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The Doctors of Gaza | The Daily

Warning: This episode contains descriptions of injuries and death. As Israel’s war on Hamas enters its sixth week, hospitals in Gaza have found themselves on the front lines. Hospitals have become a refuge for the growing number of civilians fleeing the violence, but one that has become increasingly dangerous as

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Two Superpowers Walk Into a Garden | The Daily

One of the most highly anticipated diplomatic events of the year took place this week in a mansion outside San Francisco. President Biden and Xi Jinping, China’s top leader, met to repair their countries’ relations, which had sunk to one of their lowest points in decades. Edward Wong, a diplomatic

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Trump’s 2024 Playbook | The Daily

As former President Donald J. Trump enters an election year leading his Republican rivals by wide margins in the polls, multiple court cases are taking up an increasing amount of his campaign schedule. They have been integrated into his messaging and fund-raising efforts, and his campaign staff has been developing

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The Rules of War | The Daily

 In the International Court of Justice, South Africa is accusing Israel of committing genocide in Gaza. Amanda Taub, a human rights lawyer-turned-journalist at The Times, walks through the arguments of the case, and the power that the rules of war have beyond any verdict in court. Guest: Amanda Taub, writer

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What the Houthis Really Want | The Daily

Attacks by Houthi militants on shipping in the Red Sea, a crucial global trade route, once seemed like a dangerous sideshow to the war in Gaza. But as the attacks have continued, the sideshow has turned into a full-blown crisis. Vivian Nereim, the Gulf bureau chief for The Times, explains

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The War on the SAT | The Daily

Concerned about the effect on diversity, many colleges have stopped requiring standardized tests. New research suggests that might be a mistake. David Leonhardt, a senior writer for The Times, discusses the future of SATs and why colleges remain reluctant to bring them back. Guest: David Leonhardt, a senior writer for

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The Battle for No. 2 in Iowa | The Daily

At the Iowa Republican caucuses on Monday night, Donald J. Trump secured a runaway victory. The only real drama was the fight for second place. Reid Epstein, who covers politics for The Times, takes us inside one of the caucuses, and Shane Goldmacher, a national political reporter, walks us through

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