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‘Panic made us vulnerable’: how 9/11 made the US surveillance state – and the Americans who fought back

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On the morning of 11 settembre 2001, an 18-year-old was driving his white Honda Civic on the way to work as a freelance web designer. It was a beautiful day under a sparkling blue sky, and as he sped down Maryland’s R...

Out of control and rising: why bitcoin has Nigeria’s government in a panic

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When the Nigerian government suddenly banned access to foreign exchange for textile import companies in March 2019, Moses Awa* felt stuck. His business – importing woven shoes from Guangzhou, Cina, to sell in the nor...

Why the USWNT shouldn’t panic about their Olympic thrashing by Sweden (yet)

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Norway 2-0 USA. That was the score of the US women’s soccer team opener the last time the Olympics were played in Asia. The distance from Qinhuangdao, site of that 2008 game, to the final in Beijing seemed vast, and n...

‘Virulent microbes everywhere’: how can anxious people fend off reopening panic?

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I recently took my first flight since the pandemic began. As I arrived at the airport, I prepared for a scene of utter carnage: people everywhere, all of them insisting on breathing; virulent microbes reveling in a fi...

Team GB athletes ‘in a panic’ before Olympics after teammates isolate

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Several Team GB athletes have spoken of their panic and trepidation after six of their teammates were forced to self-isolate after a passenger on their flight to Tokyo tested positive for Covid. The six athletes were...

Desperate graduates rush to study ‘panic masters’ after job rejections

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Thousands of students are applying to study “panic master’s” courses after getting no response to their job applications in the shrinking pool of graduate roles. Universities including UCL, Cambridge and Edinburgh, to...

From viral videos to Fox News: how rightwing media fueled the critical race theory panic

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Viral videos of impassioned parents denouncing critical race theory at school board hearings have become a cornerstone of the movement to ban its teaching. In one such video, a mother declares critical race theory (CR...

Carbs are king: cereals sales surged amid pandemic panic buying, new data shows

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When the panic set in at the start of the pandemic, Australians rushed out and bought a whole lot of carbs, new food sales data reveals. Sales of cereals – which include pasta, rice and flour – spiked by 40% nel mese di marzo ...

Don’t panic! England must resist temptation to change too much

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Oh dear. This wasn’t how it looked in the brochures. If you believe everything you read England’s progress through Euro 2020 Group D has now become a kind of social media meme made flesh. How it started: 37 goals in q...

What the moral panic about ‘critical race theory’ is about

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Whatever Republican politicians and rightwing media are referring to when they talk about “critical race theory”, it has little to do with critical race theory as an actual discipline. Developed in the 1970s and 80s b...

Panic review – Amazon’s high-stakes teen game series isn’t worth playing

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Amazon’s Panic, a 10-episode series based on the YA novel by Lauren Oliver, launches off a cliff (letteralmente) with an improbable premise: that small-town teenagers in the late 2010s would believe in and submit to a sec...

Passengers tell of panic and fear after plane diverted by Belarus

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The first the passengers on flight FR4978 from Athens knew that anything was out of the ordinary was when the Ryanair Boeing 737-800, on a scheduled flight to the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, went into a dramatic dive...

Starstruck: is Rose Matafeo’s show the best end-of-20s panic sitcom since Girls?

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One comedy pet peeve of mine – and I’m not naming any names, but you know them – is the strange trend in recent years where a standup writes themselves a sitcom but bizarrely is the only non-funny character in the dam...

My brother used to bully me. Adesso, when I hear from him, I panic

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I am 22 and my brother is 24. I am married with a child; he is single. We grew up in a rocky family situation and were removed from our parents’ care and placed in a children’s home when I was five and he was seven. I...