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Inside the lonely and surprisingly earnest world of political TikTok

As TikTok faces a potential ban and growing national security concerns, a few politicians are posting through the turmoil.

Climate disasters hit poor people hardest. There’s an obvious solution to that.

New experiments show the power of giving cash right before extreme weather strikes.

Palm oil is actually not that bad (anymore)

Palm oil once destroyed orangutan-filled rainforests in Southeast Asia. Now, the industry is cleaning up its act.

It’s now legal for domestic abusers to own a gun in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi

We’re starting to see the fallout from the Supreme Court’s most recent Second Amendment decision.

What do we want police body cams to do?

Taking a new look at one of the most commonly adopted police reforms in the country.

Avian flu is really bad for birds. What about for us?

The H5N1 virus isn’t a major human threat today. Here’s what it’d take to become one.

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Paying ex-gang members to stop shootings

Policymakers across the country are spending hundreds of millions of dollars on “violence interruptor” programs to try to stop shootings before they happen. WBEZ’s Patrick Smith spent a year with some Chicago-based interruptors for the podcast “Motive.”

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The soft impact of Biden’s ongoing classified documents drama

The lessons of the 2011 debt ceiling crisis, explained by the negotiators who were there

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Biden is ending the Covid public health emergency. Here’s what that means for you.

Insulin is way too expensive. California has a solution: Make its own.

Remember the Stormy Daniels “hush money” case against Trump? It’s back.

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The Biden policy that could change your neighborhood

How Biden wants to revamp the Fair Housing Act.

17 movies to watch out for in 2023

We can’t grieve what we can’t remember

Vintage Contemporaries is a warm-hearted novel that walks in the footsteps of Laurie Colwin

What can the world learn from China’s “zero-Covid” lockdown?

Lawmakers won’t compromise on police reform. Will Tyre Nichols’s killing change that?

Clean energy is taking over the Texas grid. State officials are trying to stop it.

How Avatar: The Way of Water can make $2 billion and still feel irrelevant

Ron DeSantis wants to make it much easier for the government to kill people

How effective altruists ignored risk

Your favorite tech giant wants you to know it’s a startup again

With coworkers like Marjorie Taylor Greene, what can Democrats do on oversight?

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