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The case for funding bike infrastructure

It’s about climate change, public health, and economic development.

Why America keeps turning its back on Haitian migrants

The Biden administration is continuing a long history of exclusionary policy against Haitian asylum seekers.

What happens when billionaires jump on the biodiversity bandwagon

The ultrarich want to change the paradigm of conservation. It won’t be easy.

Congress’s hectic legislative schedule, briefly explained

Another government shutdown is looming, and the stakes are even higher than usual.

The new guidelines for Covid-19 booster shots, explained

Why some people might need a booster shot right now — and some might not.

Arizona finished its “audit.” Other states are just getting started.

Ten months later, the GOP is still trying to dispute the 2020 election.

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President Biden wants to give Americans four more years of free school: two years of pre-K and two of community college. In a two-part series, Today, Explained’s Haleema Shah explores the challenges of expanding public education.

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The sad, predictable limits of America’s “economic recovery”

Officially, the Covid-19 recession lasted just two months. So why are so many still suffering?

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