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Texas Blackouts Point to Coast-to-Coast Crises Waiting to Happen

Texas Blackouts Point to Coast-to-Coast Crises Waiting to Happen

By Christopher Flavelle, Brad Plumer and Hiroko Tabuchi

Continent-spanning storms triggered blackouts in Oklahoma and Mississippi, halted one-third of U.S. oil production and disrupted vaccinations in 20 states.

A Ripple Effect of Loss: U.S. Covid Deaths Approach 500,000

A Ripple Effect of Loss: U.S. Covid Deaths Approach 500,000

By Julie Bosman

Twice as many Americans have died as early worst-case projections.

Merrick Garland Faces Resurgent Peril After Years Fighting Extremism

Merrick Garland Faces Resurgent Peril After Years Fighting Extremism

By Mark Leibovich

The fallout from the Capitol attack and the shadow of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing are likely to take center stage at the confirmation hearings for President Biden's pick for attorney general.

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Venezuelan Women Lose Access to Contraception, and Control of Their Lives

World

Venezuelan Women Lose Access to Contraception, and Control of Their Lives

By Julie Turkewitz, Isayen Herrera and Meridith Kohut

Affordable birth control has disappeared, pushing many women into unplanned pregnancies at a time when they can barely feed the children they already have.

'We Are Going to Keep You Safe, Even if It Kills Your Spirit'

Opinion

'We Are Going to Keep You Safe, Even if It Kills Your Spirit'

By Katie Engelhart

For the millions of Americans living with dementia, every day during this pandemic can bring a fresh horror.

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