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Lloyd Austin Confirmed As Defense Secretary, Becomes 1st Black Pentagon Chief

Austin's near-unanimous confirmation came despite concerns raised on both sides of the aisle that he hadn't been out of uniform for the legally mandated minimum seven-year period.

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Watch Live: What's Ahead For The COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout?

As the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines unfolds in the U.S., numerous questions around distribution, supply, hesitancy and efficacy persist. Experts from Harvard and the CDC tackle these questions.

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DNC Chairman Jaime Harrison Wants To Build The 'Next Generation' Of Democratic Talent

With President Biden and other Democratic leaders in their 70s and 80s, the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee says recruiting younger candidates will be among his top priorities.

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Germany Expected To Put Right-Wing AfD Under Surveillance For Violating Constitution

Germany's Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution has wrapped up a two-year investigation into the Alternative for Germany. The party's far-right branch is already under surveillance.

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NFL Invites 7,500 Health Care Workers To The Super Bowl

Most of the invitees work in the central Florida area, though all of the NFL's 32 clubs will pick health care workers from their communities to receive free tickets to the sport's biggest game.

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Why It Can Be Harder To Fight Hookworms In Alabama Than In Argentina

The wriggling parasites are a scourge around the world. And in some ways, other countries are better at fighting them than the U.S. But a new effort in the rural South shows promise.

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The Bernie Sanders Meme Proves the Internet Is Resetting

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Well, that and the fact that @POTUS now follows Chrissy Teigen.
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Janet Yellen Will Consider Limiting the Use of Cryptocurrency

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During her confirmation hearing, the Treasury nominee said that blockchain-based financial networks are “a particular concern.”
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How to Reboot Your Burnt-Out Brain

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 08:00
This week, we round up tips for staying organized, energized, and mostly sane as we all ride out the rest of the pandemic.
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President Biden, Please Don't Get Into Carbon Farming

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 08:00
This is not the solution to our climate problems; it's a sweetheart deal for Big Ag.
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The Swashbuckling Escapism of Sid Meier’s Pirates!

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The legendary developer’s new memoir brought back poignant memories of one of his most famous games—and of the hours I played with my dad.
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An Internet Without Trump

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 07:00
With Donald Trump no longer the heart of online discourse, there's room for a powerful shift.
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The Art and Science of Boarding an Airplane in a Pandemic

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Researchers and airlines that obsessed over efficiency have spent the past year worrying about safety too.
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U.S. Military Moves To Try 3 Guantanamo Suspects Linked To Indonesia Bombings

The men have been held in U.S. custody since 2003, accused of planning and helping to carry out the deadly bombing attacks at a Bali nightclub in 2002 and at a J.W. Marriott Hotel in Jakarta.

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Japan Tries To Remain Optimistic As COVID-19 Threatens To Cancel Tokyo Olympics

Officials are swatting away rumors and reports that the government has concluded that new coronavirus restrictions will force the cancellation of the already delayed games.

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How Biden's Pandemic Plan Could Effect The Economy

President Biden has outlined an aggressive plan to gain control over the coronavirus pandemic, which continues to weigh heavily on the U.S. economy.

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After A Year Battling COVID-19, Drug Treatments Get A Mixed Report Card

Drugs for COVID-19 are sorted into three basic categories: They work, they don't work, or there simply isn't enough information to know. A generic steroid is one medicine that proved helpful.

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She Resisted Getting Her Kids The Usual Vaccines. Then The Pandemic Hit.

Lydia, a mother of three in Canada, was opposed getting her kids vaccinated against childhood diseases. The pandemic led her out of that movement. Getting there was a years-long search for answers.

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Biden To Bump Up Food Assistance For People 'Hanging By A Thread'

President Biden is pushing Congress to pour another $1.9 trillion into the COVID-ravaged economy. In the meantime, his top economic adviser says, he plans to bump up food stamp benefits.

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Biden To Toss Trump Plan That Would Have Made It Easier To Fire Top Civil Servants

Former President Trump's plan had been decried as an attack on people he called the "Deep State" when it was announced in October. But the Biden White House was quick to cancel the classification.

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