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An Overnight Attack On Mine Clearance Workers In Afghanistan Leaves 10 Dead

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| The attack targeted workers clearing landmines with the HALO Trust charity. The government blamed the Taliban, who denied involvement. Afghanistan is one of the world's most heavily mined countries.

Hey Washingtonians! Get A Vaccine. Smoke A Joint.

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In Washington, adults can now walk away from their COVID-19 vaccine appointment with a free, pre-rolled joint. Other states are also offering incentives to try to convince people to get the shot.

He Used His Poetry To Speak Out Against Myanmar's Coup. It May Have Cost Him His Life

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"They shoot in the head, but they don't know the revolution is in the heart," Khet Thi wrote. He died in police custody. In opposing the coup, "I have decided to sacrifice my life," he told a friend.

Students At An Oxford College Remove The Queen's Portrait, Citing Colonialism

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In the students' defense, Magdalen College's president says that being a college student is "sometimes about provoking the older generation. Looks like that isn't so hard to do these days."

A Record Number Of Americans, Including Republicans, Support Same-Sex Marriage

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The rise in support stems largely from a majority of Republicans, who for the first time back same-sex marriage at 55%, according to Gallup.

Supreme Court Rules Tribal Police Can Detain Non-Natives, But Problems Remain

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Tribal forces can investigate and hold non-Native Americans while waiting for back up from state police or federal officers, but they can't arrest them. Tribes say that means criminals going free.

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A Student Punished For Wearing A Mexican Flag At Graduation Finally Gets His Diploma

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Ever Lopez' act became a flashpoint in the city of Asheboro, fueling threats and social media attacks. Lopez said he wore the flag out of pride for his Mexican roots.

'Energy Justice' Nominee Brings Activist Voice To Biden's Climate Plans

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Shalanda Baker sees energy policy as the next domain for advancing civil rights. She says too many communities of color have experienced the harm - but not the benefits - of energy development.

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Biden's Likely Public Lands Nominee To Be Grilled by Senate, Unlike Trump's Pick

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If confirmed, environmental leader Tracy Stone-Manning would be the first permanent director of the Bureau of Land Management in four years.