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8.23.2020

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'We didn't learn enough or some people have forgotten.'
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A Kind of Blueprint
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'Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj' spoke truth to power — and told our side of the story
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How Comedian Nigel Ng Became the Internet’s Favorite Asian Uncle
Comedian Nigel Ng's YouTube video as "Uncle Roger," in which he hilariously mocks a now-infamous cooking demonstration of a BBC presenter preparing fried rice, made him an internet sensation.