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Slow News with Sigrid
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Slow News with Sigrid - Water on Mars, the Oscars, and more

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Sigrid presents a range of topics currently in the news, including Covid-19, the crisis at the Mexican border, spring break, water on Mars, and the Oscars.

Slow News with Sigrid - Ingenuity Makes History on Mars

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History was made on Mars when the small robotic helicopter called "Ingenuity" took its first flight from the surface of the Red Planet.

Slow News with Sigrid - News from the Animal Kingdom

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This Yabla news broadcast features stories about two different kinds of animals, one enormous and one tiny. Sometimes we can predict how animals will behave, and sometimes not.

Slow News with Sigrid - The 2020 Olympics

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Yabla brings you a special report about the 2020 Olympics, which are still scheduled to happen in Tokyo this summer. But can they really still go forward under the current circumstances?

Slow News with Sigrid - A New Holiday for Americans - Part 1

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It's rare to establish a new holiday, but this year it happened: Juneteenth is now officially observed in the United States. What is Juneteenth and what does is commemorate? Learn about it in this video.

Slow News with Sigrid - A New Holiday for Americans - Part 2

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Freedom for the slaves should have come in 1863 with the Emancipation Proclamation, but it wasn't actually abolished until 1865.

Slow News with Sigrid - Spelling Competition and Chicago's climate trouble

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Aimed at learners, Sigrid's slow news covers the United States national spelling bee and some climate change concerns in the Chicago area.

Slow News with Sigrid - Pregnant Orcas

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In the Pacific Northwest, three orcas are pregnant. How do we know that and why is it important?

Slow News with Sigrid - Ida hits New York City

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Hurricane Ida was a very powerful hurricane that took New York City by surprise in 2021. Hurricanes are extreme tropical storms that can make their way north and do lots of damage to the coastal areas of North America.

Slow News with Sigrid - Pizza: the dollar slice

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We tend to associate pizza with Italian culture, but it actually has a long history in the United States. However, its reputation as a cheap meal option may be changing.

Slow News with Sigrid - Bike Share in NYC

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In cities like New York, bike sharing has become more and more popular, and indeed, NYC has the largest bike share network in the country. What are the advantages of bike sharing?

Slow News with Sigrid - Alternative transportation

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There are plenty of ways to get around a city. How do you like to get around? This video focuses on getting around on a bike, and is intended for beginners.

Slow News with Sigrid - Lunar soil, NATO, and Eurovision

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Here is some news about lunar soil, NATO membership, and the Eurovision Song Contest.

Slow News with Sigrid - Second Amendment in Crisis - Part 1

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The second amendment to the U.S. Constitution has to do with the right to bear arms. Whether there should be restrictions or not is a current point of contention between Republicans and Democrats.

Slow News with Sigrid - Second Amendment in Crisis - Part 2

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There has been a lot of attention on the second amendment and on gun safety. This is because there have been so many mass shootings in the United States, and in fact, two very big ones happened just a week apart. As Sigrid states, this is a very upsetting topic.

Slow News with Sigrid - Second Amendment in Crisis - Part 3

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Following the mass shootings in Buffalo, New York and Uvalde, Texas, people spoke out. One of these people was a famous actor who went to Washington to give a speech.

Slow News with Sigrid - Second Amendment in Crisis - Part 4

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Pressure from celebrities in combination with organized peaceful protests and marches can sometimes work to effectuate change. It's always worth a try when the cause is just.

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