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A judge’s decision to vacate his murder conviction caps off nearly a decade of evolution in media, culture, and the law.
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The bill, expected to clear the House later this week, tackles drug pricing and addresses climate change.
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Polling indicates Americans favor gun reforms like “red flag” laws and assault weapons bans, but the reality is much more complicated.
Pausing student loan payments is easy. Fixing the system will be much harder.
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The last time inflation was this high, the Fed engineered a severe recession. Unfortunately, the problem is much more complex now. Can the off-ramp to spiking inflation go better this time?
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Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion overturning the Supreme Court decision establishing the right to abortion spells huge consequences for politics, the law and public health.
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Fewer people are being sentenced to death, and concerns about cruelty and racial bias remain, but some states are trying to move ahead with executions anyway.
More than 5 million people have fled Ukraine since the war began.
The face coverings are a cheap, effective and powerful tool that will help us get through future surges.
New laws targeting trans children and their parents are based on politics, not research.
The road to war was long and complicated. The way out may be, too.
Russia and Ukraine are major exporters of wheat and corn and other staples. The war means that food isn’t getting to people who need it.
Targeting oligarchs is popular. It’s not clear it can help end a war.
The science, strategy and risks behind Russia’s takeover of a Ukrainian nuclear facility.
Defunct rockets, satellites and other debris litter the skies. Giant nets, harpoons and robot claws might be part of the solution.
A dozen states including Texas have pending ‘trigger’ laws to ban abortion when Roe v. Wade is overturned, and even more are likely to implement similar laws.
The developing world needs help to build up infrastructure while adapting to the ravages of a changing climate.