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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 ...

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...

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...

A Tennessee school board removed the graphic novel ‘Maus,’ about the Holocaust, from curriculum due to language and nudity concerns

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"Maus," the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel about the experiences of Holocaust survivors, has been removed from an eighth-grade English language arts curriculum by a Tennessee school board over concerns about "...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...