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Biden Goes Up With His 1st Ad In Texas, Where Polls Show A Close Race

As polls show a tightening presidential race in traditionally Republican Texas, presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden is launching his first general election ad in the state.

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Miami Is Becoming The 'Epicenter Of The Pandemic,' Expert Warns

Florida's coronavirus cases continue to be near record-levels as officials warn of worsening problems in several parts of the state. Hospitals are concerned about the increases.

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Former VA Medical Worker Charged With 7 Murders In West Virginia

Reta Mays is accused of killing seven patients by injecting them with insulin. She worked as a nursing assistant on the night shift at a Veterans Affairs medical center in Clarksburg.

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Your Car Is Spewing Microplastics That Blow Around the World

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 11:00
When you drive, tiny bits of plastic fly off your tires and brakes. Now scientists have shown how all that road muck is blowing into “pristine” environments like the Arctic.
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What Happens When A Pandemic And An Epidemic Collide

At the international AIDS conference last week — held virtually — concerns were shared about the impact of the novel coronavirus on efforts to fight AIDS.

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Perseverance Rover Mated to Its Atlas V Rocket

NASA Image of the Day - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 10:19
In this image, NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover waits to be lifted onto its Atlas V launch vehicle at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on July 7, 2020.
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ACLU Demands Barr Name Special Prosecutor To Probe Lafayette Square Crackdown

The civil liberties group says Attorney General William Barr has a conflict of interest in heading any investigation of the crackdown outside the White House last month.

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'We Still Face Much Uncertainty': Pandemic Hammers Big Banks

The dramatic collapse of the U.S. economy is pummeling America's largest banks. Wells Fargo has posted its first quarterly loss since 2008 and JPMorgan Chase has set aside billions to cover bad loans.

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Kano's New Kid-Friendly Laptop Is Cheap and Repairable

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 09:00
Kano's partnership with Microsoft brings the Kano PC to schools, and it still retains the colorful, hands-on, DIY-spirit of earlier models.
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Federal Government Executes 1st Prisoner In 17 Years After Overnight Court Rulings

Daniel Lee, 47, was put to death on Tuesday morning in the federal death chamber in the first federal execution since 2003. Other inmates are scheduled for death this week.

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Urban Arrow Family Review: The Best Electric Cargo Bike

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 08:00
This light, maneuverable front-loader comes with padded seats that make it the best electric cargo bicycle for a family.
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Google Moves to Secures the Cloud From Itself

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 08:00
Confidential Virtual Machines allows Google Cloud Services Customers to keep data secret—even when it's being actively processed.
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Conspiracy Theories Aside, Here's What Contact Tracers Really Do

Recently, the idea of contact tracing has triggered some colorful misinformation campaigns. It's actually a tried-and-true public health tool that can curb the spread of the coronavirus.

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The Latest Covid Party Story Gets a Twist

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 07:00
Like any urban legend, this one changes slightly with each telling.
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The Equity-Diversity-Inclusion Industrial Complex Gets a Makeover

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 07:00
Companies and universities have long relied on seminars to reduce racism, despite lackluster results. Maybe institution leaders can salvage the format.
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Could Trump Win the War on Huawei—and Is TikTok Next?

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 07:00
In a plot twist, the administration’s assault on the Chinese telecom giant is gaining traction. At heart, the US has an interest in its own electronic surveillance capabilities.
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French Health Care Workers Given A Raise, Honored On Bastille Day

Nurses and healthcare workers will get about $208 a month more in their paychecks. The annual Bastille Day celebrations are also being used to thank those on the front lines of the pandemic.

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Hong Kong Disneyland Closes Due To Coronavirus

A city health official called the virus' spread in Hong Kong "a bit out of control," according to a report from Asia Times. Hong Kong has reported 1,469 cases of the coronavirus and seven deaths.

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The Customer Is Always Right. Except When They Won't Wear A Mask

In the age of COVID-19, most people follow social-distancing and mask-wearing guidelines when they enter retail stores and restaurants. But then there are the nightmare customers who won't comply.

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Australia Grapples With New Surge In COVID-19 Cases

The chief health officer for Victoria state, where the city of Melbourne is located, announced 270 new cases Tuesday and warned of hundreds of hospitalizations in the coming weeks.

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