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The long story of corruption in Afghanistan (The Washington Post)
by Ali A. Olomi
The current crisis in Afghanistan has roots that go back to a time long before the 9/11 attacks. Foreign powers and local officials have been conspiring against the interest of regular Afghans for a century and a half.

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How to confuse a Tesla (Slate)
by Aaron Mak
Why do Tesla cars keep hitting firetrucks and police cars? It has to do with neural networks’ trouble with deciphering certain images and drivers’ excessive trust in a car that can’t really drive itself.

Where did those long legs come from? (NPR)
by Bill Chappell
Daddy longlegs use their legs for much more than walking. But how did they get limbs like that in the first place? Scientists figured it out by looking at their genome—and creating a lab-grown daddy shortlegs.

Teaching Tut on TikTok (The Root)
by Rachel Pilgrim
TIkTok users are teaching each other Tut, a secret language used by enslaved Black Americans. But not everyone is happy to see it get widespread attention.

How nursing homes recover from trauma (The Conversation)
by Nancy Kusmaul
The pandemic has been tough on the mental health of nursing home residents and staff. For many, the effects are exacerbated by other bad experiences earlier in life. How can trauma-informed care help?

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