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Do Africans want democracy — and do they think they’re getting it?

The first in Afrobarometer's special African democracy summit series.
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U.K. Says Minority Groups Dying From COVID at Higher Rates Due to Vaccine Hesitancy
Vaccination against the virus has lowered death rates among all groups, but Black and South Asian residents of the U.K. die from COVID-19 at higher rates.
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Chipotle is selling cilantro-infused soap — but it’s already sold out
Cilantro recently added a cilantro-infused soap from their brand store, instigating the age-old argument over the soap-like taste of the culinary herb.
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Tristan Thompson told pregnant Maralee Nichols he was ‘retiring’ in heated text: suit
Thompson's personal trainer Maralee Nichols is suing the Sacramento Kings player for child support, with the baby reportedly due this week.
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Conde Nast Traveler reveals 2022 destination list
Conde Nast Traveler unveiled its 22 Best Places to Go in 2022 this week.
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Deion Sanders had Brittany Renner give advice to Jackson State players
Brittany Renner, introduced to thunderous applause, told Jackson State players that her DMs are "like a Nike store."
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Comedian Bill Burr rails against cancel culture: 'I also have the right to say whatever I want'
The comedian appeared on The Pat McAfee show and said he doesn't lose sleep worrying about being "canceled" online.
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Psaki offers no update whether China's Xi is helping to track COVID-19 origins
Jen Psaki said Friday that she did not have "any updates" as to whether China is helping American intelligence agencies track down the origins of COVID-19.
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Search on for 2 Parents Charged in Michigan School Shooting
Michigan authorities say they’re searching for the two parents charged with involuntary manslaughter in the Oxford high school shooting.
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Rave-worthy Christmas train lights up town
Is this the Polar Express, or UK’s hot new club? A train covered in neon-colored LED lights sent holiday cheer through the coastal town of Goodrington in England. A 2-year-old girl watching the spectacular sight couldn’t help but say, “Wow!” as the Train of Lights 2021 passed by.
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Get up to $200 in gift cards and free earbuds when you switch to Verizon's Visible wireless service now
Verizon's Visible wireless service has one of the most affordable group plan offers on the market and you can get major savings when joining today      
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Deion Sanders Is Leading Jackson State to a Football Title Game
In his first full season as the football coach, Deion Sanders has guided the Tigers to the conference championship game and energized a community. He says he’s just getting started.
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New Jersey Republican lawmakers defy COVID-19 vaccine mandate
Disorder and confusion erupted in the halls outside the New Jersey Assembly on Thursday as several Republican lawmakers defied a new requirement to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test and were blocked by state troopers— albeit briefly — from entering the ornate chamber.
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Octavia Spencer claims her house is haunted by ghost of a Western film star
"The doors close, the lights go off when I turn them on," Spencer said about the ghost residing in her Toluca Lake home.
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Banning US oil exports would be a 'gift to OPEC and Putin,' Big Oil CEO says
President Joe Biden has already launched the biggest intervention into energy markets in a decade. Big Oil is nervous he's not nearly done yet.
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Jury convicts D.C. man in slaying of Capitol Hill swimming instructor
Zaan Scott, 25, known as Coach Z, died a month after being shot during a 2017 robbery.
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Lady Gaga shockingly wins first acting award for ‘House of Gucci’
Haters be damned: Some critics believe Lady Gaga’s performance in “House of Gucci” is award-worthy. 
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Stream It Or Skip It: ‘The Whole Truth’ on Netflix, A Thai Film Full Of Vague Creepiness
In The Whole Truth, it’s a hole truth that reveals what’s really up with an extended family, and the secrets they’ve told themselves for decades.
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PM Update: Dry this weekend, featuring a warmer Saturday and a cool Sunday
More fronts are on the way. The next chance of rain isn't until at least Sunday night.
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Ohio Student Arrested 3 Days After Mich. Shooting, 'Kill List' of Other Students Reported
"We want to praise the students who spoke up and let school administration know about the situation," a junior high school principal said.
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January 6 committee spoke with Michigan secretary of state
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and members of her staff met virtually Tuesday with the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, Benson spokesperson Tracy Wimmer told CNN.
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1950s-themed senior centers are providing comfort for people with Alzheimer’s
Keenan was recently diagnosed with a rare condition called white matter disease.
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Bomb Squad Called to Hospital After Man 'Slipped and Fell' on WW2 Munition
The shell reportedly got "lodged inside his rectum," and he "sought medical assistance after realizing he couldn't get it out."
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Panera’s ‘secret formula’ for popular green tea goes viral on TikTok
Panera employee Dylan Smith posted a video showing how the restaurant chain’s popular green tea drink is made.
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Mother of 5 Gets 4 Years in Belarus Prison, Charged with Creating 'Extremist Group'
Volha Zalatar was sentenced to serve four years in prison for creating an "extremist organization" when she organized walks and concerts for a local group.
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This week on "Face the Nation," December 5, 2021
U.S Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy and more appear on Sunday's "Face the Nation."
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More states consider laws to punish parents if children fire unsecured guns
Thirty states and D.C. have passed similar laws, but thus far a parent has never been charged under them in a school shooting.
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Teachers: How are you coping with threats, school violence, the pandemic and more?
Teachers have long been more than the people who are educating the next generation of students.
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AOC blasts Dem leadership for not stripping Boebert's committees seats: 'Embarrassing'
The New York Democrat posted the tweet amid the controversy between Boebert and Ocasio-Cortez’s fellow “Squad” member Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.
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Video: Will the winner of UFC on ESPN 31 main event between Rob Font and Jose Aldo earn a title shot?
Will the winner of Saturday's main event between Jose Aldo and Rob Font get a title shot?       Related StoriesVideo: Will the winner of UFC on ESPN 31 main event between Rob Font and Jose Aldo earn a title shot? - EnclosureVideo: Does champ Sergio Pettis or challenger Kyoji Horiguchi have more to lose at Bellator 272?Video: Rob Font, Jose Aldo make weight for UFC on ESPN 31 
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GoFundMe removes page supporting Army sergeant who shot and killed armed Black Lives Matter protester
A United States Army Sergeant facing a murder charge after shooting a Black Lives Matter protester who approached his vehicle with an AK-47 had his GoFundMe page removed from the site by the company.
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17-Year-Old Arrested Over Alleged Assault of Opponent After High School Basketball Game
"We emphasize the need for sportsmanship," said the executive director of the Iowa High School Athletic Association after the fight.
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Terminal cases: Inside the world’s best airport hotels
Sometimes a canceled flight can be a blessing in disguise if it means a night in one of these five super-chic airport hotels.
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Trail Blazers fire general manager Neil Olshey after toxic workplace probe
Olshey had violated the teams' code of conduct, the Trail Blazers said in a statement Friday.
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Bill de Blasio: 'Get Your Kids Vaccinated Right Away'
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) begged parents to get their children vaccinated "right away," while New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) instructed parents to also "ensure" that children are masked up as well, making the remarks Thursday during a joint press conference detailing cases of the omicron variant popping up in the Empire State.
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Billionaires flock to Uber-like private jets to avoid climate shaming
Private jet charter companies say they are scrambling to meet demand even as commercial air traffic remains 20 percent below pre-pandemic levels.
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Katherine Schwarzenegger shares what she’s getting Chris Pratt for Christmas
She also told us about the best holiday gift she's ever received, a sweet memento of her and Pratt's wedding day.
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Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Harlem’ On Amazon Prime Video, Where Four Friends Figure Out Love And Life As In Their 30s
Meagan Good, Grace Byers, Jerrie Johnson and Shoniqua Shandai star in a new series from Girls Trip writer Tracy Oliver.
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John Schneider says he’s 'disgusted’ by Alec Baldwin’s ‘refusal to show any guilt’ following interview
On Thursday, Alec Baldwin spoke in depth for the first time about the Oct. 21 shooting on the set of his Western film “Rust” that resulted in cinematographer Halyna Hutchins’ death.
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How to change the covers of your Kindle ebooks
Amazon can sometimes change the cover of your Kindle ebooks. Here's how to change them back.      
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Leftists Fail in Virginia Recount: Republican State House Majority Affirmed, GOP Officially Taking Power
Democrats failed Friday to overturn a Virginia House of Delegates seat in a recount, officially affirming Republican majority control of the Commonwealth's lower chamber.
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US, European allies sound a pessimistic note as Iran nuclear talks break in Vienna
US and European officials sounded a pessimistic note Friday as the latest round of talks to revive the Iran nuclear deal concluded, saying that Tehran's maximalist demands and push to unwind previously agreed upon points are leaving them disappointed and concerned.
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South African researchers find evidence people more easily reinfected with Omicron variant than with other variants
Researchers in South Africa reported Thursday they have found some evidence that people who had been infected once with coronavirus were more likely to be reinfected with the Omicron variant than with the Beta or Delta variants.
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Appeals court weighs whether DOJ should substitute for Trump in defamation suit
An appeals court peppered DOJ attorneys Friday with questions over whether it's appropriate for the DOJ to defend Donald Trump against E. Jean Carroll's defamation suit.
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D.C. expands effort to curb violence as students go to and from school
D.C. officials will hire around 215 community members to monitor children on their school commutes, in hope that it will prevent conflict from becoming violent.
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U.S. Judge Keeps Trial for Former Lieutenant to Gadhafi on Hold Due to Libyan Elections
Khalifa Hifter, a presidential candidate, is facing three civil lawsuits alleging that he was responsible for the torture and deaths of political adversaries.
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Ryan Rogers murder: Suspected killer's apparent YouTube page reveals troubled past
A disturbing and bizarre YouTube Channel attributed to Semmie Williams, the 39-year-old “homeless drifter” accused in the seemingly random stabbing death of 14-year-old Ryan Rogers of Palm Beach Gardens, appears to showcase the suspect’s severe paranoia and mental health issues.
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Congress Spends $1.6 Billion to Subsidize Cartels' Labor Smuggling in U.S.
Congress has voted to spend $1.6 billion to help cartels deliver children and job-seeking youths to cities and towns around the United States.
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Coronavirus FAQ: Help me with omicron vocab. What's immune evasion? Epistasis?
The emergence of this new variant of concern has brought a new vocabulary into daily news reports. We asked experts to help define the terms you're being bombarded with.
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