Youth can dodge COVID-19’s economic blow

The economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will fall mainly on youth. Here are ways young people can mitigate the impact as they ponder the future.

Will COVID-19 help the fight against climate change?

COVID-19 has put a lid on carbon emissions, and some experts think it could eventually help slow climate change.

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Will COVID-19 change our lives fundamentally?

For many, COVID-19 has turned the world upside down. Can we expect the global crisis to stir profound change?

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Teens: Manage your stress during COVID-19!

Because the COVID-19 pandemic can be traumatic, young people need to set self-care plans to manage stress and keep their immune systems strong.

What history teaches Britain during COVID-19

A sense of exceptionalism served Britain well in world wars, but COVID-19 has exposed the dangers of going it alone.

Could COVID-19 speed a reunited Ireland?

COVID-19 has prompted different responses in Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. Will the pandemic make eventual reunification more likely?

Mom and Madre: Different cultures, similar values

An American in Spain, I learned that different cultures and distance could not mask the similar values of my two Moms.

Homeless in Los Angeles exposed to COVID-19

Thousands of homeless in Los Angeles are finding it hard to shelter in place during the COVID-19 pandemic despite authorities' efforts.

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Different twists on COVID-19 win News Decoder contest

Students tackled topics from homelessness to hip hop. Entries on COVID-19 and the environment copped the prizes in our storytelling contest.

As a journalist, I had to take a tough decision

Ethnic Albanians fleeing fighting presented a dilemma. It was distressing to hear their cries for help. But as a journalist, I was there to bear witness.

Media literacy: Bending over backwards to be fair

In an age of polarized electorates, trust in the media is rock bottom. But good journalists adhere to principles that safeguard fairness and balance.

Deciphering Trump through an African trade deal

Donald Trump has disparaged African countries in no uncertain terms. Why, then, does he keep meeting Kenya's leader in the White House?

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Decoder: Risks and rewards in COVID-19 vaccine race

The world will need a COVID-19 vaccine to end the pandemic without millions of deaths. The race is on, with a half dozen candidates in the lead.

Decoder: Why are U.S. troops all over the world?

Despite an isolationist president and a plan to withdraw from Afghanistan, the U.S. has some 200,000 troops scattered around the world.

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Decoder: WHO is world health boss, without a cudgel

The WHO's mission is to protect the world's health. But it is beholden to its 194 member nations and lacks enforcement powers.

News Decoder interns: Spreading insight and amity

They have helped shape News Decoder from the start five years ago. Meet our far-flung interns.

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Different twists on COVID-19 win News Decoder contest

Students tackled topics from homelessness to hip hop. Entries on COVID-19 and the environment copped the prizes in our storytelling contest.

Decoder Spotlight: Friends Seminary shines

U.S. school Friends Seminary wins this month's Decoder in the Spotlight award for engaging with News Decoder through a webinar, article, quiz and class.