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How the FBI's Mar-a-Lago Raid Could Expose Trump's Secrets

How the FBI’s Mar-a-Lago Raid Could Expose Trump’s Secrets

The exclamation mark is perhaps the most tantalizing part of Donald Trump’s post-raid-on-Mar-a-Lago statement: “They even broke into my safe!” It’s been a bad week for a man who believes that a safe—an obvious investigative target—is beyond the pale. Not only did FBI agents enter Trump’s Palm Beach home on Monday as part of a …

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North Carolina considers new laws to 'de-weaponize' medical debt and protect patients

North Carolina considers new laws to ‘de-weaponize’ medical debt and protect patients

RALEIGH, NC — When Erin Williams-Reavis faced a $3,500 surgery bill, the hospital offered to let her pay in $300 monthly installments. It was too much, said Williams-Reavis, 44, who lives in Greensboro, about an hour west of the state capital. Her hours as a personal assistant had been cut, and she and her husband …

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Lawmakers Want Social Media Companies to Stop Getting Kids Hooked

Lawmakers Want Social Media Companies to Stop Getting Kids Hooked

Alexis Tapia opens TikTok every morning when she wakes up and every night before she goes to bed. The 16-year-old from Tucson, Arizona, says she has a complicated relationship with the social media app. Most of what flashes across her screen makes her smile, like funny videos that poke fun at the weirdness of puberty. …

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How Abortion Clinics Are Racing to Prepare for a Post-'Roe' America

How Abortion Clinics Are Racing to Prepare for a Post-‘Roe’ America

Further limitations may be on the horizon. Republicans who support restricting abortion outnumber Democrats in the state legislature, and while North Carolina’s governor, a Democrat, has thus far vetoed bills to further restrict access, a Republican governor, or future attempts to redraw district boundaries, may give Republicans the edge to reach a veto-proof majority. California …

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On China, US National Security Experts Fear the Wrong Thing

On China, US National Security Experts Fear the Wrong Thing

Last September, the Pentagon’s chief software officer, Nicolas Chaillan, resigned over what he described as the Department of Defense’s poor track record on technological adoption and innovation. Chaillan later suggested that the United States has “no competing fighting chance against China” in the race to develop dual-use technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), quantum computing, and …

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