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The PlayStation 5 Will Have a Sweet New Controller

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 04/10/2020 - 20:43
Along with some big design upgrades, Sony says it's supposed to have better battery life to boot.
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Early Experience With Remdesivir To Treat Severe COVID-19 Published

A study involving 53 patients seriously ill with COVID-19 found that some of them got better. But there was no comparison group, so strong conclusions weren't possible.

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17 Best Spring Game Deals for PS4, Xbox, Switch, and PC

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 04/10/2020 - 19:00
April means game sales, and who couldn't use a little escapism right now?
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Federal Appeals Court Reinstates Texas Abortion Ban Instituted During COVID-19 Crisis

Clinics had begun scheduling appointments following a favorable lower-court ruling, but had to stop after the appeals court order was issued.

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COVID-19 Patients Given Unproven Drug In Texas Nursing Home, Garnering Criticism

A Texas doctor decided to give dozens of coronavirus patients at a nursing home a controversial, experimental medication, in some cases without telling their families first. He defends the decision.

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White House Attacks Voice Of America Over China Coronavirus Coverage

The Trump administration alleges the Voice of America is relaying Chinese propaganda. Founded at the dawn of World War Two, the government-funded news agency is independent by law.

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D.C. Tourism Group Pledges $18 Million To Help City's Hospitality Workers, Industry

The funds aim to help tourism workers pay their rent and buy food, among other things.

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Coronavirus FAQs: Do Gloves HeIp? Is It Allergies Or COVID-19?

Lots of people are talking about masks. But what about gloves? Do they offer any protection? If you're still going to work, should you isolate yourself from family members when you get home?

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White House Seeks To Lower Farmworker Pay To Help Agriculture Industry

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows is working with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to see how wage rates for immigrant farmworkers can be reduced. Critics say it will hurt all workers.

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Why Misinformation And Distrust Is Making COVID-19 More Dangerous For Black America

The coronavirus is hitting African Americans especially hard. Jahmil Lacey, a researcher on health disparities, says distrust of the medical establishment is a big reason why.

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'10 Toes Down': How Fans Carry On Nipsey Hussle's Legacy One Year After His Death

A year after fans filled the streets of Los Angeles to celebrate the life of Nipsey Hussle, fans take to the Internet to remember his legacy.

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Detroit's King Of Corned Beef Dies From Coronavirus Complications

Otis Knapp Lee made cakes for Bill Clinton's inaugurations and gave away thousands of turkeys every Thanksgiving. But the Detroit deli owner was best known for his heaping corned-beef sandwiches.

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In New York, Number Of COVID-19 Patients In ICU Drops For First Time

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he's cautiously optimistic that the COVID-19 infection rate is slowing in New York. He called for federal help to ramp up mass scale testing as a step to ease the shutdown.

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In Zimbabwe Under Lockdown, 'Find That Resolve To Carry On No Matter What'

"I would say to the rest of the world that there is one thing that we have left when we are in trouble, and that is the hope that we will see tomorrow," Evan Mawarire, a Zimbabwean pastor, tells NPR.

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The New Coronavirus Appears To Take A Greater Toll On Men Than On Women

Not only are a higher percentage of patients men than women, but they seem to suffer more severe symptoms. And they may be less likely to go in for testing.

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How Apple and Google Are Enabling Covid-19 Bluetooth Contact-Tracing

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 04/10/2020 - 15:37
The tech giants have teamed up to use a Bluetooth-based framework to keep track of the spread of infections without compromising location privacy.
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Burials On New York Island Are Not New, But Are Increasing During Pandemic

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio acknowledged that more people are being buried at the city's potter's field, but stressed that only the bodies of the unclaimed would be buried there.

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Trump's Approval Rating Slumps Amid Coronavirus Fallout

Following a brief spike in the president's approval ratings, more than half of Americans now say they disapprove of his job performance.

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Why There Are So Many Different Guidelines For Face Masks For The Public

Some agencies and places urged or required people to use face coverings in public early on. Others dismissed the coverings as ineffective, then revised their stance. Why the differences?

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'Here in Spirit': An Oral History of Faith Amid the Pandemic

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 04/10/2020 - 15:20
As Passover unfolds and Easter approaches, Jews and Christians are re-examining religion in the absence of physical gatherings.
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