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GOP businesswoman Lauren Boebert, running for Congress in Colorado's 3rd District, stopped by her campaign headquarters, and Shooter's, the restaurant she owns in Rifle, on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. Campaign volunteers looked at the offices. Hart Van Denburg/CPR hide caption

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Rep. Boebert apologizes for joking that a Muslim member of Congress is a terrorist

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The Western Slope Republican apparently told the anecdote about Rep. Ilhan Omar at an event with supporters over the holiday break.

Author Arthur Levine says he "really wanted to add ... a mythological hero that Jews could call their own, hence Nate Gadol." Reproduced by permission of the publisher/Candlewick Press, Somerville, Mass. hide caption

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Hanukkah isn't Jewish Christmas. Here's the story of the holiday and why we celebrate

Jewish families haven't always given presents on Hanukkah — it only dates to the 1880s. Arthur Levine's kids' book The Hanukkah Magic of Nate Gadol imagines a fanciful origin for the tradition.

Hanukkah isn't Jewish Christmas. Here's the story of the holiday and why we celebrate

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Actor Jussie Smollett, center, arriving at Leighton Criminal Court in Chicago in July. at the Building on July 14, 2021, in Chicago. Stacey Wescott/Tribune News Service via Getty Images hide caption

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Jury selection begins in Jussie Smollett's criminal trial

The former Empire actor is accused of lying to Chicago police about being the purported victim of a hate crime in Jan. 2019. He is charged with six counts of felony disorderly conduct.

Jury selection begins today in Jussie Smollett criminal trial

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Sweden's first female leader quit last week after a few hours. She was just reelected

Magdalena Andersson, a former finance minister who leads the Social Democratic Party, won her second election in less than a week. She will officially take office on Tuesday.

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Why do so many companies want their employees back in person? It's not about productivity

The working world looks a lot different today than it did nearly two years ago, when the pandemic sent many office staff to work from home. Anne Helen Peterson and Charlie Warzel take a look at what work — and our relationship to it — will look like going forward in their new book, Out of Office.

'Out of Office' considers 'why' companies want to bring back remote employees

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Merriam-Webster's 2021 word of the year is, of course, 'vaccine'

Searches for the word were up more than 600% from last year. In its announcement, Merriam-Webster noted that "vaccine" has come to represent much more than medicine.

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Congress returns to tight deadlines on government funding, Biden's agenda and more

Lawmakers return from the Thanksgiving holiday break with a pile up of critical legislation — bills to fund the government, avoid a default on the nation's credit limit and a $2 T spending bill.

Congress returns to tight deadlines on government funding, Biden's agenda and more

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Despite voter-approved anti-gerrymandering reforms, Ohio Republicans draw a lopsided map

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Ohio's new congressional map favors Republicans 13 to 2. Voting rights advocates say it's a violation of redistricting rules voters put in place in 2018. One group has already filed a legal challenge.

Despite voter-approved anti-gerrymandering reforms, Ohio GOP still draws lopsided map

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Honored onscreen and in sound, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, a messenger whose time is now

Beverly Glenn-Copeland is the subject of a recent documentary and a forthcoming tribute album, both paying homage to his artistry and his status as a Black trans elder.

Honored onscreen and in sound, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, a messenger whose time is now

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(from left) Kevin Dedner founded Hurdle, a mental health startup that pairs patients with therapists. Ashlee Wisdom's company, Health in Her Hue, connects women of color with culturally sensitive medical providers. Nathan Pelzer's Clinify Health analyzes data to help doctors identify at-risk patients in underserved areas. Erica Plybeah's firm, MedHaul, arranges transport to medical appointments. Kevin Dedner; Kolin Mendez Photography; Aaron Gang Photography; Starboard & Port Creative hide caption

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How Black tech entrepreneurs are tackling health care's race gap

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Determined to improve the way doctors connect with their patients, a new wave of innovators are using technology to match people of color with culturally competent professionals.

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