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Australia deports unvaccinated tennis champ

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Voting rights bills approach showdown in U.S. Senate

The U.S. Senate is heading toward a showdown on voting rights legislation backed by President Joe Biden and most Democratic senators – though supporters lack the votes needed for passage. "I don't know that we can get it done," Biden said last T...

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The robots that are coming for our jobs


Over the last two decades the number of robots in workplaces has gone up threefold around the world, to more than 2.2 million, and manufacturing jobs are the most at risk. By 2025, 85 million jobs could be lost or changed because of robots — but almo...

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Have anti-vax claims become silly?

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This week's word in the news: PILFER

DEFINITION:

To steal without detection, especially in small quantities.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Thieves are pilfering railroad cars in a crime that harks back to the days of horseback-riding bandits, but is fueled by a host of modern realities, including the rise of e-commerce and Southern California’s role as a hub for the movement of goods.
The Los Angeles Times -- 01/17/2022

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