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Hidden inside the Inflation Reduction Act: $20 billion to help fix our farms

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A year after Kabul’s fall and the US’s withdrawal, the economy remains in free fall, and the country faces a near-constant humanitarian disaster.

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California could transform how fast food workers are treated

The restaurant industry is fighting hard against a labor bill making its way through the California legislature.

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Russia is paying teachers big bucks to teach a pro-Kremlin curriculum in Ukraine. It’s part of a campaign to formally annex occupied Ukraine into the Russian Federation.

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