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US budget deficit hits all-time high of $864…

The federal government incurred the biggest monthly budget deficit in history in June as spending on programs to combat the coronavirus recession exploded while millions of job losses cut into tax revenues

Can Lifting Weights Improve Your Brain Health?

New studies show that lifting weights can improve our brain health and aid those recovering from strokes.

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.

Outer Banks island ravaged by storms and virus…

A secluded tourist destination on North Carolina’s Outer Banks is having an extremely tough year

Can Exercising Before Breakfast Improve Fat Loss?

Studies have found that people who exercise before they eat breakfast burn more calories than those who eat first.

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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."

Strong demand for virus testing services…

Quest Diagnostics is seeing growing demand for its COVID-19 testing services

Can A Stressful Relationship Reduce Your Lifespan?

Can a stressful and controlling relationship reduce your lifespan? Studies have revealed that this may be the case.

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

Report: New players help Maduro evade tanker…

A report says new players are emerging to help keep Venezuela's socialist government afloat as U.S. sanctions scare away the world’s largest shippers

COVID-19 And The Flu

A second wave of the coronavirus combined with flu season could devastate the American healthcare system. We discuss the effects a flu epidemic could have on a nation still attempting to control the spread of COVID-19. Expert insight is offered by Dr. Jason Rao, a senior lecturer at Cornell University.

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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.

Israeli court rejects petition to curb spyware…

An Israeli court has rejected a request to strip the controversial Israeli spyware company NSO Group of its export license over the suspected use of the company’s technology in targeting journalists and dissidents worldwide

Healthy Spreads

Using spreads on breads is a staple in American diets, however some are healthier choices.

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.

Analog Devices buys Maxim, creating $68 billion…

Analog Devices is buying Maxim Integrated in an all-stock deal that values the combined business at more than $68 billion

Foods With Hidden Sugars

Everyday foods, snacks and sauces that may seem healthy are loaded with sugar.

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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Brexit is back: UK aims to prepare public for Jan…

The British government is telling individuals and businesses to get ready for new costs and red tape when the U.K. leaves the European Union’s economic embrace in less than six months

Is Immigration Still A Rallying Cry in 2020?

Nat Pop Trump Source CNN"We will build a great wall along the Southern border."A promise that dominated an election cycle back in 2016, but will immigration be a big-ticket item in 2020? Experts argue that for the Trump administration, the answer is yes. Stewart Kwoh, Executive Director Asian Americans Advancing Justice LA 00.12 "We are finding really a wholesale attack on legal and illegal immigration period."For his part, presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden says he'll introduce immigration reform on the first day of his administration.Meanwhile, the Trump administration has recently announced a suspension of HB-1 visas as part of a broad effort to limit immigration levels to the US.Stewart Kwoh0.37 "I think the suspension of those visa will harm the United States because it will destroy, or temporarily destroy the innovation that that comes with these very talented people who apply for the H1B1 visas."MATT KLINK, GOP STRATEGIST, KLINK CAMPAIGNS0.50 "these are the people we want to emigrate to this country. They bring a knowledge base, they are value added."What's more, ICE recently announced that international students who are pursuing degrees in the USA would have to leave the country or risk deportation if their universities switch to online-only courses.Stewart Kwoh01.11 "I know a lot of the universities are very worried about these new rules, because they think it will jeopardize their reputations as being welcoming to the best and brightest."Experts argue that for the President, facing the lowest approval ratings since the start of his administration - these measures help shore up his base. Matt Klink 1.33 "It's the equivalent of throwing red meat to wild dogs, and it gets the base motivated."Whether the new measures by President Trump help him with swing voters remains to be seen this November.