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In the absence of clear standards and language proficiency tests, it can be hard for doctors to assess accurately their own language skills.

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Biden has backed away from plans to ramp up refugee resettlements, a disappointment to the refugees and contrary to our moral responsibility.

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The national security state is cheering for a new Cold War with China. Americans should be deeply worried.

Nearly 30 million refugees around the world are fleeing war or persecution. Surely the Biden administration can let in 62,500 this year as it promised.

Widespread support for background checks and smart gun technology could push enough GOP senators out of lockstep on gun control.

When the 11-year-old returned to school, it was surely one of the strangest and most exhilarating back-to-school days of all time.

History shows that if water agencies and other leaders acknowledge drought and offer solutions for more efficient water use, Californians will step up.

Most states have hundreds of laws that police can use as a pretext for an unjustified traffic stop, which can then escalate into violence.

The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan might allow Al Qaeda to rebuild its terrorist network so it can again launch spectacular attacks on Western soil.


As the country grapples with the role of systemic racism, The Times has committed to examining its past.

All presidential elections are uniquely consequential, but a good case can be made that the next one is the most important of our lives. The time has come to undo the great mistake of 2016 and drive Trump out of office at the ballot box.

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