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Keeping Up With the Coronas—or Why the Virus Is Winning

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The climb in global cases is relentless. So what’s corona got that we don’t?
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Covid Drives Real Businesses to Tap Deepfake Technology

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 07/07/2020 - 07:00
Coronavirus restrictions make it harder and more expensive to shoot videos. So some companies are turning to synthetic media instead.
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Looks Like Russian Hackers Are on an Email Scam Spree

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 07/07/2020 - 07:00
A group dubbed "Cosmic Lynx" uses surprisingly sophisticated methods—and targets big game.
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Boston Tavern Pivots To 'Plan B' To Try To Survive The Pandemic

Cornwall's has been a Kenmore Square mainstay for more than four decades. Now it's preparing to reopen — and to reinvent itself for survival during the pandemic.

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India Surpasses Russia In Reported Coronavirus Infections

Despite imposing among the earliest and most severe mitigation efforts in the world, India's coronavirus infections have soared.

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'Almost In Tears': A Hairstylist Worries About Reopening Too Soon

NPR's Chris Arnold sits down in the barber's chair as his 65-year-old hairstylist tells him about working 13-hour days, as he worries about catching the coronavirus.

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The Fire, The Virus, The Violence: Australia And The Lessons Of Natural Disasters

Family violence increases in places that have been severely burned in bushfires, Australian research finds. The isolation and financial stress of COVID-19 appear to be exacerbating the problem.

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Melbourne Resumes Lockdown As COVID-19 Cases Surge

The premier of Victoria state, Australia's second-most populous, issued a six-week stay-at-home order for Melbourne and closed the border with New South Wales state, effective midnight local time.

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U.N. Predicts Rise In Diseases That Jump From Animals To Humans

Zoonotic pathogens, which include not only COVID-19, but HIV/AIDS and Ebola, have increasingly emerged due to stresses humans have placed on animal habitats, according to a new United Nations report.

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Senator Waiting For White House Promise Not To Block Promotion Of Impeachment Witness

Sen. Tammy Duckworth tells NPR that she'll hold up hundreds of Army officer promotions unless she gets an assurance that the Trump administration won't interfere that of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman.

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ICE: Foreign Students Must Leave The U.S. If Their Colleges Go Online-Only This Fall

New federal rules will prohibit international students from completing fully online courses of study while in the U.S. Monday's announcement comes as more colleges release their plans for the fall.

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Aerosols, Droplets, Fomites: What We Know About Transmission Of COVID-19

A letter from over 200 scientists to the World Health Organization asks for further investigation into how the virus spreads.

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Trump Calls For NASCAR Driver Bubba Wallace To Apologize Over Noose 'Hoax'

The president followed up a pair of divisive speeches over the holiday weekend by castigating the racing body for banning the Confederate flag and said Wallace should apologize to his fellow drivers.

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Australia Closes Interstate Border Because Of Coronavirus Outbreak

Victoria, whose capital city is Melbourne, has logged 127 cases in the last 24 hours, which accounts for more than 90% of Australia's infections during that period, according to national data.

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Survey: 3% Of Americans Moved Due To The Pandemic

Among the young, the numbers shot up: 9% of adults 18-29 have moved due to the coronavirus. Some people moved to avoid catching the virus, while others were forced by the closing of college campuses.

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Uber Gobbles Up Postmates In $2.65 Billion Bet On Food Delivery

The deal is a sign of how the coronavirus pandemic has turned Uber's business model upside down, with customers shunning ride-hailing and flocking to delivery services.

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Supreme Court Prohibits Mobile Phone Robocalls To Collect Federal Debt

Federal debt collectors were granted an exception from the general robocall ban in 2015. The high court ruled that Congress can't favor some speech over others.

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Georgia Governor Calls Up National Guard, Declares State of Emergency Due To Violence

Georgia's governor has declared a state of emergency and called up the National Guard. It follows weeks of violent crime and property destruction in Atlanta. Thirty people were shot last weekend.

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In Miami, Rolling Back Openings To Contain The Coronavirus Surge

In Miami, local officials have ordered a rollback of some reopening measures because of the region's soaring coronavirus cases. Gyms have to close and in-person dining at restaurants is prohibited.

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Woman Who Called Police On Black Bird-Watcher In Central Park To Be Charged

The Manhattan District Attorney's Office says it is initiating a prosecution of Amy Cooper over false reporting of an incident. In a cellphone video, she claimed a Black man was threatening her.

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