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The 'Super Smash Bros.' Community Reckons With Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 16:12
Dozens of people have come forward over the past week, many pointing to a culture that they say enabled rampant predatory behavior.
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Nation's Pediatricians Walk Back Support For In-Person School

In a new statement made jointly with teachers unions, the American Academy of Pediatrics now says "science and community circumstances must guide decision-making."

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'Who Does This To A Kid?' D.C. Family Mourns 11-Year-Old Killed By Crossfire

Davon McNeal was one of several children killed by gun violence over the July Fourth weekend while doing everyday things: playing in the yard, walking through a mall, watching fireworks.

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Anatomy Of A COVID-19 Conspiracy Theory

Conspiracy theories need the right ingredients to take off, and the coronavirus pandemic has been a breeding ground for them. Here's how fear, wealth and social media all play a role.

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S.C. Governor Imposes 11 P.M. Alcohol Curfew For Bars And Restaurants

Gov. Henry McMaster's order will go into effect Saturday night. The governor says it targets young people, who account for nearly 1 in 4 of the state's coronavirus cases.

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Nearly Every Major League Baseball Team Has Had A Coronavirus Test Come Back Positive

So far, 71 players have tested positive for the coronavirus, the MLB said on Friday. "I'm actually kind of pleased it's as low as that," the league's medical director says.

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Education Dept. Announces It Won't Punish Colleges For Reconsidering Student Aid

In June, NPR reported that the department was making it harder for colleges to reconsider aid for students whose finances have changed. On Thursday, the agency reversed course.

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Amazon Bans Employees From Using TikTok on Their Phones

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 14:28
US lawmakers have repeatedly raised security concerns over the app's Chinese ownership. Are US businesses next?
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More Than 20 U.S. States Now Require Face Masks In Public

An alarming surge in coronavirus cases is forcing more states to require face coverings. Two of the worst-hit states — Florida and Arizona — still don't have statewide mandates.

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At Least 82 Coronavirus Cases Linked To Missouri Sleepaway Camp

Kanakuk Kamps shut down its K-2 program after 41 campers, staff and counselors tested positive. That number has since doubled, according to county health officials.

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What Will Sanrio's New Leadership Mean For Hello Kitty?

A new CEO is steering a company that's seen years of slumping revenues and whose home market of Japan has an aging population. But "don't count out Hello Kitty," says an author of a book about Sanrio.

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You May Be In Sweatpants, But COVID-19 Hasn't Stopped Haute Couture

In a fashion first, this season's collections were presented digitally, rather than in-person, in-Paris. The virtual venue was an opportunity for designers to experiment in the online space.

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What It's Like to Work at Studio Ghibli

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 12:00
Steve Alpert worked at the animation house for 15 years, a time he details in his new book Sharing a House with the Never-Ending Man.
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In Minority Neighborhoods, Knocking On Doors To Stop The Spread Of The Coronavirus

Through a partnership between state and local government, volunteers and city workers in Richmond, Va., are passing out PPE in at-risk neighborhoods.

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Turkey's President Converts The Hagia Sophia Back Into A Mosque

Istanbul's Byzantine-era landmark has been used as a museum since 1934 and is widely regarded as a symbol of peaceful religious coexistence. A court ruling Friday revoked its museum status.

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Federal Executions Set To Resume After 17 Years With 3 Deaths Scheduled Soon

Authorities are preparing the federal death chamber in Terre Haute, Ind., for three executions next week. They'll be the first federal executions in a long time.

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Microsoft Halts a Global Fraud Campaign That Targeted CEOs

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 09:00
A sophisticated scheme was designed to trick businesses in more than 60 countries into wiring large sums of money to attackers.
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Best Unlimited Data Plans: T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 09:00
All the major US carriers have options that let you stream as much as you want. We've laid out how they work, and which will give you the most bang for your buck.
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Where Are the Adults in the Clubhouse?

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 09:00
Plus: A tough review of IBM’s PCjr, fresh questions on Covid-19, and government help for the self-sufficient.
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Cited In Many Operations, Russia's GRU Is Suspected In Afghan Bounty Case

Russian military intelligence, the GRU, is linked to the invasion of Ukraine and interference in the 2016 U.S. election. Now it's suspected of a bounty program to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

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