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Watch CNN Go There

  • CNN spoke to parents in Ohio and Pennsylvania about the conversations they are having with their sons and daughters about systemic racism in the United States.
  • People around the world have been logging in and interacting at virtual bars, clubs and concerts to maintain a sense of connection during the pandemic.
  • We explore these new virtual worlds with players and creators who say they plan to keep the digital party going, even as lockdowns begin to lift.
  • High school seniors returned to the classroom in Seoul, South Korea, after 11 weeks to a new reality: thermal temperature monitoring, in-person temperature checks and extensive social distancing measures, including plastic partitions in the cafeteria.
  • An underground exchange for critical insulin and other medical supplies has emerged in the United States as prices for Type 1 diabetes treatments have skyrocketed in recent years.

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Job Fairs Are Now Going Virtual

  • Attending networking events in person once required careful planning by printing out business cards and resumes, dressing to impress, and allowing enough time to get to and from the event.
  • The platform allows for a keynote presentation on stage, chat messages, polls, break-out sessions as well as one-on-one networking.
  • Watching the keynote while being able to see and contribute to a chat shared by other attendees and the presenters made the experience feel collaborative and inclusive.
  • Having attendees ask questions in the chat window made the process feel accessible to everyone, even for the timid person who would typically be hiding in the back of the room.
  • Following the keynote, attendees were given a chance to take part in speed-networking sessions to have 1:1 facetime with companies that are hiring.
  • Whether you’re looking for a job or interested in making connections, I highly recommend attending a virtual networking event.

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Job Fairs Are Now Going Virtual

  • Attending networking events in person once required careful planning by printing out business cards and resumes, dressing to impress, and allowing enough time to get to and from the event.
  • The platform allows for a keynote presentation on stage, chat messages, polls, break-out sessions as well as one-on-one networking.
  • Watching the keynote while being able to see and contribute to a chat shared by other attendees and the presenters made the experience feel collaborative and inclusive.
  • Having attendees ask questions in the chat window made the process feel accessible to everyone, even for the timid person who would typically be hiding in the back of the room.
  • Following the keynote, attendees were given a chance to take part in speed-networking sessions to have 1:1 facetime with companies that are hiring.
  • Whether you’re looking for a job or interested in making connections, I highly recommend attending a virtual networking event.

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Trump contracts Peter Thiel-backed startup to build his (virtual) border wall

  • Trump’s xenophobic dream of building a “big, beautiful wall” along the Mexico–US border has moved a step closer to (virtual) reality.
  • Anduril will install hundreds of surveillance towers across the rugged terrain, The Washinton Post reports.
  • The pillars will use cameras and thermal imaging to detect anyone trying to enter “the land of the free” and send their location to the cellphones of US Border Patrol agents.
  • US Customers and Border Protection confirmed that 200 of the towers would be installed by 2022, although it didn’t mention Anduril by name, nor the cost of the contract.
  • Anduril executives told The Post that the deal is worth several hundred million dollars.
  • Anduril is also backed by another of Trump’s big buddies in big tech: billionaire investor and former PayPal founder Peter Thiel — who promises he’s not a vampire.

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How to celebrate a fun Fourth of July at home

  • But it doesn't have to be that way if you want to have a safer Independence Day weekend, according to Erin Bromage, CNN contributor and biology professor at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
  • Host your barbecue outdoors with plenty of social distancing and cancel if it rains, Bromage said.
  • You don't need to crowd together to have fun celebrating Independence Day. Here are some safer alternatives.
  • The annual Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest is still on and will air at noon ET on ESPN July 4.
  • This is the perfect opportunity to join in on the fun and have your own hot dog eating contest at home.
  • Hop online and watch Fourth of July celebrations virtually, from Washington DC to Boston.
  • CNN will also be hosting a Fourth of July in America celebration with Don Lemon and Dana Bash.

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Are virtual concerts here to stay?

  • The COVID-19 pandemic pushed the music industry to experiment seriously with virtual concerts.
  • Historically, musicians and their managers have been careful about challenging the traditional concert model that became their main source of income as revenue from album sales disappeared.
  • For the middle tier of recording artists, virtual concerts are shaping up to be a worthwhile part of their business portfolio, generating healthy income and engaging a geographically dispersed base of core fans.
  • For the top tier of artists — those who perform in stadiums and arenas — the opportunity cost of virtual concerts doesn’t make financial sense to do very often once in-person concerts return.
  • There’s no opportunity cost to trying a virtual concert during a pandemic.
  • Live Nation, the dominant concert promotion and venue management company, has even converted its site to curating a schedule of virtual performances.

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The battle over telehealth prices after the coronavirus pandemic - Business Insider

  • Fueling the shift to virtual care, Congress, the Trump administration, and private insurers all made it easier for doctors to get paid for telephone and video visits with patients.
  • Before the pandemic, private insurers generally charged patients a copay for seeing their doctor over video and generally didn't pay medical providers the same rate as they would for an in-person visit.
  • Once the temporary changes during the pandemic emergency are over, the agency will have authority to decide certain Medicare rates, but Verma said Congress has to decide which providers can use video visits and whether patients can see a doctor from home.
  • There's bipartisan support to make some changes to telehealth permanent, and some lawmakers want to add even more requirements such as forcing private insurers to cover phone and video visits at the same rate as in-person visits.

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The battle over telehealth prices after the coronavirus pandemic - Business Insider

  • Fueling the shift to virtual care, Congress, the Trump administration, and private insurers all made it easier for doctors to get paid for telephone and video visits with patients.
  • Before the pandemic, private insurers generally charged patients a copay for seeing their doctor over video and generally didn't pay medical providers the same rate as they would for an in-person visit.
  • Once the temporary changes during the pandemic emergency are over, the agency will have authority to decide certain Medicare rates, but Verma said Congress has to decide which providers can use video visits and whether patients can see a doctor from home.
  • There's bipartisan support to make some changes to telehealth permanent, and some lawmakers want to add even more requirements such as forcing private insurers to cover phone and video visits at the same rate as in-person visits.

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The latest modern art installation is inside Fortnite

  • Your Progress Will Be Saved is the first part of a new project from the Manchester International Festival (MIF) called the “Virtual Factory,” which is essentially a virtual art gallery built using Fortnite’s creative mode.
  • (An actual IRL space called The Factory is currently under construction.) Fittingly, the debut installation was created by LaTurbo Avedon, an artist and curator who also happens to be a digital avatar.
  • Once you’ve collected each of the five memories, you can “look closer” at a broken mirror, after which you’ll start falling through a strange, psychedelic world reminiscent of Travis Scott’s surreal Fortnite event in May. You can also take your time here.
  • If you’ve ever been to, say, a Yayoi Kusama exhibition, you’ll be familiar with the rush of bodies moving through a space quickly, using their brief time mostly to capture the perfect Instagram photo.

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Finding God in the unlikeliest of places

  • Harley hosts virtual bible study sessions on Wednesday, religious services on Saturday and corporate prayer, when the church comes together to pray for a common goal, on Sunday.
  • In this moment, where it is acutely evident that racism is a public health crisis happening alongside, and exacerbated by, a pandemic, Judaism is pushing me to redistribute money to organizations supporting Black life and, in particular, Black trans people.
  • It is pushing me to work within my community to advocate for concrete anti-racist commitments from the Jewish organizations and leaders that are important in my own life.
  • When the pandemic struck, I was completing my second semester at Baltimore Community College -- working on getting the necessary credits to begin at Morgan State University.
  • Now, in the midst of a pandemic and protests against racial injustice, my belief in God and my church's ingenuity have helped me channel my fears into something more productive.

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