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At Virtual Summit, World Leaders Pledge $298 Million In Aid To Lebanon

World leaders, including President Trump, attended a virtual donor summit Sunday for recovery efforts after last week's blast. The event was co-hosted by the U.N. and French President Emmanuel Macron.

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A National Lockdown Could Be The Economy's Best Hope, Says Minneapolis Fed President

Neel Kashkari, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, is calling for a six-week lockdown to save lives and the economy.

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Democrats Slam Trump's Executive Actions, Critiquing Both Substance And Legality

One expert told NPR that the unemployment measure is particularly controversial because it is "using appropriated funds by Congress in ways that Congress might not have intended."

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U.S. Hits 5 Million Coronavirus Cases As Debate Lingers Over The Path Forward

The U.S. continues to lead the world in both cases and deaths, as states across the Midwest and South battle a surge in new cases.

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15 Best Bluetooth Speakers (2020): Ultimate Ears, JBL, Sonos

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 09:00
WIRED Tested. These are our favorite portable Bluetooth speakers of all shapes and sizes, from waterproof clip-ons to a massive boombox.
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A British AI Tool to Predict Violent Crime Is Too Flawed to Use

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 09:00
A government-funded system known as Most Serious Violence was built to predict first offenses but turned out to be wildly inaccurate.
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Roads Become Rivers: Nearly 4 Million Chinese Evacuated Or Displaced From Flooding

With at least 158 dead and thousands of homes collapsed after heavy rains, experts say it's time for China to rethink its water management.

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How to Stay Cool Without Air Conditioning & Prevent Heat Exhaustion

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 08:00
If you don't have AC at home, or are stuck in the heat outdoors, we have tips and gear for you.
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What If the Big Bang Was Actually a Big Bounce?

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 08:00
New computer simulations model an alternate way of thinking about the cosmos: as a cyclic universe that has no beginning or end.
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An Atomic Bomb Survivor On Her Journey From Revenge To Peace

It's been 75 years since the U.S. dropped two atomic bombs on Japan. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks to Koko Kondo, who was an infant when one of those bombs was dropped on Hiroshima.

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COVID-19 May Never Go Away — With Or Without A Vaccine

The virus might eventually behave more like the common cold, according to Dr. Vineet Menachery, a coronavirus researcher at the University of Texas Medical Branch.

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'It's Ridiculous': States Struggle To Accommodate COVID-19 Positive Voters

In Texas, COVID-19 positive voters can be put in the position of choosing between their right to vote and the public's health.

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Dear World, You're Not Going To Have The Year You Thought You'd Have

A writer shares how his wife's journey with cancer prepared them both to adapt during this unpredictable and chaotic time.

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How This Conservative Florida County Became A Surprise 2020 Battleground

Duval County in northeast Florida hasn't voted for a Democratic presidential candidate since Jimmy Carter in 1976, but this year might be different.

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A Global Guide To Binge-worthy TV For The Pandemic

Lost children! Angry lovers! Time travel! A show referred to as 'The Muslim Game Of Thrones" We asked reporters to tell us about the shows that people are obsessing around the world.

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Flaws Could Have Exposed Cryptocurrency Exchanges to Hackers

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 07:00
Researchers found troubling bugs in open-source libraries used by financial institutions.
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How to Install Apps From Outside Your Phone's App Store

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 07:00
You don't have to stay inside Google and Apple's walled gardens. But if you choose to venture out, proceed with caution.
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In Executive Actions, Trump Extends Unemployment Benefits

President Trump signed four executive actions to provide economic relief amid the coronavirus pandemic. They amount to a stopgap measure, after not reaching a deal with Congress.

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Police Fire Tear Gas As Thousands Express Outrage Over Beirut Explosion

Large crowds thronged the city's center, blaming politicians and a culture of corruption and negligence for an explosion that killed more than 150 people.

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Children Can Get Severe COVID-19, CDC Says — Especially Black And Hispanic Children

One out of three children hospitalized for the coronavirus was admitted to the intensive care unit, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, analyzing data from 14 states.

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