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Death rates soar in Southeast Asia as virus wave spreads

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Private flights by executives Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson signal 'the dawn of a new space age'

Two wealthy businessmen achieved a thrill this month that had been reserved for astronauts on government-financed missions. Richard Branson of the United Kingdom and Jeff Bezos of the United States flew to the edge of Earth's atmosphere and expe...

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The youngest Olympic athletes, past and present


Some of the youngest ever Olympians are competing at the 2020 Tokyo Games, including a 12-year-old table tennis prodigy and skateboarders, who are age 12 and 13. If not for the postponement caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Zend Zasa of Syria would...

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This week's word in the news: COMMODITY

DEFINITION:

An article of trade or commerce, especially a product as distinguished from a service. Something of use, advantage, or value.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Proponents contend subjugating nature as a commodity, used to satisfy human demands, is leading to disaster as the climate warms, and they’re pressing for a new paradigm.
The Denver Post -- 07/26/2021

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Do unvaccinated face deadly risk?

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