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Teaching Without Schools: Grief, Then A 'Free-For-All'

Millions of U.S. educators are scrambling to replicate the functions of school without an actual school building. One principal's advice is to just "focus on loving our kids."

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'Hope Isn't A Strategy.' How To Prepare For A Natural Disaster During COVID-19

If a major hurricane, flood or wildfire happens during the pandemic, evacuation shelters could be dangerous and cross-state aid impossible. So disaster response experts are planning new strategies.

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Market And Business Ties Often Determine Where COVID-19 Supplies Go

Under a collaboration between the Trump administration and major corporations, the marketplace and business ties often shape decisions about who gets life-saving equipment, and who has to wait.

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Even As Trump Denounces Vote By Mail, GOP In Florida And Elsewhere Relies On It

"Absentee ballots are typically Republicans' friends" in Florida says one former GOP campaign operative. Despite condemning mail-in ballots, President Trump cast one himself last month.

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How Stories Connect And Persuade Us: Unleashing The Brain Power Of Narrative

The power of shared storytelling to soothe or spur us to action may be more crucial than ever, scientists say. Here's what happens in the brain when we feel swept away by a story, book or film.

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Anyone's a Celebrity Streamer With This Open Source App

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 04/11/2020 - 07:00
OBS Studio offers customization and other advanced features that are easier to use than those in other free recording tools
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15 Best Weekend Deals: Soundbars, Apple Watch, and More

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 04/11/2020 - 07:00
You're stuck inside, so it's a good opportunity to upgrade the gear in your home.
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StoryCorps Connect Gives You Every Reason to Call Grandma

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 04/11/2020 - 07:00
The venerable story-sharing service has moved online for the first time—and is giving listeners an opportunity to interview faraway loved ones.
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Biden's Health Play In A COVID-19 Economy: Lower Medicare's Eligibility Age To 60

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden proposes letting 60-year-olds enroll in Medicare. He'd pay for the expansion out of general tax revenue, he says, not the Medicare fund.

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The PlayStation 5 Will Have a Sweet New Controller

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 04/10/2020 - 20:43
Along with some big design upgrades, Sony says it's supposed to have better battery life to boot.
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Early Experience With Remdesivir To Treat Severe COVID-19 Published

A study involving 53 patients seriously ill with COVID-19 found that some of them got better. But there was no comparison group, so strong conclusions weren't possible.

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17 Best Spring Game Deals for PS4, Xbox, Switch, and PC

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 04/10/2020 - 19:00
April means game sales, and who couldn't use a little escapism right now?
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Federal Appeals Court Reinstates Texas Abortion Ban Instituted During COVID-19 Crisis

Clinics had begun scheduling appointments following a favorable lower-court ruling, but had to stop after the appeals court order was issued.

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COVID-19 Patients Given Unproven Drug In Texas Nursing Home, Garnering Criticism

A Texas doctor decided to give dozens of coronavirus patients at a nursing home a controversial, experimental medication, in some cases without telling their families first. He defends the decision.

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White House Attacks Voice Of America Over China Coronavirus Coverage

The Trump administration alleges the Voice of America is relaying Chinese propaganda. Founded at the dawn of World War Two, the government-funded news agency is independent by law.

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D.C. Tourism Group Pledges $18 Million To Help City's Hospitality Workers, Industry

The funds aim to help tourism workers pay their rent and buy food, among other things.

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Coronavirus FAQs: Do Gloves HeIp? Is It Allergies Or COVID-19?

Lots of people are talking about masks. But what about gloves? Do they offer any protection? If you're still going to work, should you isolate yourself from family members when you get home?

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White House Seeks To Lower Farmworker Pay To Help Agriculture Industry

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows is working with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to see how wage rates for immigrant farmworkers can be reduced. Critics say it will hurt all workers.

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Why Misinformation And Distrust Is Making COVID-19 More Dangerous For Black America

The coronavirus is hitting African Americans especially hard. Jahmil Lacey, a researcher on health disparities, says distrust of the medical establishment is a big reason why.

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'10 Toes Down': How Fans Carry On Nipsey Hussle's Legacy One Year After His Death

A year after fans filled the streets of Los Angeles to celebrate the life of Nipsey Hussle, fans take to the Internet to remember his legacy.

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