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COMMENTARY With the Taliban again in power in Afghanistan, minorities like the Hazara may have the most to lose. 666 words. By Iqbal Akhtar, Florida International University
COMMENTARY Larger shares of Asian, Black and Hispanic people are donating to these nonprofits, compared with white donors. They are also more likely to give to others through less formal channels. 499 words. By Wendy Chen, Texas Tech University and Una Osili, IUPUI
COMMENTARY As the risk of fires rises in areas once considered too wet to burn, it creates hazards for mountain communities and for downstream water supplies. 915 words. By Mojtaba Sadegh, Boise State University; John Abatzoglou, University of California, Merced, and Mohammad Reza Alizadeh, McGill University
COMMENTARY Public outcry against standardized testing, along with adjustments required by COVID-19, have led to a new generation of academic tests. 790 words. By Stephen Sireci, University of Massachusetts Amherst
SCIENCE OR TECHNOLOGY An exercise physiologist explains how it’s a problem of communication between your brain and your body. 696 words. By Zachary Gillen, Mississippi State University
COMMENTARY Regularly topping lists for ‘greatest song of all time,’ the former Beatle’s classic 1971 song is taken by many as an atheistic anthem. 945 words. By Phil Zuckerman, Pitzer College
COMMENTARY Texas lawmakers resurrected a Jim Crow-era legal maneuver, used to deny Blacks the right to vote, in their new law banning most abortions. 783 words. By Stefanie Lindquist, Arizona State University
COMMENTARY President Biden outlined a six-point strategy to confront the pandemic. But two public health scholars believe it would work better with help from states. 725 words. By Julia Raifman, Boston University and Alexandra Skinner, Boston University
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