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Seoul's Mayor Found Dead After Massive Search

Mayor Park Won-soon's daughter told police he left a verbal message similar to a will, and later turned off his mobile phone. His body was found in a wooded park early Friday, police say.

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You Won't See Trump's Taxes Before Election Day, But He Could Face Bigger Problems

The Supreme Court's decision Thursday means Trump's financial records will likely need to be turned over to a New York grand jury and could imperil his brand and fortune.

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'Black Lives Matter' Gets Indians Talking About Skin Lightening And Colorism

The American call for racial justice has led to a heated debate over attitudes about skin tones — and caused some lightening creams, like "Fair & Lovely" from Unilever, to change their name.

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Will We Recognize Life on Mars When We See It?

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 07/09/2020 - 14:12
If NASA's Perseverance rover finds life on the Red Planet, there's a good chance our first extraterrestrial encounter will be a little ambiguous.
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5 People Arrested In Killing Of Rapper Pop Smoke, LA Police Say

Three men and two juvenile males have been arrested in connection with the rapper's death in February, the Los Angeles Police Department announced.

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'Palm Springs' Is a Timely Comedy About Being Stuck in the Now

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 07/09/2020 - 13:52
In Hulu’s new romantic comedy, every day feels the same. Sound familiar?
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'The Beauty In Breaking' Chronicles Chaos And Healing In The Emergency Room

In a new memoir, Dr. Michele Harper writes about treating gunshot wounds, discovering evidence of child abuse — and drawing courage from her patients as she's struggled to overcome her own trauma.

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Neo-Nazis Are Running Out of Places to Hide Online

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 07/09/2020 - 13:46
Telegram booting far right groups from their hub disproves the idea that rampant Neo-Nazi terrorist recruitment is inevitable in the internet age
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Some People Agree To Disagree Over What's Safe During The Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic requires people to weigh risks and make choices about their activities. But there can be problems when a choice conflicts with what the people around us decide to do.

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Lack Of Unity Is A Bigger Threat Than Coronavirus, WHO Chief Says In Emotional Speech

"How is it difficult for humans to unite and fight a common enemy that is killing people indiscriminately?" WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus asks.

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Biden Counters Trump's 'America First' With 'Build Back Better' Economic Plan

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee's proposal would inject $700 billion into the economy through American products and research.

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The Long, Perilous Route Thousands Of Indians Have Risked For A Shot At Life In U.S.

The journey from India can zigzag to Russia, the Mideast, the Caribbean and Central America. U.S. Border Patrol figures show more than 7,600 Indians were detained on the U.S.-Mexico border last year.

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NYC Begins Painting Black Lives Matter Mural In Front Of Trump Tower

President Trump derided the mural plan last week, saying it would be "denigrating this luxury Avenue" and antagonize the city's police as "a symbol of hate."

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The COVID Racial Data Tracker

“The COVID Racial Data Tracker advocates for, collects, publishes, and analyzes racial data on the pandemic across the United States. It’s a collaboration between the COVID Tracking Project and the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. This project began when Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research, wrote a series of essays in The Atlantic about the urgent need to gather racial and ethnic demographic data to understand the outbreak and protect vulnerable communities. On April 12, 2020, we started collecting race and ethnicity data from every state that reported it. On April 15, we launched that dataset as the first iteration of the COVID Racial Data Tracker. We update this data twice per week…”

“COVID-19 is affecting Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other people of color the most. The COVID Racial Data Tracker is a collaboration between the COVID Tracking Project and the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. Together, we’re gathering the most complete and up-to-date race and ethnicity data on COVID-19 in the United States…”

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Supreme Court Says Trump Not 'Immune' From Records Release, But Hedges On House Case

In two 7-2 rulings written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the court allowed a subpoena in a New York criminal case but told a lower court to consider separation of powers when it comes to Congress.

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'STOP GETTING TESTED' For Coronavirus, Ohio Politician Tells Constituents

"This is what happens when people go crazy and get tested," Ohio state Rep. Nino Vitale wrote on social media.

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STS-135: Shuttle's Final Launch and the Beginning of a New Era

NASA Image of the Day - Thu, 07/09/2020 - 09:08
Space Shuttle Atlantis' STS-135 mission launched from Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center on July 8, 2011 and was the last space shuttle mission.
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DoNotPay Unsubscribes You From Spam—and Tries to Get You Paid

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 07/09/2020 - 09:00
There's finally a way to get off of email lists with your privacy intact.
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