With in-person campaigning limited, Kamala Harris rallies Black NC voters virtually

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Black voters historically make up a huge voting bloc for the Democratic Party, and the Biden campaign is working to further motivate the key demographic even as it limits in-person events due to the coronavirus pandemicWith voting underway in North Carolina, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, along with the Congressional Black Caucus PAC, hosted a virtual rally focused on the state Friday night. The event commemorated Friday’s inaugural National Black Voter Day, a day created by the National Urban League, BET, and many civil rights organization...

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Future foods: Vegan cheese, lab-grown meat, and jellyfish salad

In the first section of our future of food feature, we look at some of the adjusted, alternative, and entirely new foods which could become the mainstays of tomorrow’s mealtimes.

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Thanks a lot, Donald, but I don't want to be 'cherished'

Many will be aware of US Republican hopeful Donald Trump’s faux pas, seemingly alluding to Fox News host Megyn Kelly’s menstrual cycle (“blood coming out of her, wherever”) being responsible for her forceful line of questioning. Now Trump is denying everything (“You almost have to be sick to put that together”), pointing out that he’s hired “killer” female executives (In fairness, he had one helping him on The US Apprentice). Shame, then, that Trump spoiled it by saying : “I cherish women. I want to help them.” Excuse me while I drop into a curtsey. Thank you, kind sir!

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Copenhagen zoo continues to cull animals: 'necessary part of keeping a healthy population'

Even the first sunshine of spring is not enough to prevent the lion enclosure at Copenhagen zoo from looking forlorn. One female lion lounges on a branch basking in the rays, while the other lolls on the dusty ground beneath her. Otherwise the pen is empty.

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Newborns may be more cognitively developed than we think

Angela Saini, The Observer

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Pardoning Alan Turing is a pointless exercise

Ben Summerskill, The Observer

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Snowden spy squabble deepens as U.S. is accused of hacking China

Edward Snowden, the former CIA technician who blew the whistle on global surveillance operations, has opened a new front against the US authorities, claiming they hacked into Chinese mobile phone companies to access millions of private text messages.

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Farmers turn to bumblebees to save strawberry crops

By Damian Carrington, The Observer

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Egyptians seize pyramid sites for use as cemeteries

By Patrick Kingsley, The Observer

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