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‘Do Not Track’ Is Back, and This Time It Might Work

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 10/07/2020 - 09:00
California’s privacy law says businesses must respect universal opt-outs. Now the technology finally exists to put that to the test.
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Hurricane Delta Makes Landfall Near Yucatán Resorts, Heading To Gulf Coast

Hurricane Delta is bringing a dangerous storm surge and winds to Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. It has weakened — but Delta could become a Category 4 hurricane again by late Thursday.

(Image credit: National Weather Service)

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Genetic tracing could show how coronavirus spread through White House

Washington Post – “There’s a way for the White House to prove exactly how the outbreak traveled among its ranks: through gene-based contact tracing. But it doesn’t appear interested in doing so — even as the circle of President Trump’s associates infected with the virus expands by the hour. The Trump administration could, if it chose, search samples taken from dozens of White House staff members and visitors for tiny genetic variants. Because the virus undergoes slight changes as it moves from person to person, it’s possible to map where it has moved by looking for similarities in mutations. White House spokesman Judd Deere said tracing has been done for people who had contact with Trump. But it’s the kind recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which involves merely tracking people who were nearby those known to be infected…”

 

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Debate Forces Pence Into Spotlight As Coronavirus Crisis Engulfs White House

The vice presidential debate will be the first time Pence answers questions about how he and Trump failed to stop the spread of the virus to the White House itself.

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11 Best Amazon Echo and Alexa Speakers (2020): Which Models Are Best?

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 10/07/2020 - 08:00
From the newest Echo Dot to a voice-enabled Yamaha soundbar, we've rounded up our favorite speakers from Amazon and its partners.
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A Global Data Effort Probes Whether Covid Causes Diabetes

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 10/07/2020 - 07:00
Dozens of case reports have hinted that the coronavirus might trigger the onset of diabetes in people with no history of the disease.
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How to Save Time and Type Faster With AutoHotKey

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 10/07/2020 - 07:00
One simple tool gives you the power to build your own custom time-saving keyboard shortcuts. Here's how to set it up and get through that drudgework faster.
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Tracker: Key Trump Contacts Who Have Tested Positive For The Coronavirus

President Trump and members of his campaign and White House staff as well as several Republican allies have tested positive. Here is who has tested positive for the virus so far.

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2 Scientists Awarded Nobel Prize In Chemistry For Genome Editing Research

The 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded for research into "rewriting the code of life." Emmanuelle Charpentier of France and Jennifer Doudna of the U.S. are the laureates.

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Hospitals Failing To Meet New COVID-19 Data Reporting Mandate To Get Warning Letters

New enforcement guidelines are now in place, pushing hospitals to comply with rigorous reporting requirements, or risk losing a crucial funding stream from the federal government.

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5 Questions Ahead Of The Pence-Harris Vice Presidential Debate

It's the showdown many have been waiting for — the debate between Vice President Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris. Pence needs to right the ship, while Harris has to deflect charges of socialism.

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Massachusetts Voters Split On Trump's Handling Of Coronavirus

Even in this blue state, President Trump is getting both criticism and kudos over how he is handling his COVID-19 diagnosis, and his managing of the pandemic as a whole.

(Image credit: Tovia Smith/NPR)

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An Impossible Choice For Homeless Parents: A Job, Or Their Child's Education

Parents and caregivers who are homeless face a difficult decision: Work to try to escape homelessness, or quit their jobs to help their kids with online learning.

(Image credit: Maddie McGarvey for NPR)

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Getting Health Care Was Already Tough In Rural Areas. The Pandemic Has Made It Worse

One in four rural households report being unable to get medical care for serious problems, due to the pandemic, according to a new poll from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Harvard.

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