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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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Facebook’s Oversight Board to Decide on Trump Ban

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 12:10
Facebook has to decide whether to give the ex-president his bullhorn back. It won’t make that call itself.
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Police Find 1st 'Cannabis Factory' In London's Financial District, Destroy 826 Plants

Growers likely took advantage of less-populated streets due to the coronavirus pandemic, police say. But the reduction in city traffic also made the cannabis plants' pungent odor more noticeable.

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Is This a Fossilized Lair of the Dreaded Bobbit Worm?

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 11:00
Scientists say they've got 20-million-year-old evidence of giant worms that hunted in pretty much the most nightmarish way possible.
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Cheaper Yet Refined, Samsung’s Latest Galaxy Phones Are Great

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 11:00
The price tag might still make you blink, but Samsung’s new flagship has one of the best cameras in a smartphone.
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Biden Administration Prepares To Overturn Trump Abortion Rule

In a move requested by abortion rights advocates, Biden is preparing to overturn the Mexico City Policy, which prohibits U.S. aid to groups that provide or refer for abortion in other countries.

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Unemployment Claims Stay Stubbornly High As Biden Takes Office

New claims for state unemployment benefits dipped last week but remained high, showcasing the economic challenges facing President Biden.

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U.S. Will Remain In WHO, Fauci Announces, As Biden Reverses Trump Move

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus responded, "Thank you my brother Tony" and thanks also to the U.S. for renewing its support.

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The Best Phones With an Actual Headphone Jack

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 09:00
3.5-millimeter audio jacks are endangered, but they’re not extinct. Here are some of our favorite smartphones that still let you plug in.
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Revamped White House Website Aims For Inclusivity And Accessibility

The Biden administration has made a handful of changes to the White House website, from adding gender-inclusive pronouns to its contact form to restarting Spanish-language communications.

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These Recharge Rooms Are Helping Health Care Workers Cope

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 08:00
Using voice-activation tech and nature-inspired soundscapes, these space are designed to give medical workers some respite from the Covid-19 front lines.
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Reinfections More Likely With New Coronavirus Variants, Evidence Suggests

The variant in Brazil is causing a surge in Manaus, a city where the virus previously infected huge numbers in the spring of 2020. Researchers are trying to determine why.

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6 Takeaways From President Biden's Inauguration

After a chaotic four years, Biden is calling for calm. A new tone was set, but a return to the same old partisan bickering won't solve the problem of millions fed a daily diet of false information.

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How One Rabbi Uses Roleplaying Games to Build Community

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 07:00
Spirituality is only one tool in this community leader's toolkit for bringing people closer together. Character sheets are another.
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This Chinese Lab Is Aiming for Big AI Breakthroughs

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 07:00
China produces as many artificial intelligence researchers as the US, but it lags in key fields like machine learning. The government hopes to make up ground.
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The US Rejoins the Paris Climate Accord. Will It Matter?

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 07:00
Biden’s first-day actions signal that he’s serious about global warming. But he’s got to make up for four years of lost time.
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Twin Suicide Bombings In Baghdad Market Kill And Wound Dozens

Suicide bombings have been rare in the Iraqi capital since the country's military pushed out the Islamic State in 2017. The last such attack occurred three years ago.

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Grocers Have A Strategy To Get Their Workers Vaccinated Against COVID-19: Pay Them

Grocers from Aldi to Trader Joe's are pitching financial incentives to their employees to encourage them to get vaccinated.

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