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Spotlight - Information - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

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USA

Audio and video sources can be factual, and can be used as evidence, but they can both be doctored, too. When we don't have the facts, we might have hearsay, but can we trust it?

Spotlight - Information - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

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USA

What's the difference between disinformation and misinformation? And what about misleading information? Find out in this video.

Slow News with Sigrid - Heating our homes View Series

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USA

What's the difference between "clean" and "dirty" energy? Sigrid reports on different kinds of energy and discusses trends in heating our homes.

Slow News with Sigrid - Wildfires, Justices, and Old Age View Series

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USA

It's been a stormy and fiery year in the United States, both weather-wise and in the government.

Slow News with Sigrid - A Tale of 2 Rivers View Series

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USA

Both the Mississippi River and the Colorado River have a huge impact on the lives of millions of Americans. While there have been severe droughts leading to a lack of drinking water, there have also been floods because of quickly melting snow.

Slow News with Sigrid - A Speech Goes Viral - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

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USA New York

In the last part of Jeffries' speech, he goes through the letters of the alphabet with pairs of words (with rather opposing qualities) in order to describe some principles of the Democratic Party. The speech is affectionately known as the ABCs of Democracy.

Slow News with Sigrid - A Speech Goes Viral - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

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USA New York

Sigrid focuses on three topics that Hakeem Jeffries discussed in his speech, and how he had fun with words while getting his point across. She explains some of the terms you might not be familiar with and presents the first segment of the speech.

Slow News with Sigrid - A Speech Goes Viral - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

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USA

When the U.S. Congress convened in January 2023, the gavel that had been held by the Democrats had to be handed over to the Republicans. This task fell to Hakeem Jeffries, who first gave a speech and had some fun with it, which is why we'd like to share it with you. But first a little background information.

Slow News with Sigrid - Word of the Year View Series

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USA

This is a special report about 2022's word of the year, which is "gaslighting." As with many new words, or old words with new usage, this word of the year has an interesting story. Sigrid fills us in.

Slow News with Sigrid - Climate Change and the Mississippi River - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

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USA

What happens when an important river like the Mississippi starts drying up because of lack of rain? We find out in this segment.

Slow News with Sigrid - Climate Change and the Mississippi River - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

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USA

The Mississippi River is one of the most important rivers in the world, but because of climate change, it is drying up at the moment, and that means trouble.

Slow News with Sigrid - Wild Horses - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

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USA

This story made the news because it is rather unusual and horse lovers will especially appreciate how important the story was for the protagonists. At the same time, the background story illustrates a problem in the western states of the US that has no easy solution.

Slow News with Sigrid - Wild Horses - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

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USA

The first part of this newscast provides some background information about wild horses in the United States. The population keeps growing, but is that a good thing or a bad thing? It depends on your point of view.

PBSNewsHour - United States announces legal pathway into country - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

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USA

There has been a mixed response to the new legal pathway that allows some Venezuelan migrants to enter the United States, while expediting the expulsion of others. Along with some praise and some criticism, there are calls for the new program to be extended to help migrants from other nearby nations.

PBSNewsHour - United States announces legal pathway into country - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

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USA

The Biden administration announced a plan to provide a legal pathway into the country for more than 20,000 Venezuelan migrants. At the same time, thousands of others who enter the U.S. illegally will be sent back to Mexico.

Slow News with Sigrid - Sweeping Biden Pardon View Series

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USA

One thing President Biden hopes to accomplish during his term in office is to pardon federal, non-violent offenders who have been convicted of possessing marijuana. Since the time many of these offenders were convicted and served their sentences, laws have changed, decriminalizing possession of marijuana in many states. This pardon hopes to right a wrong, although most offenders were convicted on a state level, where the President has no pardon power.

10 Downing Street - Rishi Sunak's first speech as U.K. Prime Minister - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

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United Kingdom

Rishi Sunak concludes his first speech made as a serving U.K. prime minister, outlining the priorities for his new government at a difficult moment in the country’s history.

10 Downing Street - Rishi Sunak's first speech as U.K. Prime Minister - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

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United Kingdom

Rishi Sunak arrives at 10 Downing Street for the first time as Prime Minister, and speaks to the people.

Slow News with Sigrid - October commemorations in the U.S. View Series

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USA

In addition to Columbus Day, two new October commemorative holidays were signed into law by President Joe Biden.

Slow News with Sigrid - Second Amendment in Crisis - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

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USA Northeast Texas

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.

Slow News with Sigrid - Second Amendment in Crisis - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

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USA

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 - Bike Share in NYC View Series

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USA

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 - Second Amendment in Crisis - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

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USA

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.

BBC News - California ‘crippling drought’ leads to strict water restrictions View Series

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United Kingdom, USA

Strict water restrictions come into force for millions of people in California as the US west coast continues to experience a crippling drought.

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