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Whitmer says she’s assessing relaxing Michigan’s stay-at-home order

(CNN)Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Thursday that she’s assessing reopening parts of the state’s economy, as the Democratic governor faced angry protests last week over her stringent “stay-at-home” order intended to fight the spread of coronavirus.”I have one of the most aggressive orders in the country, and so to start to release maybe a few…

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XCOM: Chimera Squad remixes the turn-based formula to achieve greatness

Firaxis Games’ XCOM: Enemy Unknown, first released in 2012, was a stroke of genius. It successfully reinvented the classic turn-based gameplay of the 1994 original for a modern audience, merging fully 3D environments and characters with lavish animations and challenging tactical gameplay. Since then the team has moved from strength to strength, most recently with…

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Silicon Valley’s nonstop work culture struggles with child care amid coronavirus

The new normal for many parents. Getty Images For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. The coronavirus pandemic has pushed the world into a mass experiment in working from home. For some companies, self-quarantine for the public good has meant finding new ways to collaborate while navigating…

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NFL Draft 2020: Experts answer the big questions on Tua Tagovailoa, Patriots strategy and more

The speculation ends tonight. NFL teams will provide the answers to the questions that fans have been salivating over for the past two months. Thursday night is a momentary return to normalcy that we all need right now. In an effort to provide some further distraction and occupy some time, Ryan Wilson, Chris Trapasso and…

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‘The Masked Singer’ unmasks a rockin’ banana

(CNN)”The Masked Singer” has revealed who was under the banana costume. Rocker Bret Michaels peeled back the costume Wednesday night to show himself to the crowd on the 10th anniversary of the brain hemorrhage that left him fighting for his life, he said.Michaels grew emotional, saying, “The irony, not knowing that these two dates would…

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Iran military chief warns its forces will ‘destroy’ US warships if threatened in Persian Gulf

The leader of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps vowed Thursday that his troops will “destroy any American terrorist force” that threatens the country’s ships in the Persian Gulf.The inflammatory comments from Major General Hossein Salami on Iranian state TV come a day after President Trump warned the Islamic Republic in a tweet that he has “instructed the United States Navy to shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats if…

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Stock market live updates: Dow up 250, another 4.4 million jobless claims, oil jumps 25%

People who lost their jobs wait in line to file for unemployment following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at an Arkansas Workforce Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas, April 6, 2020.Nick Oxford | ReutersStocks rose for a second day even after data showed another 4.4 million Americans filed for jobless claims last week amid coronavirus…

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Finding the ordinary amid North Korea’s extravagant propaganda displays

This story appears in the May 2020 issue of National Geographic magazine. Even by North Korean standards, the final event of the country’s 70th-anniversary celebration in 2018 was a jaw-dropping spectacle. Many thousands of torch-wielding students marched in waves around Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung Square. The electric flame on top of Juche Tower glowed while…

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Otter.ai’s newest feature offers live, interactive transcripts of your Zoom meetings

Real-time voice transcription service Otter.ai is adding new functionality that will aid home school students and work-from-home employees alike. The company today is introducing an integration with Zoom in order to provide “Live Video Meeting Notes” — meaning, the ability to record and and view a live, interactive transcript directly from a video conference. The…

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MIT develops machine-washable sensors that embed in clothing for constant vital sign monitoring

MIT has developed a new type of lightweight sensor that can be integrated into flexible fabrics, including the kinds of polyesters often used in athletic wear, to provide constant monitoring of vital signs including body temperature, heart rate and respiratory rate. These sensors are machine-washable and can be integrated into clothing that appears totally normal…