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“Who’s to say it won’t happen again?”: Democrats warn of the risks of acquittal

“Who’s to say it won’t happen again?”: Democrats warn of the risks of acquittal

Closing their second day of arguments in former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, House Democrats warned of the real danger of acquittal. Asking senators to weigh the threat of letting Trump’s incitement of an insurrection go unpunished, House impeachment managers detailed his history of stoking violence and the ongoing threat of domestic terrorism that his…
The risks of going too big on stimulus are real — but going too small could be riskier

The risks of going too big on stimulus are real — but going too...

President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief plan is getting new scrutiny. Larry Summers, who served as treasury secretary under Bill Clinton and National Economic Council director under Barack Obama, wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post published on Thursday that Biden’s proposal, in its “ambition, its rejection of austerity orthodoxy, and its commitment to…
The Covid-19 risks for different age groups, explained

The Covid-19 risks for different age groups, explained

Nobody’s risk is zero when it comes to the Covid-19 coronavirus. Anybody can get sick in this pandemic. But different people have different risks of getting severe symptoms that require hospitalization or intensive care — and the chances of dying from Covid-19 vary widely across age groups. The conventional wisdom says kids and young people…
The risks in going to the gym during the coronavirus pandemic, explained by experts

The risks in going to the gym during the coronavirus pandemic, explained by experts

Around 20 minutes into a group boot camp fitness class at the Upper East Side location of boutique workout studio Barry’s Friday morning, each one of us was ushered out of the room, like kids in a fire drill. Our instructor, Michael Pugliese, shooed everyone out while he and the cleaning staff grabbed disinfectant wipes…
AI poses risks, but the White House says regulators shouldn’t “needlessly hamper” innovation

AI poses risks, but the White House says regulators shouldn’t “needlessly hamper” innovation

Artificial intelligence is here, and it’s impacting our lives in real ways — whether it’s the Alexa smart speaker on our nightstand, online customer service chatbots, or the smart replies Google drafts for our emails. But so far, the tech’s development has outpaced regulation. Now, government agencies are increasingly encountering AI-based tools, and they must…
PG&E’s power shutoff in California shows the inequities of climate risks

PG&E’s power shutoff in California shows the inequities of climate risks

Pacific Gas & Electric, the utility serving more than 16 million people across California, shut down power to more than 500,000 customers early Wednesday morning with more outages scheduled in the coming days. As of Wednesday evening, PG&E’s website was overwhelmed with traffic and the company was directing customers to an alternative site for more…
The rapid development of AI has benefits — and poses serious risks

The rapid development of AI has benefits — and poses serious risks

Investing in AI safety could help ward off a big threat to humanity.  In the past decade, the AI revolution has kicked into high gear. Artificial intelligence is playing strategy games, writing news articles, folding proteins, and teaching grandmasters new moves in Go. AI systems determine what you’ll see in a Google search or in…

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