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Ron DeSantis And The Battle Over Black History

This week, the College Board released the updated framework for its advanced African American Studies course amid backlash from conservative lawmakers over the curriculum.

Ron DeSantis And The Battle Over Black History

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Is 'Dry January' Getting Drier?

There's been a lot of buzz about alcohol lately. Last year, more than a third of U.S. adults of legal drinking age decided to go sober for an entire month as part of a challenge known as "dry January."

Is 'Dry January' Getting Drier?

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What 100 Years Of Disney Means For American Entertainment

What comes to mind when you think of Disney? Princesses searching for love? Talking animals saving the day? Theme parks with fireworks lighting the sky?

What 100 Years Of Disney Means For American Entertainment

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The News Roundup For January 27, 2023

California is still reeling after three mass shootings – including two that happened within three days.

The News Roundup For January 27, 2023

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The Return Of The Sundance Film Festival

The Sundance Film Festival is returning to Park City, Utah, with a slate of more than 120 independent films making their debut to an in-person crowd for the first time in two years.

The Return Of The Sundance Film Festival

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The Curious Case of 'Havana Syndrome'

Approximately two dozen American diplomats in Havana, Cuba, first heard piercing, metallic hissing in 2016. They began experiencing nausea, vertigo, headaches, and other cognitive ailments, but doctors haven't been able to figure out what could be making them sick.

The Curious Case of 'Havana Syndrome'

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A TikTok Ban Hangs in the Balance Once Again

There are growing efforts to ban the popular social media app TikTok by some U.S. lawmakers.

A TikTok Ban Hangs in the Balance Once Again

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Natasha Lyonne Brings Crime-of-the-Week Mystery in 'Poker Face'

In the new mystery series "Poker Face", the protagonist possesses an uncanny ability to tell when anyone is lying.

Natasha Lyonne Brings Crime-of-the-Week Mystery in 'Poker Face'

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The News Roundup for January 20, 2023

Conservatives who initially blocked McCarthy from the speaker's gavel have walked away with key committee assignment roles. President Biden travels to California to visit areas hit by extreme weather. And the tech layoffs continue, with Microsoft's announcement that 10,000 workers will be let go.

The News Roundup for January 20, 2023

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The U.S. Government Reached its Debt Limit. Now What?

The government has reached its "debt limit:" the cap on borrowing that, if breached, could send the U.S. and global financial markets into a tailspin.

The U.S. Government Reached its Debt Limit. Now What?

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