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5 things to know for Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018

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Sixty thousand security forces descend on Pyeongchang, the Trudeau government is trying to quash a sexual misconduct class-action lawsuit, and researchers discuss why winning gold has more to do with mind than matter.

1. Guarding the Games: Pyeongchang will be the most guarded Winter Games in history as 60,000 security forces — including SWAT teams and military — work to protect athletes and spectators from any possible threat.

2. #MeToo and the military: The Trudeau government is trying to quash a class-action lawsuit that alleges rampant sexual misconduct and gender discrimination within the Canadian Armed Forces, CTV News has learned.

3. Space Oddity: SpaceX’s big new rocket blasted off Tuesday on its first test flight, carrying a red sports car aiming for an endless road trip past Mars.

4. The Dow rebounds: U.S. stocks rallied Tuesday as a late surge helped them regain almost half their losses from the day before, when they had their biggest plunge in 6 1/2 years.

5. Mind over matter: Getting yourself on an Olympic podium is more than a matter of pure athletic ability, a trio of researchers from Johns Hopkins University say — it’s also about mental training to make split-second decisions, overcome disorientation and keep calm under pressure.

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5 things to know for Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018

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