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China still needs Australia to power its economic recovery

China and Australia spent much of last year in a tense standoff on trade. But as the recovery of the world’s second largest economy gathers pace, China needs more iron ore and Australia is still its main supplier. Beijing on Monday reported that China’s GDP grew 2.3% last year, averting the recession that gripped much…MORE

Tesla has started deliveries of the Chinese-made Model Y

Tesla has begun rolling out locally made Model Y crossover vehicles in China, reaching an important milestone in the world’s largest auto market. The electric carmaker announced the news on Twitter on Monday, releasing photos of the SUV being purchased from a company showroom. The Model Y is the second vehicle Tesla has made and…MORE

A four-year timeline of Donald Trump and the Supreme Court

Here’s a timeline of key events involving Trump and the Supreme Court over the past four years: 2017 Jan. 20: Chief Justice John Roberts administers the oath of office to President Donald Trump, who swears to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Jan. 27: Trump signs an executive order for a…MORE

Trump transformed the Supreme Court that mostly helped advance his agenda

President Donald Trump will exit the White House on Wednesday but leave behind three of the nine Supreme Court justices and a majority that was willing to partner with him for much of his agenda. Trump’s imprint on the Supreme Court and overall three-tier federal judiciary represents one of the most significant right-wing successes of…MORE

How to watch Biden’s Cabinet confirmation hearings Tuesday

Five of President-elect Joe Biden’s national security Cabinet nominees will face Senate panels on Tuesday in the first step of the confirmation process. The day before Biden takes office, his nominees for secretary of state, secretary of the treasury, director of national intelligence, defense secretary and secretary of Homeland Security will appear before Senate committees…MORE

Here is how you can safely participate in the inauguration

On a typical Inauguration Day, hundreds of thousands of Americans flock to Washington, DC, to catch a glimpse of the new President being sworn in. Not this year. Government leaders and health officials are telling people to stay away. Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser urged people to not travel to the United States capital for the…MORE

Guiding gender-atypical kids through puberty

My 11-year-old daughter and I cracked open a book I’d bought for her on puberty and changing female bodies. On the very first page it informed her that, once her body developed, men would start looking at her differently. We crinkled our noses in some combination of discomfort and skepticism. No matter how her body…MORE

Washington state announces partnership with companies including Starbucks and Microsoft to boost vaccinations

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee announced on Monday a series of new efforts to help boost the state’s Covid-19 vaccinations, including partnerships with companies like Starbucks and Microsoft. Inslee revealed in a news conference the state has established a “public private partnership” between the health department and other business, health care and labor leaders, dubbed…MORE

Australian Open turmoil raises questions for Tokyo Games

The quarantine controversy over tennis’ Australian Open has raised questions about whether large-scale international sporting events can take place in the middle of a pandemic and could offer a preview of the difficulties facing this summer’s Tokyo Olympics. Players arriving in the Australian state of Victoria have been placed into a 14-day quarantine ahead of…MORE