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COP26 draft Glasgow Agreement strengthens language on 1.5 degrees warming

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Glasgow, Scotland A draft of the Glasgow Agreement published on Wednesday includes language acknowledging that the world should be aiming to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, which could be a first step 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...

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...

Raiders’ Jon Gruden used racist language in 2011 email about NFLPA chief DeMaruice Smith: report

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Gruden’s email was obtained by The Wall Street Journal on Friday and included remarks about Smith’s facial features. "Dumboriss Smith has lips the size of michellin tires," Gruden wrote in the email, according to The...

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 ...

Massachusetts’ Brandeis University lists ‘policeman,’ ‘congressman’ on ‘oppressive’ language list

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If there’s a campus barbershop, it shouldn’t be talking any "walk-in" appointments, as the term has been deemed "ableist." Brandeis’ Prevention, Advocacy and Resource Center is described on the school’s website as a ...

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...

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...

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...

‘Method to the madness’ of FAA push for gender neutral language about drones: Tammy Bruce

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The agency's Drone Advisory Committee has been tasked with exploring how the FAA and the aviation industry as a whole can embrace gender-neutral language rather than terms like "airman" and "unmanned aircraft". Polit...

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 ...

A Louisiana judge is on unpaid leave and facing pressure to resign after a home video with racist language surfaced

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A judge in Lafayette, Louisiana, is taking a leave of absence and facing calls for her resignation after a video with racist language recorded at her home surfaced. A lawyer for City Court Judge Michelle M. Odinet t...

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...

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...

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...

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