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House Passes Inflation Reduction Act

House Passes Inflation Reduction Act

Without the support of a single Republican, Democrats in the U.S. House on Friday gave final passage to a $740 billion piece of legislation that includes historic investments in renewable energy development, a minimum tax on large corporations, and a landmark requirement for Medicare to directly negotiate the prices of a subset of prescription drugs.

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    ‘New Normal’ Drought Grips Europe

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