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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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Nearly Every Major League Baseball Team Has Had A Coronavirus Test Come Back Positive

So far, 71 players have tested positive for the coronavirus, the MLB said on Friday. "I'm actually kind of pleased it's as low as that," the league's medical director says.

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Education Dept. Announces It Won't Punish Colleges For Reconsidering Student Aid

In June, NPR reported that the department was making it harder for colleges to reconsider aid for students whose finances have changed. On Thursday, the agency reversed course.

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Amazon Bans Employees From Using TikTok on Their Phones

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 14:28
US lawmakers have repeatedly raised security concerns over the app's Chinese ownership. Are US businesses next?
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More Than 20 U.S. States Now Require Face Masks In Public

An alarming surge in coronavirus cases is forcing more states to require face coverings. Two of the worst-hit states — Florida and Arizona — still don't have statewide mandates.

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At Least 82 Coronavirus Cases Linked To Missouri Sleepaway Camp

Kanakuk Kamps shut down its K-2 program after 41 campers, staff and counselors tested positive. That number has since doubled, according to county health officials.

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What Will Sanrio's New Leadership Mean For Hello Kitty?

A new CEO is steering a company that's seen years of slumping revenues and whose home market of Japan has an aging population. But "don't count out Hello Kitty," says an author of a book about Sanrio.

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You May Be In Sweatpants, But COVID-19 Hasn't Stopped Haute Couture

In a fashion first, this season's collections were presented digitally, rather than in-person, in-Paris. The virtual venue was an opportunity for designers to experiment in the online space.

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What It's Like to Work at Studio Ghibli

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 12:00
Steve Alpert worked at the animation house for 15 years, a time he details in his new book Sharing a House with the Never-Ending Man.
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In Minority Neighborhoods, Knocking On Doors To Stop The Spread Of The Coronavirus

Through a partnership between state and local government, volunteers and city workers in Richmond, Va., are passing out PPE in at-risk neighborhoods.

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