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Therapies and vaccines will come, but not for many months. Until then, politicians will have to work on the basics

What can be done to slow further deaths from covid-19? An avalanche of lockdowns were never a long-term solution

The recent clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan threaten to spill over into civilian areas close to the front lines

“The Man Who Ran Washington” depicts James Baker as a manager capable of handling almost any situation, from the Gulf war to the presidential recount in 2000

Donald Kendall started out as a youngster on PepsiCo’s bottling line, and rose to become the legendary CEO who presided over a cultural phenomenon. “Money Talks” reflects on the life of the man who sparked the “cola wars”

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Protesters in Thailand want to curb the unpopular king's political power and end laws punishing criticism of the monarchy

Cash is dying fast, but are consumers and governments keeping up with the changes?

Rather than an exercise in deliberative democracy, it was the most dispiriting debate of the modern era of American politics

The Democrats began to limit the Senate filibuster in 2013. Our latest “Checks and Balance” podcast looks at its use through history—and whether it should be ended

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Donald Trump is politically inept, morally barren and temperamentally unfit for office

The Amazon is reaching a dangerous tipping-point. Beyond this, the rainforest is unlikely to survive

Texas is now seeing well over 6,000 new infections a day, five times the number of a month ago

Schools had reopened and restaurants were becoming busy again

The virus can stick around for at least three hours in the air

Brazil is in desperate need of reform, but Jair Bolsonaro would make a disastrous president. Our cover this week

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The recent death of a student and shooting of a protester have fanned the flames of Hong Kong's demonstrations

How big is Africa really? Much bigger than it looks on most maps

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A shortage of brides in China is causing major social shifts

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