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Engine Failure And Crew Error Responsible For Fatal 2020 Crash in Afghanistan

An Air Force investigation revealed that the left engine of the aircraft failed. The two pilots onboard mistakenly shut down the right engine and were unable to glide back to base.

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A Fight Over GameStop’s Soaring Stock Turns Ugly

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 20:31
The denizens of the WallStreetBets subreddit helped push the flailing stock to dizzying heights—while a short seller alleged an accompanying harassment campaign.
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Coronavirus FAQ: Why Am I Suddenly Hearing So Much About KF94 Masks?

There are N95s, reserved for health workers. There are KN95s, which you can buy easily ... except that quality may vary. And now South Korea's KF94's are getting a lot of buzz.

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Refugee Resettlement Coordinator Is Hopeful For What Comes Next Under Biden

Corine Dehabey runs a group that helps resettle refugees in Toledo, Ohio. She says her organization is "hopeful" and "excited" about Biden's plan to raise the number of refugees allowed into the U.S.

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Twitter Bans Account Linked To Iran's Supreme Leader

An image that seems to threaten former President Donald Trump has prompted Twitter to deactivate an account linked to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The image also appears on Khameini's website.

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Moderna And Pfizer Need To Nearly Double COVID-19 Vaccine Deliveries To Meet Goals

The two companies making COVID-19 vaccines each promised to deliver 100 million doses to the federal government by the end of March. So far, they appear to be running behind.

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Biden Administration Tables Trump's Citizenship Data Request For Redistricting

Trump officials had directed the Census Bureau to use government records to produce data that a GOP strategist said would be "advantageous to Republicans and Non-Hispanic Whites" during redistricting.

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New 007 Release Delayed For 3rd Time As Pandemic Continues To Batter Film Industry

No Time To Die, the 25th film in the James Bond saga, is scheduled to premiere in theaters Oct. 8, a year and a half past its original debut date, MGM said Friday.

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Coronavirus Crisis Gets 'Even Worse' In Brazilian Amazon City Of Manaus

Another surge in coronavirus cases has collapsed Manaus' health system, leading hospitals to run out of beds and oxygen for patients. It's also having a deadly fallout in nearby communities.

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Biden Gets to Work, Vaccine Guidelines Change, and More

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 14:58
Catch up on the most important updates from this week.
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Biography Traces Political Mistakes And Personal Scars That Shaped Joe Biden

Evan Osnos talks about Joe Biden's enduring quest to become president. He says Biden has a different mindset today than he once had: "He's a man who is at peace." Originally broadcast Oct. 27, 2020.

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'Until Everyone Is Safe, No One Is Safe': Africa Awaits The COVID-19 Vaccine

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient and former president of Liberia, says much of Africa may be left out until 2022. "We don't have the resources. It's as simple as that," she says.

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Let Fire Stations and EMS Crews Administer Covid Vaccines

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 12:54
They're more trusted and better distributed than pharmacies, and they're built for emergencies.
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Fast-Growing Alternative To Facebook, Twitter Finds Right-Wing Surge 'Messy'

Social network MeWe began as a privacy-focused alternative to Facebook. Trump supporters and right-wing groups disillusioned with mainstream social media have flocked to it since the Jan. 6 riot.

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A Year Ago I Asked: How Bad Could Covid Get? Now We Know

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 12:15
No one was calling it a pandemic yet, at least publicly. Then came more troubling evidence about transmission, as the US ignored warning signs.
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People Still Really Love the Apple II

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 12:00
The computer ceased production in 1993, but fans are still making games for it.
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House To Transmit Article Of Impeachment To Senate On Monday, Schumer Says

The move would trigger preparations for a Senate trial against former President Donald Trump.

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Hank Aaron, Baseball's Legendary Slugger, Dies At 86

"Hammerin' Hank" was 86. He shattered Babe Ruth's home run record in 1974, defying the poverty and racism that threatened to diminish him.

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U.N. Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Takes Effect, Without The U.S. And Others

"For the first time in history, nuclear weapons are going to be illegal in international law," says Elayne Whyte, who oversaw the treaty's creation.

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