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New York’s restrictive gun laws didn’t stop the Buffalo shooter

The state’s "red flag law" should have prevented him from obtaining a gun.

What Mariupol’s fall means for Russia — and Ukraine

"The story of a city that would not fall despite being destroyed."

Social media platforms still can’t stop mass shooting videos from going viral

Companies are getting better at responding to incidents like the Buffalo shooting. It’s still not nearly good enough.

Play-to-earn gaming sounds too good to be true. It probably is.

The video game industry’s clumsy flirtation with Web3 doesn’t feel like it has actual players in mind.

Kendrick Lamar’s Auntie Diaries is a clumsy attempt at trans acceptance

Why the controversial song on "Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers" falls flat.

Finland and Sweden’s historic NATO bids, explained

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has pushed the two countries to abandon their military neutrality for NATO.

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