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How to Find and Support Local Black-Owned Businesses
Lifehacker.com

Supporting Black businesses can be difficult if you don’t know where to look. Thankfully, several apps have set out to correct that, making it easier to find both common and unique items you need—all provided by Black business owners. Read more...

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Stardew Valley’s big local co-op update has come to consoles
The Verge

Stardew Valley’s 1.5 update is now available on Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch, after being released for PC in December. It contains a new split-screen co-op mode, as well as a new location and more.

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Its Borders Shut, New Zealand Prods Local Tourists to ‘Do Something New’
New York Times

A viral ad campaign urges New Zealanders to find new ways to look at their own backyard — and to stop posting hot-tub vacation photos.

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UK will investigate Uber’s plan to buy British rival Autocab
Engadget

In August 2020, Uber announced that it would buy a British company that had positioned itself as the taxi industry’s answer to ride-hailing. Today, the UK’s competition regulator said that it would examine the proposed deal and its impact upon the commercial …

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Barry Lewis, Beloved Guide to New York City, Dies at 75
New York Times

His walking tours of the city’s neighborhoods made Mr. Lewis, an architectural historian, a local celebrity with a star spot on a PBS series.

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Ruth Dayan, Who Built an Israeli Fashion Brand, Dies at 103
New York Times

Fusing social activism with style, she helped Jewish immigrants and local Arabs sell traditional crafts, leading to the formation of a fashion house.

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Ahead of the Australian Open, 2 Wild Weeks of Practice
New York Times

The organizers of the Australian Open promised local residents that the tournament would not set off a coronavirus outbreak. Making good on that promise is very complex.

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England facing heavy defeat after Ashwin century
BBC News

A century from local hero Ravichandran Ashwin heaps misery on England in the second Test against India in Chennai.

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Covid-19 pandemic: New Zealand's biggest city ordered into lockdown
BBC News

The move comes after three new local cases of Covid-19 were reported in Auckland.

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In pictures: Joy for Dutch as canals freeze over
BBC News

People in the Netherlands are making the most of wintry weather that has frozen local waterways.