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'Coding is the new literacy': How STEM toys teach kids programming skills

Through her startup KinderLab Robotics, Marina Bers created Kibo, a robot designed to teach 4 to 7-year-olds how to create and program their own robots.
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Democrats want Biden to change his style, but that’s not happening
President Joe Biden doesn’t drive the news agenda, leaving a void that is happily filled by other partisan media and political voices. The ceding of his bully pulpit is unusual and is a fundamental problem, even if it fits Biden’s vision of a return to normalcy.
Taliban accused of using trickery to locate ex-security force members to kill them
Taliban forces have killed or disappeared more than 100 former security force members by directing them to register to receive papers supposedly ensuring their safety, but in actuality serves as their death warrant, according to a newly released report by Human Rights Watch.
Man shot at Greenbelt Metro station Tuesday night, Metro says
Shooting near bus bay was day’s second at a Metro station, according to officials.
Biden’s ‘aggressive’ use of a tax loophole he’s trying to shut down
Tax experts say the Bidens used a tax-avoidance strategy to skirt hundreds of thousands of dollars in Medicare taxes, but is it hypocrisy or clever tax planning?
Banks Didn’t Listen to Buyout Boom Warnings. That’ll Cost Them.
Regulators have tried to cajole lenders to curb financing for private equity deals to little effect, so tougher measures are on the way.
Lots of storms but a slow finish: Busy 2021 Atlantic hurricane season ends today
The intense 2021 Atlantic hurricane season comes to its official end today, a season that saw 21 named storms, the third-most on record.
Tom Cotton: Fauci became an open partisan wit Cruz criticism
Tom Cotton appeared on 'The Ingraham Angle' on Monday night to talk about recent comments from Fauci
Miss Kentucky Elle Smith takes the Miss USA crown
Miss Kentucky Elle Smith has won the 2021 Miss USA pageant.
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'Squid Game' creator 'loved' YouTube star's version
After his hit Netflix series won at the Gotham Awards, "Squid Game" creator Hwang Dong-Hyuk gave his stamp of approval to YouTube star MrBeast's "real life" version of the games. (Nov. 29)      
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Covid-19 live updates: Omicron variant threatens economic recovery
The omicron variant's emergence and a rise in cases could exacerbate labor shortages and supply chain struggles, experts say.
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Hear Prince Charles' speech as Barbados cuts ties with Britain
Barbados has cut its last remaining bonds to the British monarchy after nearly 400 years. In a ceremony on Monday evening, Prince Charles acknowledged the "appalling atrocity of slavery" as the nation removed Queen Elizabeth II as head of state and inaugurated its first-ever President.
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What’s Worst About Omicron So Far Is the Uncertainty
Waiting means imagining, and imagining leads to anxiety. And yet, biding our time until we know more about omicron is all we can do.
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NASA astronauts prepare for spacewalk just weeks after Russian satellite strike created debris field
NASA astronauts Dr. Thomas Marshburn and Kayla Barron will head outside of the International Space Station on Tuesday for a spacewalk to replace a malfunctioning communications antenna. The spacewalk will begin at 7:10 a.m. ET and it is expected to last for about six and a half hours.
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Clippers have no answers to Jonas Valanciunas, Pelicans in loss
The Clippers couldn't find any answers against the New Orleans Pelicans and Jonas Valanciunas' hot shooting in the 122-104 loss on Monday at Staples Center.
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Myanmar court postpones verdict for ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi
The court agreed with a defense motion to allow testimony from an additional witness. On Feb. 1, the army seized power — arresting Suu Kyi and blocking her party from a second term in office.
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Greg Gutfeld on Waukesha attack: The soft bigotry of low expectations turns deadly
Greg Gutfeld comments on the media's coverage of the Waukesha, Wisconsin, car plow attack.
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Ari Lennox claims she was racially profiled before arrest at Amsterdam airport
Ari Lennox was arrested at an Amsterdam airport on Monday for “disturbing public order” after the R&B singer accused airline staff of racial discrimination. Dutch military police said Lennox was detained at Amsterdam Schiphol airport for allegedly being drunk in public and aggressive towards an airline official. “I’m being arrested in Amsterdam for reacting to...
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North Korean defector recaptured in China after more than 40 days on the run
A North Korean defector who escaped from prison in northeast China has been recaptured by authorities, after more than 40 days on the run in the biting winter cold.
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Texas man who used COVID relief funds to buy Lamborghini sentenced to prison
A Texas man was sentenced to over nine year in prison on Monday for fraudulently obtaining COVID-19 relief funds that he used for the purchase of a Lamborghini and other expenses.
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Social Media Superspreaders - Misinformation Monitor
One year later, Facebook and Twitter are still ignoring warnings about half of the accounts they knew spread COVID-19 misinformation, keeping their users' health at risk.
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What to watch on Tuesday: ‘Mo Amer: Mohammed in Texas’ on Netflix
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 | “I Am Jazz” returns on TLC
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New coach Lincoln Riley confident of a USC turnaround
New USC football coach Lincoln Riley is confident of a quick turnaround for the Trojans with his coaching experience and the staff he's bringing.
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Appeals court to weigh Trump arguments to withhold records
Former President Donald Trump’s lawyers will try to persuade a federal appeals court to stop Congress from receiving call logs, drafts of speeches and other documents related to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol led by his supporters
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India offers medical supplies to African nations
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Harvard-Westlake has new twin towers in Jacob Huggins and Landon Lewis
Harvard-Westlake's 6-foot-9 Jacob Huggins and 6-8 Landon Lewis led the Wolverines during the Maranatha tournament.
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Sheriff Villanueva won't use county's coronavirus testing provider over alleged ties to China
L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Monday that his department will no longer use the county's COVID-19 testing provider, raising concerns about the company's alleged ties to the Chinese government.
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'She truly was a force of nature': Arlene Dahl, actress in 'One Life to Live,' dies at 96
Arlene Dahl, whose charm and striking red hair shone in many 1950s movies, has died at age 96. Her son, Lorenzo Lamas, called her a "force of nature."       
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Boston scores 29, leads No. 1 Gamecocks past NC A&T 79-42
South Carolina coach Dawn Staley told All-American Aliyah Boston earlier this month that she needed to become more dominant after a sluggish start to the season.
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Former Theranos CEO Holmes Tearfully Testifies About Ex-Lover's Controlling Tactics
Elizabeth Holmes said Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani would yell and tell her he was "so disappointed in my mediocrity" if she failed to comply with his demands,
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Curry, Harris help 76ers hold off 4-win Magic 101-96
Doc Rivers gave a pep talk to Jamahl Mosley shortly after the Orlando Magic hired the rookie head coach in July. The 76ers coach's advice was simple:
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Brian Kelly’s exit from Notre Dame quickly got messy
The decision blindsided both his current players at Notre Dame and members of his staff.
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Towns, Edwards push Timberwolves to 100-98 win over Pacers
Karl-Anthony Towns scored 16 of his 32 points in the third quarter and Anthony Edwards added 21 as the Minnesota Timberwolves rallied for a 100-98 win against the Indiana Pacers on Monday night.
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1/6 Defendant Charged With Tasing Fanone Allegedly Talked of Assassinating President Biden
The Jan. 6 defendant repeatedly cried during his FBI interview in which he said he attacked the police officer. His lawyer now wants the interview thrown out.
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New York man robs woman at knifepoint, is released without bail, steals from another woman hours later: police
A New York man was arrested after allegedly robbing a woman at knifepoint in the subway on Nov. 22, but was released hours later without bail and proceeded to steal an iPhone from another woman on the subway the next morning on Nov. 23, according to the NYPD and Manhattan District Attorney's Office.
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Rep. Debbie Dingell says her office was broken into, vandalized
Vandals broke into Rep. Debbie Dingell’s Michigan office, and trashed some items belonging to her deceased husband, the congresswoman said on Monday.
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Lawyers Liken Alleged Philadelphia Train Attack to Sexual Assault on Incapacitated Person
Police say the woman was seen on surveillance video pushing away Fiston Ngoy, 35, multiple times before allegedly being sexually assaulted.
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Jokic gets 24, Nuggets top Heat 120-111 to snap 6-game slide
The Miami Heat said 19,600 fans attended their home game Monday night.
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Texas families fight neighborhood fracking
French energy giant Total Energies is pushing to add more natural gas wells in densely populated neighborhoods in Arlington, Texas. Residents, many of them Latino and Black, are fighting to stop the fracking. (Nov. 30)      
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Lonzo Ball helps Bulls beat LaMelo Ball's Hornets, 133-119
Lonzo Ball has faced his brother LaMelo three times in the NBA, winning twice. That's the only thing that matters to him.
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Search warrant executed at Marilyn Manson’s West Hollywood home: source
According to a report, the "Beautiful People" musician was not home at the time, leading authorities to force entry.
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Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly is leaving for LSU, according to reports
University of Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly is leaving to take a similar position at Louisiana State University, according to multiple reports.
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Don't miss out on these stellar Cyber Monday TV deals—discounts on LG, TCL, and more
Cyber Monday TV deals are still available at Amazon, Best Buy, Samsung, Target, Walmart and more. Save hundreds on a new TV with these great savings.      
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Washington beats Wilson, Seahawks 17-15 for 3rd win in a row
Kendall Fuller intercepted Russell Wilson's pass on a last-minute 2-point conversion attempt, and Washington held on to beat the Seattle Seahawks 17-15 Monday night for the team's third consecutive victory.
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Biden faces a familiar foe -- uncertainty
President Joe Biden had hoped to return from the Thanksgiving holiday bearing good news about his moves to get the economy back on track, his administration's effort to fix the supply chain crisis and hopes for a holiday season where Americans could gather safely with families and friends.
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‘Shifting priorities’ put $31M MTA overtime reforms ‘at risk’
The MTA’s antiquated overtime system continues to work OT for cash-grab scams as the agency’s $31 million effort to curtail potential payroll pilfering is “at-risk.”
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Saks Fifth Avenue’s iconic holiday light show returns
On Monday, November 22, Saks unveiled its world-famous holiday window display and theatrical light show, featuring a special appearance by Michelle Obama, former first lady of the United States and founder of the Girls Opportunity Alliance, and a performance by the Young People’s Chorus of New York City. 
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Carolyn Hax: Struggling with business as usual after ‘the scariest moment of my life’
Blurb: After witnessing their mother's stroke, everything seems meaningless except health, happiness and spending time with family.
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The latest on the Omicron variant
The US, European Union, Japan and other major destinations have moved to block flights from several African countries following the discovery of the newly identified coronavirus variant Omicron. Follow here for the latest news.
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