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New York attorney general sues to dissolve the NRA

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today. New York attorney general Letitia James announced Thursday that her office had filed a lawsuit against the National Rifle Association to dissolve the organization in its entirety “for years of self-dealing and illegal conduct” …

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Your car’s auto pilot isn’t as good as you think, says AAA

Two tests by AAA during the past two years show that partially automated driving systems don’t always function properly, so the auto club is recommending that car companies limit their use. Researchers with AAA recently tested systems from five manufacturers over a distance of 4,000 miles (6,400 kilometers), and said they encountered problems every eight …

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A comprehensive guide to voting in all 50 states in the 2020 election

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today. This election is going to be unlike any we’ve ever seen before. That’s a given—and it’s also just about all that we can be certain of.  We’re in the middle of a global pandemic: …

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How philanthropy could fix America’s broken politics

Our democracy is experiencing total system failure, unable to prevent or address large-scale problems. The latest damage: a COVID-19 pandemic that has claimed 150,000 American lives and 50 million jobs. It is not just a failure of presidential leadership; government leaders at all levels have, for the past several decades, focused on their own re-elections rather than solving long-term challenges …

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Good news for Kamala Harris: Voters are fine with ambitious women. So why do party gatekeepers still care?

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today. With the expected date of Joe Biden’s vice presidential decision growing ever nearer, the rumblings that campaign insiders are waging something of a shadow war against Sen. Kamala Harris have grown louder. In late …

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Goldman Sachs warns a vaccine breakthrough could hurt these investors

Investors should consider the risk of a successful coronavirus vaccine unsettling markets by sparking a sell-off in bonds and rotation out of technology into cyclical stocks, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. The increased probability of an approved vaccine by the end of November is underpriced by equity markets, wrote strategists including Kamakshya Trivedi in …

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Heatwaves could kill as many people as all infectious diseases

The world’s getting warmer and people are feeling the heat. Hong Kong, where I’m basting today in 33°C temps, recorded its hottest month on record in July. Heatwaves have struck Europe, the U.S., the Middle East and even Siberia this year, where temperatures peaked at 38°C and sparked wildfires. With global temperatures on the rise, …

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