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If You Build It… • After a year’s delay due to the pandemic, the highly anticipated first Major League Baseball game in Iowa was played on a specially constructed field built beside the set of the 1989 movie Field of Dreams. Here, New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox players enter the field from the cornfields before the game on August 12, which the White Sox won, 9–8.
Troops Fight On in the Mideast • While Biden leaves Afghanistan and pulls back in Iraq, the U.S. military persists in Syria
Can Gun Rights and Public Safety Coexist? • One gun owner says Americans are entitled to own AR-15s. Another says sensible gun controls reduce violence without violating rights
RISKY BUSINESS • COVID-19 may have made a future pandemic more likely. Is Biden making the right moves to protect us? What experts say about lab leaks, bioterror—and politics
‘BATTLING A PANDEMIC IS A SPECIAL KIND OF WAR’ • To create the leadership we need to fight biological threats, look to the military’s example
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Death of A Salesman • Ron Popeil, who died late in July, hawked the Veg-O-Matic, the Smokeless Ashtray and the Pocket Fisherman, making the world safe for a new generation of TV pitchmen. Attention must be paid