A heat dome over Texas

Janet Loehrke / USA Today

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The south and central US, especially Texas, are experiencing historically high temperatures due to a “heat dome.” What is a heat dome?

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In a recent 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court denied the Navajo Nation’s request for help from the federal government to secure rights for this resource.

The Navajo Nation is the largest Native American tribe in the U.S., and is spread across the drought-affected southwest. The tribe has struggled to obtain water and filed a lawsuit 20 years ago asking for the federal government’s help, citing an 1868 treaty. However the majority opinion ruled the treaty doesn’t require the federal government to secure water for the tribe.

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This drug, used to treat a common metabolic condition, was recently shown to reduce the risk of developing long COVID by 41 percent.

Long COVID is poorly understood, but millions of people have dealt with its chronic symptoms for months or years after initial infection. In a study of 1,100 overweight or obese participants, 6.3% of those who received metformin developed long COVID vs. 10.4% who received a placebo.

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According to the NYT, this controversial NYC homelessness policy has shown promising results, resulting in more people transitioning into permanent housing.

Last fall, NYC mayor Eric Adams implemented a a very controversial policy allowing involuntary hospitalization of mentally-ill homeless people if they seem unable to meet their basic needs. BronxWorks, an outreach agency in the Bronx, said initial results are encouraging—more people are stabilizing in hospitals and moving into permanent housing.

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This acclaimed American composer—who scored franchises like Star Wars and Jurassic Park—previously announced that the upcoming Indiana Jones film will be his last, but has since walked back those retirement plans.

Williams, who turned 91 this year, has scored over 100 films. His career has spanned seven decades, winning 25 Grammy awards, five Academy Awards, and four Golden Globes. His next film score, for Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, will be released on June 30th.