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Some prominent exposure apps are slowly rolling back freedoms

According to reports, education minister Lawrence Wong said that the country believes 70% adoption could help push it to its next level of reopening, phase three—but that this could be achieved...

After Trump fires CISA’s director, the agency is poised to become even more powerful

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US emissions plummeted this year – for all the wrong reasons

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How election results get certified

Even though the winner of an American election usually gets announced soon after the vote happens, the result is never actually official on Election Day. It’s not even official once the...

The race to get Georgia’s 23,000 17-year-olds registered to vote

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US election official: Trump’s misinformation is dangerous and lacks any credibility

On Thursday, President Donald Trump sent an all-caps tweet claiming that voting machines from a company called Dominion Voting Systems had deleted millions of votes for him around the country. The...

One in five covid-19 patients are diagnosed with a mental illness within three months

The news: There have been increasing numbers of anecdotal reports of a link between surviving covid-19 and developing mental health problems in recent months. Now we have some numbers to back...

Biden calls for major investments into carbon removal

President-elect Joe Biden wasted little time setting a new tone on climate change. On Sunday, one day after major outlets called the presidential election for the former vice president, the...

What Biden will and won’t be able to achieve on climate change

Restoring—or ending legal challenges against—regulations like the Clean Air Act, the Clean Power Plan, and the ability of states like California to set their own vehicle emissions standards could prevent the...

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