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      Beijing Olympics: What is 'sportswashing'?
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      Beijing Olympics: What is 'sportswashing'?

      By The Sports Desk

      In most Olympic years, media focus shifts to the athletes and competition in the days preceding the event. But with the 2022 Beijing Olympics about a week away, "sportswashing" — when a country uses sports to obscure its poor human rights record — has gained increasing attention. Read more about what it means, where it's happening and how athletes are responding to the human rights policies where they're playing.

      Why did a Tennessee school board ban a book about the Holocaust?
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      Why did a Tennessee school board ban a book about the Holocaust?

      "Maus" is a seminal graphic novel published 30 years ago and the only one to have won the Pulitzer Prize. It was inspired by cartoonist Art Spiegelman's parents, and tells the story of the Holocaust and the experiences of its survivors in unflinching detail. The McMinn County School Board in Tennessee has now banned the book citing "nudity" and "inappropriate language." Here's what to know, and how Spiegelman and others are responding.