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Green River Covered Bridge in Guilford, Vermont. Photo John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images

Vermont is recognizing its African American history with a new historical marker honoring poet Lucy Terry Prince, the Associated Press reports.

Why it matters: Prince wrote “Bars Fight", which is thought to be the oldest known poem by an African American in the United States.

The big picture: The new marker was unveiled this week at the Interstate 91 welcome center in Guilford, Vermont, where Prince lived with her husband in the late 1700s.

  • The marker states that Prince was stolen from Africa as a child and enslaved in Deerfield, Massachusetts.
  • Prince became free after she married Abijah Prince in 1756, later settling on 100 acres in Guilford in 1769.

Details: "Bars Fight" recounts the 1746 attack on Deerfield settlers, per the AP.

  • The poem “endured in oral tradition for over 100 years before appearing on the front page of the Springfield Daily Republican in 1854,” according to the historical marker.

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Updated Oct 25, 2021 - World

Saudi dissident claims MBS said he could get "poison ring" to kill king

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attending the Saudi Green Initiative Forum, via video link, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday. Photo: Royal Court of Saudi Arabia/Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

A former senior Saudi intelligence official who worked with the U.S. on counterterrorism alleged to "60 Minutes" in an interview broadcast Sunday that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman discussed in 2014 killing the kingdom's then-monarch.

Why it matters: The claim by the exiled Saad al-Jabri, whom Saudi authorities describe as "a discredited former government official," that the crown prince, known as "MBS," allegedly said he could obtain a "ring from Russia" to carry out the attack, is one of several serious but unproven allegations he made on the CBS show.

Biden administration makes first move on data privacy

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

The Biden administration is launching its first big effort on privacy policy by looking at how data privacy issues affect civil rights.

Why it matters: An administration perspective on privacy policy could be key in developing a long-awaited national privacy law by putting the White House stamp on how to regulate privacy.

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Exclusive: Airbnb hosts Xinjiang rentals on land owned by sanctioned group

Data: Axios research, Airbnb, Australia Strategic Policy Institute's International Cyber Policy Centre; Map: Jacque Schrag/Axios

Airbnb has more than a dozen homes available for rent in China's Xinjiang region on land owned by an organization sanctioned by the U.S. government for complicity in genocide and forced labor, an Axios investigation has found.

Why it matters: The listings expose Airbnb to regulatory risk under U.S. law. They also land yet another American tech company in the crossfire between the U.S. and China.