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By the numbers: what we’ve learned from the 2022 US midterm elections

Votes are still being counted across the US following Tuesday’s midterm elections, and we do not know which party will control the House of Representatives after the Democrats were projected to hold the Senate on Saturday night. But it is clear that Democrats fended off a predicted “red wave” of Republican wins across statewide and […]

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Can a really, really big flagpole unite America? That’s the plan

It’s a gorgeous bright day and it’s noon and we all stare up at the sky, squinting through heavy curtains of sunshine. We stand on a hilltop clearing, surrounded by endless trees. We wander around, charting our own slow paths through the knee-high thicket. It’s silent save our rustling and the birds.  It’s hard to […]

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Hans Niemann sues over chess cheating claims

Hans Niemann, the 19-year-old chess grandmaster accused of cheating in a scandal that has shaken the game’s elite echelons, filed a lawsuit in US federal court seeking at least $100mn in damages from defendants including reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen. The suit, filed Thursday in federal court in Missouri, brings claims including slander, libel and […]

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Tensions simmer as US Supreme Court’s blockbuster summer drags on

Waiting on the US Supreme Court’s final decisions of the term has become a venerable summer pastime. But this year, the wait has been especially fraught. Eighteen decisions remain before the court officially ends its current term, traditionally by June or early July. They include some of the court’s most eagerly anticipated cases, including on […]