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Planet Money: What's Causing Inflation?

The last few months have made us acutely aware of inflation. We all agree that it's making our lives harder, but economists disagree about what's causing it.

Planet Money: What's Causing Inflation?

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As The Supreme Court Ends Its Term, The Christian Nationalist Right Keeps Winning

The Supreme Court ends its term and Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson takes the bench. And how does the Christian right keep securing political wins even as the share of like-minded Americans dwindles?

As The Supreme Court Ends Its Term, The Christian Nationalist Right Keeps Winning

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Supreme Court Curbs Environmental Protection Agency's Power To Protect Environment

The Supreme Court limited the ways in which the EPA could regulate greenhouse gas pollution from power plants, jeopardizing President Biden's goal for an emissions-free power sector by 2035.

Supreme Court Curbs Environmental Protection Agency's Power To Protect Environment

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NATO Expansion To Move Ahead Despite Russia's War In Ukraine

The alliance is poised to admit Sweden and Finland after Turkey dropped its objections to their membership. The U.S. will bolster its military presence in Europe as Russia continues its war in Ukraine. And Biden's trip to Europe to meet with other world leaders has included a number of meetings on global inflation and the economy.

NATO Expansion To Move Ahead Despite Russia's War In Ukraine

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Trump Tried To Join Attack On Capitol; Our Interview With VP Harris On End Of Roe

According to testimony from White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson, Trump knew that the some protesters were armed before encouraging them to march on the Capitol, didn't want to intervene once they stormed the building, and indicated he agreed with the chants that Vice President Pence should be hanged. Hutchinson said that Rudy Giuliani and Chief of Staff Mark Meadows sought pardons.

Trump Tried To Join Attack On Capitol; Our Interview With VP Harris On End Of Roe

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Supporters of gun control hold signs in front of supporters of gun rights during a demonstration by victims of gun violence in front of the Supreme Court as arguments begin in a major case on gun rights on November 3, 2021 in Washington, DC. Joshua Roberts/Getty Images hide caption

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Gun Split Screen: Biden Signs Safety Measures As Justices Nix A Century-Old Law

On Saturday, Biden signed legislation designed to prevent people convicted of domestic abuse from owning a gun and increase the prevalence of state "red flag" laws.

Gun Split Screen: Biden Signs Safety Measures As Justices Nix A Century-Old Law

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Anit-abortion activists hold signs outside the US Supreme Court after overturning of Roe Vs. Wade, in Washington, DC, on June 24, 2022. Stefani Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

In a 6-3 vote along partisan lines, the Supreme Court's conservative majority has overturned Roe v. Wade, the 50-year-old case that was the basis for legal abortion across the United States. The result: a split national landscape, with states free to enforce laws prohibiting abortion.

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

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Former Assistant U.S. Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel Steven Engel, former Acting U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen and former Acting U.S. Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue are sworn in to testify during the fifth of eight planned public hearings of the U.S. House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Pressured Justice Department To Act Based On Baseless Election Fraud Claims

Top Trump-era Justice officials, including acting attorney general Jeffrey Rosen, testified about the former president's push to have the Justice Department substantiate his election fraud claims. He came very close to firing the officials who stood in his way and installing one who would not.

Trump Pressured Justice Department To Act Based On Baseless Election Fraud Claims

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It Didn't End On January 6th: Republican Election Fraud Conspiracies Persist

In Nashville last week, Christian conservatives echoed Trump's claims about fraud after his speech at their conference. In Texas, the state GOP incorporated the idea that the 2020 presidential election was fraudulent into the party's new platform.

It Didn't End On January 6th: Republican Election Fraud Conspiracies Persist

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Republican Officials Detail Trump's Effort To Subvert Presidential Election Results

The officials who appeared before the Jan. 6 committee were Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and his chief operating officer Gabriel Sterling — all Republicans who indicated then-President Trump pushed them to violate their obligations to the Constitution.

Republican Officials Detail Trump's Effort To Subvert Presidential Election Results

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