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Daylight saving debate

Law | Some lawmakers want to end the spring and fall time change for good
by Michael Malament
Posted 2/25/21, 08:30 am

Retired Colorado school bus driver Dennis Pesce remembers how, every year in mid-March, his job would get exponentially harder as the school drop-off lane became congested with parents dropping off students who missed the bus. The reason: the beginning of daylight saving time, or DST.

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New Year’s test for Biden

Foreign Policy | Turkey presents new challenges a new president can’t overlook
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/30/20, 03:03 pm

Domestic issues dominated the presidential campaign season, but global leaders will be eyeing the first steps of President-elect Joe Biden overseas. A wider-angle grasp may help Americans understand too the new administration’s intents. 

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Biden’s plan to handle China

Election | In contrast to Trump’s sometimes-hawkish approach, Biden says he would keep China in check by strengthening ties with U.S. allies
by June Cheng
Posted 10/08/20, 05:55 pm

Earlier this year, Donald Trump’s presidential reelection campaign ran a 30-second television ad meant to throw doubt on rival Joe Biden’s ability to handle China. In it, viewers see the Democratic candidate’s head photoshopped onto a mannequin manipulated by Chinese President Xi Jinping. Words on the screen call the former vice president “China’s puppet.”

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