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Activists at Amazon Say Its Climate Efforts Still Fall Short

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 07:00
One year after organizing a walkout, employees are calling for a more ambitious environmental agenda.
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New DOJ Filing: TikTok's Owner Is 'A Mouthpiece' Of Chinese Communist Party

In a new court filing, the Trump administration offers its most thorough explanation to date of why it considers the hit video-sharing app a national security threat.

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Missouri Governor And Wife To Host Fall Festival Days After COVID Diagnosis

"Come enjoy the outdoor activities and the beautiful fall decorations," said First Lady Teresa Parson days after her diagnosis. The event is scheduled for Oct. 3, 4 days short of a 14-day quarantine.

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Federal Judge Ousts Trump's Top Public Lands Chief

The ruling blocks William Perry Pendley from continuing as the temporary head of the Bureau of Land Management, a post he's held for more than a year without being confirmed by the Senate.

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What To Know About Those $200 Drug Cards President Trump Promised

Health policy researchers say Trump may not be able to pay for the cards, which fall short of lasting policy changes to curb high drug prices.

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Trump Expected To Nominate Amy Coney Barrett To The Supreme Court

The conservative federal judge is just 48 years old and could affect social policy for generations to come if confirmed by the majority-Republican Senate.

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Novavax Researcher Says No Chance Of A 'Shortcut' In Vaccine Safety

Vaccine maker Novavax is starting a large coronavirus vaccine trial in the U.K. Gregory Glenn, the company's president of research and development, talks with NPR about how vaccines are tested.

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Trump Administration Moves To Allow Logging In Alaska's Tongass National Forest

For the last two years, the administration has been working to lift the rule prohibiting development in the Tongass, the country's largest national forest.

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Biden Says He's Confident Trump Will Leave Office If He Loses

Biden said he feels assured the courts, the Congress and national security officials will carry out the rule of law. The comments followed another week of back-and-forth on democratic practices.

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The Air Force Struggles With Diversity. Can The Space Force Do Any Better?

Top Space Force leaders say gender and racial diversity are a core part of the mission. But past indicators present a troubling picture.

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Leaders Indicted At Soldiers' Home Where At Least 76 People Died In COVID-19 Outbreak

Two leaders at the facility in Holyoke were allegedly responsible for deciding "to combine 42 veterans – some COVID-positive, and others not even showing any symptoms of COVID – into a single unit."

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What Does It Take For A Palestinian American Baby To Travel From Israel To The U.S.?

The Palestinian Authority has refused since May to register Palestinian births with Israel, so the infants are blocked from leaving the country, as one Palestinian American family recently learned.

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Rio's Joyous Carnival, The World's Largest, Is Postponed Due To COVID-19

The postponement will cause financial hardship for people who depend on the celebration — but "financial loss doesn't justify human loss," says one musician. Brazil has been hit hard by the virus.

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Google To Halt Political Ads After Polls Close, Amid Worries Over Delayed Results

The tech giant will not allow election-related ads in Search, on YouTube or any of its other properties, citing the likelihood of delayed election results.

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Florida's Governor Lifts All COVID-19 Restrictions On Businesses Statewide

Restaurants and bars in the state can now operate at full capacity. However, Gov. Ron DeSantis says local governments can keep limits in place if they're justified for health or economic reasons.

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Coal Miner's Daughter Is A Heartwarming Hero In Afghanistan

Shamsia Alizada dropped out of the Madwdud Academy in Kabul after a suicide bomber killed more than 40 students. But she returned — and has scored top grades on the country's college entrance exams.

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Covid Vaccines in Phase III, New Risk Calculators, and More Coronavirus News

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 14:22
Catch up on the most important updates from this week.
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Coronavirus FAQs: Why Can't The CDC Make Up Its Mind About Airborne Transmission?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week said that COVID-19 spreads "most commonly" through air — then took it back. Is this something I should be worried about?

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Video Of Seattle Officer Rolling Bicycle Over Protester's Head Leads To Suspension

The unnamed officer will be placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into the incident that occurred during protests earlier this week.

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Feminist Gloria Steinem On Finding Herself Free Of The 'Demands Of Gender'

Steinem reflects on her unique childhood and the illegal abortion she had when she was 22. She is the subject of the new biopic, The Glorias. Originally broadcast in 1987 and 2015.

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