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Uganda's President Fends Off Opposition In Contested Election

Ugandan opposition candidate Bobi Wine faced longtime President Yoweri Museveni in yesterday’s election, official results are expected on Saturday. Read ...
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When It Comes To COVID-19, Iran Is Dealt A Double Whammy

As the world rushes to vaccinate against the coronavirus pandemic, Iran is one of the worst hit countries in the ...
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True Friendship Knows No Time And No Distance

Jill Stretton of Australia and Cathie Alexander of Scotland have been pen pals since 1950. They didn’t meet in person ...
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Multiple Men With The Same Name Form Paul O'Sullivan Band

Paul O’Sullivan of Baltimore was perusing social media, and friending people who shared his name. Some were musicians like him ...
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'I May Not Get There With You': An Eyewitness Account Of MLK's Final Days

Clara Jean Ester was a college student in 1968 when she saw Martin Luther King Jr. give his final speech ...
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Wendell Pierce On Parenting, The Pandemic And Reckoning With The Past

Pierce stars alongside Charlie Robinson in a new online production of Some Old Black Man. It’s “the classic confrontation of ...
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How To Talk To Children About The Insurrection, Other Difficult Issues

In strange and historic times, how can teachers talk to students about events like the attack on the U.S. Capitol? ...
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Nearly Half Of All Inmates In Alaska Have Tested Positive For COVID-19

There is a high rate of coronavirus among inmates at Alaska’s prisons. State health officials say the general prison population ...
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Planet Money: Entrepreneurship Is On The Rise Despite Pandemic

The coronavirus has been responsible for massive business closures, but figures show Americans are still starting businesses at the fastest ...
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News Brief: Kamala Harris, D.C. Violence Fallout, Flint Water Crisis

With impeachment trial and pandemic response, VP-elect Harris stresses need to multitask. States prepare for violence ahead of inauguration. And, ...
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Parler Insists It Would Not Knowingly Tolerate Criminal Activity On Its Site

After big tech firms cut ties with Parler following the attack on the U.S. Capitol, NPR’s Steve Inskeep talks to ...
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Examining The Fault Lines Of The Republican Party

The Republican Party is reeling from the U.S. Capitol siege that President Trump helped to incite. He also received blame ...
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Republicans In Rep. Rice's District Are Stunned He Voted To Impeach Trump

Some Republicans who voted to impeach President Trump are facing strong criticism from their constituents. In South Carolina, Republicans believe ...
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States Prepare For Possible Violence Leading Up To Biden Inauguration

State capitals have been warned of potential armed protests and violence in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s ...
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Mask-Wearing, Social Distancing Improve, But Too Slowly, Survey Shows

Mask-wearing hit an all-time high, but other COVID-19 precautions are less common now than last spring, a survey finds. Experts ...
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Business

Stay gold, ‘Plaid for X’ startups

A failed acquisition usually triggers the same series of questions: What does this mean for early-stage startups in the sector? Will a chilling effect occur ...
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Startups look beyond lidar for autonomous vehicle perception

Last CES was a time of reckoning for lidar companies, many of which were cratering due to a lack of demand from a (still) non-existent ...
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This Week in Apps: Parler deplatformed, alt apps rise, looking back at 2020 trends

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The ...
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