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Survey Shows Effect Of Virus On Food Scarcity, Rent Payments
More than 10% of U.S. households in a survey last week said they could not get enough of the food they needed some of the time or often, and almost a quarter of respondents said they will have difficulty paying their rent or mortgage or will defer pa
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A Night Gone Very Wrong In ‘The Lovebirds’
“The Lovebirds” stars Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani are two of the most exciting voices working in film and television today, as actors, writers and creators. Rae’s “Insecure” and Nanjiani’s “The Big Sick” are both vibrant, stimulating and fresh and r
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With more businesses across the country easing back to life, the new challenge will be how to keep workers safe during the pandemic. From temperature checks, contact tracing, social distancing and staggered schedules, a variety of new protocols are b
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Walmart Becomes A Pandemic Lifeline, Online Sales Surge 74%
Walmart emerged as one of the few lifelines to millions of people as the coronavirus spread, leading to surging profit and sales for the world’s largest retailer. Online sales in the U.S. jumped 74% for its fiscal first quarter that ended April 30, w
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AT&T says it will stop advertising its wireless network as “5G Evolution” after a division of the Better Business Bureau determined that its language was misleading. The network AT&T branded this way is not, in fact, 5G — a new technology for fast wi
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Plant-based Materials Catch On With Home-goods Designers
With an eye toward sustainability, makers of home furnishings are experimenting more and more with plant-based materials. You can find things like bark, leaves and seeds transformed into vegan leather, fabric and organic plastic. At Frankfurt’s Heimt
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Astrazeneca Secures Orders For Virus Vaccine Under Testing
Drug maker AstraZeneca said Thursday it had secured its first agreements for 400 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine it is testing, bolstered by an investment from the U.S. vaccine agency. The Anglo-Swedish company reported it had received more than
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Un Agency Warns Pandemic Could Kill 1 In 8 Museums Worldwide
Museums are starting to reopen in some countries as governments ease coronavirus restrictions, but experts warn one in eight worldwide could face permanent closure due to the pandemic. Studies by UNESCO and the International Council of Museums show 9
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Pomp And Masks: Graduations Draw Thousands Despite Pandemic
High schools nationwide have canceled or postponed traditional graduation ceremonies to avoid worsening the spread of the new coronavirus, but some plunged ahead with full-fledged springtime commencement exercises as usual, with tweaks to account for
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Houses Of Worship Gain Audience By Going Online During Virus
On a rainy evening in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis delivered a special blessing, asking God for help against the coronavirus. The square in Vatican City would normally be packed with onlookers, but no one was standing on the glistening cobbleston
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Technology Gap Causes Difficulties For Rural Alaska Students
Some rural Alaska students participating in distance learning because of the coronavirus are experiencing difficulties caused by technology limitations. Not all students in the Lower Kuskokwim School District have access to the same technology. Some
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Us Military’s Mystery Space Plane Rockets Back Into Orbit
The U.S. military’s mystery space plane rocketed into orbit again Sunday, this time with an extra load of science experiments. It’s the sixth flight of an X-37B, a solar-powered plane that’s flown by remote control without a crew. Officials aren’t sa
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Lawmakers: FAA Certification Of New Planes Needs An Overhaul
The Federal Aviation Administration outlined steps to change how it approves new passenger planes, but lawmakers said they will push ahead with legislation to change the current system that lets aircraft makers including Boeing play a key role in the
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Us Adds New Sanction On Chinese Tech Giant Huawei
The U.S. government has imposed new restrictions on Chinese tech giant Huawei’s ability to use American technology, stepping up a conflict with Beijing over industry development and security. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said that Washington wants
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Easyjet Reveals ‘Sophisticated’ Hack Of Customer Details
U.K.-based budget airline easyJet said that “highly sophisticated” hackers accessed the email addresses and travel details of approximately 9 million customers. It also said that following a “forensic” investigation, it found that the credit card det
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Softbank Racks Up Losses As Vision Fund Investments Plunge
Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp. racked up a loss of 961.6 billion yen ($9 billion) for the fiscal year through March, on red ink related to its Vision Fund investments including troubled office space-sharing venture WeWork. SoftBank,
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Beaches, Nightclubs? Europe Mulls How To Get Tourists Back
The Mediterranean resort town of Ayia Napa is known for its boisterous parties. Each summer, thousands of young foreign tourists pack the dance floors of its nightlife district after a day at the beach. But the pandemic silenced the exuberant Napa St
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France: Amazon Back In Business After Virus Deal With Unions
Amazon is gradually reopening its warehouses in France after working out virus safety measures with unions, in an effort to end weeks of legal troubles that had sharply curtailed the company’s French business and drawn worldwide attention. In a victo
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‘Everyone Has A Story’: How Will World Remember Pandemic?
Artist Obi Uwakwe was driving through Chicago’s empty streets, camera on his lap to document life during COVID-19, when he saw something that made him stop: a casket being carried out of a church while a few mourners stood by, their faces covered. Th
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Cash, Long A Refuge In Uncertain Times, Now Under Suspicion
In troubled times, people have been known to hoard currency at home — a financial security blanket against deep uncertainty. But in this crisis, things are different. This time cash itself, passed from hand to hand across neighborhoods, cities and so
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In Store: Apple Reopens Outlets Around The World
With no end to COVID-19 in sight, Apple is reopening its retail stores around the world, with precautions to protect customers and staffers. Now, we must evaluate what we’ve learned since the start of the pandemic, and question whether the virus will
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Google Says It Won’t Build AI Tools For Oil And Gas Drillers
Google says it will no longer build custom artificial intelligence tools for speeding up oil and gas extraction, separating itself from cloud computing rivals Microsoft and Amazon. A statement from the company followed a Greenpeace report that docume
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Privacy Groups: Tiktok App Violating Children’s Privacy
Privacy watchdogs say that the popular TikTok video app is violating a children’s privacy law and putting kids at risk. A coalition of 20 groups, including Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and the Center for Digital Democracy, filed a complai
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Tech-assisted Covid-19 Tracking Is Having Some Issues
Harnessing today’s technology to the task of fighting the coronavirus pandemic is turning out to be more complicated than it first appeared. The first U.S. states that rolled out smartphone apps for tracing the contacts of COVID-19 patients are deali
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Video App Tiktok Names Top Disney Streaming Exec As New CEO
TikTok, the popular short-video app that has also drawn national-security and privacy concerns, has a new high-profile CEO from Disney, Kevin Mayer. Mayer will also be chief operating officer of TikTok’s Chinese parent company, ByteDance, and report
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Coogan And Brydon Spar Again In ‘The Trip To Greece’
Most franchises that have made it to four films have by then traipsed the galaxy, pulled off a series of daring heists or freed Willy many times over. The movies of “The Trip,” however, have gotten this far almost entirely on the volition of Michael
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CBS Orders A Third ‘Star Trek’ Series With Spock Onboard
CBS All Access is bringing back Spock for its third full live action show in the “Star Trek” universe, ordering a new series set in the years before Capt. James T. Kirk helmed the U.S.S. Enterprise. “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” will star Anson Mou
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Cubicle Comeback? Pandemic Will Reshape Office Life For Good
Office jobs are never going to be the same. When workers around the world eventually return to their desks, they’ll find many changes due to the pandemic. For a start, fewer people will go back to their offices as the coronavirus crisis makes working
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UK Tests Use Of Drone To Deliver Supplies To Hospitals
Britain is testing the use of a car-sized drone to deliver medical supplies more quickly to hospitals and help ease pressure on the country’s health system during the new coronavirus crisis. The first such delivery was completed last weekend, when a
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