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The obvious lesson of COVID-19: We need Medicare for All

There's one country in the world that relies primarily on employers to provide health insurance to the bulk of its population, with about 160 million people getting their coverage from their job. And boy, does a pandemic show why the rest of the developed wo

One Rehearsal Away from Touching Asteroid Bennu

NASA's OSIRIS-REx is ready for touchdown on asteroid Bennu.

No, really: Team Trump 'reached out' to South Dakota governor about adding a head to Mount Rushmore

Donald Trump has repeatedly and far-too-publicly mused over wanting his own face carved into Mount Rushmore. This we knew. Over the weekend, however, we learned that it has gone a bit farther than mere public desire: On Saturday, The New York Times reported t

Blamestorm begins over botched ballot delivery in Puerto Rico's primary election

“Ballots have not arrived,” reads a sign at a polling station in Puerto Rico. This was the story at multiple locations across the island for Sunday’s primary election for governor, resident commissioner (non-voting representative to Congress), and

Coronavirus pandemic could be twice as bad for global economy as WORLD WAR – McKinsey

Production disruptions caused by the Covid-19 outbreak could cost the global economy twice as much as a hypothetical global military conflict, recent research by the McKinsey Global Institute shows. Read Full Article at

Huawei named China’s MOST VALUABLE brand

A list released by Brand Alliance revealed that tech giant Huawei has become China’s most valuable brand, worth some 815.1 billion yuan ($117 billion). The total value of the top 20 Chinese brands reached 6.12 trillion yuan. Read Full Article at

Court in Sergey Brin's home city slaps $20,000 fine on web giant Google for poor filtering of banned content in Russia

The US internet behemoth Google has been fined 1.5 million rubles ($20,370) for insufficient search engine filtering of prohibited content, Moscow's Tagansky District Court told news agency TASS on Monday. Read Full Article at

Mia Khalifa raises nearly $100k for Beirut blast victims by auctioning ‘infamous’ porn glasses

Former adult actress Mia Khalifa is auctioning off an “infamous” pair of glasses she donned during her porn career in a bid to raise money to help victims of the Beirut port explosion. Read Full Article at

Lebanese PM to announce resignation of government 'soon' amid widespread protests - minister

The “whole government” of Lebanon will resign shortly amid growing public anger and protests following the devastating explosion in Beirut port, Health Minister Hamad Hassan told reporters. Read Full Article at

Plump and Peeled Ceramic Bananas Shape Koji Kasatani’s Evocative Sculptures

Long before the infamous banana sent waves through the art world last year, Koji Kasatani was forming playful sculptures with the yellow produce. From a couple of peels mid-waltz to another fruit flattened into a puddle, the ceramic-and-resin artworks are ev

At Rs 2,480 cr, equity schemes see largest outflow in seven years

Investors move towards debt, gold ETF, eyeing pockets of safety

RBI's curb on current account use may hit private banks in the short term

Move can also bring a huge change in the way business is done in India, where firms use multiple current accounts, often for even individual projects, making them difficult to monitor

Debt recast to give relief to Rs 3 trn retail, small corp debt: Crisil

Agency says RBI move on restructuring will help soften Covid-19 impact on banks' asset quality. Without this, gross NPAs could have touched a two-decade high of 11.5% by March 2021

Equity Monday: The TikTok saga rolls on as earnings season starts to wrap

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest big news, chats about the coming week, digs into some recent f

With a renewed focus on creative skills, online learning company Skillshare raises $66M

Skillshare CEO Matt Cooper said 2020 has been a year of rapid growth — even before the pandemic forced large swaths of the population to stay home and turn to online learning for entertainment and enrich. Cooper (who became CEO in 2017) told me that the com

Watch the trailer for Netflix’s new family space drama about a mission to Mars

As deep space missions and Mars colonies continue to shift from science fiction to potential near future reality, it’s not surprising to see Hollywood think about different types of stories to tell about space exploration. Away, a new series from Netfli

U.S. gaming industry records another excellent quarter as pandemic fuels sales

The COVID-19 pandemic has utterly decimate a number of industries over the the past several months, but the U.S. gaming industry continues to benefit as people continue to be stuck at home. Yet another report from NPD highlights an excellent quarter, with spe

Rep. Zoe Lofgren to talk privacy and policy at Disrupt 2020

We’re excited to announce that Rep. Zoe Lofgren is coming to Disrupt 2020 this September 14-18. Lofgren, a Democrat congresswoman and California native, has served at the heart of Silicon Valley since she was first elected to the U.S. House of Represent

MotoGP announces Portimao as 2020 title-deciding round

Last week MotoGP promoters Dorna Sports announced the three remaining flyaway races on the provisional schedule in Malaysia, Thailand and Argentina had been cancelled for 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that a 14th round would be added in Europ

Ten things we learned from the F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix

As with most birthdays that fell during lockdown, Formula 1 - born on 13 May 1950 - had to wait to celebrate its 70th but was rewarded for its patience on Sunday.Fears the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix would turn out to be a carbon copy of the British Grand Pri

Virus-linked border moves raise fears on free travel in EU

BRUSSELS (AP) - As European countries struggle to manage spikes in coronavirus cases, concern is mounting about a “second wave” of uncoordinated border restrictions within Europe that threatens the free movement of goods and people - a foundation that th

ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/07/2020

Payloads Droplet Formation Study (DFS):  The crew performed the setup and initiation of recording for additional runs of the DFS investigation.  Data will be archived by an alternate method which will actually result in a quicker delivery time to the experi

Uber CEO calls for 'benefits funds' for gig workers - CNET

Dara Khosrowshahi says drivers want flexibility and benefits.

The best gaming router of 2020 - CNET

A gaming router might be overkill for most of us, but if you're looking for low-latency performance and advanced features, here's what we recommend.

Best shower filter for 2020: How they work and why you should get one - CNET

Wash away all the chemicals that are hiding in your shower water.

The best speakers for 2020: Bose, Sonos, Yamaha, Vizio and more - CNET

Whether you're looking for a Bluetooth speaker, a soundbar or a full surround set for your home theater, these are the best speakers for the money.

All the best headphones for working at home in 2020 - CNET

Looking for a great pair to use during the day? These are CNET's current top picks.

BOB posts pre-tax loss of Rs 1,308 cr in Q1 on a rise in provisioning

The bank's net interest income (NII) grew 4.91 per cent on a year on year (YoY) basis from Rs 6,497 crore in Q1FY20 to Rs 6,816 crore in Q1FY21

Chris Broussard: The Clippers have nothing to worry about; Lakers are a different story

Chris Broussard joins the show to talk Kawhi and his Clippers and maintains confidence in his team. Broussard feels the Clippers have nothing to worry about as the Lakers remain the weakling of Los Angeles.

USWNT midfielder Sam Mewis agrees to deal with Manchester City, will leave NWSL

The 27-year-old played in six of the USWNT's seven games en route to a World Cup title in 2019. She scored two goals against Thailand in a 13-0 victory. 

Report: Overwhelming majority of Big Ten Presidents have voted against fall college football season

One report has emerged in recent days indicating the entire 2020 college football season “is done.”

Nickel futures slip 0.58% to Rs 1,089.30 per kg on dollar rebound

In the futures market, nickel for August delivery touched an intraday high of Rs 1,092.50 and a low of Rs 1,074.80 per kg on the MCX.

SEBI amend rules for filling of executive director posts

With regard to the position of executive director (other than law), Sebi said two-thirds of the total posts will be filled up from internal candidates and the remaining one-third to be filled up by deputation or contract basis.

McDonald#39;s sues former CEO Stephen Easterbrook

Easterbrook lied during the investigation into his behavior, the filing showed.

New Zealand goes 100 days with no COVID-19 transmission

New Zealand, a country of about 4.8 million, has now gone 100 days without a single locally transmitted case of COVID-19.

BOB posts pre-tax loss of Rs 1,308 in Q1 on a rise in provisioning

The bank's net interest income (NII) grew 4.91 per cent on a year on year (YoY) basis from Rs 6,497 crore in Q1FY20 to Rs 6,816 crore in Q1FY21

Spiking COVID-19 cases among children should put an end to the school reopening debate

Less than a week after Donald Trump claimed children are “almost immune” to COVID-19, we get this sobering news: 97,000 children tested positive for the virus in the last two weeks of July. That’s not near-immunity. As ways to prove tha

Trump White House called South Dakota to ask about adding heads to Mount Rushmore

Donald Trump has repeatedly and far-too-publicly mused over wanting his own face carved into Mount Rushmore. This we knew. Over the weekend, however, we learned that it has gone a bit farther than mere public desire: On Saturday, The New York Times reported t

No more water pollution from oil? Russian scientists create method to effectively clean petroleum products from industrial waste

Scientists from the Siberia Federal University (SibFU) have developed a technique that effectively removes petroleum from wastewater. Read Full Article at

Russian referee to take LIE DETECTOR test after penalty scandal as Spartak Moscow owner threatens to pull team from league (VIDEO)

Two Russian match officials will be given polygraph tests after being branded 'clowns' over a penalty row in Spartak Moscow's draw with Sochi, following which the Moscow club's owner threatened to pull the team from the league. Read Full Article at
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