Month: June 2022

Does this AI know it’s alive?

Does this AI know it’s alive?

Google engineer Blake Lemoine poses for a portrait in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. | Martin Klimek/Washington Post via…

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European official worried about Russia flying Western-made planes

A top EU aviation safety official has expressed concern that Russia is using Western-made planes without access to spare parts…

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Macron hints at imminent Ukraine visit

CONSTANȚA, Romania — French President Emmanuel Macron has given the clearest indication yet that he will visit Ukraine shortly in a…

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The land of the free leads the world in incarceration. Why?

The land of the free leads the world in incarceration. Why?

KaCeyKal! for Vox Reform advocates say there are other ways to respond to crimes — from rehabilitation to trauma treatment….

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The Juneteenth flag, explained

The Juneteenth flag, explained

KaCeyKal! for Vox The flag’s designer shares the story and inspiration for his design. Part of the Juneteenth issue of…

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Democracy in America is a rigged game

Democracy in America is a rigged game

KaCeyKal! for Vox The Constitution was written to thwart Black freedom. But we can change the rules. Part of the…

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There’s no freedom without reparations

There’s no freedom without reparations

KaCeyKal! for Vox Keeping the promise of “40 acres and a mule” might have transformed life for Black Americans. A…

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Juneteenth merch is American consumerism at its most crass

Juneteenth merch is American consumerism at its most crass

KaCeyKal! for Vox From enslavement to the “Black tax,” Black people have been asked to pay for freedom for far too…

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Juneteenth isn’t just a celebration of freedom. It’s a monument to America’s failures.

Juneteenth isn’t just a celebration of freedom. It’s a monument to America’s failures.

KaCeyKal! for Vox The newest federal holiday observes the emancipation of enslaved people. Let it also be a time to…

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Podcast pioneer Bill Simmons on how to stay relevant

Podcast pioneer Bill Simmons on how to stay relevant

Bill Simmons at the Vanity Fair New Establishment conference in 2015. | Mike Windle/Getty Images for Vanity Fair He built…

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3 Black women couldn’t find a place their families felt safe. So they bought a town.

3 Black women couldn’t find a place their families felt safe. So they bought a town.

KaCeyKal! for Vox Freedom, Georgia, is a utopian vision for Black life in America. Part of the Juneteenth issue of…

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Global abortion-rights advocates worry their countries are next if Roe falls

WASHINGTON — Abortion-rights advocates from around the world have met with leaders in Congress, the United States Agency for International…

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EU launches legal action over UK’s Northern Ireland Brexit bill

LONDON — The EU has launched legal action against the U.K. in the wake of its “illegal” bill to amend post-Brexit…

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Germany to bail out national Gazprom subsidiary, citing energy security

BERLIN — Gazprom Germania, the German branch of Russian energy giant Gazprom, which was put under state control following Russia’s invasion…

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The next hole in UK’s Rwanda asylum plan: Conflict in Congo

LONDON/BUKAVU, Congo — Lawyers aren’t the only obstacle to Boris Johnson’s plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda. The U.K….

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France details its proposed EU halfway house for Ukraine

France has laid out its proposal for a “European Political Community,” first floated by President Emmanuel Macron as a middle…

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