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Science, Tech & Environment

Survivors of the London tower fire say they'll launch their own investigation

As an investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire in London continues, survivors and others are coming together to crowdsource lists of those found safe, as well as those still missing or presumed dead. The World’s Marco Werman interviews Joshua Vantard, a 26-year-old engineering student who created a database of names of those found, missing and confirmed deceased.

Politics

European Union prepares to adopt 24th official language as costs mount, calls for English rise

In the European Union, every language is an official language. Government officials speak in the official language of their country, and those comments are then translated into 22, soon to be 23, other languages. All of that costs $1.4 billion per year — and that total will increase when Croatian becomes an official language later this year.