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Arctic Air Returns/U.S. Ambassador Attacked in South Korea/NBA Players Fight for Women's Rights

Mark Lippert. (Source: US Department of State/Wikimedia Commons) Mark Lippert. (Source: US Department of State/Wikimedia Commons)
Another shot of Arctic air has invaded us this morning.  We'll see some flurries and very light snow across the southern tier to start the day but glimpses of sunshine throughout the afternoon for all of us as temperatures recover into the mid and upper teens. Thursday night will be fair but cold with a low temperature around one above zero.   The arctic air retreats on Friday with increasing high clouds and temperatures topping out in the mid 20s.  It's back to the 30s for the weekend. Hooray!!

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert was in stable condition after a man screaming demands for a unified North and South Korea slashed him on the face and wrist with a knife, South Korean police and U.S. officials said Thursday.
Media images showed a stunned-looking Lippert examining his blood-covered left hand and holding his right hand over a cut on the right side of his face, his pink tie splattered with blood.
The U.S. State Department condemned the attack, which happened at a performing arts center in downtown Seoul as the ambassador was preparing for a lecture about prospects for peace on the divided Korean Peninsula, and said Lippert's injuries weren't life threatening.
The U.S. Embassy later said Lippert was in stable condition after surgery at a Seoul hospital. Photos showed a gash on Lippert's face, starting under his right cheekbone and extending diagonally across his cheek toward his jawbone.
The attack will shock many outsiders because the United States is South Korea's closest ally, its military protector and a big trading partner and cultural influence.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg has enlisted NBA stars LeBron James, Stephen Curry and some of the basketball league's other top players to convince more men to join the fight for women's rights at home and at work.
The players will deliver the message in public service announcements aired during NBA games on major TV networks over the next few months.
Sandberg is hoping to persuade men that they will be better off financially and emotionally if they take more responsibility for housework and child care, while also backing equal rights for women at work.
"Gender equality doesn't just benefit women, it benefits men in lots of ways," Sandberg said in an interview with The Associated Press. Among other things, she believes most women are likely to have sex with their husbands or partners more frequently when they get more help at home - a phenomenon she has branded as "choreplay."
The clips featuring the basketball stars are part of a partnership to be announced Thursday between the NBA and LeanIn.org, a nonprofit group Sandberg started two years ago with the publication of a best-selling book advising women on the steps they should take to ensure they get the same opportunities as men traditionally have.
The book, "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead," also urged men to do more to support the women and girls in their lives.
Sandberg, Facebook's second-highest ranking executive behind CEO Mark Zuckerberg, is counting on the NBA's appeal to connect with millions of sports-loving men who haven't read her book.
LeanIn.org is providing men with tips on how to help in brochures that will be available online as part of the campaign with the NBA.

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