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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa responds to questions in Parliament Cape Town, South Africa, on Sept. 29, 2022, where he denied allegations of money laundering while being questioned over a scandal that threatens his position and the direction of Africa's most developed economy. Nardus Engelbrecht/AP hide caption

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South Africa's leader faces calls to resign over charges of cash stuffed in couches

The calls for South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to resign follow allegations that Ramaphosa tried to conceal the theft of a huge sum of cash stuffed into couches at his farm in 2020.

Jacob Wohl, pictured here surrounded by police officers at a 2020 protest in Washington D.C., is one of two right-wing activists who were behind a 2020 robocall scheme that targeted minority voters. Wohl will now face probation, fines and 500 hours of voter registration assistance for pleading guilty to telecommunications fraud. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images hide caption

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They ran a right-wing voter suppression scheme. Now they're sentenced to register voters

Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman robocalled roughly 85,000 voters across five states, falsely telling them that voting by mail would risk "giving your private information to the man."

In this photo illustration, the LastPass logo is reflected on the internal discs of a hard drive in 2017 in London. On Wednesday, the password service reported "unusual activity" within a third-party cloud storage service but said that customers' passwords remain safely encrypted. Leon Neal/Getty Images hide caption

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Major password manager LastPass suffered a breach — again

LastPass said an unauthorized party used information gained in an August breach to access customer information. But the company said customers' passwords remain safely encrypted.

Christian Pulisic of the United States attends a news conference before a training session at Al-Gharafa SC Stadium, in Doha, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. Ashley Landis/AP hide caption

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U.S. Soccer star Christian Pulisic mending, and hopes to play in Saturday's match

Pulisic suffered a pelvic injury when scoring the winning goal in the U.S. squad's game against Iran on Tuesday. The victory moved the U.S. team onto a knockout match against the Netherlands.

This photo from 2019 provided by the U.S. Air Force/Alaska National Guard photo shows how closely the village of Napakiak, Alaska is at risk of severe erosion by the nearby Kuskokwim River. Emily Farnsworth/AP hide caption

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3 tribes dealing with the toll of climate change get $75 million to relocate

The Biden administration gave $75 million in aid to the three communities in Alaska and Washington. Eight other Tribal communities received an additional $40 million.

The Google Doodle on Dec. 1 honors Jerry Lawson on what would have been his 82nd birthday. The engineer and entrepreneur created the technology that paved the way for modern gaming. Google/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Thursday's interactive Google Doodle honors Jerry Lawson, a pioneer of modern gaming

Jerry Lawson would have turned 82 on Dec. 1. Google is celebrating the late engineer with a Doodle on its homepage, made up of several interactive games that users can customize themselves.

Students from the Fontbonne Academy in Milton, Mass., make notes in the pews during a field trip to Old North Church in October. The high schoolers were the first to use Old North Church's new history curriculum, which teaches students about how the church and its early congregants profited from the work of slaves. Meg Woolhouse/GBH News hide caption

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A Boston church, a beacon of Revolutionary War freedom, grapples with its ties to slavery


Old North Church, known for the "one if by land, two if by sea" signal to Paul Revere, was built with the proceeds from enslaved labor.

EPA Administrator Michael Regan visited Jackson, Miss., several times in 2021 to evaluate water system needs and better understand the challenges the city was facing. Kobee Vance/MPB News hide caption

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The Justice Department sues Jackson, Miss., for water safety violations

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The Department of Justice is suing Jackson, Miss., for violations of the Clean Drinking Water Act and is seeking to revoke the city's control over its water systems. The city is already under two court orders for violating EPA water standards.

A participant holding a sign at a 2020 solidarity march in unity against the rise of antisemitism. The Anti-Defamation League reported that antisemitic incidents reached an all-time high in 2021. Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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How to address antisemitic rhetoric when you encounter it

Political leaders have criticized former President Donald Trump's dinner with Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, and Nick Fuentes, a Holocaust denier.

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