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Tacoma Mayor: Officers Who Arrested Manuel Ellis 'Should Be Fired And Prosecuted'

A medical examiner ruled this week the black man's death in police custody was a homicide, and the officers were placed on leave. But the Washington city's top politician says that's not enough.

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Berlin Passes Sweeping Anti-Discrimination Law

The measure bars police and other public authorities from discriminating against anyone based on factors including skin color, religion, disabilities, worldview, age and sexual identity.

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COVID-19 Outbreak In Pacific Northwest Seafood Industry As Season Ramps Up

Most of the crew on one massive seafood trawler has tested positive for COVID-19. Other vessels also have cases, despite sweeping measures to try and prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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A Better Jobs Report Belies America's Breadlines

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 06/05/2020 - 10:16
While Friday’s report showed improved employment numbers, things could still get so much worse.
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A Triple Threat Imperils Millions of People Across Africa

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 06/05/2020 - 10:01
A “perfect storm” of ravenous locusts, flooding, and the Covid-19 pandemic threatens to create huge food shortages.
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Clint Smith Reflects On This Moment

The killing of George Floyd by a police officer has sparked massive protests nationwide. This hour, writer and scholar Clint Smith reflects on this moment, through conversation, letters, and poetry.

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Specialized Turbo Vado SL Equipped Review: Summer Fun Ride

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 06/05/2020 - 09:00
The company's lightweight commuter electric bike amazingly doesn’t feel like an ebike at all.
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Can't Go Out and Protest? Here's How to Help From Home

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 06/05/2020 - 09:00
Whether you're trying to maintain your social distance or just looking for other ways to speak up, here are some other ideas on how to contribute.
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The Police's Military Tactics Turn Peaceful Protests Violent

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 06/05/2020 - 09:00
Research shows that calm and negotiation, not excessive force, reduces damage. So why are officers still turning to tear gas?
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Mark Zuckerberg Is an Arbiter of Truth—Whether He Likes It or Not

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 06/05/2020 - 09:00
Plus: Facebook in its early days, reasonable speech on the internet, and an overdue decision in Philadelphia.
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Big Tech’s Role in Policing the Protests

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 06/05/2020 - 08:00
This week, we discuss how tools developed in Silicon Valley are being used to erode the privacy and safety of citizens protesting police brutality.
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Hubble Catches Cosmic Snowflakes

NASA Image of the Day - Fri, 06/05/2020 - 07:30
The stars of the globular cluster NGC 6441 sparkle peacefully in the night sky, about 13,000 light-years from the Milky Way’s galactic center.
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AI, AR, and the (Somewhat) Speculative Future of a Tech-Fueled FBI

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 06/05/2020 - 07:00
A view of the Washington. DC, of tomorrow, excerpted from 'BURN-IN: A Novel of the Real Robotic Revolution.'
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Weed Sales on the Dark Web Sales Surged Early in the Pandemic

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 06/05/2020 - 07:00
Research shows that as Covid-19 lockdowns spread people turned to internet dealers for their pot fix.
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Schools Turn to Surveillance Tech to Prevent Covid-19 Spread

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 06/05/2020 - 07:00
Administrators hope tracking beacons will identify where students congregate and who should be isolated if someone contracts the coronavirus.
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The Role of Fantasy in Times of Radical Unrest

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 06/05/2020 - 07:00
Protest is not solely about fighting for a new world—it is about the ability to envision the right one. This time, it will take a sustained belief in black futures.
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Being Black In America: 'We Have A Place In This World Too'

As protests continue around the country in response to several high-profile deaths of African Americans in recent weeks, black people say they are frustrated, fearful and fatigued.

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As America Struggles To Return To Work, Staggering Unemployment Numbers Loom

Friday's labor report is expected to show millions of job cuts and unemployment of around 20% — its highest in more than 80 years. The pandemic will make getting back to work difficult for many.

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As Trump Heads To Maine, GOP Sen. Susan Collins Won't Be There To Greet Him

Collins has mostly avoided commenting on Trump's pandemic response, but she criticized his administration's decision to forcefully clear peaceful protesters from a square in front of the White House

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Farmers Find Ways To Save Millions Of Pigs From Slaughter

When COVID-19 infections forced pork companies to close processing plants, some farmers predicted that it would force them to euthanize millions of hogs. The actual number has been much lower.

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