Trucks carrying aid into Gaza

Samar Abu Elouf for The New York Times

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Which country recently allowed a convoy of trucks carrying humanitarian aid to cross its border into Gaza, marking the first such instance since the attack by Hamas?

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Although traditionally considered taboo, what have an increasing number of American Jews resorted to for protection amidst heightened security concerns?

There has been a surge of interest in firearm training and self-defense classes by many American Jews in response to increased threats and a recent terrorist attack in Israel. Synagogues have even started to host gun training seminars.

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Desperate for work, young men from this small nation have been enlisting with both Russia and Ukraine as contract soldiers, despite their home country's diplomatic neutrality in the conflict.

Hundreds of young men from Nepal have joined the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Many are driven by unemployment and see military service as a viable option. While the majority have joined Russia, a smaller group has sided with Ukraine, raising concerns about Nepalis potentially fighting each other.

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Migrants from this South American country, driven by political and economic crises, have recently surpassed Mexicans as the largest group arrested for illegally crossing the U.S. border.

Venezuelans have increasingly been leaving their country due to a severe political and economic crisis, resulting in over 7 million people departing in the past decade. The U.S. has recently granted temporary legal status to nearly 500,000 Venezuelans already in the country, while also resuming deportation flights to Venezuela.

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Following the NCAA's decision to allow payments to student-athletes, what model has transformed college football recruiting and caught the attention of the IRS due to tax breaks for wealthy boosters?

Donor collectives are often set up as charities, and raise money from wealthy boosters to pay student-athletes for outside work. This has disrupted traditional recruiting as it introduces a form of free agency, where athletes can choose a team based on the best offer. According to a company that processes the payments, the average starter at a major football program makes about $100,000 a year.