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Roger Stone Clemency Latest Example Of Trump Rewarding His Friends, Scholars Say

The Founding Fathers intended the presidential pardon power to protect the national interest. Leading clemency experts question Trump's use of his authority.

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Is Your State Doing Enough Coronavirus Testing?

The New York Times – “The number of daily coronavirus tests being conducted in the United States is only 36 percent of the level considered necessary to mitigate the spread of the virus, as many states struggle to ramp up testing and catch up to the recent surge in cases. An average of 656,000 people per day were tested over the past week, according to data collected by the Covid Tracking Project, far below the current nationwide target of 1.8 million daily tests. The target, which is based on a methodology developed by researchers at the Harvard Global Health Institute, is different for each state and varies over time as infection rates change…”

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How to catch a glimpse of the spectacular comet Neowise before it disappears for thousands of years

CBS News: “A newly-discovered comet is giving skywatchers quite the show during the month of July. Early risers may have already caught a glimpse of the comet Neowise as it streaks across the sky, but don’t worry — some of the best viewing moments have yet to come. What is NEOWISE? Astronomers discovered the comet, known as Comet C2020 F3 NEOWISE, back in March. It was named for the NASA mission that spotted it, for the Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer. The mission was tasked with finding as many near-Earth asteroids as possible, looking for ones that could be potentially hazardous to the planet. But astronomers knew they found something unique when they spotted Neowise.  On July 3, Neowise was closer to the sun than the orbit of Mercury, coming dangerously close to breaking apart. The sun heated up much of the comet’s icy makeup, erupting in a large debris trail of gas and dust.  Measuring about 3 miles across, Neowise is considered a fairly large comet — providing skywatchers with a spectacular view from Earth. It’s made up of material dating back to the origin of our solar system, 4.6 billion years ago, scientists said.  The event is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience — the comet takes about 6,800 years to complete its path around the sun, according to NASA…”

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Inside the Milan Hotel That Housed Covid-19 Patients

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 07/12/2020 - 10:13
Photographer Alberto Bernasconi donned full protective gear to capture the scene of "guests" isolating in the four-star hotel.
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How to Trick Your Brain to Remember Almost Anything

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 07/12/2020 - 10:00
Four-time USA Memory Champion Nelson Dellis and psychological scientist Julia Shaw explain how to boost your memory skills.
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10 Best Android and iPhone Games to Help You Survive Social Distancing

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 07/12/2020 - 09:00
Close that newsfeed for a while. These Android and iPhone videogames are a great distraction.
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Hybrid Remote Work Offers the Worst of Both Worlds

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 07/12/2020 - 09:00
Post-pandemic, many companies plan to allow employees to work from home and a main office. But trying to do both ensures neither experience is good.
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The Tricky Math of Herd Immunity for Covid-19

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 07/12/2020 - 08:00
When will a disease stop spreading through a population? The formula is simple, but the variables are much more complicated.
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Dyson Airwrap Review: A Pricey Curling Iron, Blow Dryer, and Hot Air Brush in One

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 07/12/2020 - 08:00
Dyson's Airwrap does all the heavy lifting for you, for a price.
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How 6 Problem-Solvers Tackled Pandemic Challenges In Their Neighborhoods

From a generous urban farmer to a roving mariachi band, people are using their talents to help others. Read their stories — then nominate a problem-solver in your community.

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You Haven't Heard The Last Of Iowa This Election Cycle

After disastrous caucuses earlier this year, both Republicans and Democrats are giving the state a lot of attention and money in the run-up to November.

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These Black Founders Succeeded In Spite of Silicon Valley

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 07/12/2020 - 07:00
Spurned by traditional venture capital firms, three businesspeople turned to other funders, government contracts, and their own savings to launch companies.
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How Two-Factor Authentication Keeps Your Accounts Safe

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 07/12/2020 - 07:00
Here are some of the best authenticator apps and options. It may take a moment to set up, but once you have 2FA enabled where it counts, you can rest easier.
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Trump Wears Mask In Public For First Time During Walter Reed Visit

"I love masks in the appropriate locations," Trump said Saturday. The president's frequent refusal to wear a face covering has stoked controversy, especially as coronavirus cases rise across the U.S.

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Trump Wears Mask In Public For First Time During Walter Reed Visit

"I love masks in the appropriate locations," Trump said. The president's frequent refusal to wear a face covering has stoked controversy, especially as coronavirus cases rise across the U.S.

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Thomas Chatterton Williams On Debate, Criticism And The Letter In 'Harper's Magazine'

A letter on the importance of open debate was published by Harper's Magazine this week and was signed by more than 150 prominent writers and thinkers, fueling a controversy over debate and privilege.

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Masks And Mouse Ears: Disney World Reopens As Coronavirus Cases Climb In Florida

After 117 days being closed, Disney World welcomed guests back to its Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom parks. Masks and temperature checks were required, as well as reservations.

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Masks And Mouse Ears: Disney World Reopens As Coronavirus Cases Climb In Florida

After 117 days being closed, Disney World welcomed guests back to its Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom parks. Masks and temperature checks were required, as well as advance reservations.

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'Unprecedented, Historic Corruption': Romney Joins Critics Of Stone's Commutation

The president's decision to grant clemency to his longtime confidant drew vehement criticism from Democratic lawmakers. Republicans largely kept silent, with one notable exception: Sen. Mitt Romney.

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As Kenya Keeps Schools Shut, Teen Pregnancies Are Rising

The country's schools are closed until January as the coronavirus surges. Meanwhile, officials say there's an increase in underage expecting mothers.

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