Sacha Pfeiffer

Sacha Pfeiffer appears in the following:

How the Supreme Court Is Quietly Bolstering the Power of Religion

Friday, September 17, 2021

Linda Greenhouse says the current Supreme Court is more deferential to religion. 

Unnatural Disasters

Friday, September 17, 2021

Why covering the weather must include climate change—and humanity's culpability. 

Why the Constitution Doesn't Define "Religion"

Friday, September 17, 2021

The rise in religious exceptions to vaccine mandates is bringing up big constitutional questions.

Afghanistan's Journalists Grapple with the Taliban

Friday, September 10, 2021

What's at stake in keeping local journalism alive in Afghanistan?

How Ivermectin Became Politicized

Friday, September 10, 2021

How a drug used to fight parasitic infections become central to our culture — and science — wars.

The 9/11 Lens

Friday, September 10, 2021

20 years later, how we tell the story of 9/11.

The Taliban's Rise Is Complicating Biden's Efforts To Close Guantánamo's Prison

Monday, August 23, 2021

Afghanistan's fall and the Taliban's resurgence have raised fears that if President Biden releases additional Guantánamo prisoners, they may join the militant group or return to the battlefield.

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The Taliban's Return Complicates Prisoner Releases At Guantanamo Bay

Monday, August 23, 2021

Afghanistan's fall and the Taliban's resurgence muddles U.S. efforts to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, due to fears that if prisoners are released, they'll return to the battlefield.

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Ex-Cardinal McCarrick Has Been Charged With Sexually Assaulting A Teen In The '70s

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenager in the 1970s. He's the highest-ranking Roman Catholic official to face criminal charges for sexual abuse in the U.S.

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Biden Administration Transfers First Detainee Out Of Guantánamo

Monday, July 19, 2021

The Biden administration has transferred a Guantánamo detainee to Morocco, marking the first time a prisoner there has been released since President Biden took office.

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Why Steady, Low Condo Fees Should Raise A Flag – And Other Tips For Owners And Buyers

Monday, July 19, 2021

Robert Nordlund of Association Reserves says condo boards should expect that buildings deteriorate. He says always low monthly assessments could mean the board isn't budgeting for building needs.

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News Brief: Budget Proposal, FBI's Nassar Probe Criticized, Europe's Climate Plan

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Democratic leaders aim to sell their $3.5 trillion budget plan. DOJ watchdog says the FBI failed to properly respond to gymnasts' sex abuse allegations. The EU has a plan to tackle climate change.

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European Officials Unveil A Sweeping Plan To Tackle Climate Change

Thursday, July 15, 2021

The European Commission has proposed that new gas and diesel cars be phased out by 2035. If enacted, this could push the global auto industry to switch toward electric vehicles even faster.

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U.S. Prosecutors Say They've Charged 4 Iranians With Plotting To Kidnap A Journalist

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

The Department of Justice say Iranian intelligence officials were planning to lure an Iranian-American author, activist and journalist from New York to another country. An indictment came out Tuesday.

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News Brief: Voting Rights, Budget Agreement, Assassination Investigation

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Vice President Harris leads the administration's voting rights effort. Senate Democrats reach a $3.5 trillion budget deal. Questions remain as the probe into the murder of Haiti's president continues.

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Consumer Prices Surged In June

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Consumer prices surged 5.4% in June from a year earlier, the highest in nearly 13 years, the Labor Department said on Tuesday. That was higher than the 5% increase seen in May.

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News Brief: Texas Voting Restrictions, Biden Voting Rights, J&J Vaccine Warning

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Texas Democrats stage a walkout to try to stop new voting restrictions. President Biden is pressured to act on voting rights. Johnson and Johnson must put a warning label on its COVID-19 vaccine.

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Investigators From The U.S. Will Help Probe Haiti's Presidential Assassination

Monday, July 12, 2021

The U.S. has a checkered history in Haiti. It's worth a review as the Biden administration deals with a request from Haiti for U.S. troops following the president's assassination.

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News Brief: Taliban Challenges, Cuban Demonstrations, Assassination Probe

Monday, July 12, 2021

The Taliban expand their territorial control in Afghanistan. Demonstrators in Cuba protest shortages and rising prices. The U.S. sends investigators to Haiti after the president's assassination.

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Chief Guantánamo Prosecutor Announces Surprise Retirement Before 9/11 Trial Starts

Saturday, July 10, 2021

As the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks nears, the case's chief prosecutor has announced his surprise retirement. No clear reason was given for Brig. Gen. Mark Martins' early exit from Guantánamo.

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