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The Racial Justice Reckoning Over Sports Team Names Is Spreading

In the wake of George Floyd's killing, Confederate monuments have fallen, food companies have scrubbed racist imagery from labels, and now, pro sports teams names are under fresh review.

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A Powerful Chief And Unexpected Splits: 6 Takeaways From The Supreme Court Term

From abortion to religion and immigration, the recent court term featured just about every flashpoint in American law. Here are the highlights, including the influence of Chief Justice John Roberts.

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Coronavirus FAQ: How Do I Protect Myself If The Coronavirus Can Linger In The Air?

Researchers say airborne transmission is possible, especially in cramped, indoor settings, but it's unclear how much it contributes to the spread. Here's how to lower your risks, just in case.

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Prepare for Artificial Intelligence to Produce Less Wizardry

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 07/11/2020 - 07:00
A new paper argues that the computing demands of deep learning are so great that progress on tasks like translation and self-driving is likely to slow.
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The 19 Best Weekend Deals: Tech, Home Gear, and More

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 07/11/2020 - 07:00
Heatwave and quarantine got you stuck indoors? These deals might help you spruce up your space for more comfort.
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The Best Gear to Make Beer, Wine, Cider, and Mead at Home (2020)

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 07/11/2020 - 07:00
Your homegrown tomatoes won't help you forget how terrible everything is right now. Here's what you need to make booze at home.
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Strict Rules Apply, But Visitors Will Be Allowed Back In New York Nursing Homes

The state issued new guidelines on Friday that require a facility to be virus-free for at least 28 days, limit the number of visitors and require masks and temperature monitoring for visitors.

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Nearly 6 Years After MH17 Was Shot Down, Dutch Prosecutors Say They Will Sue Russia

Russia has denied any involvement in the 2014 crash of the Malaysian jetliner that killed nearly 300 people. Investigators say it was hit by a Russian-supplied surface-to-air missile.

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Trump Commutes Sentence Of Longtime Friend And Adviser Roger Stone

The president has used his clemency power to spare Stone a prison sentence following his conviction in federal court. It's the latest official intercession in a case involving a Trump friend.

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Georgia Governor And The Mayor Of Atlanta In Turf War Over COVID-19 Restrictions

Amid a surge in coronavirus cases, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms ordered a return to Phase 1 restrictions. But Gov. Brian Kemp quickly pushed back, saying only he has that authority.

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3 LAPD Officers Charged Over Allegations They Falsely Identified Gang Members

In a 59-count complaint, they are alleged to have wrongly marked dozens of people as having gang affiliation on field interview cards used by officers on duty.

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'In A Fight For Our Lives': Mississippi Issues New Mask Order Amid COVID Spike

Gov. Tate Reeves imposed the order in 13 counties, including those that are home to some of the state's most populous cities. It comes on the same day the state saw more than 1,000 new cases.

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PHOTOS: How Hong Kong Reopened Schools — And Why It Closed Them Again

Schools were shut when the novel coronavirus first became a concern. Here's how Hong Kong handled re-opening — and now, a second closing due to a spike in cases.

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California Will Release Up To 8,000 Prisoners Due To Coronavirus

Anyone who is eligible for release will be tested for COVID-19 within seven days of their return to society, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says.

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How Mysterious Protest Messages Have Filled the Skies

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 16:37
A WIRED investigation reveals how artists and skytypers are pioneering a new type of tech-fueled activism—and the inhumane conditions they're fighting.
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The 'Super Smash Bros.' Community Reckons With Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 16:12
Dozens of people have come forward over the past week, many pointing to a culture that they say enabled rampant predatory behavior.
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Nation's Pediatricians Walk Back Support For In-Person School

In a new statement made jointly with teachers unions, the American Academy of Pediatrics now says "science and community circumstances must guide decision-making."

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'Who Does This To A Kid?' D.C. Family Mourns 11-Year-Old Killed By Crossfire

Davon McNeal was one of several children killed by gun violence over the July Fourth weekend while doing everyday things: playing in the yard, walking through a mall, watching fireworks.

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Anatomy Of A COVID-19 Conspiracy Theory

Conspiracy theories need the right ingredients to take off, and the coronavirus pandemic has been a breeding ground for them. Here's how fear, wealth and social media all play a role.

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S.C. Governor Imposes 11 P.M. Alcohol Curfew For Bars And Restaurants

Gov. Henry McMaster's order will go into effect Saturday night. The governor says it targets young people, who account for nearly 1 in 4 of the state's coronavirus cases.

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