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Laid Off By U.S. Contractor, Iraqi Interpreters Fear ISIS Retaliation

A U.S. military contractor abruptly laid off most of the U.S.-led coalition's Iraqi interpreters. Some have gone into hiding. "We ... will be easily hunted down," a group wrote to the U.S. military.

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World Bank: Recession Is The Deepest In Decades

The World Bank issued a report this week detailing the extent of the recession, the first caused solely by a pandemic. Their findings are sobering — but do offer a glimmer of hope.

(Image credit: Tommy Trenchard for NPR)

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'The Last Gift You Sent To Me': Coronavirus Whistleblower's Widow Gives Birth

Fu Xuejie's announcement comes more than four months after Dr. Li Wenliang's death from COVID-19. The late Chinese doctor has been celebrated worldwide for his early warnings about the coronavirus.

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'Jesus Was Divisive': A Black Pastor's Message To White Christians

Nationwide protests are forcing many Americans to think about race in new ways. A black pastor in one of Christianity's whitest denominations is asking his congregants to take an especially hard look.

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Stocks Rebound After Dramatic Plunge Spurred By A Spike In Coronavirus Cases

Major stock indexes are sharply higher a day after the Dow lost 1,861 points amid spikes in new cases in states that had reopened their economies.

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Bootsy Collins Shares A New Song, Plus His Thoughts On Gratitude During A Crisis

In Our Daily Breather, we ask artists to share ways to find calm during the COVID-19 crisis. Bootsy Collins recommends being thankful, and shares his new song, "Stars."

(Image credit: Nick Presniakov/Courtesy of the artist)

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19 Best Nintendo Switch Games (2020): 'Odyssey', 'Cuphead', and More

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 06/12/2020 - 10:00
From Hyrule to Hallownest, these are our absolute favorite videogame escapes for the Switch and Switch Lite, including multiplayer, co-op, and single-player games.
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Watch John Prine Play His Last Recorded Song, 'I Remember Everything'

Shortly before his death, Prine sat down, in his living room, with producer Dave Cobb to record one last plainspoken reflection. It's a deeply graceful look back at a life well lived.

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A Council of Citizens Should Regulate Algorithms

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 06/12/2020 - 09:00
To ensure our AI-driven future is just ant equitable, we should borrow from Ancient Athens.
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Citizen Isn't Here to Be Your Free-Speech Platform

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 06/12/2020 - 09:00
Plus: The birth of digital maps, the timeline for self-driving cars, and a recalculation of doomsday.
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The Coronavirus Is Spreading Through Indigenous Amazon Communities

The governor of Amazonas, Colombia, says it was impossible to cut the area off from Brazil, even as the virus spiked. Now the Colombian border town of Leticia is a coronavirus hot spot.

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Hubble Glimpses a Galaxy Among Many

NASA Image of the Day - Fri, 06/12/2020 - 08:17
Looking deep into the universe, the Hubble Space Telescope catches a passing glimpse of the numerous arm-like structures that sweep around this barred spiral galaxy, known as NGC 2608. Appearing as a slightly stretched, smaller version of our Milky Way, the peppered blue and red spiral arms are anchored together by the prominent horizontal
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Your Most Vexing New Coronavirus Questions, Answered

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 06/12/2020 - 08:00
In some ways things are getting harder, not easier, as shelter-in-place orders lift worldwide. On this week's episode, we tackle tough new corona-questions.
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The Hunt Is On for Elusive Ghost Particles in Antarctica

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 06/12/2020 - 08:00
Ultrahigh-energy neutrinos could help scientists unravel some of the biggest mysteries in astrophysics—and the best place to find them may be the South Pole.
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Researchers Expose a New Vulnerability in Intel's CPUs

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 06/12/2020 - 08:00
The Software Guard eXtension is supposed to protect encryption keys and other sensitive data. But this isn't the first time it's been defeated.
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Former Defense Secretary Gates: Pushing Away Peaceful Protesters Was 'A Bad Mistake'

Gates also told NPR Thursday that it's time to change the names of Confederate bases. "There comes a moment when things become possible and people ought to seize a moment when it presents itself."

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The Country Is Reopening. I’m Still on Lockdown

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 06/12/2020 - 07:00
For those of us with vulnerable loved ones, the risks of Covid-19 seem more dangerous than ever—with no end in sight.
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Father's Day Gifts: 40 Gift Ideas for the Dad in Your Life

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 06/12/2020 - 07:00
From a pizza oven to a hand coffee grinder, we've got lots of ideas for how to show appreciation for your father figures.
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The Pandemic Is Propelling a New Wave of Automation

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 06/12/2020 - 07:00
Software programs adopted during the Covid-19 crisis make it easier to complete forms and track requests. It saves work, but could cost jobs.
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Spies Can Eavesdrop by Watching a Light Bulb's Vibrations

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 06/12/2020 - 07:00
The so-called lamphone technique allows for real-time listening in on a room that's hundreds of feet away.
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