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INZAI, JAPAN — Yasuo Shiina left his home in Tokyo at dawn Thursday to get a spot at the 10th tee of the Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club, about 90 minutes away. Shiina plays a round or so a month and watches lots of golf on television. But he has never seen the likes of Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Jason Day up close. • J.C. Penney is struggling to avoid same the fate as Sears. And its turnaround strategy keeps changing. (WSJ)
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• One Month, 500,000 Face Scans: How China Is Using A.I. to Profile a Minority: In a major ethical leap for the tech world, Chinese start-ups have built algorithms that the government uses to track members of a largely Muslim minority group. The company admitted no wrongdoing in the settlements and will make a ,000 payment to the state.
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That job will open in 2023, when Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s term is up, and Ms. Sanders is giving every indication that she plans to run. But injuries and unhappiness with gymnastics derailed Ohashi’s career. “I was broken,” she said in a Players Tribune video published this summer. Criticism that she was too heavy bothered her. “I hated myself,” she said in the video.
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The latest report comes two years after the Marine Corps was rocked by disclosures that an all-male, invitation-only group on Facebook called Marines United shared thousands of nude and other private photos of female Marines. She has challenged the verdict, hoping that her case will reach the country’s highest court, and using the fight as a platform to rally women’s rights activists around the issue.
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Mr. Sanders has been running second to the former vice president in most early polls, but as the only one in the race, he has enjoyed significant attention from voters, local party officials and the news media. With Mr. Biden expected to declare his candidacy soon, Mr. Sanders now faces the prospect of greater competition for the spotlight. Where to watch: Stream it on Netflix.