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The Stanford Cardinal team hug after beatingt the Arizona Wildcats in the National Championship game of the 2021 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament at the Alamodome in San Antonio on Sunday. Photo: Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

The Stanford Cardinal defeated the Arizona Wildcats 54-53 in the women's NCAA final Sunday night to win their first national championship since 1992.

Of note: It's the first time the two women's college teams from the Pac-12 had faced each other in the national basketball final.

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Stanford Cardinal players celebrate with the trophy after they defeated the Arizona Wildcats. Photo: C. Morgan Engel/NCAA Photos via Getty Images
Stanford fans celebrate their team's win. Photo: Ben Solomon/NCAA Photos via Getty Images
Stanford's No. 10 Alyssa Jerome pressures Arizona's No. 32 Lauren Ware during the game. Photo: Elsa/Getty Images
Cate Reese, No. 25 of Arizona, and Cameron Brink, No. 22 of Stanford, tip off for the start of the championship game. Photo: Ben Solomon/NCAA Photos via Getty Images

Go deeper: Eight of the 10 most-followed NCAA Elite 8 basketball players are women

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Apr 4, 2021 - World

In photos: Egypt holds grand procession of ancient mummies in Cairo

Carriages containing 22 ancient Egyptian mummies depart from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo's Tahrir Square during Saturday's parade. Photo: Khaled Desouki/AFP via Getty Images

Egypt held a 5-mile procession of 22 ancient mummies in Cairo, as they were moved from a museum where they'd been for over a century to the new National Museum of Egyptian Civilization Saturday night.

For the record: Organizers "deliberately" hid from view working-class neighborhoods during the nationally televised event celebrating Egypt's past, locals told the New York Times. Urban planner Ahmed Zaazaa noted to the NYT, "The government says they are making reforms, but the vast majority of people in Cairo who live in working-class neighborhoods are excluded."

Bryan Walsh, author of Future
Updated 3 hours ago - Technology

A dark view of the future of autonomous weapons

A still from the video "If Human: Kill ( )." Image: Future of Life Institute

A new short film warns of the coming risks posed by the development and proliferation of lethal autonomous weapons.

Why it matters: Drones with the ability to autonomously target and kill without the assistance of a human operator are reportedly already being used on battlefields, and time is running out to craft a global ban of what could be a destabilizing and terrifying new class of weapon.

Updated 4 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Omicron dashboard

Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios

  1. Health: Coronavirus variant surveillance varies widely by state — Omicron cases confirmed in 5 U.S. states America probably won't lead the effort to understand Omicron.
  2. Vaccines: Omicron adds urgency to vaccinating world — Omicron fuels the case for COVID boosters — Moderna loses patent battles tied to COVID vaccine — Pfizer could have vaccine data for children under five by end of 2021, CEO says.
  3. Politics: Nevada to impose insurance surcharge on unvaccinated state workers — New Jersey GOP lawmakers defy statehouse COVID policy — Oklahoma sues Biden administration over Pentagon vaccine mandate — Omicron travel bans are sign of what's to come.
  4. World: WHO: Delta health measures help fight Omicron — COVID cases surge in South Africa in sign Omicron wave is coming — Germany approves new restrictions for unvaccinated people.
  5. Variant tracker: Where different strains are spreading.

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