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    A political gamble by the nation’s desperate leader has become a diplomatic and humanitarian crisis.

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    The Acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse

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    The Sunday Read: ‘Did Covid Change How We Dream?’

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  3. PhotoMB: Right. So maybe, Ben, the word ‘contradiction’ is not quite right at all. It's not about good data, bad experience -- it's about perceptions and reality. And if your perception is that things are bad, then they're bad and no amount of, like, economic reality data is going to change that. That's not a contradiction. That's people just feeling bad.BC: I mean, I think our data can only capture so much. And it can both be true that in dollars and cents, most people are doing better now than they were a year ago or even better than they were before the pandemic and, at the same time, that for many people, life is not great right now. And those two things are, are not necessarily contradictory.

    The Economy Is Good. So Why Do We Feel Terrible About It?

    Polling suggests that Americans think conditions are bad. Data shows that they’re wrong.

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  4. PhotoBetsy Coyne teaches family and consumer sciences in Central Bucks. She said that listening to the school board meetings left her feeling “defeated.” 

    The School Board Wars, Part 2

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    By Michael BarbaroEric KrupkeJessica CheungLisa TobinCorey Schreppel and

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    The School Board Wars, Part 1

    Over the past year in the U.S., meetings of the bodies have seen heated fights between parents over the country’s most polarizing issues.

    By Michael BarbaroJessica CheungEric KrupkeMichael Simon JohnsonLisa TobinDan PowellMarion Lozano and


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    How the Mosh Pit and ‘Raging’ Came to Hip-Hop

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    ‘Before I Let Go’

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    The People in the Neighborhood

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  3. PhotoTina Turner at her home in Küsnacht, Switzerland, July 2019.

    We, Tina

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  4. PhotoCathy Park Hong, author of “Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning.”

    Cathy Park Hong

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    Lil Nas X? Not Sorry!

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    Did Covid Change How We Dream?

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    Fear on Cape Cod as Sharks Hunt Again

    The apex predator is back along New England’s beaches. What will it take to keep people safe?


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    My Father Vanished When I Was 7. The Mystery Made Me Who I Am.

    My dad was a riddle to me, even more so after he disappeared. For a long time, who he was – and by extension who I was – seemed to be a puzzle I would never solve.