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Fact-checking the new Harriet Tubman movie

CLOSE “Harriet” tells the extraordinary tale of Tubman’s daring escape from slavery and missions to liberate slaves through the Underground Railroad. Focus Features You haven’t seen Harriet Tubman like this. In the new film “Harriet,” in theaters Friday, expect a young, fiery depiction of the American icon, who escaped slavery only to return to the South […]

Chile cancels climate and Apec summits amid mass protests

Image copyright EPA Image caption Sebastián Piñera, centre, said his government needed to concentrate on “re-establishing public order” Chile has pulled out of hosting two major international summits, including a UN climate change conference, as anti-government protests continue. President Sebastián Piñera said the decision had caused him “pain” but his government needed “to prioritise re-establishing […]

Greta Thunberg Rejects Major Environmental Award : NPR

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg has declined a major environmental prize, saying that the “climate movement does not need any more awards.” Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AP hide caption toggle caption Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AP Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg has declined a major environmental prize, saying that the “climate movement does not need any more awards.” Eduardo […]

How Kanye West’s ‘Jesus is King’ embeds black gospel music in white evangelical theology

In “Jesus is King,” West attempts to combine a theology rooted in contemporary white evangelicalism with black gospel music, perhaps unaware that white evangelicalism has a tendency to celebrate black conversion while “editing out” black resistance. Despite his personal honesty and story of redemption, listening to the album will likely leave many black Christians wondering, […]

Former Juul executive sues over retaliation, claims company knowingly sold tainted pods

When e-cigarette market leader Juul removed its popular sweet flavors such as mango and creme from stores last year, co-founder Adam Bowen said publicly the company was willing to take a cut in sales to “do the right thing and prevent underage use.” The conversation at Juul’s San Francisco headquarters, though, was far different. “You […]

Facebook Suspends Russian-Backed Accounts For Meddling In Africa : NPR

Facebook said the influence campaigns targeting people in eight African countries were connected to a Russian businessman tied to meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images Facebook said the influence campaigns targeting people in eight African countries were connected to a […]

New Russian submarine tests intercontinental missile for first time | World news

Russia’s most advanced new nuclear-powered submarine has test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time, hitting a target thousands of miles away, the country’s defence ministry said. The missile, known as a Bulava, was launched from the Borei-class vessel while it was submerged in the White Sea off Russia’s north coast. The dummy payload […]