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Analysis: This Black woman judge laid the groundwork for those who would follow

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'Sad': Fox commentators go off on Biden's pledge to nominate Black woman for court

CNN's Nia-Malika Henderson reacts to some conservative commentators blasting President Biden's plan to pick a Black woman for the Supreme Court.

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A number of Republicans say the nominee's history-making credentials -- being an African American woman -- are not enough to sway them

• What Sinema and Manchin could mean for Biden's SCOTUS pick • Here's who Biden may pick to replace Breyer • Analysis: No, Biden isn't nominating Harris to SCOTUS

Mashable

TikTok is adding new features to fight antisemitism

TikTok is introducing several new permanent features designed to combat Holocaust misinformation and antisemitism, with the announcement coinciding with Holocaust Rememberance Day on Thursday. 

Developed in partnership with the World Jewish Congress (WJC) and UNESCO, TikTok noted the new features are part of the commitment it made to fight antisemitism last year.

"We condemn antisemitism in all its forms and deploy a combination of technologies and moderation teams to remove antisemitic...

The Verge

Sean Hollister

Power tool companies have discovered USB-C — and DeWalt’s two-way charger sounds awesome

Power tool batteries are some of the densest lithium-ion packs lying around your house (or construction site), but they rarely play nice with the kind of chargers and batteries that top up your laptop, phone and PC. That might be about to change — Ryobi and DeWalt are testing the waters with USB-C powered battery options, and one of them looks seriously neat.

It’s easy to argue that Ryobi has taken the idea the furthest; as Gizmodo reports today, it’s the first major...

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Millions of routine vaccinations have been missed amid the Covid-19 pandemic

Millions of people in the United States are behind on their Covid-19 vaccinations, and millions more have missed other routine vaccinations throughout the pandemic.

Fast Company

Rachel Kim Raczka

Eight ethical jewelry brands that will delight your Valentine—without hurting the planet

These pieces from AUrate, Cuyana, Tini Lux and more are environmentally friendly and ethically sourced.

In a sea of direct-to-consumer jewelry brands, there are plenty of affordable options for finding a stylish, thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift. But before you go clicking around for the most affordable gold vermeil gift you can find, consider that materials such as gemstones, gold, and other precious metals can have a heavy toll on both the human workers who retrieve them, as well as the...

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On The Road To WrestleMania 38, Here's 38 Celebs That Have Been In WWE

Did Jon Stewart just do that!?

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These Brave Women Are Sharing Their Stories Of Being Love Bombed, And It's Sparking An Important Conversation

"When he apologized, I could tell he was expecting sympathy vs. actual forgiveness."

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40 Things You Deserve To Own If You Don’t Already

These pull-on Levi's jeans are about to become your WFH uniform.

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S.C. projected No. 1 in women's top-16 reveal

South Carolina is the overall No. 1 seed according to the NCAA women's selection committee's first "reveal" of the top 16 seeds, which was released Thursday.

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1st-time All-Stars Morant, Wiggins picked to start

LeBron James, Nikola Jokic, Andrew Wiggins, Steph Curry and Ja Morant were picked as All-Star Game starters from the West. Starters from the East player pool will be Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid, DeMar DeRozan and Trae Young.

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Scientist explains how they're creating a universal Covid vaccine

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks to scientists at the Duke Human Vaccine Institute who are working to create a universal vaccine against all variants of the coronavirus.

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A universal vaccine could be the future of the coronavirus fight

Scientists are working to develop a "pan-coronavirus" vaccine -- one that offers protection against multiple variants of the coronavirus that causes Covid-19.

Mashable

'The Afterparty' is a must-watch whodunit for movie nerds

Watching The Afterparty is like a game of "spot the reference" built around an ensemble of the greatest young comedic minds of this moment.

Apple TV+'s murder-mystery series forms a veritable Voltron of comedy stars made up of Tiffany Haddish, Sam Richardson, Ben Schwartz, Ilana Glazer, John Early, Ike Barinholtz, Tiya Sircar, Jamie Demetriou, and Dave Franco. Beyond being hilarious, The Afterparty offers a novel structure that mixes Hollywood blockbuster sensibilities with the "Rashomon...

The Verge

Mitchell Clark

NLRB alleges Amazon broke the law with anti-labor action in New York

The Amazon Labor Union recently announced it would be holding an election. | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a complaint against Amazon, alleging that the company illegally threatened, surveilled, and interrogated workers who were trying to start a union at its Staten Island, New York facilities. The company also reportedly hired a union avoidance consultant who told workers that the union organizers were “thugs,”...

The Verge

Mitchell Clark

Major airlines shrugged off 5G fiasco, but small regional carriers still face turbulence

“About 53% of the regional fleet” is facing restrictions. | Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images

In the lead-up to AT&T and Verizon’s rollout of their upgraded 5G C-band equipment, it seemed like the sky was falling.

For years, the Federal Aviation Administration and airline organizations had voiced concerns that the upgraded cellular tech could interfere with vital safety equipment on planes, while the FCC and carriers insisted it was safe, pointing to...

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