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A Picture Book About Children At The Border Aims To Spark Family Conversations

The new children's book Hear My Voice/Escucha Mi Voz pulls from the author's interviews with migrant children detained in U.S. facilities in 2019.

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Democrats Used To Run From Big Government Label; They're Now Embracing It

The pandemic, a changing party makeup and a softening approach to debt and deficit have combined to give the party space to embrace expensive policies that would have been unheard of a few years ago.

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This AI Could Help Wipe Out Colon Cancer

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Medtronic's GI Genius, recently cleared by the FDA, will help doctors identify precancerous polyps.
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TikTok Duets Are Reviving the Exquisite Corpse

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Dances, duets, and other challenges differ greatly from the work of the Surrealists. But that doesn’t mean they’re not creating a new art form all their own.
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Antitrust and Privacy Are on a Collision Course

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Facebook is being sued for weakening data protections. Google is being sued for strengthening them. Can that paradox be resolved?
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Pandemic Lockdowns Did Cut Air Pollution—but With a Catch

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Studies from all over the globe show short-term improvements in urban air quality, but experts are skeptical about how long they’ll last.
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White House Convenes Summit To Address Supply Shortage Crippling Auto Plants

A lack of computer parts known as semiconductors threatens many industries, hitting auto makers especially hard. The White House will bring together executives from 19 companies to confront the issue.

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Can America's 'Civil Religion' Still Unite The Country?

America's diversity means it is not defined by a single ancestry or faith tradition. Americans may nevertheless unite behind a "civil religion" that incorporates the nation's founding principles.

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COMIC: How Your State Wins Or Loses Political Power Through The Census

How much say your state has in Congress and the Electoral College is determined through a little-known, once-a-decade process based on the census.

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MLB's Move Out Of Georgia Is The Latest In A Line Of Political Boycotts

Today's boycotts aren't coming out of nowhere. Here's a look at some prominent examples in history and how boycotts got started.

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John Boehner On The 'Noisemakers' Of The Republican Party

Boehner was the Republican speaker of the House during much of the Obama presidency. His new memoir recounts his time leading House Republicans — even if that meant doing things he personally opposed.

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Hideki Matsuyama Wins Masters, Makes History For Japan

Matsuyama entered the tournament ranked 25th in the world and emerged as the first Japanese person to win a golf major.

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From Bad To Worse: La Soufrière Continues To Erupt

Experts predict the volcano eruption on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent will last for days, even weeks. Officials urge people to seek safety as rescuers search for those who haven't evacuated.

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More Than 700 Civilians Killed By Myanmar Junta Since Coup

At least 82 people were killed in the city of Bago on Friday during a military crackdown against opposition.

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Black Army Lieutenant Sues Virginia Police Officers For Excessive Force

Lt. Caron Nazario told the two Windsor police officers he was afraid to get out of the car after how belligerently he was being treated. Officer Joe Gutierrez responded: "Yeah, you should be."

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Officer Who Handcuffed And Pepper-Sprayed Black Army Lieutenant Is Fired

Lt. Caron Nazario was knocked to the ground and handcuffed by two Windsor officers after a traffic stop, multiple videos show. The officer who pepper-sprayed Nazario was terminated by the department.

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Long Marred By Racism, St. Louis Elects 1st Black Female Mayor

Amid unrest at local jails, surging gun violence and a pandemic that has disproportionately hurt people of color, Tishaura Jones says: "We are done avoiding race and how it holds this region back."

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In Denmark, Fears Grow Among Syrian Asylum Seekers As Residence Permits Are Revoked

Denmark says security in Syria has improved enough for some refugees to go back. "The words 'to send us back to Syria' means to destroy our lives," says a Syrian whose residence permit was revoked.

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South Korean Electric Vehicle Battery Makers Reach $1.8B Deal To End Trade Dispute

The deal means both companies will be able to produce lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles at a time when President Biden hopes to boost support for the industry as part of his climate plan.

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'Filled With Her Spirit,' A Louisville Art Exhibition Honors Breonna Taylor

Just over a year after police officers shot and killed Taylor in her home, the Speed Art Museum has opened a show in her memory. "To see it all come together is just a blessing," says Taylor's mother.

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