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Why this bus tours the South to get disenfranchised voters to the polls

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Growing up in Alabama, LaTosha Brown knew the importance of voting. Her family wasn't necessarily made up of activists, and she doesn't remember anyone having a conversation with her about it. But she does remember ...

‘Love Island South Africa’ cast is announced — with only 3 Black contestants

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The makers of "Love Island South Africa" are facing criticism after announcing a predominantly White line-up for the show. The latest spin-off of the reality dating show-turned-cultural-phenomenon premiered on Sund...

South Korea warns of first potential lockdown as coronavirus numbers continue to rise

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Seoul South Korean health officials have warned residents to take current restrictions seriously, as the country faces the possibility of entering into its first potential lockdown since the beginning of the pandemic...

South Korea official shot dead by North Korean troops after crossing border: Seoul

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Seoul A South Korean official was shot dead after crossing a maritime border into North Korea, Seoul said Thursday. According to Lt. Gen. Ahn Young-ho, a top official with South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff, a staf...

South Korea’s top court upholds former leader Park Geun-hye’s 20-year prison sentence

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Seoul, South Korea South Korea's highest court has upheld former President Park Geun-hye's 20-year prison sentence for her 2018 bribery conviction, ending a corruption scandal that has gripped the country for years. ...

Man who confessed to being one of South Korea’s most-notorious serial killers says he’s surprised he wasn’t caught sooner

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Suwon, South Korea A South Korean man admitted in court Monday that he murdered 14 women and girls three decades ago in one of the country's most notorious serial killing cases -- and said he was surprised he wasn't ...

South Korea’s first transgender soldier found dead

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Seoul, South KoreaSouth Korea's first transgender soldier, who was discharged from the military last year for having gender reassignment surgery, was found dead in her home on Wednesday, authorities said. Byun Hui-su...

South Carolina governor tests positive for Covid-19

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South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster tested positive for Covid-19 Monday evening. The Republican governor, 73, is "experiencing mild symptoms with a cough and slight fatigue," his office said in a statement Tuesday. T...

South Africa has the world’s worst youth unemployment. This job-matching site wants to change that

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Paris (CNN Business)"I really count myself blessed to have a job right now," says Akhona Zondani. After months of being ignored by recruiters in her home country of South Africa, the economics graduate began using a ...

Song Yoo-jung, South Korean TV star, dead at 26

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South Korean actress Song Yoo-jung has died at the age of 26, her agency confirmed Monday. "Actress Song Yoo-jung has left us," Sublime Artist Agency wrote in an Instagram post. "Yoo-jung was a friend who always gav...

Republican Lindsey Graham defeats well-funded Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison in South Carolina

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South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham will return to the Senate for a fourth term after defeating Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison, CNN projects. Harrison gained attention for raising huge amounts of mo...

South Carolina man sues city of Rock Hill, alleging police ordered him out of his house naked and held him at gunpoint while searching his house

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A South Carolina man filed a lawsuit against the city of Rock Hill on Monday, alleging that police officers ordered him out of his house naked and held him at gunpoint while searching his home in 2019. Jethro DeVane...

‘South Park’ town showed up to watch the Denver Broncos game

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The Denver Broncos, like a handful of other NFL teams, are only allowing a limited number of fans to attend games in-person this season due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but that didn't stop the franchise fro...

US and South Korea nearing agreement on cost sharing for American troops

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Washington Washington and Seoul are narrowing in on a new cost-sharing agreement for US forces in South Korea and could be just weeks away from striking a deal, according to five sources familiar with the discussions...

An iceberg 80 times the size of Manhattan could destroy a fragile South Atlantic ecosystem

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One of the world's largest icebergs is on a collision course with a South Atlantic island oasis, potentially threatening a rich ecosystem of wildlife including penguins, seals and krill. The "A68a" iceberg, which b...

‘Schitt’s Creek’ actor Rizwan Manji defends his South Asian character’s accent

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"Schitt's Creek" emerged from 2020 as one of the year's most beloved and critically acclaimed sitcoms. But one character, a South Asian man, gave viewers pause. Fans of the show have taken issue with "Schitt's Cree...

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