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GIST March 14 webchat: Advice for startups in developing markets

On March 14, talk with Habib Haddad, managing director for the MIT Media Lab's E14 fund, and Elmira Bayrasli, co-founder of Foreign Policy Interrupted.
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Africa’s first Google coding champ is self-taught

Nji Collins Gbah, a 17-year-old Cameroonian who taught himself to code, is the first African student to win the grand prize in Google’s Code-in competition.
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Trump and Japan’s Abe affirm ‘very crucial alliance’

President Trump and first lady Melania welcomed Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife, Akie, to Florida over the weekend.
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The debate over the Confederate flag

More than 150 years after the end of the U.S. Civil War, the flag of the Confederate army of the South remains a source of controversy in America.
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Trump’s defense secretary: U.S. stands with South Korea and Japan

In his first trip as defense secretary, Jim Mattis underscores the U.S. commitment to Japan and South Korea and aims to strengthen mutual cooperation.
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Trump names Supreme Court nominee: Who is he and what happens...

President Trump has nominated Neil Gorsuch to be a U.S. Supreme Court justice. He's an experienced federal judge from Colorado. What happens next?
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Guy Raz, host of NPR’s ‘How I Built This,’ on entrepreneurship

Guy Raz is the host of the podcast “How I Built This,” where he interviews entrepreneurs, innovators and executives from all over the world.
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Team USA wins Bocuse d’Or cooking competition

For the first time, an American team has won gold at the Bocuse d'Or, considered the cooking world’s equivalent of the Olympics.
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The new face of U.S. currency: An African-American ‘Lady Liberty’

For the first time in the history of U.S. currency, the United States will make a coin featuring Lady Liberty as an African-American woman.