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Los Angeles And San Diego Schools Announce Online-Only Fall

The districts cited "skyrocketing infection rates" in Southern California.

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Migrant Mother Given A Choice: Leave Her Newborn In U.S. Or Return To Mexico Together

As the Trump administration has effectively shut down the asylum system at the border during the pandemic, one mother was given the choice to go to Mexico with or without her newborn, a U.S. citizen.

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Seoul Holds Funeral For Mayor As Accuser Details Years Of Alleged Sexual Harassment

A former secretary of Park's says she endured four years of sexual harassment. The mayor was found dead on Friday in a park, and the allegations have left the country divided about his legacy.

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Statues Of Conquistador Juan De Oñate Come Down As New Mexico Wrestles With History

Who was Juan de Oñate? Critics object to statues of the Spanish conquistador, the first European to colonize New Mexico and a despot who inflicted misery on Native Americans.

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Coronavirus Sparks New Interest In Using Ultraviolet Light To Disinfect Indoor Air

Germicidal ultraviolet light technology has a proven track record against indoor transmission of tuberculosis and other airborne viruses. It's now being used in some restaurants and on subways.

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South Africa Introduces Alcohol Ban And Curfew As Coronavirus Surges

The country has more than 276,000 cases, surpassing Italy, Spain and other hard-hit nations. President Cyril Ramaphosa says the worst is yet to come.

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Body Found In California Lake Presumed To Be 'Glee' Actor Naya Rivera

Rivera was best known for her role as Santana Lopez, a take-no-prisoners cheerleader/singer on Glee for six seasons. That character was an inspiration for young LGBTQ viewers.

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Trump Again Casts Doubt On Fauci As COVID-19 Cases Surge

President Trump shares a tweet from game show host Chuck Woolery, who claimed the CDC is lying about the coronavirus pandemic to hurt the president in November's election.

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NYC Has Its First Day In Months With No COVID-19 Deaths

Mayor Bill de Blasio calls on President Trump to invoke the Defense Production Act to speed up processing of coronavirus tests: "If you can't get the results in real time, it doesn't help you enough."

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Dozens Injured In Fire Aboard Navy Warship Docked In San Diego

The fire injured at least 57 people and sent giant plumes of smoke into the sky. It started on Sunday and continues to burn, as firefighters work to get the flames under control.

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Kelly Preston, Actress And Wife Of John Travolta, Dead At 57

Preston died after a two-year battle with breast cancer. She acted in various TV shows but rose to fame after her role in the 1988 Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito comedy, Twins.

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Judge Orders Halt To Federal Executions That Were Set To Resume This Week

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has barred the lethal injections that were scheduled to commence on Monday, citing the likelihood of "extreme pain and suffering." A legal conflict is likely.

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This Drone Maker Is Swooping In Amid US Pushback Against DJI

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 10:00
Skydio is best known for “selfie drones.” Now, it's seeking government contracts, as American officials shun the Chinese drone company.
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Best Nintendo Switch Deals and Console Bundles (July 2020)

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 10:00
Looking to nab a Switch, Switch Lite, or other accessories? We've compiled everywhere you can potentially get them online.
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After Mounting Pressure, Washington's NFL Franchise Drops Its Team Name

The Washington Redskins have announced the team will be dropping its moniker, which is widely considered a slur against Native Americans. The head coach and team owner are developing a new name.

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Hubble Sees a Star Called HBC 672 and the Bat Shadow

NASA Image of the Day - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 08:37
A young star's unseen, planet-forming disk casts a huge shadow across a more distant cloud in a star-forming region.
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You Don't Need Single-Use Plastic Bags. You Need a Mask

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 07:00
Honestly, you should just be disinfecting your reusable bags—the real issue is airborne virus, not infected shopping totes, experts say.
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The Intersection Between Self-Driving Cars and Electric Cars

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 07:00
New research suggests that the tradeoffs for electric autonomous vehicles aren’t as painful as once thought, though early AVs might be gas hybrids.
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How to Automatically Mute Yourself in Zoom Meetings

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 07:00
One checkbox is all it takes to make everyone's life–including yours–easier.
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Poland's Nationalist President Narrowly Wins Reelection

President Andrzej Duda's victory further empowers Poland's ruling Law and Justice party which has worked to weaken the country's independent judiciary and free press.

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