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Groaning, Waiting, Hoping: How to Live in a Fallen, Fragile World | Desiring God
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A late verdant spring is at this moment giving way to a lush early summer in Minnesota, the state where I have sojourned these nearly 55 years. Walking outside on a fair morning, when the brilliant new variegated greens of the trees and grasses are bursting with life, when a gorgeous spectrum of colorful, fragrant […]

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Trump voters wanted this all along — now the trolling has turned to real-world violence | Salon.com
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Eager to get home to South Philadelphia before curfew — about an hour’s walk — I left Monday’s Black Lives Matter protest a few minutes before the police decided to tear-gas the peaceful crowd. The videos of the incident are terrifying — people desperately trying to scramble away from the painful gas, but trapped in the cloud by […]

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Covid-19: 15-year-old student from St Anthony’s Canossian Secondary among confirmed cases on June 13 – Mothership.SG – News from Singapore, Asia and around the world
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The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed 347 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday (June 13). This brings the total number of cases in Singapore to 40,197. The majority of the reported infections are work permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories. Community cases Among the confirmed cases, there are five in the community. Of the […]

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S’pore to start first human trial for drug to treat Covid-19 – Mothership.SG – News from Singapore, Asia and around the world
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Singapore is starting its first human trial for a drug to treat Covid-19. A total of 23 healthy volunteers here have been selected to join a clinical safety trial for an antibody drug that is could potentially be a viable treatment for Covid-19 patients. The Phase 1 clinical safety trial will start next week and […]

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‘Daddy changed the world’: George Floyd’s daughter, 6, remembers dad
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2,500 rare texts from Islamic world to go online for free | Books | The Guardian
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More than 2,500 rare manuscripts and books from the Islamic world covering a period of more than a thousand years are to be made freely available online. The National Library of Israel (NLI) in Jerusalem has digitised its world-class collection of items in Arabic, Persian, and Turkish, dating from the ninth to the 20th centuries, including […]

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We Are Witnessing an Uprising Against a World Built on Anti-Blackness
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How we understand the current uprising in the wake of multiple police killings is critical. It is not only a protest. If we are fortunate, it stays an uprising — against a whole system built on anti-Blackness. This is not about a few “bad apples,” but an entire institution that has a monopoly on the […]

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How ‘white fragility’ reinforces racism – video explainer | World news | The Guardian
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Robin DiAngelo’s bestselling book White Fragility has provoked an uncomfortable but vital conversation about what it means to be white. As protests organised by the Black Lives Matter movement continue around the world, she explains why white people should stop avoiding conversations about race because of their own discomfort, and how ‘white fragility’ plays a key role […]

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