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This has been a week where concerns over the rapidly expanding use of artificial intelligence resonated loudly in Washington and around the world. Geoffrey Hinton, one of the leading voices in the field of AI, announced he was quitting Google…
The Federal Reserve raised interest rates again, its tenth consecutive hike, this time by a quarter of a point. But Chairman Jay Powell also suggested the Fed may pause future hikes if the economy continues to cool. He cited the…
States with Republican-led legislatures have become ground zero for the political battles over reproductive rights and transgender care. Along with bills to ban or restrict abortions, The Washington Post reports that more than 400 anti-trans bills have been filed in…
The battle between the Walt Disney Company and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has eclipsed politics and is now playing out in the courts. In a lawsuit, Disney accuses DeSantis and his allies overseeing the company's special taxing district of violating…
A new restaurant in Boston traces the remarkable journey of immigrant food and celebrates the people who help bring it to our tables. Laura Barrón-López gives us a taste of Comfort Kitchen.
The government approved a second dose of the COVID booster for the elderly and immunocompromised. The bivalent booster shot targets the omicron variants. Seniors 65 years and older can now receive the updated booster four months after their first dose.
In February, a New York Times investigation exposed how thousands of migrant children are working in jobs across the country in violation of child labor laws. The Times now reports that the Biden administration was made aware of the risks…
The White House will ask the Supreme Court to intervene in the legal battle surrounding the abortion medication mifepristone. A federal appeals court ruled in favor of continuing access to the drug, but also limited its distribution through the mail…
The Biden administration rolled out its most aggressive effort yet to combat climate change with tougher emissions limits for cars and trucks. But several challenges remain, including the cost of electric cars, the batteries and how to charge them on…
Before the pandemic, people had to re-enroll for Medicaid every year by submitting paperwork. That was suspended when COVID hit, but starting this month, Medicaid recipients have to make sure they are enrolled again. Not everyone will receive a notice…
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