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How New Zealand Banned Assault Rifles in Six Days

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand promised to change the country’s gun laws after a mass shooting in Christchurch left 50 people dead. Less than a week later, she did …

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How the Christchurch Attack Unfolded for Reporters

The Australia Letter is a weekly newsletter from our Australia bureau. Sign up to get it by email. ___ A week has passed since the terrorist attack on two Christchurch mosques that left 50 people dead and wounded dozens more. It has been a week of grief, horror and loss, …

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A.I. Can Improve Health Care. It Also Can Be Duped.

Last year, the Food and Drug Administration approved a device that can capture an image of your retina and automatically detect signs of diabetic blindness. This new breed of artificial intelligence technology is rapidly spreading across the medical field, as scientists develop systems that can identify signs of illness and …

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New Zealand, Brexit, Lion Air: Your Friday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. New Zealand honors victims of the Christchurch terrorist attack, confusion around Brexit thickens and digital mercenaries create a new global battleground. Here’s the latest: New Zealand unites in prayer The Muslim call to prayer will be broadcast live …

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