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How China’s new language policy sparked rare backlash in Inner Mongolia

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Ethnic Mongolian students and parents in northern China have staged mass school boycotts over a new curriculum that would scale back education in their mother tongue, in a rare and highly visible protest against the...

An American Sign Language interpreter will now appear at all White House press briefings

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The Biden administration will have an American Sign Language interpreter at every White House briefing, press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday. "As a part of this administration's accessibility and inclusion efforts,...

Rapper T.I. chalks up Amsterdam arrest to language barrier issue, calls it a ‘slight miscommunication’

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The rapper, who claimed in an Instagram post that he had been "locked up" for using his cell phone while biking, returned to the U.S. on Wednesday. He offered up a quick clarification to the incident he believes was ...

Judge says White House may have to include sign language interpretation at coronavirus briefings

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Washington A federal judge ruled this week that the White House may have to provide American Sign Language interpretation at its televised news briefings on the coronavirus pandemic, in response to a lawsuit brought ...

In ‘It’s a Sin,’ the music is its own language

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Washington "It's a Sin," the extraordinary new miniseries now on HBO Max, is about the devastation of the AIDS crisis, yes, but the show is also about the delights of queer kinship bonds, and the urgency of those con...

Kirstie Alley slams ‘nullifying’ of women’s abilities after doctors urge inclusive language: ‘chestfeeding’

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The 70-year-old actress criticized the guidelines as "nullifying of women" and their ability to breastfeed. "I’m a little tired of the degrading and nullifying of women and their abilities. Breastfeeding is one of o...

White House ordered to make live sign language interpretation during coronavirus briefing available to TV networks

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A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the White House to include a sign-language interpreter in its video feed of coronavirus briefings beginning October 1. The order means live video feeds available to TV networks ...

NASA is naming the rocks and soil on Mars in the Navajo language

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NASA is naming landmarks and geological features on Mars in the Navajo language. The Perseverance rover's team, in collaboration with the Navajo Nation, has been naming features of scientific interest with words in...

Judge rejects Minneapolis ballot language on defunding the police, council holds emergency meeting to revise

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Hennepin County District Judge Jamie Anderson on Tuesday struck down proposed ballot language that would have asked voters whether Minneapolis should replace its police force with a vaguely defined public safety depa...

Luis Suarez accused of passing rigged Italian language exam, according to prosecutors

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Barcelona star Luis Suarez has been accused of passing a rigged Italian language exam amid a potential move to Juventus, according to Italian prosecutors. Uruguayan international Suarez underwent a language test on ...

A new state holiday in Arizona will honor the Navajo Code Talkers whose language formed a secret code to save lives

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The story of the Navajo Code Talkers, who played a vital role in US victories during World War II by using their native language to send coded messages, will be memorialized in Arizona with a new state holiday. Gove...

Lorde rerecorded five ‘Solar Power’ songs in Māori language

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Lorde's sunny, contemplative new album, "Solar Power," celebrates natural wonders and the singer's beloved New Zealand. That idea of the restorative power of nature, though, is one the album shares with her home cou...

The pandemic is changing the English language

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The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the writers. CNN is showcasing the work of The Conversation, a collaboration between journalists and academics to provide news analysis and commentary. The c...

Win at virtual dating with body language tips from a former FBI agent

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Virtual dating is hard. It can seem nearly impossible to make a genuine connection while constrained to the flat rectangle of a video screen, but one retired FBI agent knows there is still a lot that people can gle...

Aggie yell leader reminds fans not to shout vulgar language

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Head Yell Leader Memo Salinas sent out a university-wide email afterwards reminding students and fans alike to exhibit "Core Values" at the games. "Texas A&M is a cut above the rest. As Aggies, we show and live o...

Alabama voters will decide whether to remove racist language about segregated schools and interracial marriage from the state constitution

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This Election Day, Alabama voters once again will decide whether to remove racist language from the state's constitution and other sections that ground it in its segregationist past. Although segregation hasn't bee...

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