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Amazon Bungles Its Launch in Sweden

November 16, 2020

Amazon’s launch of a Swedish retail site, its first in a Nordic country, has caused embarrassment at the e-commerce company after a series of errors led to confusing, nonsensical, and…

In Many Asian Languages, ‘LGBTQ’ Doesn’t Translate

November 16, 2020

The struggle to find the right vocabulary to describe same-sex attraction or nonbinary identities is shared by many Americans whose families speak Asian or Middle Eastern languages at home. Many…

How Advocates Connected Spanish Speakers to Health Care During the Pandemic

November 16, 2020

Advocates in the New Orleans area are helping the city’s Spanish-speaking population surmount barriers to access health care during the pandemic. “The pandemic exacerbated the social and logistical barriers the…

Iraqis Who Served Alongside U.S. Military Fear Retaliation from Iran’s Allies in Iraq

November 16, 2020

Iraqi interpreters who worked closely with the U.S. military in their country have grown increasingly alarmed that they could be targeted for attack, fearing their personal identifying information has been…

Cherokee Nation Supports Durbin Feeling Native American Language Act

November 16, 2020

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. announced his support of the Durbin Feeling Native American Language Act of 2020, a bipartisan measure proposed by Senators Tom Udall and Lisa…

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