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Google Employees Call Black Scientist's Ouster 'Unprecedented Research Censorship'

The firing of a leading researcher on the ethics of artificial intelligence is reigniting debate over Google's treatment of employees who speak out, particularly women and people of color.

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Majority Of Muslims Voted For Biden, But Trump Got More Support Than He Did In 2016

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Rebirth A Forest Mighty Black
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Elvis Presley receives a polio vaccine in New York City in 1956 in an effort to inspire public confidence in the vaccine. The Ad Council says it will be recruiting trusted influencers for its campaign around the coronavirus vaccine. AP hide caption

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And Now For An Important Message: Convincing You To Get The Coronavirus Vaccine

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Farmers protest Thursday on a highway at the Delhi-Haryana state border in India. They have descended upon the borders of New Delhi to protest new farming laws that they say will open them to corporate exploitation. Manish Swarup/AP hide caption

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Crowds Of Indian Farmers Gather For Days To Protest New Agriculture Laws

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Muy Tranquilo Gramatik

Environmentalists warn that exploratory drilling, like that set to begin later this month, can be as or more dangerous than actual extraction. Arvind Vallabh/Getty Images hide caption

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Offshore Drilling Set To Begin Off Florida Alarms Environmentalists

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Mumma Don't Tell Leifur James
Babylon of the Occident The Shanghai Restoration Project
Woof, Pt. 1 Panthurr
Breeze Mitch Murder
IshOnSax Hidden Spheres
Apollo's Mood The Olympians

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Google Employees Call Black Scientist's Ouster 'Unprecedented Research Censorship'

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President Trump, seen at a Nov. 1 rally in Rome, Ga., will return to the state to campaign for Republicans in Senate runoffs as he seriously considers another bid for the White House. Other possible 2024 GOP candidates have campaigned in Georgia recently. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Georgia Senate Runoffs Lure Possible 2024 GOP Hopefuls, Including Trump

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Lacrymae Melodium
Okay Holy Ghost!

Wilson County Commissioner Andy Miller says Dr. McKenney created a storm when she criticized President Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Jim McLean/KCUR hide caption

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Public Health Workers In Kansas Walk Away Over Pressure From Pandemic Politics

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perpetual light Hirola
Want Something Done (Instrumental) Oddisee
Turn Around Sola Rosa & Iva Lamkum

Four nights onstage in Berlin in 2018 are the subject of Nils Frahm's new concert film and soundtrack album, Tripping With Nils Frahm. Thomas Lallier/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Tripping With Nils Frahm': 4 Sweaty Berlin Nights Captured Onscreen

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Behind the Mask Yellow Magic Orchestra

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