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The TL;DR on the Inflation Reduction Act

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The U.S. Capitol on Aug. 6, windows lit, against a dark, cloudy sky.

The US Capitol is seen in Washington, DC, on August 6, 2022. - After 18 months, a possible victory for Joe Biden's social and climate reform legislation seems within reach: Congress on August 6 began debating a revised version of the US president's cornerstone bill, the fruit of numerous compromises with those on his party's right. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds / AFP) (Photo by STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images) Stefani Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

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Why isn't Big Oil up in arms about the climate-friendly Inflation Reduction Act?

by Andy Uhler Aug 8, 2022
The bill incentivizes clean energy but doesn't vilify fossil fuels. Traditional oil companies can access some of the benefits as well.

Medicare may soon be able to negotiate prescription drug prices

by Matt Levin Aug 8, 2022
The health policy reform is part of the Democrats' Inflation Reduction Act, which could aid 48 million Medicare recipients.

Workers are picking up extra jobs just to pay for daily necessities

by Kimberly Adams and Anais Amin Aug 8, 2022
More people in the United States are working two full-time jobs than ever before, says Lauren Kaori Gurley of The Washington Post.
A Warmer World

As wildfire disasters multiply, evacuation planning lags

by Kimberly Adams and Anais Amin Aug 8, 2022
Fires are unpredictable. They can spark anywhere, grow to any size and move in any direction, says Caroline Mimbs Nyce of The Atlantic.
The Calling

A Maine social worker finds a new calling on a cross-country bike trip

by Marielle Segarra Aug 8, 2022
Leah Day knew she was ready for a professional change, but wasn't exactly sure what was next.

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