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COMMENTARY A nationwide genomic surveillance system analyzes positive COVID-19 tests to build a picture of which variants are spreading in the population. 1108 words. By Alexander Sundermann, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences and Lee Harrison, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences
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COMMENTARY A dispute between the Chicago Teachers Union and the school district over in-person learning has resulted in classes being canceled. An education policy expert explains what is at stake. 977 words. By Katharine O. Strunk, Michigan State University
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COMMENTARY Rioters at the Capitol represented a ‘dagger against the throat’ of American democracy, President Biden said in an address laden with imagery. 593 words. By John M. Murphy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
COMMENTARY The January 6, 2021, Capitol riot happened a year ago. But the attempt to disrupt the peaceful transfer of power was just one part of a larger, and more long-term, attempt to undo US democracy. 1036 words. By Ken Hughes, University of Virginia
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