A Utah school district has removed the Bible from some schools’ shelves

After a parent’s complaint, a school district in Utah banned the Bible from middle and elementary schools for containing "vulgarity or violence" inappropriate for the age group. (Image credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images) Title: A Utah school district has removed the Bible from some schools’ shelves URL: https://www.npr.org/2023/06/02/1179906120/utah-bible-book-challenge Source: NPR Topics: …

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The Four Republican “Freedoms”

For the NY Times, Jamelle Bouie takes a look at the legislation that Republicans around the country are pushing and, in the style of FDR’s Four Freedoms speech, outlines what goals they are attempting to achieve. There is the freedom to control — to restrict the bodily autonomy of women …

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Introducing The Explanation

On a mission to make sense of the world. A new podcast, with hosts John Simpson and Claire Graham. Episodes released weekly from 20 May 2023. Title: Introducing The Explanation URL: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0fpbk4r Source: The Documentary Podcast Source URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02nq0lx Date: May 20, 2023 at 01:48PM Feedly Board(s): Englisch

Long Covid

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) latest figures suggest that nearly seven million people have died due to Covid – although the true figure is likely to be much higher. While many more contracted the disease and avoided being seriously ill, one estimate suggests 65 million people have not fully recovered. …

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Breaking News With ClassTools

Breaking News is one of the many great tools available on Russel Tarr’s ClassTools.net. Breaking News is a template for creating fake breaking news screens like those that you might see on CNN or BBC News.  Through the template you can add a news headline, a ticker, a location, and custom …

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A history of metaphors for the internet

Illustration by Hugo Herrera for The Verge When I wrote about this web surfing competition, it got me thinking about different metaphors for the internet. Surfing seemed like an odd one, an artifact from a very particular time in the mid-1990s when people used terms like “information superhighway” and “cyberspace” …

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