In Minneapolis, Neighbors Are Mobilizing—Offline

Worried about infiltration from extremist groups or police surveillance, residents are turning to pre-internet tactics to help protect homes and local stores.
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Facebook Employees Take the Rare Step to Call Out Mark Zuckerberg

Some workers at the social media giant are publicly criticizing decisions not to remove or flag misleading posts by President Trump.
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Tech Companies Denounce Racism. Will Silicon Valley Change?

The killing of George Floyd elicited corporate outrage, and some donations. But well-intentioned rhetoric has not always been followed by meaningful action.
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Meet ACE2, the Enzyme at the Center of the Covid-19 Mystery

Since January, scientists have published more than 700 studies to figure out the molecule’s link to risk for the disease—and to find possible treatments.
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Artist Rachel Cabitt Is Trapped in a Quarantine Horror Film

Yes, the current experience is full of terror. But there’s room for catharsis, too.
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Polar Grit X Review: Great Training Coach, Poor Backcountry Companion

The Grit X’s FuelWise reminders will prevent your body from crashing, but the lack of onboard maps make this a difficult tracker to recommend for the backcountry.
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One Free Press Coalition Spotlights Journalists Under Attack – June 2020

This month’s list features four reporters sentenced to death in Yemen, among other news professionals whose civil rights are being threatened.
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The New Intimacy, Brought to You by Covid-19

Don’t touch, but keep in touch! The pandemic has us living in an alternate corporeality.
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Cities in Poorer Countries Are at Risk as Covid-19 Spreads

Hot spots are emerging in urban areas across Africa,  Asia, and Latin America, where social distancing is challenging and missing work can mean not eating.
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An Onslaught of Crises Has Created a Modern Paradox

Never before have humans lived more comfortably. And yet today we’re overwhelmed by crises, be it inequality or economic collapse or Covid, all exacerbating one another.
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