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Friday Headlines: Seeing is believing.

Beijing will impose new security legislation for Hong Kong. It's China's most aggressive move to curtail civil liberties for Hong Kong residents since the city's 1997 handover.

The man who filmed the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery has now been charged with felony murder

"When national news diverges from local reality, 'suspicions about whether the epidemic was a hoax will find fertile ground.'"

If the US had started social distancing one week earlier in March, an estimated 36,000 fewer people would have died.

A new outbreak model predicts surges in COVID-19 cases in areas that reopened early, including parts of Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, and Texas.

As a way to gauge the safety of reopening, detailed tracking of each US state's COVID-19 testing trends.

From temperature checkers to crowd minders, a roundup on the new jobs of the reopening economy.

A helpful overview to how coronavirus vaccines work, and the status of those currently in the pipeline.

This is what graduation looked like in 2020.

People with autism and intellectual disabilities living in group homes are suffering under lockdown, with routines disrupted and unable to physically be close to loved ones from the outside.

Watch: Blixa Bargeld (Einstürzende Neubauten, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds) shows you how to cook the traditional Roman dish, cacio e pepe.

Related: Blixa Bargeld cooks risotto with calamari on German TV.

Photographer Emma Mowat is collaborating with people during quarantine, sending them disposable cameras to capture life under lockdown. Here's the resulting photo essay.

“You don’t take a selfie in a restaurant mirror when you feel bad about yourself.” On missing the particular quality of the restaurant bathroom selfie.

See also: “I miss bars.”

A century of working out at home, or at least watching people work out, at home.

Citing demand for streaming content and live events, analysts expect the music industry to double in value by the end of the '20s.

The pandemic is bringing geo-blocked streaming shows. Laura Marling sold out her first one within days, and has announced another.

Watch and listen: Here's 1987 in the Hood Internet's project of mixing 50 tracks from a single year into a three-minute song.

"King Peter's subjects are adherents of the Reichsbürger movement, whose members believe Germany doesn't exist."

An interview with the hosts of Everything Is Fine, a podcast about aging.

Images of vintage buildings with unexpected signage, by Jeffrey Czum.

Song of the week: “Exit” by Auscultation, from their fantastic new album, III.