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Ehud Barak: Iran Can Transform Itself into a Nuclear Power—And It’s Too Late to Stop It By Surgical Attack

Ehud Barak: Iran Can Transform Itself into a Nuclear Power—And It’s Too Late to...

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The effort to block Iran from turning into a nuclear power is at its lowest ebb ever, apparently headed for failure. In 2015, the U.S.-led agreement to delay Iran’s program failed to go far enough, and the 2018 U.S. withdrawal from that same agreement allowed Iran to ‘legitimize’ its persistent crawl toward ’threshold nuclear’ status
China’s Job Market Is So Dismal That Its Brightest Would Rather Work for the Government

China’s Job Market Is So Dismal That Its Brightest Would Rather Work for the...

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The most educated generation in China’s history was supposed to blaze a trail towards a more innovative and technologically advanced economy. Instead, about 15 million young people are estimated to be jobless, and many are lowering their ambitions. A perfect storm of factors has propelled unemployment among 16-24-year-old urbanites to a record 19.3%, more than
A Crypto Game Promised to Lift Filipinos Out of Poverty. Here’s What Happened Instead

A Crypto Game Promised to Lift Filipinos Out of Poverty. Here’s What Happened Instead

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Samerson Orias was working as a line cook last year in the rural Philippines when his friend told him he could make way more money playing a new video game. Orias was earning about 4,000 pesos a month (about $80, a little less than half the national minimum wage) making takoyaki—Japanese octopus balls. His friend
Trump Returns to D.C. to Pitch Fellow Republicans on His Comeback

Trump Returns to D.C. to Pitch Fellow Republicans on His Comeback

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This article is part of The D.C. Brief, TIME’s politics newsletter. Sign up here to get stories like this sent to your inbox. Typically, Presidents wrap up their last full day of work on Jan. 19, perform their final nod to ceremony in welcoming their successors and the family to the White House the next
Jordan Peele’s ‘Nope’ Debuts at No. 1 With $44 Million

Jordan Peele’s ‘Nope’ Debuts at No. 1 With $44 Million

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Jordan Peele ’s UFO thriller “Nope” topped the North American charts in its first weekend in theaters with an estimated $44 million in ticket sales, Universal Pictures said Sunday. Though it doesn’t come close to the $71 million debut of “Us,” it is still significantly impressive for an original, R-rated film — and the biggest
Here’s Everything We Know So Far About Marvel’s Future

Here’s Everything We Know So Far About Marvel’s Future

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Fans have been adrift in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Since Avengers: Endgame, the epic finale to the so-called Infinity Saga, Marvel has released 12 movies and TV shows in what studio head Kevin Feige calls “Phase 4” of the MCU, none of which have felt particularly connected to one another. The sheer length of the
China Launches One of 2 Lab Modules to Join Tiangong Space Station

China Launches One of 2 Lab Modules to Join Tiangong Space Station

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BEIJING — China on Sunday launched one of two laboratory modules to complete its permanent orbiting space station. The Wentian was launched from tropical Hainan Island with a large crowd of amateur photographers and space enthusiasts watching. Designed for science and biology experiments, the module lifted off on the Long March 5B remote 3 rocket
California Wildfire Burns Out of Control Near Yosemite

California Wildfire Burns Out of Control Near Yosemite

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MIDPINES, Calif. — A destructive wildfire near Yosemite National Park burned out of control Sunday and has grown into one of California’s biggest blazes of the year, forcing thousands of residents to flee remote mountain communities. Some 2,000 firefighters were battling the Oak Fire, along with aircraft and bulldozers, facing tough conditions that included steep
President Biden Feeling ‘Much, Much Better’ After COVID-19 Diagnosis

President Biden Feeling ‘Much, Much Better’ After COVID-19 Diagnosis

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is feeling “much, much better” after testing positive for the coronavirus, the White House COVID-19 response coordinator said Sunday, confirming that the 79-year-old U.S. leader was infected with a highly contagious variant spreading throughout the country. “It is the BA.5 variant … but thank goodness our vaccines and therapeutics work
Dwayne Johnson Says Black Adam is the Future of the DC Universe

Dwayne Johnson Says Black Adam is the Future of the DC Universe

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Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a. the Rock, has been trying to get a film about the DC Comics anti-hero Black Adam made for over 10 years. Black Adam, a fan-favorite character, is a onetime slave-turned-god who is reborn into modern times. Unlike most superheroes, he has no qualms killing his enemies. Johnson was finally able to take