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Can Testing Students For Coronavirus Twice A Week Prevent Campus Outbreaks?

Sat, 08/15/2020 - 07:01

Some colleges are betting on new, proprietary tests they've developed to keep the college safe. The idea is, test everyone at least twice a week and you can catch most infections early.

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Need A Laptop? Colleges Boost Loaner Programs Amid Pandemic

Sat, 08/15/2020 - 07:01

One in 10 U.S. college students doesn't have access to a laptop. The pandemic is pushing colleges to change that.

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The Democratic National Convention Starts Monday. Here's What You Need To Know

Sat, 08/15/2020 - 07:00

Democrats are set to begin their four-day-long virtual party convention on Monday. The DNC schedule includes speeches by the nominees, former presidents and prominent party officials.

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A World Champion Slam Poet Pivots To Medicine

Sat, 08/15/2020 - 07:00

Sudanese American Emi Mahmoud achieved massive success as a spoken word artist. Now she's switching things up and pursuing a career in science.

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Can Air Conditioners Spread COVID-19?

Sat, 08/15/2020 - 05:00

People are worried that the virus could be spread by air conditioning systems. Here's what researchers do — and don't yet — know.

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California Issues First Rolling Blackouts Since 2001, As Heat Wave Bakes Western U.S.

Sat, 08/15/2020 - 03:34

California electrical utilities implemented their first rolling blackouts since 2001, as the state grapples with an intense, prolonged heat wave.

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Trump: TikTok Must Be Sold In 90 Days, Cites 'Credible Evidence' Of Security Threat

Fri, 08/14/2020 - 22:49

The move follows a previous executive order from the president that would make "transactions" between U.S. citizens and the Chinese-owned app illegal.

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