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The 10 ways life would be different without broadband

The 10 ways life would be different without broadband

A study by Ericsson found that doubling broadband speeds can increase GDP by 0.3%. It also brings you Netflix.
The NBA has to choose between its $4-billion China business and its values

The NBA has to choose between its $4-billion China business and its values

Tencent and Chinese state television suspended their cooperation with the league after NBA commissioner Adam Silver issued a strong statement about the league's values.
The share of multiracial kids is growing fast in the US

The share of multiracial kids is growing fast in the US

Now at least 8% of kids under 5 are multiracial, and the number is rising. Dramatic implications for how America discusses politics and the economy may be ahead.
The US Supreme Court just set up a 2020 abortion showdown

The US Supreme Court just set up a 2020 abortion showdown

The US high court will hear a case stemming from Louisiana. There are two new, Trump-appointed justices on the bench since the last time an abortion matter was heard.
The DEA’s licensing process for narcotics failed as the US opioid crisis worsened

The DEA’s licensing process for narcotics failed as the US opioid crisis worsened

"Had the DEA's oversight of these deadly drugs been more robust, thousands of our family members, friends, and neighbors might be alive today.”
The contradictory power of walls, in pictures

The contradictory power of walls, in pictures

An exhibition in Los Angeles is examining what walls create and what they destroy.
South Asian languages like Malayalam and Bengali are among the fastest growing in the US

South Asian languages like Malayalam and Bengali are among the fastest growing in the US

The share of people in the US speaking languages such as Malayalam and Bengali is increasing fast.
Forever 21’s bankruptcy doesn’t mean fast fashion is dead

Forever 21’s bankruptcy doesn’t mean fast fashion is dead

One proposed cause of Forever 21's struggles is fewer shoppers buying fast fashion. Yet fast-fashion sales are still growing, as the numbers show.
The iPhone 11 Pro Max has a bad name but it’s a fantastic phone

The iPhone 11 Pro Max has a bad name but it’s a fantastic phone

This is the best iPhone Apple has put out in years. It's also very expensive. We break down why it still might be worth it for you.
Amazon is way ahead of Apple and Google in AI devices

Amazon is way ahead of Apple and Google in AI devices

The Echo wasn’t a one-hit wonder. Amazon has become an AI-gadget behemoth.
Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky is also a former TV star facing scandal

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky is also a former TV star facing scandal

Volodymyr Zelensky's rise to the Ukrainian presidency via TV stardom was perhaps even more postmodern than Donald Trump's triumph in the US.
This is why Trump’s Ukraine call could be an impeachable offense

This is why Trump’s Ukraine call could be an impeachable offense

Nancy Pelosi says Democrats in the House have enough questions to start the process that could remove Trump.
A startling photo of a pistol-wielding senator highlights Haiti’s many crises

A startling photo of a pistol-wielding senator highlights Haiti’s many crises

Protests against government corruption and fuel shortages have engulfed Port-au-Prince for weeks.
Allbirds calls out Amazon for its unsustainable knockoff of its sneakers

Allbirds calls out Amazon for its unsustainable knockoff of its sneakers

Allbirds's co-CEO had some words for Amazon after the e-commerce giant advertised a near-replica of the brand's wool sneakers.
Why China isn’t as skillful at disinformation as Russia

Why China isn’t as skillful at disinformation as Russia

When it comes to overseas propaganda, China's efforts are far more primitive than Russia's sophisticated operations.
NASA’s Juno orbiter has captured a solar eclipse on Jupiter

NASA’s Juno orbiter has captured a solar eclipse on Jupiter

The image provides a new way to admire Jupiter's massive scale, especially as it compares to Earth.
Elizabeth Warren’s huge New York rally was a tribute to garment workers

Elizabeth Warren’s huge New York rally was a tribute to garment workers

The Democratic presidential hopeful cast her campaign as part of a legacy of US labor reformers bringing "big, structural change" to government.
Photos: GM auto workers strike across the US

Photos: GM auto workers strike across the US

Nearly 50,000 walked off the job in the biggest action by UAW workers in more than decade. The union is seeking higher pay and wants GM to keep more US plants open.
China is trying to steal military space tech. The US is running stings to stop it.

China is trying to steal military space tech. The US is running stings to stop it.

Inside the undercover operations trying to stop China from obtaining critical US technology.
Only Plato can explain the confusion over Brexit in the UK’s highest courts

Only Plato can explain the confusion over Brexit in the UK’s highest courts

In ancient Greece, Plato saw that judges can have true opinions without knowledge.