Democracy Dies in Darkness
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The bill, which combines new firearms restrictions with $15 billion in mental health and school security funding, now heads to President Biden for his signature.
An earthquake this week in Afghanistan caused thousands of casualties. (AP)
Algorithms analyze seismic data from previous earthquakes to predict earthquakes earlier and notify people more quickly. But it’s harder to collect information in places with crumbling infrastructure.
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As extreme weather events are expected to worsen globally, the Philippines is at the forefront of the crisis. Filipinos have learned to add features to their homes such as flood dikes, elevated floors and — in one case — a floating garage.
Small shifts in territorial control matter less than the overall balance of forces, which analysts say could shift back in favor of Ukraine in the coming months.
When Western allies met earlier this year, their tone on Ukraine was resolute and optimistic. This time, the future is uncertain.
Protesters try to enter Ecuador's National Assembly in Quito on Thursday. (AFP/Getty Images)
They have helped oust three presidents. Now they're aiming for No. 4.
Drag queen Trixie Mattel. (Jon Sams)
“The Blonde & Pink Albums,” the Discovery Plus show “Trixie Motel” and a comedy tour are just the latest ventures for Mattel, a former winner of “Rupaul’s Drag Race All Stars.”