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When the pandemic shut down the U.S. last year, the beauty service industry took a big hit. And though many salons reopened in some capacity last summer, a lot of customers did not feel safe going back to their stylists for cuts or color.

The first time sociologist Mary de Young heard about QAnon, she thought: "Here we go again."

De Young spent her career studying moral panics — specifically, what became known as the "Satanic Panic" of the 1980s, when false accusations of the abuse of children in satanic rituals spread across the United States.

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This afternoon the family and friends of Andrew Brown Jr. gathered for his funeral in Elizabeth City, N.C.

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Earlier this week, the white police officer involved in the killing of an unarmed Black man was convicted in a Minneapolis courtroom.

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