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Pandemic Could Scar a Generation of Working Mothers

34 minutes ago   |   NY Times

Some economists hope the domestic imbalances exposed by women working from home could lead to structural and cultural changes, like better child care.
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Belgium to open bars and restaurants but not nightclubs

1 hour ago   |   National Post

BRUSSELS - Belgium will reopen bars, restaurants and other areas of social and cultural life from June 8, but not nightclubs, a government minister said on Wednesday.
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‘They Let Us Down': 5 Takeaways on the C.D.C.'s Coronavirus Response

4 hours ago   |   NY Times

Early mistakes in testing, aging data systems, clashes with President Trump and an overly cautious culture shook confidence in the nation's premier public health agency.
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UFC 250 free fight: Amanda Nunes knocks out Cris Cyborg to claim featherweight title

11 hours ago   |   MMAjunkie   |   2 articles

Amanda Nunes ' resume in women's mixed martial arts is unmatched. After defending her UFC bantamweight title three times, including wins over former 135-pound champ Ronda...
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Fashion Jumps on Black Lives Matter Bandwagon After Lootings

12 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

High-end brands such as Versace, Saint Laurent and Gucci have posted messages pledging solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement after a number of luxury boutiques...
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BBC launches Beeb voice assistant in partnership with Microsoft

BBC launches Beeb voice assistant in partnership with Microsoft

12 hours ago   |   Venture Beat

The BBC has launched an early beta version of its previously announced Beeb voice assistant in partnership with Microsoft.
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PROGRAM NOTE: Wheel of Fortune to air overnight on ABC7

13 hours ago   |   ABC

Due to Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's address on unrest in Chicago, Tuesday's episode of "Wheel of Fortune" will air in late night at 1:35 a.m.
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Lawsuit: Former Bloomberg saleswoman says her boss peeked up her skirt and fired her for complaining

Lawsuit: Former Bloomberg saleswoman says her boss peeked up her skirt and fired her for complaining

13 hours ago   |   Business Insider

A 27-year-old former saleswoman for Bloomberg LP has sued the company, claiming that her boss looked up her skirt and fired her after she complained. The boss repeatedly sat on...
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US Senators to schedule an emergency hearing on police reform

US Senators to schedule an emergency hearing on police reform

14 hours ago   |   WGN TV

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The US Senate held hearings on coronavirus Tuesday but they couldn't avoid the issue of police reform in light of the recent George Floyd protests. Senator...
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On Instagram, Black Squares Overtook Activist Hashtags

14 hours ago   |   Wired

Early Tuesday users on social media began posting black boxes with hashtags meant to support Black Lives Matter-they ended up drowning out years of resources.
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Iowa voters oust Rep. Steve King, shunned for insensitive remarks

Iowa voters oust Rep. Steve King, shunned for insensitive remarks

Republicans in northwest Iowa ousted Rep. Steve King in Tuesday's primary, deciding they've had enough of the conservative lightning rod known for making incendiary comments... Read more ...

Trump says GOP is pulling convention from North Carolina

Trump says GOP is pulling convention from North Carolina

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he is seeking a new state to host the Republican National Convention after host North Carolina refused to guarantee the event could be held... Read more ...

Tensions rise among Facebook staff as Mark Zuckerberg gives explanation for...

Tensions rise among Facebook staff as Mark Zuckerberg gives explanation for inaction on President Trump posts

The meeting has threatened to ratchet up tensions at Facebook, which has been hit with allegations of right-wing bias from conservatives and criticized by others for tacitly... Read more ...

Oil climbs above $40 for the first time in 3 months on hopes of extended...

Oil climbs above $40 for the first time in 3 months on hopes of extended production cuts

Oil rose past $40 per barrel on Wednesday, three months after oil prices plunged over 30% at the worst level since the Second Gulf War. In early European trading, Brent crude... Read more ...

‘We cannot tolerate racism,' Pope Francis says, as he calls for US national...

‘We cannot tolerate racism,' Pope Francis says, as he calls for US national reconciliation

Pope Francis called for national reconciliation in the United States on Wednesday. He broke his silence on the tensions in the US, which has seen eight nights of protests over... Read more ...

Minnesota Files Civil Rights Charge Against Police In George Floyd's Death

Minnesota Files Civil Rights Charge Against Police In George Floyd's Death

The state will investigate whether the Minneapolis Police Department has engaged in systemic discrimination toward people of color, Gov. Tim Walz said. Read more ...

Thousands stage 'die-in' in Boston street in memory of George Floyd

Thousands stage 'die-in' in Boston street in memory of George Floyd

Outside Boston's Franklin Park, where thousands of people held a "die-in" for 8 minutes 46 seconds, the same amount of time a Minneapolis officer held his knee on George... Read more ...

10 things you need to know before the opening bell

10 things you need to know before the opening bell

Here's what you need to know before the markets open. 1. Global stocks jump again as markets ignore US protests and investors expect the current crisis to 'have a Hollywood... Read more ...

Poland to hold presidential election on June 28 amid political turmoil

Poland to hold presidential election on June 28 amid political turmoil

Poland set June 28 on Wednesday as a new date for a presidential election that was canceled last month amid the coronavirus pandemic. Planning for the election had plunged the... Read more ...

Austria to lift border checks with all neighbors except Italy on Thursday

Austria to lift border checks with all neighbors except Italy on Thursday

Austria is lifting border restrictions including quarantines for all neighboring countries, except Italy, as of Thursday. “We will lift all the coronavirus-related border and... Read more ...