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What the new $80 billion for the IRS really means for your taxes

The IRS funding in the Inflation Reduction Act has become a political flashpoint, but what does it really do?

Recreating The Simpsons in the post-apocalypse

Anne Washburn, the playwright behind Mr. Burns, explains herself: "It’s about the comfort of looking again."

Afghanistan’s staggering set of crises, explained

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.

How the Western drought is pushing the power grid to the brink

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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.

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

Farming destroys the environment. Biden’s inflation bill could help blunt the impact.

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Russia’s back-to-school plan for Ukraine

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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