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Your Photos Are Irreplaceable. Get Them Off Your Phone

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 07:00
When's the last time you backed up your photos? Would you be upset if you lost them? You see where we're going here, right?
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The Cyber-Avengers Protecting Hospitals From Ransomware

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 07:00
As medical facilities strain amid the pandemic, they’re especially vulnerable to cyberattacks. A global coalition of volunteer experts has stepped into the breach.
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The National Guard’s Fire-Mapping Drones Get an AI Upgrade

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 07:00
Algorithms that quickly track the movement of wildfires could help firefighters‚ but the tech could also be put to non-humanitarian use.
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6 Questions Ahead Of The 1st Trump-Biden Presidential Debate

The first presidential debate is high stakes. Can Trump avoid the sitting-president first-debate slump? Does Biden come across competently? And how personal will it get?

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A Military 1st: A Supercarrier Is Named After An African American Sailor

USS Doris Miller will honor a Black Pearl Harbor hero and key figure in the rise of the civil rights movement. Miller, a sharecropper's son from Waco, Texas was just 22 years when he created history.

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Legal Fight Over Trump's Financial Records Grinds On Even As Tax Details Spill Out

The president is waging multiple court battles to shield his finances from scrutiny, including two cases involving subpoenas issued to his personal accounting firm.

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Pandemic Threatens Long-Term Job Security After Hospitality Industry Layoffs

Experts say the hotel industry may not return to pre-pandemic levels until 2023. Hospitality workers are bearing the brunt of this long downturn.

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More Than 600,000 Child Cases Reported Of COVID-19, But Severe Illness Is 'Rare'

In a survey of data reported by 49 states and four other jurisdictions, the American Academy of Pediatrics said the infection rate for COVID-19 is 829 per 100,000 children in the population.

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Evictions Damage Public Health, Which Is Why The CDC Has Banned Them ― For Now

A survey of 17 cities found more than 50,000 pandemic-related eviction filings. Housing advocates worry that increased housing instability will lead to more COVID-19 and other illnesses.

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COVID-19 Deaths Top 1 Million. How These 5 Countries Are Driving The Pandemic

Nine months after the first reported fatality in China last January, the world has hit a sobering milestone.

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Officer Indicted In Breonna Taylor Case Pleads Not Guilty

Brett Hankison, the former Louisville Police Department detective, has pleaded not guilty to all three counts of wanton endangerment against him, his attorney said on Monday.

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Texas Sheriff Charged With Destroying Evidence In Officer-Related Death

A grand jury has indicted Sheriff Robert Chody with intentionally destroying or concealing video and audio recordings of the encounter involving a Black man who died in police custody last year.

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Many Arkansas Teachers Refuse In-Person Classes Amid COVID-19 Concerns

Citing a lack of adherence to guidelines, teachers in Little Rock, Arkansas, have refused to teach in-person classes. The district is considering firing them.

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'Unprecedented' Wildfire Season Threatens California's Wine Region

The fires, which have scorched nearly 6,000 square miles in California, now threaten to tear through communities in the state's picturesque wine country, forcing thousands to evacuate.

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Uber Can Keep Operating In London, Magistrate Rules

Regulators had refused to renew Uber's license, finding its lax security controls had put passengers at risk. But a court found that Uber had fixed the problems and was fit to operate in the city.

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A Look At Amy Coney Barrett's Record On Abortion Rights

President Trump promised to name Supreme Court justices who would oppose abortion rights. Activists say Barrett fits that mold. Her history as a federal judge offers potential clues to her views.

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A Ransomware Attack Has Struck a Major US Hospital Chain

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 17:14
“All computers are completely shut down,” one Universal Health Services employee told WIRED.
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Don't Deduct That Haircut Just Yet: Tax Court Has Rejected Such Claims

The U.S. Tax Court has repeatedly said that even for a public personality, the costs of maintaining an appealing appearance are not deductible.

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Portrait Of A Parent With Alzheimer's

Since 2016, journalist Yvonne Latty has been documenting her mother's journey with Alzheimer's. As part of a collaboration with Latino USA and Black Public Media, she brings us this intimate portrait.

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Fighting Between Armenia And Azerbaijan Threatens To Spiral Into Full-Blown War

Dozens of service members on both sides reportedly have been killed in violence that began Sunday in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. The conflict has the potential to draw in NATO ally Turkey.

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