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Iran protests spread after young woman’s death

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Election-year drama: Florida governor draws attention by sending asylum seekers to Massachusetts

A multi-state drama this month shows the strains of an immigration backlog as thousands of migrants fleeing persecution and economic instability in Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba apply for legal asylum here. It also illustrates how easily they ca...

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Call center technology could remove accents


New artificial intelligence technology for call centers can essentially remove foreign accents on phone calls. It's a controversial idea, creating a new debate around accents: On the one hand, this could help protect workers from discrimination. On t...

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This week's word in the news: DAUNTING

DEFINITION:

Seeming difficult to deal with in prospect; intimidating.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Following a backlash from neighbors, city workers are recommending that San Jose back down from a proposal to build tiny homes for homeless residents on a controversial piece of land across the street from an elementary school — the latest indication of the daunting difficulties in combating homelessness.
The San Jose Mercury News -- 09/26/2022

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