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Lawmakers vote to close down Philippines' largest…

Philippine lawmakers have voted to reject the license renewal of the country’s largest TV network, shutting down a major news provider that had been repeatedly threatened by the president over its critical coverage

COVID-19: EU vs U.S.

While infection rates steadily decline across most of Western Europe the U.S continues to see record highs in transmission. We tell the tale of two responses to the threat of coronavirus. Insight is offered by Barabara Bulf, an English teacher based in Modena, Italy, and Dr. Josh Michaud the Associate Director of Global Health Policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Just by 'Chance,' Somerville's ArtBeat 2020 reflects the times

World's Fastest Supercomputer Joins the Fight…

World's Fastest Supercomputer Joins the Fight Against COVID-19 Japan's Fugaku supercomputer recently surpassed a U.S. IBM machine as the world's fasted computer. Now, it's being used to help tackle the global health crisis. Satoshi Matsuoka, head of Riken Center for Computational Science, commented about the computer's capabilities. Satoshi Matsuoka, via statement Fugaku is already being used to develop a better understanding of how coronavirus can be halted in specific environments such as office spaces. Researchers hope it will help to identify potential treatments for the disease in 2021. Fugaku is able to carry out 2.8 times more calculations per second than the IBM computer known as Summit.

AP: After lobbying, Catholic Church won $1.4B in…

The U.S. Roman Catholic Church used a special and unprecedented exemption from federal rules to amass at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed coronavirus aid

Foods for Daily Weight-loss

When it comes to trying to loose weight, strict diets are often hard to follow long-term, which is why experts say it's best to make small but meaningful choices.

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FLASHBACK: Making a difference, a half a world away

Adobe Officially Confirms the End of Flash Player

Adobe Officially Confirms the End of Flash Player In 2017, the computer software company announced it would cease to produce updates for the Flash Player. Now, Adobe has confirmed that the flash player will no longer be supported after December 31. Adobe, via statement Adobe gave three years' notice to Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft so they could "migrate existing Flash content as needed to new, open standards."

Global stocks mixed after Wall St slips on…

Asian stocks have sunk while Europe opened higher after Wall Street declined on concerns economic recoveries might fade as coronavirus cases increase in the United States and some other countries

Avoid Gaining Weight While Working From Home

Working from home means more comfort throughout the day, but don't let this be the end of your regular routines.

Three new coronavirus cases in Hingham

Xbox Celebrates Pride Month With $250K Donation…

Xbox Celebrates Pride Month With $250K Donation and More In addition to the donation, Microsoft is "honoring" Pride month by unveiling plans for its gaming division, including a curated list of inclusive titles across both its console and PC collections. Microsoft store category manager Garron Ballard provided updates via the Xbox website. Garron Ballard, via Xbox website Garron Ballard, via Xbox website He also addressed the company's gaming roster, and revealed these titles will be highlighted throughout the month. Garron Ballard, via Xbox website Garron Ballard, via Xbox website

The Latest: Belgium to make indoor mask wearing…

Wearing a face mask will become mandatory from Saturday in Belgian shops, cinemas, entertainment venues and other indoor spaces

The Benefits of Cherries

Cherries have a variety of different health benefits and can be consumed in a number of different ways

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Facebook Allows Users to Turn off Political Ads

Facebook Allows Users to Turn off Political Ads Mark Zuckerberg announced that the app will give people the choice to mute ads promoting parties they are not interested in. Mark Zuckerberg, via 'USA Today' The social network's sister app, Instagram, will also have this function. It's currently rolling out in the U.S., but it will be made available in other countries later this year.

2 California counties, once defiant, see virus…

Two largely rural Northern California counties that two months ago defied Gov. Gavin Newsom's stay-at-home order to more quickly reopen businesses are on the verge of mandatory closings

The Politics of the Supreme Court

In 2016, Republicans andDemocrats were not onlybattling for the presidency,a spot on the Supreme Court was also on the line.Troy Slaten "The Supreme Court picks that aPresident makes can have longlasting implications." The court has always touted. It'sapolitical nature. However,justices are selected becauseof their conservative or liberal record. Troy Slaten"Trump's Supreme Court picks havesolidified a conservativemajority for possibly thenext generation or so."00:27.250 --> 00:31.650However, recent rulings have put that conservative certainty into question.Chief Justice Roberts, sidingwith more liberal justices torule against Louisiana'sabortion law. And in a 6-3decision, the court rulingLGBTQ+ people are protectedfrom discrimination, withJustice Gorsuch even writingthe opinion. President Trumpwas not happy with thedecision. Rulings on thepresident's own taxes, birthcontrol and Obamacareexceptions and religiousschools are expected thismonth. Matt Klink It is not about politics, it's about the lawand the interpretation of the law." This isn't the firsttime a sitting president hasbeen surprised by hisappointees. Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was nominated tothe court by President Reaganand then upheld rulings forabortion rights. Now, manycourt experts say Roberts isshifting into the traditionalswing vote role, famously heldfor so long by retired Justice Kennedy.Matt Klink "Conservative judges and justices that areconfirmed don't always vote conservatively, and the same holds with liberals. And, that's what makes the SupremeCourt such a fantasticinstitution." With talk of Justice Thomas retiring andJustices: Ginsberg and Bryeraging, the balance of theSupreme Court is again in thehands of a presidential election.In 2016, Republicans andDemocrats were not onlybattling for the presidency,a spot on the Supreme Court was also on the line.Troy Slaten "The Supreme Court picks that aPresident makes can have longlasting implications." The court has always touted. It'sapolitical nature. However,justices are selected becauseof their conservative or liberal record. Troy Slaten"Trump's Supreme Court picks havesolidified a conservativemajority for possibly thenext generation or so."00:27.250 --> 00:31.650However, recent rulings have put that conservative certainty into question.Chief Justice Roberts, sidingwith more liberal justices torule against Louisiana'sabortion law. And in a 6-3decision, the court rulingLGBTQ+ people are protectedfrom discrimination, withJustice Gorsuch even writingthe opinion. President Trumpwas not happy with thedecision. Rulings on thepresident's own taxes, birthcontrol and Obamacareexceptions and religiousschools are expected thismonth. Matt Klink It is not about politics, it's about the lawand the interpretation of the law." This isn't the firsttime a sitting president hasbeen surprised by hisappointees. Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was nominated tothe court by President Reaganand then upheld rulings forabortion rights. Now, manycourt experts say Roberts isshifting into the traditionalswing vote role, famously heldfor so long by retired Justice Kennedy.Matt Klink "Conservative judges and justices that areconfirmed don't always vote conservatively, and the same holds with liberals. And, that's what makes the SupremeCourt such a fantasticinstitution." With talk of Justice Thomas retiring andJustices: Ginsberg and Bryeraging, the balance of theSupreme Court is again in thehands of a presidential election.

Free PlayStation Plus Games for June 2020

Free PlayStation Plus Games for June 2020 According to 'Forbes,' 'Star Wars: Battlefront II' and 'Call Of Duty: WWII' are available next month free of charge. They follow 'Cities: Skylines' and 'Farming Simulator 19,' which dropped in May and can be downloaded until June 1. 'Battlefront' and 'Call of Duty' are first-person competitive shooters in completely different settings. They will be available to play until July 6. EA's 'Battlefront II' puts you in various scenarios from the legendary 'Star Wars' film series. Gamers can choose to play on the sides of the Empire and First Order or take part in the Resistance. In Sledgehammer Games' 'Call of Duty,' take part in multiple missions across Europe inspired by historical events. Besides the standard story mode, you can also switch over to multiplayer.

Appeals court pauses lawsuit over Trump hotel…

A federal appeals court says subpoenas seeking financial records related to President Donald Trump’s Washington hotel can be kept on hold while Trump asks the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an appeal in a lawsuit that accuses him of illegally profiting off the presidency

Can Foods Stop the Aging Process?

Can the foods we eat stop or slow the aging process?

Plymouth South's Tami Degelder named MIAA's Girls Tennis Coach of the Year

Playstation 5 Will Offer an 'Evolution' in Sound

Playstation 5 Will Offer an 'Evolution' in Sound Sony has confirmed that the highly-anticipated console will include a 3D audio processing unit. It's possible the unit will represent a landmark moment for the PlayStation console series as a whole. Sony, via corporate strategy meeting Sony, via corporate strategy meeting Sony also explained that PlayStation 5 will offer gaming enthusiasts "experiences that were not possible before." The console is set for release later this year.

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Setbacks hamper pipeline industry backed by Trump

The U.S. energy boom and strong backing from President Donald Trump propelled a major expansion of the nation’s sprawling oil and gas pipeline network in the past decade

Hot Weather Can Be A Training Plus

Working out in hot weather has several health benefits as long as it is done correctly.