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March 10 - 16

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LA teachers warned to not share vacation pics as union seeks safe return to classrooms: report
UTLA teachers have been warned not to post vacation pictures on social media as the union continues to seek a safe return to in-person instruction amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report Monday.
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8 Right 92%
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US offers temporary legal residency to people from Myanmar
The Biden administration offered temporary legal residency Friday to people from Myanmar, where military leaders have overthrown the country’s elected government and are using deadly force against protesters.
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Distribution of 24 sources
Left 46% Center 41% 13%
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Biden Eyes First Major Tax Hike Since 1993 in Next Economic Plan
President Joe Biden is planning the first major federal tax hike since 1993 to help pay for the long-term economic program designed as a follow-up to his pandemic-relief bill, according to people familiar with the matter.
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21% 7 Right 72%
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Torture Complaint Filed In Moscow Against Vagner Mercenary Group
Three nongovernmental organizations based in France, Syria, and Russia have announced a legal case in Moscow against the Vagner Group, a Russian military contractor with indirect ties to the country's political elite, over the 2017 torture of a detainee in Syria.
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Left 59% 29% 12%
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Abbott Says Democrats Will Use Cocaine to Buy Votes
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) suggested on Sunday that H.R. 1, the sweeping election-reform bill recently passed by the House of Representatives, could eventually result in Democrats “using cocaine to buy votes,” the Daily Beast reports.Said Abbott: “It is a way to commit voter fraud and it cannot be allowed.”
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Left 83% 17%
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Private school says phrases like 'mom and dad' should be avoided
An inclusive language guide from Grace Church School in New York City states that "mom and dad" should be replaced with words like "grown-ups, folks, or family."
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20% Right 80%
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Highlighting discrepancies between the reporting on stories across different news outlets.

This week's story

Amazon removing books that frame LGBTQ issues as mental illness


What do the different news outlets focus on when reporting on this story?

NY Daily News · LEFT
Amazon no longer sells books that ‘frame LGBTQ identities as a mental illness’
c|net · CENTER
Amazon reportedly halts sale of books treating transgender identities as mental illnesses
Forbes · CENTER
Amazon Responds To Republican Sens. On Book Ban, Says Won’t Sell Books That Frame LGBTQ+ Identities As Mental Illness
Washington Free Beacon · RIGHT
Amazon Now Bans Books That Treat Gender Dysphoria as Mental Illness - Washington Free Beacon
The Blaze · RIGHT
Amazon bans sale of books that suggest transgenderism is linked to mental illness. You can still buy Adolf Hitler's 'Mein Kampf,' though.

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