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Kim Kardashian’s Instagram story just cost her $1.26 million

The Securities and Exchange Commission kept up with the Kardashians.

Did a 1982 book predict America’s decline?

Mancur Olson’s The Rise and Decline of Nations shows how small groups can undermine broader prosperity.

Elon Musk’s texts offer a rare glimpse at the billionaire boys’ club

Messages released in Twitter’s lawsuit against the Tesla founder show some of the nation’s wealthiest people offered support and even cash to buy the platform, as some users expressed dismay.

Earth’s future depends on the Amazon. This month, it’s up for a vote.

In Brazil’s upcoming runoff election, President Jair Bolsonaro could be voted out. Here’s what that means for the rainforest.

House of the Dragon passes enmity from parents to children

The in-fights between Alicent and Rhaenyra have just become their children’s war.

3 questions that will determine the future of Ukraine’s fight against Russia

The underdog made a comeback. Now, here’s what Ukraine needs to sustain its victories.

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Brett Favre and the Mississippi welfare fraud

An extraordinary case of fraud is unfolding in Mississippi, where a chummy cadre of nonprofit leaders, elected officials, and professional athletes redirected tens of millions in welfare funds toward their own pet projects. Mississippi Today’s Anna Wolfe explains.

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