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More than 200 new emojis to be released in March; learn about OU's spray paint club

Today is Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. Here’s what you need to know:

Good morning, 

Get ready to add some extra flair to your text messages: 230 new emojis are hitting smartphones in 2019.

Several of the new emojis emphasize inclusivity with a focus on disabilities. Some of the notable additions include prosthetic limbs, hearing aids and people in wheelchairs. Other symbols that made the cut include a yawning face, a sloth and a waffle.

The new emojis will be released sometime in March, according to Unicode.

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News from The Post

Ohio University has a spray paint club that aims to foster creativity and friendship. (The Post)

OU received a confirmed report of bedbugs in the LGBT Center’s office in Baker Center. (The Post)

The Athens County Juvenile Court is hosting a 90-minute “immersive experience” focusing on volunteering and advocating for neglected or abused children. (The Post)

Scores and Game Times

Women’s basketball defeated Akron 92-70 on Wednesday in The Convo. (The Post)

Here’s a look at how hockey’s freshman class has performed in its first season. (The Post)

The final home matches for the wrestling team are this weekend. (The Post)

Podcasts from The Post

Host Matt Parker is joined by fellow Post hockey beat writer Trevor Colgan to discuss the latest about the hockey team on this week’s episode of “Leaving at Halftime.” (The Post)

Athens Weather

Are we sure it isn’t spring yet? Today will be cloudy with a 90 percent chance of rain in the afternoon. The high is 66 degrees. (Courtesy of Scalia Lab)

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J.C. Penney will no longer sell home appliances. (Yahoo!)

Another high-ranking Virginia Democrat admitted to wearing blackface in college. (CNN)

Ariana Grande will not perform at the Grammys. (Complex)


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