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Why Robocalls Are Almost Impossible to Stop


Americans have received billions of robocalls and shelled out untold sums to scammers pretending to be IRS representatives, health-care providers, government officials and others. But so far, lawmakers have had a hard time making robocalls stop. WSJ's Spencer Macnaughton explains why. Photo: Rob Alcaraz/The Wall Street Journal

The average person touches their face 23 times every hour, and with the coronavirus still surging, some people are taking extreme measures to keep from touching their eyes, mouth and face. Some have taken hypnosis, using hypnotherapy to break the habit, just like smoking or biting your nails. Aneela Idnani created a smart bracelet, which vibrates when you're about to touch your face. There are also simple tricks you can learn to keep from having to touch your face, like tying your hair back.
Homeless during a pandemic: Whether living on the streets or in close-knit communal shelters, homeless people are especially vulnerable to Covid-19. As cold weather bites in some parts of the world, they face a "double threat." Many homeless people are older and have underlying medical conditions which leave them at increased risk for severe illness.The Lancet medical journal has warned of a potentially high attack rate among people experiencing homelessness, even if incidence remains low in the general population. Homelessness organizations say social distancing and hygiene measures are often all but impossible to maintain.
A flight is due to leave London's Heathrow Airport on Wednesday, carrying about 50 people being deported to Jamaica.
Some of them have been living in the United Kingdom for decades.
Campaigners are trying to stop the flight - saying the deportations are racially discriminatory and are ripping families apart.
The UK government says the deportees are dangerous criminals.
Al Jazeera's Rory Challands reports.
Stephen A. Smith explains why James Harden being traded to the Brooklyn Nets is the only way to stop LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers from repeating as champions.
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