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Senate Confirms Blinken As Secretary Of State

The Senate confirmed Antony Blinken as President Biden's secretary of state on Tuesday. The vote was 78 to 22. As the top U.S. diplomat, Blinken will face an array of national security challenges.

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Biden Aims To Advance Racial Equity With Executive Actions

President Biden on Tuesday signs four executive actions aimed at upholding one of his key campaign themes.

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Protesting Farmers Flood India's Capital, Storm Historic Fort

Tens of thousands of Indian farmers had been protesting on the outskirts of New Delhi for months. On Tuesday, they stormed the city, overshadowing a military parade on a national holiday.

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European Union Warns AstraZeneca Over Reduction In Vaccine Shipments

"The companies must deliver. They must honor their obligations," the European Commission's president said after both AstraZeneca and Pfizer said they were experiencing shipping issues.

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My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell Permanently Suspended From Twitter

Lindell, a close ally of former President Donald Trump, had been using his Twitter account to spread disinformation about the 2020 presidential election, including false claims of voter fraud.

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It’s the Perfect Time to Switch to a Cheaper Phone Plan

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 09:00
If you’re a Verizon, T-Mobile, or AT&T subscriber, switching to these networks may save you a lot of money.
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The Rise of One of the First Video Game Workers Unions

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 09:00
What began as a Facebook group, and then a chat on Discord, soon became a massive campaign to remedy grueling working conditions across the industry.
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They Claimed the Covid Vaccine Made Them Sick—and Went Viral

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 09:00
On Facebook, videos of people reporting disturbing side-effects from the shots have been viewed by millions. Fact-checking efforts can't keep up.
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Finding a New Earth

NASA Image of the Day - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 08:41
Kepler-22b is the first planet discovered inside the habitable zone of a Sun-like star.
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Nursing Home Critics Say COVID-19 Immunity Laws Are Just A Free Pass For Neglect

Nearly 30 states temporarily shielded nursing homes from COVID-19 lawsuits. But resident advocates say that protection means they can't sue for things that have nothing to do with the coronavirus.

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White Nationalism Is Far Worse Than a 'Disease'

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 08:00
Most analogies for racism as a pathology oversimplify its blight. Better diagnosing it means knowing how to treat it.
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I Love Reading 1980s Computer Magazines, and So Should You

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 08:00
It’s not just a nostalgia thing. Sifting through the past often leads to something new.
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Is It Time to Roll Out the Carbon-Eating Machines?

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 08:00
Facilities that suck carbon dioxide out of the air could be powerful weapons for fighting climate change. But their deployment requires a huge wartime-style investment.
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'2034: A Novel of the Next World War,' an Exclusive Excerpt

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 07:00
What if things escalated? What if communications were knocked out? What if cyberwar was just the start? A note about this special six-part series.
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2034, Part I: Peril in the South China Sea

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 07:00
“We've got a ship in duress that hasn't sent out a distress signal. Something doesn't add up.”
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Are Mass Clinics the Solution for Covid-19 Vaccination?

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 07:00
Mega-sites need a lot of personnel and pose problems of access and equity. But other vaccination campaigns might point us in the right direction.
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This AI Could Go From ‘Art’ to Steering a Self-Driving Car

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 07:00
DALL-E drew laughs for creating images of a daikon radish in a tutu. But it builds on an important advance in computer vision with serious applications.
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McConnell Relents On Senate Filibuster Stalemate

The Senate minority leader backed down from demands that Democrats promise to keep the filibuster intact. He and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer can now negotiate a power-sharing agreement.

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The North Face Puts the Latest Road Running Tech on the Trail

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 06:00
The storied outdoor brand has introduced a new trail running shoe with speedy—and controversial—carbon-fiber plates in the soles.
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The Pandemic Made Their Love Long Distance — From Just A Few Miles Apart

Everyone is trying to figure out how relationships work in the pandemic. That includes a couple keeping their love alive, ever since their group homes for adults with disabilities went into lockdown.

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