Staffers Were Told Biden Was Leaving Race in Email Telling Them to Check X

President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign staff didn’t receive official communication that he was dropping out until nearly 20 minutes after the announcement went up on social media. When they finally did get an email, it directed them to Biden’s post on X. “Team, sharing with you the letter from President Biden that was released just…

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Joe Biden Drops Out of 2024 Presidential Race

President Joe Biden dropped out of the presidential race on Sunday following a nearly monthlong pressure campaign mounted by Democratic leaders and donors to oust him. “It has been the greatest honor of my life to serve as your President,” Biden wrote in a letter posted to X on Sunday. “And while it has been…

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Enough With the Arrogant Attitudes Towards Extreme Heat

This story originally appeared on Vox and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A 4-month-old died in Arizona as temperatures climbed into triple digits. A 2-year-old died in a hot car, also in Arizona. At least four people have died from heat-related illnesses in Oregon. One motorcyclist died and others were sickened riding through…

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The 52 Best Shows on Netflix Right Now (July 2024)

Streaming services are known for having award-worthy series but also plenty of duds. Our guide to the best TV shows on Netflix is updated weekly to help you know which series you should move to the top of your queue. They aren’t all sure-fire winners—we love a good less-than-obvious gem—but they’re all worth your time,…

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How to Save Your Home From a Wildfire

THIS ARTICLE IS republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Extreme heat has already made 2024 a busy wildfire year. More acres had burned in the US by mid-July than in all of 2023, and several communities had lost homes to wildfires. As fire season intensifies across the West, there are steps homeowners…

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The Feds Say These Are the Russian Hackers Who Attacked US Water Utilities

The week was particularly chock-full of dramatic security news. On Friday, a flawed update to CrowdStrike’s Falcon platform caused massive global service outages and disruptions around the world. The issue, which only impacted Windows computers, crashed PCs and servers, disrupting air travel, hospitals, banks, universities, and more. Earlier in the week, WIRED had reported that…

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The Global CrowdStrike Outage Triggered a Surprise Return to Cash

On Friday, when a CrowdStrike update caused millions of Microsoft systems to crash around the world, many businesses were faced with a choice: Go cash-only or close until systems came back online. This quickly caused chaos in Australia, whose government has explicitly encouraged businesses to go cashless. Pictures posted on social media showed card-only self-checkout…

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The Inevitability of Big Tech Backing Trump

It is true just about everywhere, but especially in America: Real power is having control over the flow of resources. Property. Money. Information. If you command the levers of production—who gets what, when, and how—you dictate what the future holds and who gets a say in it. Or in this case, you get to decide…

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