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Russia’s image darkens

Approval of Russia’s global leadership in former Soviet countries

Long stories short

• More missile attacks on Kyiv killed three people including two children.
• Mike Pence indicated he would announce a run for the US presidency.
• The Labour Party suspended Geraint Davies MP over allegations of unacceptable behaviour towards female colleagues.

raising the ceiling

US debt crisis heads towards resolution


California homes are just too risky, says insurer

animal of the day

The Gummy Squirrel

One of more than 5,000 newly discovered deep-sea species living on the ocean floor between Hawaii and Mexico.

money heals

Nan Goldin’s relentless quest to sever the link between the Sacklers and the art world


Perdue Pharma settled in 2020. But that doesn’t mean the crisis is resolved

killer pain

Britain has an everyday drug problem

Tortoise’s very first investigation reports on the overprescription of opioids in North-East England

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“It’s all about aggressive reporting… You never let up and you create this environment of: ‘well, let’s go find out’.”

  • Bob Woodward, speaking at the Sir Harry Evans Summit in Investigative Journalism

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