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Apple Closes Many Retail Stores Back Down

Tech giant Apple has reclosed 11 of its stores in Southern California, Maryland, Ohio, and Tennessee due to local increases in Wuhan coronavirus infections. This makes a total of 91 American stores that have been closed back down after opening. 9to5Mac reports that tech giant Apple has chosen to close 11 of its retail stores in the …

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UCLA Prof. Placed on Leave After Refusing to Postpone Exams for Black Students

UCLA Professor Gordon Klein has been placed on leave after rejecting a request to postpone a final exam for black students in response to the death of George Floyd. Over 20,000 people have signed a petition that calls on UCLA officials to fire Klein. When Klein was asked to postpone black students’ exams, he replied …

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Coronavirus reminds, “to be or not to be?

Countries may face a real trade-off. Should they go through a period of extreme and painful lockdowns, and along with it a steep decline in economic activity – or should they delay the peak and slow down the transmission and suffer a less acute but longer decline in economic activity? East Asian countries took the …

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Twitter tells staff to work from home due to virus fears

Twitter told its more than 4,800 employees around the world to work from home, amid fears of the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. “Beginning today, we are strongly encouraging all employees globally to work from home if they’re able. Our goal is to lower the probability of the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus for us …

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Youtube bans ‘implied’ threats | New Europe

YouTube revealed on 11 December it would better “tackle harassment” with its strengthened anti-harassment policy. After being repeatedly accused of allowing hate speech, the video streaming platform said it will ban “veiled or implied threats” and insults based on race and sexuality. It also said it will “demonetize” the channels that keep breaking its rules …

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