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There Are Rumors 'Kingdom Hearts' Is Getting a Disney+ Show

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 18:42
Also, the next 'Fortnite' season is being pushed back again.
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George Floyd and Derek Chauvin Were Once Co-Workers, Ex-Club Owner Tells TV Station

Maya Santamaria tells KSTP that Chauvin "had a real short fuse" as an off-duty officer for her club, saying he often pulled out mace and pepper spray when she thought it was unwarranted.

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Tracee Ellis Ross Can Hit The High Notes, Too

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to Tracee Ellis Ross about starring in The High Note, a movie about an over-40 superstar singer navigating the music industry with her assistant, who has her own music dreams.

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What's Next for SpaceX's Crewed Mission to the ISS?

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 16:48
On Saturday, the company will take a second run at launching astronauts to the International Space Station. But only if a lot of things go right.
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CDC Director Says New Analysis Exonerates Agency On Testing Delay

CDC chief Robert Redfield says that earlier testing for the coronavirus would have been like "looking for a needle in a haystack." But other health experts dispute his assertion.

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France Eases Some Pandemic Restrictions And Will Reopen Restaurants, Bars And Parks

"It will be so nice to be able to go lie on the grass in a park and have a picnic or to sit at a sidewalk cafe again," says a Paris resident. Restaurants and bars will reopen with restrictions June 2.

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George Floyd and the Illusion of Progress

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 15:44
One image from the Minneapolis protests is snapshot of an America that has not changed all the much.
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Moscow Doubles Last Month's Coronavirus Death Toll Amid Suspicions Of Undercounting

Media reports and analysts have questioned the accuracy of Russia's mortality figures for the virus. The city's health department now says 1,561 people died in April due to coronavirus.

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Biden Calls George Floyd Killing 'An Act of Brutality'

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee called on the nation to better empathize with the pain of black Americans in the wake of the death of the black man by a white police officer.

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CDC Quickly Changed Its Guidance On Limiting Choirs At Religious Services

A federal official says the White House had not approved the initial version, which included the warning, "The act of singing may contribute to transmission of COVID-19."

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An ER Doctor Lost His Job After Criticizing His Hospital On COVID-19. Now He's Suing

Dr. Ming Lin was let go in March from a hospital in Bellingham, Wash., after posting criticisms and suggestions on social media. The ACLU is helping him sue for damages and job reinstatement.

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McConnell Says Next Coronavirus Aid Bill Will Be The Last

The next round of coronavirus aid will be narrowly focused and will not extend federal unemployment assistance, the Senate majority leader says.

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Remembering Pioneering AIDS Activist Larry Kramer

Kramer, who died May 27, was an early advocate for aggressive research into the HIV virus. He co-founded both the Gay Men's Health Crisis and the protest group ACT UP. Originally broadcast in 1992.

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Trump, Retaliating Against Beijing, Revokes Privileges For Hong Kong

President Trump says the U.S. would take a number of steps after China's central government asserted more direct authority over Hong Kong, which it had pledged to treat differently.

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Obama On George Floyd's Death And The 'Maddening' Normalcy Of Racism

Former President Barack Obama has responded to the Minneapolis death that has set off protests and drawn national attention, including President Trump's. Read his full statement.

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The History Behind 'When The Looting Starts, The Shooting Starts'

In response to the violent protests in Minneapolis, the president tweets a phrase that goes back to the 1960s, used by a white police chief known for inflaming racial tensions in Miami.

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People Can't See It, But This Grocery Worker Still Wears Lipstick Under Her Mask

As a low-wage worker, Yesenia Ortiz wishes she would get paid more during the pandemic because of the extra level of risk she is exposed to.

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7 Shot At Louisville Protest Calling For Justice For Breonna Taylor

It's not yet clear who shot people in the crowd. The mayor says no officers fired on the demonstrations for the black woman killed by police in her home. Two victims required surgery, he says.

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As Brazil's COVID-19 Cases Continue To Climb, Some Areas Prepare To Ease Restrictions

Brazil has the world's second-highest number of COVID-19 cases after the U.S. The rise in cases comes as São Paulo, the state with the highest number of deaths, prepares to ease some restrictions.

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New Zealand Now Has Just 1 Active COVID-19 Case

"For the seventh day in a row, there are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand," the Ministry of Health said on Friday.

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