Memories of Italy’s brutal first wave have caused people to follow protocols and keep COVID-19 cases low, while neighboring countries like Spain and France now face a second wave

Summary List Placement Italy’s first wave of coronavirus was so distressing that many in the country are still following protocols six months later, while other European countries, which have been laxer about protocols, now face a second wave.  Cases are rising across Europe, but in the last week, Italy had less than 1,500 new cases […]

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Russian trolls are relying on Trump quotes and tweets for disinformation campaigns, saving them from making up the content themselves like they did in the 2016 elections

Summary List Placement Russia is once again interfering in the US election, but this time, The New York Times reported, instead of having to make up its propaganda, it is relying on misleading statements made by President Donald Trump in speeches and tweets. Along with criticizing the US’s pandemic response, Russia has mostly been interfering […]

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One of Japan’s leading banks is teaming up with the research institute that created Siri to try to bring a bit of Silicon Valley innovation back to Japan

Summary List Placement One of the US’s top tech research labs is teaming up with one of Japan’s largest financial institutions to try to imbue a little of Silicon Valley into Japanese corporations and startups. SRI International and Nomura are announcing late Tuesday that they’re joining up to form a center for collaboration and research. […]

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‘Firstly, this is my country & I am a member of the House that impeached you’: Rep. Ilhan Omar fires back after Trump’s ‘your country’ attack

Summary List Placement President Donald Trump attacked Rep. Ilhan Omar during a rally on Tuesday night, attacking her for fleeing Somalia as a refugee when she was eight.  “She’s telling us how to run our country. How did you do where you came from? How was your country doing?” Trump said.  Omar is the first […]

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Microsoft has a solution for work days that blend into home life: a virtual commute

Millions of employees now commute from their bed to a desk at home. After the initial euphoria of skipping smog-filled traffic jams and cramped train compartments, a new reality has dawned in which the work day blends into the rest of life, like a never-ending video conference call. Microsoft Corp. has a solution for this. The company’s Teams collaboration software is […]

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