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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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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

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 09:00
Well, that and the fact that @POTUS now follows Chrissy Teigen.
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Janet Yellen Will Consider Limiting the Use of Cryptocurrency

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 09:00
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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