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Does America face a slowdown in economic growth?

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Delta’s beta

Does America face a slowdown in economic growth?

The Delta variant is by far the biggest of several risks to America’s economy

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→ Read more: The anatomy of a growth scare

Adapting to climate change

A 3°C world has no safe place

The extremes of floods and fires are not going away, but adaptation can lessen their impact

Fool’s gold

Are the Olympic games a bad deal for host cities?

A study finds that budgets typically overrun by 172%

Amid the rubble

The shaming of South Africa

After a week of unprecedented unrest the country is on the brink

Charlemagne

Minority rights and minorities wronged

The EU is both ally and accomplice when it comes to minority rights in Europe

Daily chart

Why Africa has relatively few UNESCO World Heritage sites

To get more of their sites recognised, Africans must become skilled at lobbying

Cool ideas

A new, green air-conditioning system manages without nasty gases

And has few moving parts at its core

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Are today’s sporting competitions fair?

We ask Michael Johnson, four-time Olympic champion sprinter

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