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Work-from-home fathers rethink parenting

Couples who have school-age children and can work from home are resetting traditional parenting roles. After the pandemic, old notions of fatherhood may not hold anymore.

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Big personalities and politics: ‘Mank‘ offers hijinks from old Hollywood

‘Mank,‘ a possible Oscar contender about a ‘Citizen Kane‘ screenwriter, is at its most enjoyable when it explores the people behind the tinsel.

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Work-at-home fathers rethink parenting

Couples who have school-age children and can work from home are resetting traditional parenting roles. After the pandemic, old notions of fatherhood may not hold anymore.

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India‘s fossil heritage is vast. It‘s also under threat.

India is home to fossils found nowhere else on Earth, but lax oversight is placing these the country‘s paleontological heritage under threat.

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Taliban and Afghan government begin to map out a cease-fire

After 19 years of war, the Afghan government and Taliban representatives reached a preliminary deal that codifies rules and procedures for a political roadmap and a cease-fire. U.S. forces will leave Afghanistan by May 2021 in exchange for counter-terrorism guarantees.

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Year of racial awakening may topple Richmond‘s last Confederate statue

Black Lives Matter has transformed the social and physical landscape of America, bringing down prominent Confederate statues across the country.

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This teen tutor turns computer science into kids‘ stuff

A New Jersey teen tech whiz aims to bring free one-on-one computer tutoring to his younger peers through his nonprofit CS Remastered.

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UN finally given access to refugees in Ethiopia-Tigray conflict

After weeks of pleading for access into Tigray, the UN and the Ethiopian government has signed a deal that will allow food, medicines, and other aid to reach millions of refugees who have been displaced by the Ethiopia-Tigray conflict.

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In Kosovo, Albanian man finds meaning caring for Serb neighbor

Blagica Dicic, the only resident left in the ethnic Serb town of Vaganesh without family, needed a caregiver. Enter Fadil Rama, an ethnic Albanian who lives nearby who has known his neighbor since he was a child and wanted to pay her back for her good deeds.

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India‘s dinosaur fossil heritage is vast. It‘s also under threat.

India is home to fossils found nowhere else on Earth, but lax oversight is placing these the country‘s paleontological heritage under threat.

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My helper was closer than I thought

I was driving an SUV on a lonely road at night when a tire blew out. With no cellphone to call for help, who would rescue me?

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Trump‘s surprising multiracial appeal: Lessons for both parties

President Trump lost the election but surprised many by making new Republican inroads with Black and Latino voters. Will the gains persist?

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Richard III struggled against his two brothers for the crown

English history recounts many tales of bloody battles, but the infighting among ‘The Brothers York‘ was legendary for its ferocity.

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What a Biden focus on ‘American values‘ means for ties with Russia

President-elect Biden‘s choice of Antony Blinken for secretary of state has served notice: Alliances and values are again US priorities.

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Contradicting Trump, Barr dismisses fraud allegations

Attorney General William Barr said the Justice Department has not uncovered evidence of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election.

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Storied narrative‘s translation prompts a fresh look at the slave trade

Venture Smith‘s slave narrative has been translated into Fante, inviting further reckoning about Ghana‘s role in the transatlantic slave trade.

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Cozy up for story time with these delightful picture books

Read-aloud books for children inspire delight and foster kindness by exploring how it feels to be different, to belong, and to win over a new friend.

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War might not fix Ethiopia‘s ethnic puzzle

Armed victory by the national government over a belligerent minority will only put off the need for a new social contract.

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EU privacy reform could impede efforts to combat child abuse

A directive set to take effect in the European Union on Dec. 20 will curb image and text-scanning tools used by big tech platforms. Critics of the tools say they infringe on privacy rights, but others are worried the ban will impede efforts in tackling online child abuse.

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What‘s ahead for Biden‘s liberal economic nominees

President-elect Joe Biden‘s picks for economic advisers are diverse liberal Democrats with an interest in increasing the minimum wage and government stimulus spending. Several will face a challenging nomination process if Republicans keep control of the Senate.

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‘We‘re not projects‘: Transracial adoptees insist on being seen

Rejecting extreme portrayals of their families and lives, transracial adoptees navigate nuance and urge parents to advocate against racism.

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Students lagging behind in math? Blame the pandemic.

Remote school has made learning in general more difficult, but children seem to be especially struggling in math. One standardized-testing executive says math‘s sequential nature, where one year‘s skills or deficits carry over into the next year, might be the reason.

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Across Latin America, abortion reformers draw support

Reform movements across Latin America are seeing their ranks increase, and winning some legal victories, in their battle for expanded abortion access. But societal approval still remains elusive in some culturally conservative countries.

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Desert mystery deepens: Did the Utah monolith go to Romania?

Ten days after wildlife biologists spotted a mysterious monolith in the Utah desert, it has disappeared. No one knows where it came from or where it has gone. Meanwhile, a similar structure has appeared in the hills of Romania.

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