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  • The NFL has finally hired its first Black female official, Maia Chaka, who also worked in the Pac-12 and Conference USA.
  • This “superior mirage” of a ship appearing to hover above the sea is indeed better than your average mirage.
  • Meet the kindly man who has taken care of dozens of his neighbors’ abandoned cats in Fukushima after the deadly Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami a decade ago.
  • New York Times columnist David Brooks has dropped his moonlighting gig at the Aspen Institute after BuzzFeed News reported he was drawing a full-time salary there among other potential conflicts of interest.
  • The Dalai Lama made a public appearance for the first time in a year to get his COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic in Dharamsala, India.
  • Good news if you're in the habit of hitting "send" a bit too hastily: Twitter is exploring an “undo” function that allows users to retract or correct a tweet before officially posting.
  • In China, a visitor to a struggling zoo spied a dog chilling out alone in the wolf exhibit -- the visitor said “he was told that there had been a wolf, but that it had ‘died of old age.’”
  • Football players at the University of Texas at Austin have received “hundreds of threats” from fans over their opposition to the school song “The Eyes of Texas,” which traces its roots back to the Confederacy and was first brought to campus by white student musicians wearing blackface.
  • Lawyers for former president Donald Trump have sent GOP fundraisers a cease-and-desist order to stop using his name in their campaigns.
  • And finally, remember to eat your greens for a balanced diet: