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Seattle's Uber and Lyft Drivers Make $23.25 an Hour—or $9.73

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 15:18
Two studies reach very different conclusions about ride-hail earnings, as city officials consider setting a minimum wage.
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France's Louvre Reopens Most Of The Museum — Sans Big Crowds

One museumgoer says it's a "much more comfortable experience" to view the Mona Lisa without the mobs of tourists. The Louvre put in place mask-wearing, one-way paths and other distancing measures.

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'We Need Help': People At Higher Coronavirus Risk Fear Losing Federal Unemployment

An extra $600 a week in federal unemployment runs out at the end of July — even for people with underlying health conditions who are at much greater risk if they contract COVID-19.

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Hackers Are Exploiting a 5-Alarm Bug in Networking Equipment

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 13:10
For companies that haven't patched their BIG-IP products, it may already be too late.
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'Enough is Enough': Atlanta Mayor Calls For Violence To End After Child Killed

Police are still searching for those responsible for the death of 8-year-old Secoriea Turner. She was shot over the weekend near the Wendy's restaurant where Rayshard Brooks was killed last month.

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Frederick Douglass Statue Torn Down On Anniversary Of Famous Speech

The statue in Rochester, N.Y., where Douglass lived for decades, was installed two years ago as part of a commemoration of the abolitionist's 200th birthday.

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States Prepare To Spend Millions To Address Flooding

States including Virginia and Texas have set aside significant money to address flooding. Local officials hope it will help pay for flood prevention projects that the federal government won't fund.

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Court Rules Dakota Access Pipeline Must Be Emptied For Now

A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to produce a full environmental review. Until then, oil must stop flowing through the controversial pipeline.

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Supreme Court Rules State 'Faithless Elector' Laws Constitutional

The decision could directly affect the election, which will take place in November amid a pandemic and a partial economic collapse.

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Britain Announces A $2 Billion Rescue Package For The Arts

The package, announced Sunday, includes grants and loans that theaters, museums, live music venues and others can use to pay salaries and maintenance costs as they try to survive during the pandemic.

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Tempo Studio Review: The Future of Gyms

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 09:00
This digital screen uses 3D cameras to correct your form, heralding a future without in-person trainers and physical gyms.
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The Epic Siberian Journey to Solve a Mass Extinction Mystery

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 09:00
A quarter-billion years ago, huge volcanic eruptions burned coal, leading to the worst extinction in Earth’s history. Here’s how scientists hunted down the evidence.
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Upgrading the Space Station Is All in a Day's Work

NASA Image of the Day - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 08:33
NASA astronaut Robert Behnken works during the Wednesday, July 1, 2020, six-hour and one-minute spacewalk to swap an aging nickel-hydrogen battery for a new lithium-ion battery on the International Space Station's Starboard-6 truss structure.
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The UAE’s First Mars Mission Is a Robo-Meteorologist

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 08:00
The United Arab Emirates is preparing to launch its first Martian satellite, Hope, which will search for clues to the Red Planet’s atmospheric mysteries.
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The Dentist Will See You Now. But Should You Go?

Dentists spend their careers eye to eye with infectious patients, their hands inside gaping mouths, and have a vested interest in making sure everyone stays safe. Here's how they do it.

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Tech Confronts Its Use of the Labels ‘Master’ and ‘Slave’

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 07:00
Companies and programmers are re-examining how technical terms are used amid Black Lives Matter protests. But some worry the changes are empty symbolism.
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Here's How to Properly Read an Election Poll

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 07:00
As the country heads into another fraught election cycle, you can easily get fooled if you don't know how to interpret those polling results.
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Colleges Gear Up for an Uncertain Fall Semester Online

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 07:00
Many schools are preparing for some form of virtual instruction in the autumn. For faculty and students, it won’t be perfect, and it certainly won’t be “back to normal.”
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Mexico's President Weathers A Torrent Of Criticism Over Meeting With Trump

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's critics say he's making a mistake by going to Washington, and is giving in to the U.S. president's whims. But Lopez Obrador says, "We are going ... with our heads high."

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Ennio Morricone, The Sound Of The American West, Dies At 91

The iconic Italian composer, who scored The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and more than 500 other films, died Monday in Rome.

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