Month: May 2022

<div>Fewer Americans Are Identifying as Middle Class</div>

Fewer Americans Are Identifying as Middle Class

According to Gallup polls, the number of Americans who self-identify as below middle-class, including those who identify as working-class, is…

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Baltics and Slovakia: Let’s use Russian frozen assets for Ukraine reconstruction

Baltics and Slovakia: Let’s use Russian frozen assets for Ukraine reconstruction

Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovakia Tuesday called for using Russian frozen assets — both state assets and property of sanctioned…

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How the internet gets people to plagiarize each other

How the internet gets people to plagiarize each other

It should be noted that none of these dogs are guilty of plagiarism. | Getty Images Are you “hopping on…

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To kill or not to kill: Butterflying during the “insect apocalypse”

To kill or not to kill: Butterflying during the “insect apocalypse”

Amanda Northrop/Vox Is it still ethical to collect butterflies for science? Part of the May 2022 issue of The Highlight, our…

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The blood-hungry parasite that threatens big fish and business in the Great Lakes

The blood-hungry parasite that threatens big fish and business in the Great Lakes

The mouth of a sea lamprey. | T. Lawrence/Great Lakes Fishery Commission More than a century after they arrived, invasive…

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The European Central Bank — still waiting for Godot?

Otmar Issing is president of the Center for Financial Studies. He is the former chief economist and member of the…

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Quantum computers could change the world — provided they can work

Quantum computers could change the world — provided they can work

The inside of an IBM System One quantum computer. | Bryan Walsh/Vox Qubits, decoherence, and superposition: a guide to the…

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Trump sparked a GOP war in Georgia. Some aren’t ready to forgive and forget.

Trump sparked a GOP war in Georgia. Some aren’t ready to forgive and forget.

Georgia’s Republican Party controls all of the state’s constitutional offices. Yet its primary elections Tuesday are a crowded mess. The…

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Kemp vs. Perdue and Trump highlights slate of key primaries

Kemp vs. Perdue and Trump highlights slate of key primaries

Donald Trump wants Georgia Republicans to ditch their governor on Tuesday. If the polls are even remotely in the right…

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Kellyanne Conway: Yes. Trump lost

Kellyanne Conway: Yes. Trump lost

One of Donald Trump’s most steadfast aides acknowledges in a new book that the president lost the 2020 election and…

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In Colorado, Bennet braces for another red wave

In Colorado, Bennet braces for another red wave

How precarious is Senate Democrats’ majority? Just ask Colorado’s Michael Bennet. The low-key Democratic senator hails from a state that…

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Baltics and Slovakia: Let’s use Russian frozen assets for Ukraine reconstruction

Deny of the tiger: EU weighs exotic pet ban

Brussels is mulling a crackdown on Europe’s tiger kings. EU agriculture ministers will Tuesday discuss whether to ban the trade…

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Poland accused of hostage diplomacy as global tax debate scrapped

Senior diplomats and European Commission officials have accused Poland of continuing to hold hostage a planned law to impose a…

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Biden’s Taiwan defense pledge inflames U.S.-China relations

Biden’s Taiwan defense pledge inflames U.S.-China relations

The White House moved swiftly to clarify President Joe Biden’s comments, but his assertion Monday that the U.S. will militarily…

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Jurors hear contrasting stories about FBI handling of Trump-Russia secret server claims

Jurors hear contrasting stories about FBI handling of Trump-Russia secret server claims

An FBI agent involved in the investigation of links between Donald Trump and Russia told a colleague weeks before the…

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Select committee effort to obtain RNC files faces appeals court test

Select committee effort to obtain RNC files faces appeals court test

Three federal appeals court judges are all that stand between the Jan. 6 select committee and a batch of Republican…

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