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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?
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.
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.
Pausing student loan payments is easy. Fixing the system will be much harder.
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.
Limits on abortion mean people will have to travel farther to get the procedure. Those denied are at higher risk of physical and financial harm.
The developing world needs help to build up infrastructure while adapting to the ravages of a changing climate.
Early data shows a racial gap in which kids are getting shots.
From colonial armies to ISIS fighters, antiquities theft has a long history. Now there’s a push to get them back to the countries they came from.
As companies adopt AI tools, some researchers push for greater transparency.