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New Coronavirus Hot Spots Emerge Across South And In California, As Northeast Slows

Nationwide, coronavirus infection numbers are trending down, but several states are seeing upticks, with the heaviest impact falling on communities of color and nursing home residents.

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Reddit's Cofounder Wants a Black Person to Take His Board Seat

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 06/05/2020 - 17:47
Alexis Ohanian's resignation is among the most dramatic responses in the tech industry to the killing of George Floyd.
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Caravan For Justice: Cars Offer Socially Distanced Protesting During Pandemic

Hundreds of cars circle San Francisco, festooned with signs honoring George Floyd and other black victims of police violence. Similar protests are planned from Detroit to Connecticut.

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Minneapolis Agrees To Ban Chokeholds And Neck Restraints By Police

The agreement between the city and state human rights authorities promises several reforms. It comes after the state filed a civil rights charge over the police killing of George Floyd.

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Coronavirus FAQs: How To Stay Safe While Protesting; When To Go Out After Recovery

Also: If I head to a new state or country for a visit, do I need to self isolate to protect others in case I'm contagious?

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Israeli Police Killing Of Palestinian Leads To Apologies And Echoes Of The U.S.

A fatal police shooting of an unarmed Palestinian man with autism in Jerusalem last weekend has stirred protests.

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'Black Lives Matter Plaza,' Across From White House, Is Christened By D.C. Leaders

After an unveiling attended by the mayor, "Black Lives Matter" now adorns an official street sign near the White House — and a yellow-lettered mural that spans two city blocks.

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Covid-19 Cases Were Already Rising Before the George Floyd Protests

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 06/05/2020 - 15:09
The easing of stay-at-home orders and Memorial Day travel have led to spikes in some parts of the country. That’s bad news for what comes next.
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Security Perimeter Around White House Expanded By Several Blocks

The fencing is being put in place to protect the White House in the face of protests, the Secret Service says. The mayor of Washington, D.C., has criticized the increased federal security in the area.

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Trump Says Strong Economy Will Bring Racial Justice

The president intimates that George Floyd, killed by police, would be happy with the lower than expected unemployment rate.

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LinkedIn CEO Condemns Employees' 'Appalling Comments' On Race

During an all-staff meeting, anonymous employees derided the racial justice protests and questioned the professional networking company's diversity initiatives.

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How Will the U.S. And WHO Fare Without Each Other?

Global health experts weigh in on the short- and long-term consequences of the U.S. breaking ties with the World Health Organization.

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Historian Eric Foner On The 'Unresolved Legacy Of Reconstruction'

After the Civil War, the federal government promised former slaves equality and citizenship. Historian Eric Foner says the failed promises reverberate today. Originally broadcast Jan. 9, 2006.

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Dallas Police Adopts 'Duty To Intervene' Policy To Prevent Abuse

The rule requires police to act to prevent officers from using excessive force. The order comes after widespread outrage over the killing of George Floyd while being restrained by Minneapolis Police.

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As Businesses Reopen, Some Workers Fear Returning

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 06/05/2020 - 13:24
Employees who decline to work amid the pandemic could lose both their paychecks and their unemployment benefits.
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For Bangladesh's Struggling Garment Workers, Hunger Is A Bigger Worry Than Pandemic

Many garment factories have reopened, but the coronavirus still affects global demand and orders remain canceled. "I need to work," says one employee. "I'll die of hunger before I die of this virus."

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Navajo Nation Stymied By CARES Act Restrictions

About $8 billion had been set aside for the tribes. But the money comes with restrictions. It can only be used to cover expenses that are "incurred due to the public health emergency."

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Poll: Two-Thirds Think Trump Made Racial Tensions Worse After Floyd Was Killed

The NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist survey found Americans see the nationwide protests as legitimate — a big shift from the 1960s — and almost half strongly disapprove of the job President Trump is doing.

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