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People welcoming China's ship Yuan Wang 5 wave Chinese and Sri Lankan flags at Sri Lanka's Hambantota International Port in Sri Lanka, Aug. 16. Ajith Perera/Xinhua News Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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Why a Chinese ship's arrival in Sri Lanka has caused alarm in India and the West

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The beloved animated series Summer Camp Island is among the list of 36 titles HBO Max says it will no longer host on its streaming service. Cartoon Network Studios, Inc. hide caption

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Jill Mallen gets her groceries at a food pantry because of soaring inflation. She says she's a "confused" voter — a registered Democrat who feels Republicans did a better job of managing the economy. Asma Khalid/NPR hide caption

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How inflation is influencing politics in a bellwether Florida county

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The surprising economics of digital lending

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Cars drive on flooded streets as Tropical Storm Henri approaches, in Hoboken New Jersey on August 22, 2021. Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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CNN host Brian Stelter, shown in this photograph from 2018, tells NPR he is departing the network after it canceled his media analysis show "Reliable Sources." He had hosted the show for nine years. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg arrives for a hearing on his criminal case at Manhattan Criminal Court on Aug. 12 in New York City. The Manhattan District Attorney's office is charging Weisselberg and the Trump Organization with tax fraud after being accused of paying employees "off the books" in order to pay less taxes. Weisselberg has pleaded not guilty. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images hide caption

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Allen Weisselberg, a Trump Org employee for decades, pleads guilty to felony charges

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Nitin Budhiraja discovered during the pandemic that he loved working from home. He now works fully remotely. Nitin Budhiraja hide caption

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A new work anxiety: Will I be penalized for working from home?

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Serena Williams, professional tennis player and businesswoman, speaks during the Bitcoin 2022 Conference at the Miami Beach Convention Center in April in Florida. Marco Bello/Getty Images hide caption

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The drought in Europe

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A boat is pictured on the shallow Rhine river near Oestrich Winkel, western Germany, on Aug. 12, as the water level passed below 40 centimeters, making ship transport increasingly difficult. Yann Schreiber/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Germany's Rhine is at one of its lowest levels. That's trouble for the top EU economy

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A market to bet on the future

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An ITT Technical Institute campus in Rancho Cordova, Calif., is seen on Sept. 6, 2016. Students who used federal loans to attend ITT Tech as far back as 2005 will automatically get that debt canceled. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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