Category: Updates

***Live Updates*** George Floyd Protests Rage in Minnesota
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***Live Updates*** George Floyd Protests Rage in Minnesota

Violent protests continue to flare up in Minneapolis and St. Paul as the state responds to the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer placed his knee on Floyd’s neck while handcuffed.  Livewire highlights:  ► Protesters took over Minneapolis Police Department’s 3rd Precinct.  ► Twitter censored President Donald Trump’s tweet…

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***Live Updates*** George Floyd Protests Continue in Minnesota
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***Live Updates*** George Floyd Protests Continue in Minnesota

Protests are continuing in Minnesota on Wednesday evening a day after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd after Floyd was seen on video saying he could not breathe with the officer’s knee on his neck. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), who is one of the frontrunners to be Joe Biden’s running mate, said at…

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CDC Updates Coronavirus Guidelines as America Continues to Open Up
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CDC Updates Coronavirus Guidelines as America Continues to Open Up

Chris O’Meara/AP Photo The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a document only dated “May:” new guidelines for reopening the American economy in the wake of the coronavirus. CNBC reported that the federal agency has not held a coronavirus briefing for more than two months.  The CDC guidance suggests using a three-phase re-opening…

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***Live Updates*** CA-25, WI-07, Nebraska Election Results
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***Live Updates*** CA-25, WI-07, Nebraska Election Results

California’s 25th Congressional District, Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District, and Nebraska hold elections today during the coronavirus crisis. In Wisconsin’s Seventh Congressional District, Republicans, in a special election, are favored to keep the seat vacated by former Rep. Sean Duffy. In California’s 25th Congressional District, Republican Mike Garcia will look to defeat Democrat Christy Smith in…

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FCC updates orbital debris rules for the first time since 2004
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FCC updates orbital debris rules for the first time since 2004

The FCC has finally gotten around to updating its 15-year-old orbital debris rules, adding new requirements and streamlining the approval process. With hundreds of satellites going up every year into increasingly crowded orbits, these rules are more important than ever. In stating the necessity for mitigating the accumulation of orbital debris, the FCC noted that…

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FDA updates COVID-19 testing guidelines to allow self-swab tests
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FDA updates COVID-19 testing guidelines to allow self-swab tests

The FDA has updated its guidelines for COVID-19 testing procedures to make the process easier and less uncomfortable for patients, as well as to help limit the impact of testing on the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) used by healthcare workers, including protective masks, face shields, gloves and gowns. The change means that people…

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***Live Updates*** Florida, Illinois, Arizona Election Results
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***Live Updates*** Florida, Illinois, Arizona Election Results

Florida, Illinois, and Arizona will hold primary elections tonight as former Vice President Joe Biden tries to solidify his delegate lead over Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Ohio postponed its primary after Health Director Dr. Amy Action ordered the state’s polls due to a health emergency after a court denied Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s request to…

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UNESCO updates distance-learning guide for the 776.7 million children worldwide affected by school closures
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UNESCO updates distance-learning guide for the 776.7 million children worldwide affected by school closures

As schools around the world close or move classes online to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, many parents and educators are scrambling for ideas. The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has assembled an online guide with links to distance learning apps and other resources. According to UNESCO, “an unprecedented number of children,…

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***Live Updates*** Biden, Sanders Debate in Near-Empty DC Studio
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***Live Updates*** Biden, Sanders Debate in Near-Empty DC Studio

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will debate this evening in a near-empty studio in Washington, DC. The debate–sponsored by CNN, Univision, and the CHC Bold PAC–was scheduled to be held in Arizona but moved to D.C. for precautionary reasons due to the coronavirus outbreak. CNN’s Dana Bash and Jake Tapper…

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***Live Updates*** Super Tuesday Election Results
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***Live Updates*** Super Tuesday Election Results

Six states (Mississippi, Missouri, Michigan, Idaho, North Dakota, and Washington) and Democrats abroad will hold primaries tonight as former Vice President Joe Biden looks to build on his wins from the last Super Tuesday primaries. Polls begin to close in Michigan, Mississippi, North Dakota, and Missouri at 8 PM ET. Polls in Washington will be…

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