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Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Jen Easterly testifies before a House Homeland Security Subcommittee, at the Rayburn House Office Building on April 28, 2022 in Washington, DC. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images hide caption

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A blueprint to help smaller businesses fight ransomware attacks

Experts on the Ransomware Task Force issued a checklist to help small and medium-sized businesses prepare for, defend against, and recover from ransomware attacks.

The bill to boost semiconductor production in the United States has been a top priority of the Biden administration. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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What the CHIPS Act means for your gadgets and U.S. tech manufacturing

The law will allocate more than $50 billion to bring semiconductor chip manufacturing to the U.S. and away from its current production hub in East Asia.

What the CHIPS Act means for your gadgets and U.S. tech manufacturing

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Fireflies outside Pine Plains, N.Y., in June 2021. "I still can't quite believe that I get to see things like this happen in real time/real life and then get to experience it in a completely new way, all over again, when the images get built," Mauney said. Pete Mauney for NPR hide caption

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These photos are shedding new light on how fireflies interact with the world

In the summer, from dusk until the moon rises, photographer Pete Mauney finds his photos' subjects along quiet stretches of highway, in hidden pockets of woods and under power lines.

These photos are shedding new light on how fireflies interact with the world

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Reagan Gaona stands beside the Unfillable Chair memorial in front of Santa Fe High School in Texas. The memorial is dedicated to the eight students and two teachers killed in a May 2018 shooting. To the left is a sign displaying solidarity with Uvalde, Texas, a city that experienced a similar school shooting in May 2022. Renuka Rayasam/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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4 years after a school shooting in a small Texas city, 'There is still a lot of pain'

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In 2018, a 17-year-old gunman killed 10 people at Santa Fe High School. But even with an influx of time and money for mental health services, the community is still struggling with grief and trauma.

While the U.S. military has used burn pits in other conflicts, one expert says they were exceptionally large in Iraq and Afghanistan. Scott Nelson/Getty Images hide caption

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What is the legacy of burn pits? For some Iraqis, it's a lifetime of problems

The PACT Act provides new access to services for American veterans struggling with the health effects of exposure to burn pits. But in Iraq, civilians who were exposed are still on their own.

What is the legacy of burn pits? For some Iraqis, it's a lifetime of problems

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Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke called one campaign rally attendee a "motherf--" Thursday after the individual laughed during a discussion about mass shootings. Experts think this will both hurt and help the democrat, who likely took his language a little too far. Sergio Flores/Getty Images hide caption

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Weighing the pros and cons of Beto O'Rourke dropping an f-bomb on a heckler

Voters like to see a sense of authenticity in candidates, especially in Texas. But some experts say cursing and vulgar language in front of kids and the elderly more often than not crosses the line.

Tommy Lee, pictured in Los Angeles in 2019, posted a nude selfie on his social media accounts in the middle of the night on Thursday that remained online for hours before being removed. Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP hide caption

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Tommy Lee's nude photo sparks backlash over double-standard social media censorship

The rock star's graphic photo stayed up for hours before it was removed. Critics say nude content posted by women, transgender and nonbinary users, however, faces quicker and more punitive measures.

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