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  2. Arkansas state police say they arrested a man Tuesday evening who abducted a baby from the scene of a triple homicide. View the full article
  3. Baltimore Ravens linebacker Matthew Judon wasn’t happy with ESPN reporter Jamison Hensley's reporting of his contract negotiations with the franchise, so he decided to threaten to release old photos of Hensley in a strip club on Wednesday. View the full article
  4. Tiger Woods' recent car crash spurred a response from "Ratched" actress Rosanna Arquette, which drew mixed reactions from followers. View the full article
  5. A group of Republican senators is asking Amazon.com Inc. to explain why it recently removed a book about transgender issues that had been on sale on the platform for about three years. View the full article
  6. Rep. Andrew Clyde, R-Ga., on Wednesday announced a formal appeal of the fines he has incurred for refusing to follow House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s, D-Calif., metal detector protocols. View the full article
  7. Connecticut high school track athlete Alanna Smith told Fox News Wednesday she was "disappointed" after the Biden Justice Department withdrew its support for her lawsuit seeking to prevent transgender athletes from competing in girls’ sports. View the full article
  8. A former Florida resident who reportedly told an investigator he turns into a "Jihadist Muslim" if he doesn't take his medication was charged Tuesday in connection with attempting to join ISIS. View the full article
  9. A 105-year-old New Jersey woman who beat COVID-19 shared her secrets for a long life, and at least one of them may be unexpected. View the full article
  10. "Criminal Minds" is also getting the reboot treatment and will be accompanied by a companion docuseries. View the full article
  11. The latest movie follows 2019's "Spider-Man: Far From Home" and 2017's "Spider-Man: Homecoming." View the full article
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  13. Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Activating the Google Assistant by saying “Hey Google” has been broken for months, according to a report from 9to5Google. Google tells The Verge it’s now working on a fix, saying that it’s “aware of the issues some users have been encountering” and will help its partners “address these and improve the overall experience.” There are a good number of users reporting the issue — a post on Google’s Issue Tracker has almost a thousand stars. Reading through the thread, it’s clear that many users with different smartwatch models are all reporting the same issue going back to November 2020. They say the assistant isn’t completely unusable, as users are still able to trigger it with a long button-press, but if the voice-activation feature... Continue reading… View the full article
  14. DARPA Wired has done an amazing piece on Margaret McKinnon, a researcher who survived a traumatic plane crash, then went on to become a leader in the field of memory and trauma. The article starts off with a harrowing recounting of the accident, but then goes on to explain her research around it, as she gathered other survivors from the crash to conduct a study on how people remember a disaster — one which she participated in. And so it was that, in 2004, as a guinea pig in her own research, McKinnon found herself lying face-up inside of a magnetic resonance imaging machine, staring up at a mirror reflecting a projection of B-roll from Dateline NBC: A plane taking off from a runway. A map of the flight route. Clips from Chocolat interspersed... Continue reading… View the full article
  15. President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday meant to address a global chip shortage impacting industries ranging from medical supplies to electric vehicles. From a report: The order includes a 100-day review of key products including semiconductors and advanced batteries used in electric vehicles, followed by a broader, long-term review of six sectors of the economy. The long-term review will allow for policy recommendations to strengthen supply chains, with the goal of quickly implementing the suggestions, Biden said at a press event Wednesday before he signed the order. The action follows calls from bipartisan members of Congress and industry leaders warning about the potential consequences of the shortage. Commonly known as chips, semiconductors are used to power electronics including phones, electric vehicles and even some medical supplies. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said that "semiconductor manufacturing is a dangerous weak spot in our economy and in our national security." Press release from The White House. Read more of this story at Slashdot. View the full article
  16. Xavier Becerra, President Biden’s nominee to head the Department of Health and Human Services, declined to name a restriction on abortion that he would support when rigorously pressed on the issue during testimony before Senators on Wednesday. View the full article
  17. China did "little" to investigate the origins of COVID-19 in Wuhan during the first eight months of the pandemic, according to an internal World Health Organization report from August that was reviewed by The Guardian. View the full article
  18. Prominent Democrats in Washington are weaponizing identity politics to defend some of President Biden's most controversial Cabinet nominees from criticism. View the full article
  19. The three major broadcast networks joined CNN and MSNBC Wednesday in avoiding mention of sexual harassment claims against Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo during their evening news programs. View the full article
  20. If you’ve ever thought about a move to the Ozarks, you’re not alone. View the full article
  21. Louisiana Republican Rep. Clay Higgins floated an environmental challenge to President Biden Tuesday – introducing a House resolution calling on the commander-in-chief to live without any petroleum products. View the full article
  22. Apparently not all beaches are created equal. View the full article
  23. "I Dare You" singer Kelly Clarkson received advice on divorce from First Lady Dr. Jill Biden. View the full article
  24. The defence minister said people should at times provide their own security but it is not that easy. View the full article
  25. The White House is reportedly set to discuss carbon emissions reductions with airline CEOs even as it remains silent on the use of a private jet by top climate change adviser John Kerry. View the full article
  26. Republican West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice urged Senate Republicans Wednesday to "swallow" the hefty price tag of President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan, warning lawmakers that "you will leave a lot of people hurting" if they continue to oppose the legislation. View the full article
  27. A rebel attack on the government's northern stronghold of Marib threatens mass displacement. View the full article
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