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Our phones were right next to us the whole time.  In between mouthfuls of rice, our fingers reached towards the screens, tapping a couple of times to refresh the outdated page (note: by 20 seconds). The numbers rose where we hoped it would, and our hearts made a little leap.  20 seconds more, and the other end was catching up.  Our skepticism resurfaced, but we were hopeful all the same.  Brushing aside conflicting emotions, we checked other sites, other sources – some tally, some, especially the mainstream, did not.  Our focus was no longer on dinner or the people around us, and for once, no one seemed to mind.  Eating became functional – there was something else far more important at hand – something way bigger than us and our dinner. READ MORE

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