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Don't Call the New Federal Gun Law a Gun Law

Don’t Call the New Federal Gun Law a Gun Law

“Yeah, I think that was,” Republican senator Thom Tillis says of Cornyn’s unscientific news clipping. JFK’s Legacy For Tillis, what truly unified the disparate group of progressives and conservatives was data—just not gun data. Instead, he says, their negotiations were most influenced by former president John F. Kennedy. On October 31, 1963, Kennedy signed into …

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Many gun owners support gun control.  So why don't they speak out?

Many gun owners support gun control. So why don’t they speak out?

Neighbors Richard Small (left), a Republican and longtime NRA member, and Gerardo Marquez, a gun owner and Democrat, both support measures to prevent gun violence. Marina Small for NPR hide caption toggle caption Marina Small for NPR Neighbors Richard Small (left), a Republican and longtime NRA member, and Gerardo Marquez, a gun owner and Democrat, …

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The real COVID surge is (much) bigger than it looks.  But don't panic

The real COVID surge is (much) bigger than it looks. But don’t panic

People walk past a Covid testing site on May 17. in New York City. New York’s health commissioner, Dr. Ashwin Vasan, has moved from a “medium” COVID-19 alert level to a “high” alert level in all the five boroughs following a surge in cases. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Spencer Platt/Getty Images People …

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Marvel, Please Don't Digitally Resurrect Stan Lee

Marvel, Please Don’t Digitally Resurrect Stan Lee

In September 2017, 14 months before he died, he became public knowledge that Stan Lee had pre-tapped cameo appearances for no less than five upcoming Marvel Studios movies when Lee’s personal manager spilled the beans during a convention appearance. At the time, the news prompted concerns that Lee—94 years old at the time—was being exploited …

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Chore apps were meant to make mothers' lives easier.  They often don't.

Chore apps were meant to make mothers’ lives easier. They often don’t.

To support MIT Technology Review’s journalism, please consider becoming a subscriber. Some apps mimic enterprise software. Michael Perry, founder of the Maple app, says his apps—inspired by workplace tools like Slack and Trello—put tasks in a “dumping ground” where family members can choose them via chat, without needing one person to delegate. Other approaches take …

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