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Biden and Putin just said they’re open to talks. Don’t count on it happening soon.

The president’s statements on talks with Russia aren’t that different from his previous positions.

How the World Cup’s AI instant replay works

A new hyper-accurate technology and referees’ eternal quest for objectivity.

The big stakes in the Supreme Court’s new LGBTQ rights case

What is art? The Christian right wants that question to be decided by the Supreme Court in 303 Creative v. Elenis.

Democrats go to war with Iowa and New Hampshire over 2024

It’s Joe Biden’s Democratic Party and he’ll ditch New Hampshire and Iowa if he wants to.

The economy just doesn’t make sense anymore

How’s the economy doing? Depends where you look. Seriously.

Here’s what employers are cutting instead of your job

You may get to keep your job, but you might lose your Zoom and your desk.

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