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6 Numbers That Show President Biden's Greatest Challenges

President Biden is calling for unity to address several current crises, but that will prove difficult in a country as divided as ever.

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With Biden In Place, The 'Resistance' Tries To Pivot From Defense To Offense

With former President Donald Trump out of office, progressive groups are attempting the tricky pivot from fighting Trump's agenda to pushing a new one.

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Americans Are Moving To Escape Climate Impacts. Towns Expect More To Come

Nashua, New Hampshire, expects to be a destination for people migrating away from the coasts and toward cooler temperatures. Officials say a pandemic influx has shown the need to plan for that growth.

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Senate Democrats File Ethics Complaint Against Cruz, Hawley After Capitol Riot

The chamber has the power to expel or censure members for their conduct, though it's a rare occurrence. Only 24 have received such sanctions since 1780.

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Woman Charged In Theft Of Pelosi's Laptop Released From Jail

Riley Williams, 22, was released from jail Thursday into her mother's custody. Williams is charged with stealing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's laptop during the attack on the Capitol.

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Alphabet Is Grounding Loon—but Won't Call It a Failure

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 19:05
Plus: The moonshot’s launch, health care for the maskless, and a new era’s inaugural meme.
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No Mask, No Fly: Biden Signs Order Requiring Face Coverings On Planes

The executive order signed by President Biden Thursday also includes interstate travel on trains, buses and cruise ships, in a sharp reversal of the Trump administration's lax mask culture.

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'Damn Refreshing': Mayor Pete Gets Friendly Reception At Senate Hearing

Transportation Secretary nominee Pete Buttigieg made the case for climate action and infrastructure investments at his confirmation hearing. Most senators reacted warmly.

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Judge Rejects NRA's Bid To Throw Out Or Transfer Lawsuit That Could Shut It Down

The organization had filed for bankruptcy and said it would reincorporate in Texas.

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Facebook Asks Oversight Board Whether Trump's Account Should Be Restored Now

The social network referred its decision to revoke the former president's posting privileges to its Oversight Board, an independent panel of experts.

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'The Separate and Unequal Health System' Highlighted By COVID-19

A South Los Angeles hospital has long provided for an underserved community where private insurance is scarce and chronic illnesses can flourish. And then came a devastating coronavirus surge.

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House And Senate Approve Waiver For Lloyd Austin, Biden's Pick To Head Pentagon

The House normally has no role in Cabinet nominations, but because Austin, a retired Army general, has been out of uniform for less than seven years, both chambers of Congress must approve a waiver.

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He Made a Viral Bernie Meme Site. Now He Has to Keep It Going

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 15:42
Nick Sawhney's “Bernie Sits" puts Sanders anywhere on Google Street View.
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Judge Refuses To Reinstate Parler After Amazon Shut It Down

U.S. District Judge Barbara Rothstein sided with Amazon, which argued that Parler would not remove posts from its site that threatened public safety in the wake of the Capitol riot.

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Nearly One In Five Defendants In Capitol Riot Cases Served In The Military

Amid rising concern over domestic extremism, an NPR analysis found military veterans were overrepresented in those charged in the attack on the U.S. Capitol, when compared to the general population.

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Biden To Keep Wray On As FBI Director

FBI Director Christopher Wray is less than four years into his 10-year term. He was confirmed to lead the FBI in August 2017 after former President Donald Trump fired James Comey.

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Hubble Takes Portrait of the ‘Lost Galaxy’

NASA Image of the Day - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 13:42
Located in the constellation of Virgo (The Virgin), around 50 million light-years from Earth, the galaxy NGC 4535 is truly a stunning sight to behold.
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Biden Announces Executive Actions Meant To Help Reopen Schools

The new measures would increase testing and access to personal protective equipment for schools, and create a centralized, national database of school coronavirus cases.

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South Korean Ex-Coach Sentenced To 10 Years Over Sexual Assault Of Olympic Champion

Shim Suk-hee, a star short track speedskater who has won four Olympic medals, accused Cho Jae-beom of sexually abusing her dozens of times.

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Just Move: Scientist Author Debunks Myths About Exercise And Sleep

Paleoanthropologist Daniel Lieberman says the concept of "getting exercise" is relatively new. His new book, Exercised, examines why we run, lift and walk for a workout when our ancestors didn't.

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