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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...

Tammy Bruce: Democrats ‘weaponize’ phrases like ‘anti-racist’, ‘Jim Crow’; ‘whoever controls language wins’

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TAMMY BRUCE: Because the so-called woke vocabulary infecting every corner of our culture, from terms like "systemic racism," "anti-racist," "voter suppression" "Jim Crow 2.0" "equity" and so many more are all deliber...

Greg Gutfeld: Americans are focused on the crime wave, the left is focused on language

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Yes, as the deeds get worse, they believe it’s the words that must change, not the behavior.  For example, we’ve seen lots of looting this week. But you know what’s worse? Calling it looting.  PROF. LORENZO BOYD: Lo...

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...

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...

Tinder, Duolingo give free language lessons to singles looking for love internationally

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Tinder is helping singles learn to flirt in other languages by partnering with Duolingo, the companies announced earlier this week.  The dating app will be giving 100,000 users a free month of Duolingo Plus, which of...

The Atlanta Braves want to help preserve the native Cherokee language

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Professional sports teams have long been scrutinized for their use of Native American culture and imagery. In response to renewed discussions about these issues, the Atlanta Braves are launching a new effort to help...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

From not speaking the language to competing for the national team at Tokyo 2020, Belgian runner Isaac Kimeli is aiming for gold

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Kenya's golden grasslands and lush cornfields are a far cry from the rolling hills and green forests that run across Beersel in Belgium, a province just outside Brussels, where budding Olympian Isaac Kimeli has been...

Whitehouse.gov relaunches to include Spanish language communications under Biden

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Washington The Whitehouse.gov website was updated on Wednesday to reflect that Joe Biden is the new President of the United States, and it now also includes a Spanish language section which had been removed during Do...

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,...

Raiders coach Jon Gruden described head of NFL players union using racially insensitive language in 2011

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Jon Gruden, head coach of the NFL's Las Vegas Raiders, used racially insensitive language to describe NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith, who is Black, in an email sent in 2011, according to ...

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 ...

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