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FACT CHECK: Trump Pushes Tax Break To Boost Restaurants, But Would It Actually Help?

The coronavirus has hit restaurants hard, but President Trump's proposal to let businesses write off meals is not the answer, critics say. Plus, Trump's own tax law eliminated the tax break.

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How to Digitize Your Most Important Documents

The New York Times – If you have some spare time at home and want a productive project, consider creating a digital archive of your personal papers.  “While this week’s World Backup Day is typically celebrated most by hard-drive makers and data-storage services, it’s supposed to make people remember to back up their computers. But even if you’re already backing up your digital files, do you have a backup plan for your one-of-a-kind documents and photos that you have only on paper — like birth certificates, marriage licenses and military-discharge papers? Scanning copies of your personal papers creates a digital archive that can also be used as a backup, especially if you have the files password-protected and stored in a secure location. And even if you don’t have a document scanner, you can create your personal archive with a smartphone, a few apps and a bit of time. Here’s a guide to getting started…”

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To Stay Aloft With Federal Aid, Airlines Must Keep Flying

To get a share of $50 billion in aid, airlines must maintain minimal service to where they fly now, and no consolidating flights between carriers.

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They Call Him A Hero: Dr. Zhong Is The Public Face Of China's War Against Coronavirus

The 83-year-old, weightlifting pulmonologist is widely seen as a source of reliable information — although one recent comment seems to have been politicized by the government..

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For Homeless People, Covid-19 Is Horror on Top of Horror

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 04/02/2020 - 12:43
As the coronavirus spreads, unhoused people are among the most vulnerable to infection.
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'War Doctor' Says Treating COVID-19 Is Like Fighting An Invisible Enemy

Trauma surgeon David Nott has volunteered in war zones and disaster areas around the world. Now he's treating COVID-19 patients in London. He calls the pandemic a "disaster zone for the whole world."

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Democratic National Convention Pushed Back A Month, And The Format May Change

Originally set for July, the convention has been rescheduled for mid-August in Milwaukee because of the coronavirus.

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The (Political) Science Behind Trump's Coronavirus Approval Ratings

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 04/02/2020 - 12:15
The president is presiding over a public health nightmare and a mounting economic crisis. So why are voters warming up to him?
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In Germany, High Hopes For New COVID-19 Contact Tracing App That Protects Privacy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she welcomes development of a COVID-19 tracing app that protects data and doesn't store users' locations. It uses Bluetooth to log proximity to other cellphones.

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Train Engineer Says He Crashed In Attempt To Attack Navy Hospital Ship In L.A.

"People don't know what's going on here. Now they will," the engineer allegedly told a California Highway Patrol officer who apprehended him immediately after the incident.

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Pentagon Says FEMA Wants It To Find 100,000 Body Bags For Pandemic Fatalities

The request from FEMA to the Pentagon's Defense Logistics Agency for cadaver pouches follows warnings at the White House of coronavirus death tolls surpassing 100,000.

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Putin Extends No-Work Order For Russia Until May Over COVID-19 Pandemic

Russia reported a spike of 771 new coronavirus patients on Thursday, sharpening a dreaded upward curve in cases. It has now confirmed more than 3,500 coronavirus cases.

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9 Out Of 10 Children Are Out Of School Worldwide. What Now?

Recovery will take years, and other lessons from "education in emergencies" around the world.

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5 Comics to Catch Up on While Self-Quarantined

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 04/02/2020 - 09:00
Are you being a good citizen and staying at home? Good. Here are some comics to pass the time.
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A Dismal Record: Nearly 10 Million Filed For Unemployment In Last 2 Weeks

The staggering number of people claiming jobless benefits set a new record for the second week in a row. Much of the country has been ordered to stay at home, bringing the economy to a lurching halt.

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HTC Vive Cosmos Elite Review: One Step Forward, Several Steps Back

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 04/02/2020 - 08:00
I had hoped the high-end headset would provide an escape from the real world. It didn’t.
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How a Crispr Lab Became a Pop-Up Covid Testing Center

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 04/02/2020 - 08:00
As the government fumbled Covid-19 testing, researchers at UC Berkeley's Innovative Genomics Institute stepped up—with their own time and funding.
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China Flexes Its Soft Power With ‘Covid Diplomacy’

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 04/02/2020 - 08:00
Initially criticized for covering up and failing to control the virus, China is rebranding its response as a symbol of leadership and strength.
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Remembering Adam Schlesinger, One Of Pop's Great Collaborators

Schlesinger's creative tendrils extended into the catalogs of many other brilliant artists.

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The Coronavirus Lockdown Is a Threat for Many Animals, Not a Blessing

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 04/02/2020 - 07:00
You may have seen recent videos of goats roaming an empty town. But for more vulnerable species, like rhinos, this shutdown poses a great danger.
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