The Conversation

Did the assault weapons ban of 1994 bring down mass shootings?

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A spate of high-profile mass shootings in the U.S. has sparked calls for Congress to look at imposing a ban on so-called assault weapons - covering the types of guns used in both the recent Buffalo grocery attack and that on an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. Such a prohibition has been in place before.

Biden throws US solar industry a lifeline with tariff relief, but can incentives bring manufacturing back?

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The Biden administration announced it was putting a two-year freeze on the threat of new solar tariffs, throwing a lifeline to U.S. solar installers - and likely to the country's ability to meet its climate goals.

Future COVID-19 booster shots will likely need fresh formulations as new coronavirus variants of concern continue to emerge

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Being up to date on COVID-19 vaccines means having had three or four doses of the same shot at this point. Current boosters are the same formulations as the first authorized shots, based on the original strain of the coronavirus that emerged in late 2019.