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Despite the coronavirus pandemic causing the world’s biggest tech events to be canceled, Apple powered through with a virtual alternative, with Craig Federighi taking to the stage to lift the lid on an all-new macOS. To the surprise of developers and
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India Bans Tiktok, Other Chinese Apps Amid Border Standoff
Indian TikTok users awoke Tuesday (30) to a notice from the popular short-video app saying the company was working to comply with an India government ban on dozens of Chinese apps amid a military standoff between the two countries. While service in I
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Facebook Civil Rights Audit: ‘Serious Setbacks’ Mar Progress
A two-year audit of Facebook’s civil rights record found “serious setbacks” that have marred the social network’s progress on matters such as hate speech, misinformation and bias. Facebook hired the audit’s leader, former American Civil Liberties Uni
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Not So Random Acts: Science Finds That Being Kind Pays Off
Acts of kindness may not be that random after all. Science says being kind pays off. Research shows that acts of kindness make us feel better and healthier. Kindness is also key to how we evolved and survived as a species, scientists say. We are hard
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Walgreens Dives Into Primary Care With Clinic Expansion
Walgreens will squeeze primary care clinics into as many as 700 of its U.S. stores over the next few years in a major expansion of the care it offers customers. The drugstore chain said that it will partner with VillageMD to set up doctor-led clinics
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Data-mining Firm Palantir Files For Stealth Public Offering
The Silicon Valley data-mining firm Palantir Technologies confidentially filed to go public, setting up what could be the biggest stock offering from a technology company since Uber’s debut last year. Founded in 2004 by investors including Peter Thie
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Samsung Projects Profit Jump For 2nd Quarter
Samsung Electronics Co. said this week its operating profit for the last quarter likely rose 23% from the same period last year. The growth was apparently driven by increasing demands for memory chips used in personal computers and servers as the COV
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Is It Safe To Visit The Dentist During The Pandemic?
Is it safe to visit the dentist during the COVID-19 pandemic? Dentists can’t eliminate all risk, but they are taking steps to minimize the chances of spreading the coronavirus. You’ll likely notice changes as soon as you enter the office. Many dentis
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Waste-watching: Sewage Can Help Track Pandemic Virus Trends
One county in Utah beat back a spike of pandemic virus infections in the spring, and another saw its rate jump. Both trends showed up in their sewage. Yes, sewage. Across the U.S. and in Europe, researchers and health officials say they can track the
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Districts Can Choose Mix Of Online, In-school Classes
Missouri school districts will be allowed to have students attend every other day and learn remotely on alternating days, helping schools avoid fund penalties related to attendance. The State Board of Education passed two emergency rules establishing
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Months Into Crisis, Americans Face Frustrating Test Delays
For two weeks, Rachael Jones has stayed home, going without a paycheck while waiting and waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test from a pharmacy near Philadelphia. “I’m just so disappointed. I just don’t know how -- with the resources and the peop
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Schools Or Bars? Opening Classrooms May Mean Hard Choices
President Donald Trump insists that schools reopen this fall. Many parents, educators, doctors and economists want the same thing. But getting children back to school safely could mean keeping high-risk spots like bars and gyms closed. A growing chor
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A Timely Portrait In ‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’
Getting into “good trouble” is a guiding principle for John Lewis. It’s not only OK, but necessary to enact and inspire meaningful change. And it’s not just rhetoric, either. The 80-year-old congressman has the receipts to prove it. He has been arres
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2q Earnings To Show How Virus Menaced Corporate America
Like that last roll of ultra-thin toilet paper left on the shelves or the latest Star Wars movies, it’s tough to be disappointed in something when expectations were low to begin with. That’s how Wall Street is approaching the upcoming earnings season
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Tom Hanks On Covid-19, ‘Greyhound’ And Wartime Mentality
Since contracting COVID-19 in March, Tom Hanks has been, by most measures, busy. He and his wife, Rita Wilson, flew home after recuperating in Australia, where he had been shooting Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley film. He hosted a from-home episode of “
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Brooks Brothers, Worn By Lincoln And Kennedy, Goes Bankrupt
Brooks Brothers, the 200-year-old company that dressed nearly every U.S. president, filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday, the latest major clothing seller to be toppled by the coronavirus pandemic. Founded in New York in 1818, Brooks Brothers su
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NASA Adds More Safety Fixes For Boeing’s Crew Capsule
NASA has added more safety fixes for Boeing’s space capsule before it can fly astronauts following a pair of close calls during last year’s test flight. In closing out the seven-month investigation, NASA officials said they have now identified 80 cor
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Winds Of Change? Company Looks At Weather’s Effect On Ball
The wind blowing out at Wrigley Field. The tricky breeze in San Francisco. The heat in Los Angeles. The weather is important business in baseball. But what kind of business is still being decided. Weather Applied Metrics has a contract with Marquee S
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Amazon Homeless Shelter Boosts Unique Program For Sick Kids
After becoming homeless, Connie Wade realized she’d be missing something critical to care for her daughter. She and 12-year-old Emilyanne couldn’t camp in a car or on the streets because they need to plug in a machine that helps the girl breathe easi
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EU Court: No Need To Reveal IP Addresses In Uploading Cases
The European Union’s highest court ruled Thursday that online platforms don’t have to disclose the full personal data including email addresses, telephone numbers or IP addresses of users who illegally upload movies and copyright material. The case s
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No More Delays: What To Know About The July 15 Tax Deadline
It’s time to do your taxes — no more delays. As the coronavirus pandemic took hold this spring, the federal government postponed the traditional April 15 filing deadline until July 15. The move provided some economic and logistical relief for taxpaye
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Un: World Could Hit 1.5-degree Warming Threshold By 2024
The world could see annual global temperatures pass a key threshold for the first time in the coming five years, the U.N. weather agency said Thursday. The World Meteorological Organization said forecasts suggest there’s a 20% chance that global temp
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Virtual Training Can Be Good For Trainers, Owners And Dogs
Jennifer Stile was apprehensive when she found out that training classes for her puppy Josie would be moving online because of the pandemic. “Initially I said I’d wait till it’s over,” says Stile, who was taking a class at My Fantastic Friend in Elli
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Uber Buys Postmates, UPS Delivery Game In $2.65 Billion Deal
Uber has widened its reach in the fiercely competitive delivery market by acquiring Postmates in a $2.65 billion all-stock deal, the company said. The acquisition enables the ride-hailing giant to increase its delivery offerings at a time when the gl
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Supreme Court Upholds Cellphone Robocall Ban
The Supreme Court upheld a 1991 law that bars robocalls to cellphones. The case, argued by telephone in May because of the coronavirus pandemic, only arose after Congress in 2015 created an exception in the law that allowed the automated calls for co
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Louisiana Aid Paying For Student Computers, Internet Access
Gov. John Bel Edwards is using much of the $50 million in discretionary education aid awarded to Louisiana to help with the coronavirus response to buy computers and expand internet access for public school students. The Democratic governor has agree
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Tiktok To Leave Hong Kong As Security Law Raises Questions
TikTok said it will stop operations in Hong Kong, joining other social media companies in warily eyeing ramifications of a sweeping national security law that took effect last week. The short-form video app’s planned departure from Hong Kong comes as
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European Police Crack Encrypted Phones, Arrest Hundreds
European police delivered a major blow to organized crime after cracking an encrypted communications network, allowing them to covertly watch “over the shoulder” of criminals in real time as they planned drug trafficking, arms sales, assassinations a
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Wirecard Headquarters Raided In Probe Of Accounting Scandal
Investigators searched the headquarters of German payment systems provider Wirecard and four other locations Wednesday as part of their probe of an accounting scandal that led to the arrest of the company’s longtime CEO and forced the firm to file fo
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