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What To Know About the 2022 G7 Summit

Leaders from seven of the world’s wealthiest countries are meeting at this year’s G7 Summit in Germany’s Bavarian Alps on Sunday to discuss the globe’s most pressing issues. On the agenda at the June ..

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Biden Administration Expands Title IX Protections—But Sidesteps Trans Athlete Question

The Biden Administration announced changes to U.S. Title IX anti-discrimination rules that would expand the law’s protections against sexual assault and harassment—and would also codify students’ prot..

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The Senate Just Unveiled a New Bipartisan Gun Bill. Here’s What’s in It

On Tuesday, a bipartisan group of senators released legislative text for a narrow set of gun safety measures, marking the most significant step towards toughening federal gun laws in nearly three deca..

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The True Story Behind Starz’s Becoming Elizabeth

The Starz series Becoming Elizabeth centers on the teenage years of Queen Elizabeth I. To the surprise of show creator Anya Reiss, this era was one aspect of the English monarch’s life and historic 45..

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Everything We Know About Beyoncé’s New Album, Renaissance

Beyoncé has announced her newest album will arrive this summer. Titled Renaissance: Act 1, the work marks the singer’s seventh solo studio album and will be released on July 29.

The announcement com..

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The Surprisingly Progressive Promises of General Order No. 3, Which Ended Slavery in Texas

This year, as the nation celebrates Juneteenth as the newest federal holiday, many Black Americans will be taking part in a long-honored tradition—public readings of General Order No. 3.

The order, ..

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What You Need To Know About Colombia’s Election

Colombians will select their next president on Sunday in a race that has seemingly defied expectations at every turn, and is one of the most consequential ones for the country in decades. Polls put th..

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How Queer as Folk Became the Defining Gay TV Show of a Generation—Twice

In an era of increasingly frequent—if often imperfect—queer representation in media, it might be difficult for the young target audience of Peacock’s new reboot of the classic Queer as Folk to imagine..

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What to Know About the Newest, Most Contagious Omicron Subvariants

It only took about a month for BA.2.12.1, an Omicron subvariant, to cause most of the new COVID-19 cases in the U.S. since scientists first spotted it in the country. But even newer iterations of the ..

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What Thailand’s Legalization of Marijuana Means for Southeast Asia’s War on Drugs

Southeast Asia, a region of 11 countries and some 680 million people, has long been infamous for having the strictest anti-drug laws in the world. But in a sign that regional leaders are mulling a new..