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    Infrastructure Finally Gets Its Week. But Inflation and Jobs Haven’t Gone Away.

    Text size Staffers from the Louisville Urban League speak with job seekers at a Jobs USA career fair in Louisville, Ky. Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg The changes wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic gradually are coming into sharper focus, and with them, the policy responses. The way we work, or don’t work, is different from before the pandemic. At the same time, things that were long unaddressed are getting belated recognition. On the latter, Washington this past week finally took steps to address the nation’s manifest deficiencies in its infrastructure. It’s about time. In late 2016, I wrote in a Barron’s cover story that the one thing a divided America could agree on…

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  • Science

    A Coronavirus Epidemic Hit 20,000 Years Ago, New Study Finds

    Researchers have found evidence that a coronavirus epidemic swept East Asia some 20,000 years ago and was devastating enough to leave an evolutionary imprint on the DNA of people alive today. The new study suggests that an ancient coronavirus plagued the region for many years, researchers say. The finding could have dire implications for the Covid-19 pandemic if it’s not brought under control soon through vaccination. “It should make us worry,” said David Enard, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Arizona who led the study, which was published on Thursday in the journal Current Biology. “What is going on right now might be going on for generations and generations.”…

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    Exchange students celebrate returning home

    A going-away party and a re-entry meeting, held for Ayusa students about reverse culture shock in going back to their home countries, was held recently at Fort Halifax in Winslow. Front from left, are Ingrid Ramberg of France, Letizia Rasch of Germany and Nomi Bouwens of the Netherlands. Back from left are Maylien Beermann of Germany, Maël Cipreos of France, Leon Karimov of Russia and Tristan Patout of France. Contributed photo A going-away party and a re-entry meeting, held for Ayusa students about reverse culture shock in returning to their home countries, was held recently at Fort Halifax in Winslow. The students included Ingrid Ramberg of France, Letizia Rasch of…

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    Supreme Court Rules For Cheerleader In Free Speech Case : NPR

    The U.S. Supreme Court sided with students in a case involving a cheerleader who dropped F-bombs on Snapchat while complaining about her school. Mark Tenally/AP hide caption toggle caption Mark Tenally/AP The U.S. Supreme Court sided with students in a case involving a cheerleader who dropped F-bombs on Snapchat while complaining about her school. Mark Tenally/AP In a victory for student speech rights, the Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a former cheerleader’s online F-bombs about her school is protected speech under the First Amendment. But in an 8-1 vote, the court also declared that school administrators do have the power to punish student speech that occurs online or off…

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  • Education

    Warren delaying confirmation of Biden education nominee over student loan policies

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is delaying the confirmation of President Biden’s pick to lead higher-education policy at the Education Department as she pushes for reforms of the federal student loans program, according to a source familiar with the matter. The state of play: The negotiations have hampered the swift confirmation of James Kvaal as undersecretary of education, whose nomination to the position was advanced with bipartisan support by the Senate’s education panel in April. Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free. Warren is in talks with the Biden administration to make changes to the management of the program, with “tougher oversight of loan servicing…

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  • Jobs

    I’m a UX Designer Making $300,000 a Year Working 3 Jobs

    Jasmine Wilson, 28, is a UX designer from Battle Creek, Michigan, who lives in a van. She works for three companies, all in Austin, Texas. Here’s how she got started and how she manages her time, as told to Lauryn Haas. See more stories on Insider’s business page. I went to Arizona State University and have two degrees — one in digital-culture arts and one in graphic information technology. I did everything from robotics to some web development and art installation. Throughout college, I was known as a graphic designer and did a lot of work for organizations around campus. But I realized right after I graduated that wasn’t what…

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    Science Should Not Try to Absorb Religion and Other Ways of Knowing

    An edgy biography of Stephen Hawking has me reminiscing about science’s good old days. Or were they bad? I can’t decide. I’m talking about the 1990s, when scientific hubris ran rampant. As journalist Charles Seife recalls in Hawking Hawking: The Selling of a Scientific Celebrity, Hawking and other physicists convinced us that they were on the verge of a “theory of everything” that would solve the riddle of existence. It would reveal why there is something rather than nothing, and why that something is the way it is. In this column, I’ll look at an equally ambitious and closely related claim, that science will absorb other ways of seeing the…

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