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Ohio Congresswoman Pepper Sprayed While Demonstrating Against Death Of George Floyd

Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio) about the recent protests surrounding the death of George Floyd.

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Tech Startups, Shut Out From Federal Stimulus Loans, Seek Aid From Congress

Some members of Congress want to let tech startups access federal stimulus loans. But venture-capital-backed startups aren't like other small businesses — they fail even in good economic times.

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SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule Successfully Docks With The International Space Station

The docking came above China and Mongolia as the ISS was traveling at 17,000 mph. It docked 19 hours after the historic launch with NASA astronauts from the Kennedy Space Center.

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Should We Purposely Infect Healthy Volunteers With Covid-19?

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 10:00
Such studies could speed up the development of a vaccine—but would mean deliberately giving people a disease that could kill them.
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The Women of Ukraine's Railroads Keep the Trains Running

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 10:00
The under-sung heroes of the country's rail system keep vigilant watch from colorful mini-castles.
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How to Add a Weighted Vest to Your Workouts at Home

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 09:00
Why the weighted exercise vest is the best piece of home workout gear you're not using.
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A Taylor Swift, 'Killing Eve' Mystery Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 09:00
Last week, social media did some sleuthing to figure out who recorded a haunting cover of the singer's “Look What You Made Me Do” for the BBC America show.
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What's It Like To Be Black In America Right Now?

We want to hear your thoughts about recent high-profile incidents involving harm to black people.

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Should I Get Tested For Coronavirus Just For The Heck Of It?

Access to tests has improved significantly, and in some places, people can now get tested without having to demonstrate any symptoms. We asked experts how much you can really learn from the result.

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Navajo Nation Loses Elders And Tradition To COVID-19

COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting older tribal members throughout Indian Country. The deaths of these elders means the loss of ceremonies, stories, language and cultural wisdom.

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Rep. Steve King Fights For His Seat As GOP Works To Push Him Out

King has a history of making offensive and racist comments. Now, some Republicans are worried that his district could be in jeopardy of getting picked up by Democrats.

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Covid-19 Is History’s Biggest Translation Challenge

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 07:00
Services like Google Translate only support 100 languages, give or take. What about the thousands of other languages—spoken by people just as vulnerable to this crisis?
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How to Take Your Work Offline in Case of an Emergency

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 07:00
Internet outages, blackouts, and other accidents can make working from home more complicated. Here's how to protect yourself.
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Want to Fix Urban Sprawl? Ditch the Cul-de-Sac

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 07:00
Streets arranged in grids, with few dead-ends, encourage walking and transit. But in developing countries, growing cities are taking the opposite route.
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Grief, Outrage Over George Floyd Spreads Further

Officials in Minneapolis promised a stronger response to protests over the death of George Floyd as police and demonstrators across the nation continue to clash.

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European Union Leaders Urge U.S. To Remain In WHO

Top officials with the bloc encouraged Trump to rethink his plans to leave the international health agency. Trump's Friday announcement followed weeks of criticisms and threats to pull funding.

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Demo-2 Launch: Setting Forth on a Historic Journey

NASA Image of the Day - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 19:22
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft is launched from Launch Complex 39A on NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station.
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Trump Takes Credit For Space Launch That Got Its Start A Decade Ago

The successful SpaceX launch has its roots in two previous administrations, but President Trump credited his own leadership.

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Pentagon Orders Military Police To Prepare To Deploy To Minnesota

The order follows a night of angry protests in Minneapolis and nationwide. As many as 800 personnel could move within four hours at the governor's request, a U.S. official told NPR.

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Liftoff! Demo-2 Heads to the Space Station

NASA Image of the Day - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 15:58
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft on NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley onboard, Saturday, May 30, 2020.
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