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Leaders Indicted At Soldiers' Home Where At Least 76 People Died In COVID-19 Outbreak

Two leaders at the facility in Holyoke were allegedly responsible for deciding "to combine 42 veterans – some COVID-positive, and others not even showing any symptoms of COVID – into a single unit."

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What Does It Take For A Palestinian American Baby To Travel From Israel To The U.S.?

The Palestinian Authority has refused since May to register Palestinian births with Israel, so the infants are blocked from leaving the country, as one Palestinian American family recently learned.

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Rio's Joyous Carnival, The World's Largest, Is Postponed Due To COVID-19

The postponement will cause financial hardship for people who depend on the celebration — but "financial loss doesn't justify human loss," says one musician. Brazil has been hit hard by the virus.

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Google To Halt Political Ads After Polls Close, Amid Worries Over Delayed Results

The tech giant will not allow election-related ads in Search, on YouTube or any of its other properties, citing the likelihood of delayed election results.

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Florida's Governor Lifts All COVID-19 Restrictions On Businesses Statewide

Restaurants and bars in the state can now operate at full capacity. However, Gov. Ron DeSantis says local governments can keep limits in place if they're justified for health or economic reasons.

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Coal Miner's Daughter Is A Heartwarming Hero In Afghanistan

Shamsia Alizada dropped out of the Madwdud Academy in Kabul after a suicide bomber killed more than 40 students. But she returned — and has scored top grades on the country's college entrance exams.

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Covid Vaccines in Phase III, New Risk Calculators, and More Coronavirus News

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 14:22
Catch up on the most important updates from this week.
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Coronavirus FAQs: Why Can't The CDC Make Up Its Mind About Airborne Transmission?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week said that COVID-19 spreads "most commonly" through air — then took it back. Is this something I should be worried about?

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Video Of Seattle Officer Rolling Bicycle Over Protester's Head Leads To Suspension

The unnamed officer will be placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into the incident that occurred during protests earlier this week.

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Feminist Gloria Steinem On Finding Herself Free Of The 'Demands Of Gender'

Steinem reflects on her unique childhood and the illegal abortion she had when she was 22. She is the subject of the new biopic, The Glorias. Originally broadcast in 1987 and 2015.

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Hero Rat Wins A Top Animal Award For Sniffing Out Landmines

In the last four years, the rat named Magawa has helped to clear over 1.5 million square feet of land. The animal has detected dozens of landmines in Cambodia and is believed to have saved lives.

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Sir David Attenborough Reaches 1M Instagram Followers In Hours, Breaking World Record

The famed naturalist and broadcaster beat out actress Jennifer Aniston for fastest time to reach one million followers on Instagram, according to Guinness World Records.

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'Bill & Ted Face the Music' Strikes the Perfect Note

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 12:00
The first Bill & Ted movie in 30 years is a fitting tribute to the series that came before.
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Paris Police Suspect Terrorism In Attack Near Former 'Charlie Hebdo' Offices

An arrest has been made in the incident outside the building where a dozen people were gunned down in 2015 in apparent retaliation for the publication of cartoons that satirized the Prophet Muhammad.

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'I Have No Faith In The Legal System,' Breonna Taylor's Mother Says

"I was reassured Wednesday of why I have no faith in the legal system, in the police, in the law," Tamika Palmer said in a statement. "They are not made to protect us Black and brown people."

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Who Is Barbara Lagoa, A Top Contender For Trump's Supreme Court Pick?

The Florida judge has been on the federal bench for just about a year. She became controversial for not recusing herself from a felon voting rights case.

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Kim Jong Un Says He's Sorry That North Korean Troops Killed A South Korean Man

Pyongyang says an unidentified man was found in North Korean waters, and that he murmured he was from South Korea but then stopped responding to soldiers' questions and appeared to try to flee.

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam And Wife Test Positive For Coronavirus

The couple underwent PCR tests Thursday, after a staff member of the governor's residence was diagnosed. The governor's office says Northam has no symptoms and his wife has mild symptoms.

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Why The Pandemic Could Change The Way We Record Deaths

Before COVID-19 came along, the world wasn't so great at counting deaths and understanding why people die. But the virus has propelled countries to ramp up their efforts.

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The Best Chrome Extensions to Prevent Creepy Web Tracking

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 10:00
Ad trackers follow you everywhere online—but it doesn’t have to be that way.
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