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The Pandemic Closed The Border And This Engaged Couple Was Stuck On Opposite Sides

When COVID-19 caused border closures, a woman from British Columbia and her fiancé in Washington state were unable to see each other — not even for their wedding.

(Image credit: Elaine Thompson/AP)

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A Bird Feeder Will Bring You Joy

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 06/14/2020 - 07:00
The world seems terrible these days. Let yourself soar above it all—at least for a moment—by making some new feathered friends.
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The Grandmaster Who Got Twitch Hooked on Chess

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 06/14/2020 - 07:00
Hikaru Nakamura is the top-ranked blitz chess player in the world—and his channel has seen a meteoric rise as he coaches streamers in the ancient game.
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How to Clean Up Your Old Posts on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 06/14/2020 - 07:00
These tips and tools will help you scrub your social media profiles clean, or give you a fresh start without giving up your username and followers.
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'The Art Of Her Deal' Aims To Show Melania Trump As An Influential Collaborator

The flattening effect of political discourse, insipidity of the first lady role and Melania's own remoteness have led us to either forget she has an inner life — or to imagine her an elegant prisoner.

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Libraries are needed more than ever

USA Today – But many aren’t sure how to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic – “…Just 37% of libraries plan to reopen by July, according to a recently released survey from the American Library Association. Nearly half of the nation’s libraries – 47% – do not have plans to reopen their doors to the public anytime soon, according to the association, which surveyed 3,800 libraries from all 50 states in May. Librarians and library patrons say it is an especially difficult time for libraries to be closed, with many school systems closed to students who might not have internet access at home and more than 44.2 million Americans filing jobless claims, many of whom would normally be able to seek assistance at their local library branch…”

Categories: Law and Legal

Calls For Reform Put Minneapolis Police Union Leader In Hot Seat

Police unions have often opposed changes in policing. As cities consider sweeping reforms, the head of the Minneapolis police union, Bob Kroll, has been a lightning rod of controversy.

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Atlanta Police Chief Resigns After Police Shoot And Kill Black Man

Twenty-seven-year-old Rayshard Brooks was killed during an attempted arrest late Friday. Less than a day later, Erika Shields resigned her post as head of the city's department.

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Poland Accidentally Invades Czech Republic In 'Minor Misunderstanding'

Their foreign ministries confirmed the mix-up, in which Polish soldiers mistakenly crossed the border and stopped people on the wrong side. Both countries seem to have taken it all in stride, though.

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With Cadets Social Distancing And A Backdrop Of Tensions, Trump Speaks At West Point

Cadets donned masks and sat six feet apart as the president delivered a commencement address amid tensions with military leaders over his response to nationwide protests over police violence.

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In East Texas, Death Of George Floyd Brings Activism To A Region Of Rare Protest

More than a half century after the civil rights movement of the 1950's and 60's, there remains little tradition of protest in East Texas, and scant experience with organizing.

(Image credit: Eric Gay/AP)

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Beijing In 'Wartime Emergency Mode' Amid Fresh Cluster Of Coronavirus Cases

The Chinese capital closed some markets, locked down parts of the city and banned outsiders from some neighborhoods after finding links between a massive wholesale market and a spate of new cases.

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Zoom Shut Down US-Based Activists at China's Request

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 06/13/2020 - 09:25
Hackers for hire, a particularly ignominious phishing campaign, and more of the week's top security news.
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To Combat Disparities, Black Churches In Dallas Offer Coronavirus Testing

African Americans are hard hit by COVID-19, but in some Texas cities, it's not easy to get a test in minority neighborhoods. An effort by local churches aims to fix this.

(Image credit: Cooper Neill for NPR)

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The Internet Needs a New Architecture that Puts Users First

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 06/13/2020 - 09:00
Treating the internet like a public utility only bolsters the platform giants. A more secure model starts with control by the people.
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Alex Garland May Be Too Good for This World

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 06/13/2020 - 09:00
The filmmaker's Hulu show Devs is the latest in a long line of amazing cerebral sci-fi.
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5 Best Snack Subscription Boxes (2020): Universal Yums, MunchPak, Bokksu

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 06/13/2020 - 08:00
We did the hard work of snacking to help you level up your nosh game.
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In Alaska, Summer's Getting Too Hot for the Salmon Run

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 06/13/2020 - 08:00
Bristol Bay is heating up, killing fish as they try to swim upriver to spawn. It's a harbinger of climate change and hard times for fisheries.
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Memphis Police Union Head Responds To Calls For Reform

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Michael Williams, head of the Memphis police union, about race relations between the force, its leaders, and its community amid nationwide calls for changes to policing.

(Image credit: Adrian Sainz/AP)

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This November, Election Night Could Stretch Into Election Week Or Month

Mail ballots take longer to process than votes cast in person. So, despite what some politicians may say, experts say it's not a sign of nefarious activity when results take days to come in.

(Image credit: Matt Rourke/AP)

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