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On Wikipedia, Black Panther won the Olympic gold

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Black Panther was far and away the most-viewed article on Wikipedia last month.

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News on Wikipedia: Fidel Castro, president of Cuba, dead at 90

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Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons are here to help you learn more about the recently deceased Fidel Castro.

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No Man’s Sky and the drive to improve Wikipedia’s coverage of video games

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Casual readers may not notice that the English Wikipedia's video game articles, like No Man's Sky, usually adhere to a set of stringent guidelines.

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Freely licensed magic at Eurovision

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Thanks to Albin Olsson, free photographic mastery was on display at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.

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"Dare to be different, yet hold your head high": The impact of Prince’s death on Wikipedia

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"Prince is synonymous with indulging in yourself shamelessly and with passion. His music and his cultural impact mean more than words can offer."

"He taught me that being black was more than a color. That despite our circumstances or limitations in life, you could change the world and you could reach out and touch the stars."

"Dare to be different, yet hold your head high."

(Quotes used with permission from the Wikipedia Facebook page)

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News on Wikipedia: How a world of volunteers dove into the leaked Panama Papers

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Wikipedia editors jumped into action only nine minutes after the Guardian's report, and the consequent Wikipedia article has been edited once every 2.5 minutes since then.

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Millions read Bowie biography following sudden death

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On January 10, just two days after the release of his twenty-sixth studio album, enigmatic British artist David Bowie died following an eighteen-month battle with liver cancer. His death kicked off a string of deaths among aging male entertainers, including Alan Rickman, Glenn Frey, René Angélil, and Abe Vigoda—all but the last within six years of age from one another. All….

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News on Wikipedia: Editors document Kansas City Royals’ World Series win

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This week, the Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Mets to claim their first World Series in thirty years—and Wikipedia's editors were quick to react to the news.

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