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Netflix says it needs more Latinx programming after an internal diversity audit

February 26, 2021

Netflix has made progress adding diverse content created by and starring women, Black and Asian people on its platform in recent years, but the streaming service and film studio hasn't had the same success yet with increasing Latinx representation, according to a new study it commissioned.

Covid-19 cases discovered on one US Navy ship in Middle East, suspected cases on a second

February 26, 2021

About a dozen sailors and Marines onboard the USS San Diego tested positive for Covid-19 while the ship was deployed to the Middle East, the Navy said in a statement Thursday.

Birkenstock sold to group backed by Europe's richest man

February 26, 2021

German footwear brand Birkenstock is selling a majority stake to L Catterton, a private equity firm backed by Bernard Arnault's LVMH.

India exits recession but rapid growth is still a long way off

February 26, 2021

India's economy is out of recession but still a long way from returning to rates of growth seen before the pandemic.

House vote key first step for Democrats' stimulus plans

February 26, 2021

Not even halfway through President Joe Biden's first 100 days in office and the House of Representatives is on track Friday to pass his $1.9 trillion relief bill.

A middle schooler was insecure about his haircut. So his principal fixed it himself instead of disciplining the boy for wearing a hat

February 26, 2021

We've all had at least one bad haircut in our lifetimes, and chances are, we remember how that bad haircut made us feel.

Caster Semenya appeals to European Court of Human Rights over testosterone limit

February 26, 2021

Caster Semenya, the South African Olympic champion runner, has appealed to the European Court of Human Rights to end "discriminatory" testosterone limits imposed on female athletes.

Victims of unemployment benefits fraud getting tax bills -- and headaches

February 26, 2021

Theodore Taylor was pretty surprised when he received a tax document recently from Ohio's unemployment agency showing that he had been paid $1,300 in benefits last year.

The rising e-waste crisis is being reckoned with in Rwanda, one gadget at a time

February 26, 2021

Amidst a global trend of tech purchases in 2020 due to the pandemic, Africa continues to grapple with the issue of imported electronic waste. In Rwanda, a focus on sustainability at Enviroserve, the country's first e-waste recycling plant, is beginning to pay off.

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