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BBC: How coffee forever changed Britain

Coffeehouses helped spread modern democracy, spur the Enlightenment and birth periodical literature. So why did King Charles II’s cronies try to ban...

Reuters: Ethiopian government says troops take two towns from Tigray fighters

Government forces captured two towns from rebel forces in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, the government said on Friday, and Tigrayan fighters...

[Illinois] Enrollment open for study comparing COVID-19 testing methods

Students, faculty members and staff at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who are asked to quarantine after COVID-19 exposure or a...

Reuters: I miss the audience: a French performer’s life in COVID lockdown

On the stage at the Hebertot theatre in Paris, Trinidad Garcia is re-enacting a scene from her one-woman show, “For you...

AP: India virus cases pass 9M; capital’s hospitals under strain

Intensive care wards in New Delhi’s hospitals are nearly at capacity, and the city’s main crematorium is packed, as the coronavirus...

BBC: Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: Ceasefire calls as army claims progress

Aid agencies are calling for an immediate temporary ceasefire in northern Ethiopia to allow aid to reach civilians affected by fighting.

AP: What does emergency use for a COVID-19 vaccine mean?

It’s when regulators allow shots to be given to certain people while studies of safety and effectiveness are ongoing.

AP: Dylan papers, including unpublished lyrics, sell for $495K

A long-lost trove of Bob Dylan documents including the singer-songwriter’s musings about anti-Semitism and unpublished song lyrics has sold at auction...

VOA: Russia Sentences Man Convicted of Spying for US to 13 Years in Prison

A Russian court has sentenced a man convicted of spying for the United States to 13 years in prison, Russia’s Federal...

Reuters: How Airbnb’s CEO succumbed to an IPO he resisted

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky resisted calls from his investors for years to follow the lead of other Silicon Valley unicorns and take...

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