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US ranks 24th in the world on environmental performance

Analysis by Yale and Columbia universities shows US lagging far behind other industrialized countries in a range of categories

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Sox Rewind: 15 best moments from the World Series run

With NBC Sports Chicago’s replay of that magical championship run in the rear-view mirror, let’s celebrate 15 years since that title with the 15 best moments from the 2005 postseason.

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Too many died, says man behind Swedish virus plan

Anders Tegnell says more should have been done early on to stem coronavirus in Sweden.

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Vast Arctic oil spill prompts state of emergency

Russia’s President Putin declares a state of emergency after 20,000 tonnes of oil leak into a river.

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Probably the best bar in the world: readers’ travel tips

Cocktails on a deck by the Saigon river, a beer on a Portuguese cliff face, and a Belgian bar that might leave you shoeless quench our tipsters’ thirst

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Coronavirus live updates: George Floyd found to be infected, WHO resumes study of malaria drug

The coronavirus has infected more than 6.44 million people around the world as of Wednesday, killing at least 382,451 people.

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Opinion | China Doesn’t Want a New World Order. It Wants This One.

Why would China go to the trouble of capsizing the global order when it can simply take it over?

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Demonstrators Around The World Pay Homage To George Floyd

The protests over George Floyd’s death have been raging across the U.S. for a week. The cries of protesters have also begun to echo in the cities around the world.

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End fossil fuel subsidies and reset the economy – IMF head

Now is the time to create a greener, fairer economy for the future, argued Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the IMF, at a World Economic Forum virtual meeting.

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Metasurface opens world of polarization: Device may have far-reaching applications in polarization imaging, quantum optics, and more

Researchers have designed a metasurface that can be continuously tuned from linear to elliptical birefringence, opening up the entire space of polarization control with just one device. This single metasurface can operate as many birefringent materials in parallel, enabling more compact polarization…

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How Covid-19 is changing the world’s children

From their academic success to their social skills and mental health, the pandemic is a crisis for today’s children – and the fallout may follow them for the rest of their lives.

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Reimagining the world after Covid

John Sutter

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