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10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Amazon fired a New York warehouse worker who helped lead a protest on Monday against its coronavirus response. The worker, Chris Smalls, said he was fired in retaliation for his activism. Electric scooter startup Bird laid off 30% of staff as it […]

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Immigration attorney pleads for relief as DACA deadlines loom and social distancing adds hurdles for ‘Dreamers’

The Supreme Court is set to decide this summer whether to uphold the Trump administration’s cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program. About 800,000 people have received protection from deportation under DACA, out of about 1.8 million people who were brought to the US as children. While the program is in jeopardy, […]

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Inside the $500 million art heist from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum that still hasn’t been solved 30 years on

In 1990, two thieves pretended to be police officers and robbed the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, taking what’s worth an estimated 500 million dollars. Despite a number of suspects, including the Mafia and the Irish Republican Army, the robbery still hasn’t been solved after 30 years. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. It is […]

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‘I know without any doubt that I’m going to lose colleagues’: New York hospital workers at the front line describe the stark reality of their working conditions, comparing facilities to a ‘petri dish’

Hospital workers in New York — the epicenter of the US coronavirus outbreak — describe the stark reality of treating patients amid a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). One doctor described working conditions like a “petri dish” as coronavirus patients flood hospital hallways, The New York Times reported. As of March 30, the coronavirus […]

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Trump administration postpones many immigration hearings, but courts remain open for detained children and other asylum-seekers

Hearings for non-detained immigrants are postponed until at least May 1, the Department of Justice announced. Asylum-seekers in Mexico are ordered to present themselves at the border to obtain new court dates. Judges, prosecutors, and activists alike have been demanding that immigration courts be shuttered during the pandemic. More than 38,000 immigrants are currently detained, […]