November 30, 2022

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Miscellaneous

Book Ban Efforts Surging in 2022, US Library Association Says

The wave of attempted book banning and restrictions continues to intensify, the American Library Association reported Friday. Numbers for 2022 already approach last year’s totals, which were the highest in decades. “I’ve never seen anything like this,” says Deborah Caldwell-Stone, director of the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom. “It’s both the number of challenges and […]

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New Atlas of Bird Migration Shows Extraordinary Journeys.

A bay-breasted warbler weighs about the same as four pennies, but twice a year makes an extraordinary journey. The tiny songbird flies nearly 4,000 miles (6,437 kilometers) between Canada’s spruce forests and its wintering grounds in northern South America. “Migratory birds are these little globetrotters,” said Jill Deppe, the senior director of the migratory bird […]

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At least 60 Vietnamese escape from a casino in Cambodia

A group of 60 Vietnamese fled from a casino in Bavet city, in Cambodia’s Svay Rieng province on Saturday. Another four were caught by the casino’s guards, Vietnam’s state-controlled media reported, citing the Vietnamese Embassy in Cambodia. On Saturday afternoon, a video clip spread on social media showing dozens of Vietnamese workers fleeing in the […]

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