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Tornado Rips Through Birmingham, Ala., Area Leaving At Least 1 Dead, Dozens Injured

The brunt of the twister's damage was sustained in the city of Fultondale, just north of Birmingham. The Jefferson County coroner confirmed one dead, whom officials said was a high school student.

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New Capitol Police Chief Offers 'Sincerest Apologies' To Congress

Acting U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman told a House committee that the department expects to answer "for our failings on Jan. 6."

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Italy's Prime Minister Quits As COVID-19 Response Splits Coalition Government

Giuseppe Conte handed in his resignation Tuesday following weeks of political uncertainty and the loss of a coalition partner over his handling of the coronavirus' second wave and economic recovery.

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New Documentary Offers An Inside Look At '90s Middle East Peace Negotiations

The Human Factor gives a behind-the-scenes view of the peace effort between Israel and Palestine. We talk with filmmaker Dror Moreh and Dennis Ross, President Clinton's point man in the effort.

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A Writer Lost His Singing Voice, Then Discovered The 'Gymnastics' Of Speech

New Yorker writer John Colapinto developed a vocal polyp when he began "wailing" with a rock group without proper warmup. His new book explores the human voice's physicality, frailty and feats .

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Judge Orders Destruction Of Alleged Sex Tapes Of Robert Kraft

Misdemeanor solicitation charges against Kraft and other men were dropped last year after a Florida appeals court ruled that the videos were not admissible as evidence.

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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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