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Why does the US keep running out of medicine?

America’s frequent drug shortages put patients’ health — and their lives — at risk.

The deranged Supreme Court case that threatens US democracy, explained

Moore v. Harper is a test of whether this Supreme Court can ever be trusted with power.

What Congress can do with Trump’s tax returns

The public isn’t likely to get its hands on the documents any time soon.

China’s protests are testing the surveillance state

Protests in China might force the government to back down from its extreme Covid-19 restrictions and ramp up its extreme surveillance.

The White Lotus is reinventing the ugly American tourist

We just want to see annoying rich people sent to an emotional gulag.

World leaders have 2 weeks to agree on a plan to save nature

At COP15 in Montreal, officials will try to hash out a deal to protect animals and ecosystems. It won’t be easy.

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