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House passes $1.9 trillion COVID relief package

The House approved President Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID relief package on a 219-212 vote early Saturday morning, sending it to the Senate for a possible rewrite before it gets to Biden's desk.The big picture: The vote was a critical first…

/ February 27, 2021
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Editors’ Picks: 17 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From Printed Matter’s Virtual Art-Book Fair to Amy Sedaris Impersonating Marcel Dzama

Each week, we search for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. In light of the global health crisis, we are currently highlighting events in person and digitally, as well as in-person exhibitions open in the New York…

/ February 23, 2021
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Live updates: Trump’s defense team to focus on process arguments

Donald Trump's lawyers plan to argue four key points during their defense of the former president today — all focused on process.The latest: Trump lawyer David Schoen accused the impeachment managers of "manipulating video" and relying on media reports as…

/ February 12, 2021
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Lake Poopó: why Bolivia’s second largest lake disappeared – and how to bring it back

A huge lake in Bolivia has almost entirely disappeared. Lake Poopó used to be the country’s second largest, after Lake Titicaca, and just a few decades ago in its wet season peak it would stretch almost 70km end to end…

/ January 11, 2021
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Young Muslim women are leading environmental movements grounded in their beliefs

Weeks prior to the lockdowns and closures that came with the COVID-19 pandemic, UN Secretary General António Guterres said 2020 would be a “pivotal year for how we address climate change.” Revamped emission goals were expected from 196 countries, but…

/ December 22, 2020
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Editors’ Picks: 17 Events for Your Holiday Art Calendar, From a Christmas LED Flower Display to an Origami Extravaganza

Each week, we search for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. In light of the global health crisis, we are currently highlighting digital events, as well as in-person exhibitions in the New York area. See our picks…

/ December 21, 2020
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Why the Morrison government’s ‘double-dipping’ gambit fails the pub test

It’s almost unimaginable: an Australian government proposes a law that would wipe out billions of dollars of employers’ entitlements. Even more unimaginable: it does so on the basis of mistakes made by employees. Yet right now a “Black Mirror” scenario…

/ December 15, 2020
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Our research shows more Australians receive unemployment payments than you think

Australians receiving unemployment payments are often negatively portrayed as a relatively small group of people with personal or behavioural problems that stop them from getting a job. The unparalleled growth in unemployment during COVID-19 has opened up significant space to…

/ December 14, 2020
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So much for consensus: Morrison government’s industrial relations bill is a business wish list

“We are all in this together,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison solemnly intoned in April – and for a brief few months, in the face of the economic crisis wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, Australia’s industrial relations protagonists agreed. Business groups,…

/ December 9, 2020
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Peatlands keep a lot of carbon out of Earth’s atmosphere, but that could end with warming and development

Peatlands are a type of wetland where dead plant material doesn’t fully decompose because it’s too soggy. In these ecosystems, peat builds up as spongy dark soil that’s sometimes referred to as sod or turf. Over thousands of years, yards-thick…

/ December 7, 2020
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A Handsomely Illustrated New Book Uncovers New York City’s Lost and Hidden Gems of Public Art—See Images Here

It’s been a tough year for New York museums. But even without cultural institutions, there is free world-class art to see all over the city, as writer and curator Lori Zimmer shows in her new book, Art Hiding in New York:…

/ November 27, 2020
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Threatened Species Rely On Ecotourism To Survive. So What Happens When The Tourists Stop Coming?

Most years, the Beaufort Sea is freezing over by November and a busy season of polar bear viewing is winding down in the Arctic. As the ice takes hold, the flow of tourists slows to a trickle in the Inupiaq…

/ November 20, 2020