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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...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...

Supreme Court: Sotomayor denies Biden rule is vaccine mandate, despite clear OSHA language

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"There's no requirement here. It's not a vaccine mandate. It's something totally different. And I don't know how much clearer than six fifty-one Congress could have been," Sotomayor said during the oral arguments. SU...

‘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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...