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Future Perfect, explained

A few years ago, I was writing up a short article at the Washington Post explaining why then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was voting against his own cloture motion. In the middle of the piece, I stopped typing and was seized with the thought: “God … why does this even …

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Why Bill Gates is worried

Is the world becoming a better place? Are human beings, on average, becoming healthier, richer, safer? And if they’re not, why not? And how can we do better? Each year, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation releases its annual Goalkeepers Report. The publication is thick with charts and graphs, metrics …

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Live: Theresa May addresses House of Commons

Brexit talks are on hold because the European Union wants a second backstop in case the UK fails to implement a customs union for the British Isles, sources say. Number 10 sources have said that the talks are now stuck in an impasse because the EU wants a "backstop to …

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