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( Conservative Videos Can Now Be Shown to Kids in Florida Schools
Aug 10th 2023, 02:45

Source: ( Google News - HealthFlorida has become the first state to approve showing PragerU Kids videos to public school students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Despite Governor Ron DeSantis' assertions that Florida backs "education not indoctrination," conservative radio host Dennis Prager, the founder of PragerU, has said the content is meant to indoctrinate and showcase Judeo-Christian values. Some videos downplay slavery and question whether humans really cause...


( Malaysia Makes Owning an LGBTQ+ Swatch Punishable by 3 Years in Jail
Aug 10th 2023, 02:44

Source: ( Google News - HealthMalaysia's government said Thursday that all Swatch products containing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer elements—including watches, wrappers and boxes—were banned, warning that anyone found with one could be jailed up to three years. The ban was published in the Federal Gazette—making it official—as part of a law that includes distribution and possession, citing concerns that such products were detrimental to the nation's morality.


( Depression, Anxiety Don't Raise Risk of Cancer, Study Suggests
Aug 10th 2023, 02:43

Source: ( United Press International - Health NewsA large new study challenges the long-held idea that depression makes people more vulnerable to cancer, finding no association between the mental health condition and most types of cancer. The study, of more than 300,000 adults, found that neither depression nor chronic anxiety were linked to increased odds of developing cancer in the coming years. And when researchers looked at specific types of cancer, the findings were largely the same.


( Paper Exams, Chatbot Bans: Colleges Try to "ChatGPT-Proof" Assignments
Aug 10th 2023, 02:42

Source: ( ABC News - Science and TechnologyWhen philosophy professor Darren Hick came across another case of cheating in his classroom at Furman University last semester, he posted an update to his followers on social media: "Aaaaand, I've caught my second ChatGPT plagiarist." Friends and colleagues responded, some with wide-eyed emojis. Others expressed surprise. "Only 2?! I've caught dozens," said Timothy Main, a writing professor at Conestoga College in Canada. "We're in full-on...


( Armenians Face Genocide in Azerbaijan, ICC Prosecutor Warns
Aug 10th 2023, 02:40

Source: ( ABC News - InternationalThe former chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court warned that Azerbaijan is preparing genocide against ethnic Armenians in its Nagorno-Karabakh region and called for the U.N. Security Council to bring the matter before the international tribunal. A report issued Tuesday said Azerbaijan's blockade of the only road leading from Armenia to Nagorno-Karabakh impedes food, medical supplies, and other essentials to the region of about...


( Uganda President Defiant After World Bank Loans Halted Over LGBT Law
Aug 10th 2023, 02:37

Source: ( U.S. News and World ReportUganda's President Yoweri Museveni on Thursday denounced the World Bank's decision to suspend new funding in response to a harsh anti-LGBTQ law and vowed to find alternative sources of credit. The country would have to revise its budget to absorb the move's potential impact, a junior finance minister said. The World Bank said on Tuesday that the law, which imposes the death penalty for certain same-sex acts, contradicted its values.


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