech Is Becoming a Game of Partnerships

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 07/07/2020 - 08:00
Making an autonomous vehicle is proving harder and costlier than many startups predicted. So they're teaming up with giants like Hyundai, Jaguar, and Ford.
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A Mathematician’s Guide to How Contagion Spreads

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 07/07/2020 - 07:00
Adam Kucharski wrote The Rules of Contagion before Covid-19. He talks about misinformation, bank failures, and coming up with hypotheses during a crisis.
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