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What’s the point of digital clothes?

Digital fashion makes sense for video games with virtual metaverse-like worlds, but it probably won’t ever replace real clothes.

Democrats may have to sacrifice something big for the climate

Which proposals will have to give to bring Joe Manchin back to the table?

What the Doomsday Clock is really counting down to

The number of human-made existential risks has ballooned, but the most pressing one is the original: nuclear war.

Why Covid-19 is always one step ahead of the US response

3 factors make it hard for the US to respond nimbly to new pandemic threats.

What Congress’s new election reform idea leaves out

Improving the Electoral Count Act isn’t enough to protect voting rights and stop election subversion.

US policy is fueling Afghanistan’s humanitarian crisis

Isolating the Taliban is pushing millions of Afghans into poverty and starvation.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing political ruin because his aides partied while the UK locked down.

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Are corporations winning at inflation?

If they are profiting from inflation, can we do anything about it?

The Supreme Court breaks with Trump on January 6

It was a great day in the Supreme Court for the bribery of lawmakers

Democrats’ voting rights debacle

Biden’s offshore wind plan is also a jobs plan

Why 5G is causing flight cancellations

What you need to know about Biden’s free rapid test program

Could a universal Covid-19 vaccine defeat every variant?

Microsoft is buying one of the biggest names in games — if Washington lets it

Is confidence a cult? These sociologists think so.

Am I asymptomatic, or do I just really not want to have Covid-19? A guide.

We’ll never have a normal flu season again

A physicist’s lessons about race, power, and the universe

How to sponsor an Afghan refugee family

One Good Thing: ABC’s Abbott Elementary breathes new life into the mockumentary

TV’s buzziest shows aren’t trying to trick viewers anymore

Could a 54-year-old civil rights law be revived?

How seditious conspiracy charges change the January 6 narrative

The Christian right brings a Supreme Court case it actually deserves to win

Even Tories are over Boris Johnson’s scandals after “Partygate”

The Supreme Court can’t get its story straight on vaccines

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