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Goodbye NBA regular season, hello NBA ‘seeding games’

The NBA regular season is over. The league’s statement on its plan to resume the season made that abundantly clear. The 22 continuing teams will play exhibitions, eight “seeding games”

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TikTokkers criticised for Black Lives Matter-inspired makeup looks

Many people are taking to social media to post in support of Black Lives Matter following high-profile police brutality cases. However, on TikTok, content creators have been criticised for trivialising

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Explainer: No one really knows how many Americans need unemployment benefits

Another 1.9 million people filed for unemployment benefits for the first time last week, according to data released by the Labor Department on Thursday, marking 11 straight weeks in which

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Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, and Amazon unite in support of Blackout Tuesday

Major streaming services including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and YouTube Music have pledged their support for Blackout Tuesday (also called “Black Out Tuesday”) with special playlists, moments of silence,

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A tale of two mothers: How Texas couple claimed their baby from Ukraine despite lockdown

It took the Straubs more than three days to travel from Dallas to the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. But, arduous as it was, to them the trip was worth it. A

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