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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...

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...

National rugby players sing Australia’s national anthem in Indigenous language for first time before match

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National rugby players sang an Indigenous version of Australia's national anthem for the first time on Saturday, a move that won widespread praise and spurred calls to make it a permanent feature at Australian sport...

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 ...

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 ...

Alabama voters approve an amendment to remove racist language from state’s constitution

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Alabama has voted to remove racist language from its constitution, CNN projects. Although segregation hasn't been legal in Alabama since the 1950s, a section remains in the state's constitution requiring Black and W...

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...

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 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...

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...

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,...

Only about 2,000 people speak the Cherokee language fluently. The tribe is saving some vaccine doses for them

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Even before the pandemic hit, the Cherokee Nation was dealing with a crisis: the potential disappearance of its native language. Only about 2,000 people alive on this earth can speak the Cherokee language fluently. ...

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...

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...

Penn State to remove binary gender language such as ‘freshman’ from course and program descriptions

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Penn State University's Faculty Senate has approved a proposition to remove gendered language including "freshmen" and "upperclassmen" from course and program descriptions, the university told CNN. The Faculty Sena...

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...

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