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This week we’re excited to try something new. For the last few years, our Sunday newsletter has brought you the week’s five most-read stories – a sort of readers’ choice picked by people across the internet.

That’s not going anywhere.

But we decided to also bring you five editors’ picks from the last week so that we can share more of our best work with you – while still keeping the Sunday newsletter a quick read.

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Editors’ picks

Easing a burden: A nonprofit generic drugmaker called Civica Rx will manufacture the most common versions of insulin and make sure that a month’s supply costs patients roughly $30 a month, starting in 2024.

Unintentional overdoses: Fentanyl overdoses are increasing because mixing fentanyl with other drugs can be more profitable for traffickers than selling the pure drug alone.

A new space race: Countries like China, Russia and the U.S. are beginning to establish the rules and norms that will dictate how the wealth and power of space are shared in the future – but inequality is a growing concern.

Adult ADHD: A psychologist offers practical strategies to help adults who struggle with organization and attention issues.

Limits of desegregation: A closer look at some of the reasons why the nation’s schools often don’t reflect its growing diversity.

Readers’ picks

Emily Costello

Managing Editor

Editors' picks

High insulin prices are leaving some people who need the drug without access. Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images

Nonprofit drugmaker Civica Rx is taking aim at the high insulin prices harming people with diabetes

Jing Luo, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences

About 1 in 4 Americans with diabetes who need insulin struggle to pay for this lifesaving drug.

Readers' picks

A protester holds a sign reading ‘White Privilege Is The Problem’ at a rally against policy brutality and racial injustice in New York on Sept. 5, 2020. Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images

Use of ‘white privilege’ makes online discussions more polarized and less constructive

Christopher Quarles, University of Michigan

In this era of racial reckoning, words such as ‘white privilege’ have played a significant role in defining social problems plaguing America. But those words also have a downside.


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