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The Queen Conch's Gambit

The Queen Conch’s Gambit

Archaeologists don’t know exactly how many Taíno survived the enslavement, massacres, and diseases that marked the following centuries—though genetic sampling reveals significant Indigenous ancestry in contemporary Puerto Rico. But Taíno stories and artifacts stress the importance of conchs: in their fishing and diving traditions; in the infinite piles of conch they harvested, ate, and honed …

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Texas got a sex ed update, but students and educators say there's still a lot missing

Texas got a sex ed update, but students and educators say there’s still a lot missing

JR Chester, an advocate with the Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, says she hopes the state’s updated sex education curriculum will lead to more open conversation between parents and kids. Keren Carrion/KERA hide caption toggle caption Keren Carrion/KERA JR Chester, an advocate with the Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, says she hopes the …

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‘Not up to standard’ Bulldogs needed Gus’ spray

Rugby league legends Andrew Johns and Brad Fittler say they both agree with Phil Gould’s decision to take over a Canterbury Bulldogs training session during the week. Gould, the Bulldogs’ general manager of football, made headlines when it was revealed he took some responsibility off coach Trent Barrett to give feedback to the playing group …

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Commentators punched, attacked live on air

West Ham United are investigating an incident in which two German commentators were allegedly attacked inside the London Stadium during the team’s Europa League semifinal first leg against Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday. Tim Brockmeier and Philipp Hofmeister, working for German broadcaster Hessischer Runfunk, said their headsets were ripped off and that they were physically assaulted …

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The DSA Shows the Trouble With the EU's Opaque Policy-Making

The DSA Shows the Trouble With the EU’s Opaque Policy-Making

As the dust settles and details emerge from last weekend’s frenzied EU negotiations on the Digital Service Act (DSA), the so-called “new constitution for the internet,” it remains to be seen whether human rights champions, democracy defenders, and free expression advocates should be celebrating this milestone. The DSA provides a unique opportunity for Europe to …

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