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Economy

Inflation is easing, even if it may not feel that way

Annual inflation continued to ease, cooling to 6.5% in December, but prices are still climbing at a rapid rate, meaning people have to work longer and harder to keep the same standard of living.

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Retired NFL player Ryan Shazier, pictured in 2018, relearned how to walk after suffering a spinal cord injury during a 2017 game. Justin K. Aller/Getty Images hide caption

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Ryan Shazier was seriously injured in an NFL game. He has advice for Damar Hamlin

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Inflation is easing, even if it may not feel that way

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Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian speaks at the daily media briefing in Beijing on April 8, 2020. This week, Zhao was assigned a new job: deputy director of the ministry's Department of Boundary and Ocean Affairs — a lateral move to an obscure post that takes Zhao out of the spotlight. Greg Baker/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A 'wolf warrior' is sidelined, as China softens its approach on the world stage

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