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Biden nominates Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court: 7 questions answered

A constitutional law professor provides insight on what Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman nominated to the Supreme Court, could mean for how that court works.
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Russian capture of Ukraine’s Chernobyl nuclear plant threatens future research on radioactivity and wildlife

Heavy military vehicles may have kicked up radioactive soil around Chernobyl, and with fighting nearby there’s a danger of harming the concrete shelter containing the radiation of the leaking reactor.
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Military experts react to Ukraine invasion, assess potential for widespread aggression and risks to US

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