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German police reportedly pursue connection between Madeleine McCann case and another

German police reportedly pursue connection between Madeleine McCann case and another

German police investigating the 2007 disappearance of British child Madeleine McCann have now launched an investigation into a potential connection between her disappearance and that off another child who went missing five years ago in Germany, according to German media. On Friday, German news outlet Der Spiegel reported that police in September 2019 had launched…MORE

What you need to know about coronavirus on Saturday, June 6

The World Health Organization reversed course on face masks yesterday. It’s now encouraging people to wear them to prevent the coronavirus from spreading. The general public should use fabric masks in high-spread areas, the WHO said, or whenever social distancing is impossible. The global health agency also said that all health workers, not just those…MORE

Astronomers may have found an Earth-like exoplanet orbiting a sun-like star

Some 3,000 light years away from Earth, researchers believe they have found an Earth-size exoplanet orbiting a sun-like star. The star is known as Kepler-160, and it was observed during NASA’s exoplanet-hunting Kepler mission between 2009 and 2013. It’s similar in size and temperature to our sun. Previous observations in the last six years have…MORE

Behind the fences, Trump may be missing a national moment

Behind the fences, Trump may be missing a national moment

President Donald Trump is literally and figuratively fencing himself off from a moment of national reckoning. High barriers have sprung up around the White House complex and an adjacent park, formalizing a state of siege amid nationwide protests. Trump fancies himself a law and order enforcer but the imagery of a President hidden behind high…MORE

What you need to know about coronavirus on Friday, June 5

What you need to know about coronavirus on Friday, June 5

The coronavirus pandemic isn’t making everyone poorer. A jobs report today is expected to show that US unemployment is now near 20% — the highest since 1948. But US billionaires have become $565 billion richer since mid-March, according to a study published yesterday. The two reports are just the latest signs that the virus is…MORE

‘They died in the exact same way’

‘They died in the exact same way’

Paris (CNN) — The case of Adama TraorĂ© has striking parallels with that of George Floyd. Both were black men whose interactions with police led to their deaths. Both struggled to breathe in their final moments. Their deaths have become rallying points in their countries for protests against police brutality. TraorĂ© died on his 24th…MORE

Why Trump wants the G7 to look more like a G11

Why Trump wants the G7 to look more like a G11

What’s the point of a party if you can’t invite your friends? President Donald Trump is trying to turn the off again, on again, off again G7 summit this year into a G11 — at least. Maybe he’s looking for moral support. Global gatherings in the Trump era have been contentious affairs, and as often…MORE

What you need to know about coronavirus on Thursday, June 4

George Floyd had coronavirus before he was killed while in police custody last week in Minneapolis. Floyd tested positive for the virus after his death. The autopsy report released yesterday says the disease played no role in his death and was likely a sign of a previous infection. As a black man, Floyd had a…MORE

Astronomers confirm Earth-size exoplanet around nearest star and maybe more

Astronomers confirm Earth-size exoplanet around nearest star and maybe more

Astronomers have confirmed the existence of Proxima b, an Earth-size exoplanet orbiting the closest star to our sun. The European Southern Observatory’s High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS) detected the planet in 2016. The Very Large Telescope based in Chile has a new and more powerful spectrograph named ESPRESSO, so astronomers decided to use…MORE

ENTERTAINMENT

California-based film and TV productions will soon be allowed to get back to work

California-based film and TV productions will soon be allowed to get back to work

Film and television productions in California will soon be able to send their people back to work, several months after the coronavirus pandemic shuttered operations across the country and internationally. The new guidance from the California Department of Public Health states that TV, film and music productions in the state can resume on June 12,…

YouTube is hosting a star-studded tribute to the class of 2020 this weekend

YouTube is hosting a star-studded tribute to the class of 2020 this weekend

YouTube Originals is celebrating the class of 2020 in style with a star-studded group of commencement speakers — headlined by former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama — and performers honoring this year’s graduates. The four-plus hour event is being called “Dear Class of 2020,” and it is meant to serve as an…

Stephen Colbert calls out violent police tactics at protests

Stephen Colbert calls out violent police tactics at protests

“Late Show” host Stephen Colbert is weighing in on the treatment of peaceful protestors at nationwide demonstrations against police brutality and systematic racism. Colbert commented on the use of rubber bullets by law enforcement at some of these events, calling them “more bullet than rubber,” adding that they “maim, blind and even kill.” “That’s why…