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In 1859, Republicans in the House and Senate presented a nearly united but puzzling front on a crucial issue of the day.
AMERICA’S FORGOTTEN CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENTJOHN WITTAPRIL 23, 2021WASHINGTON POST
“This is a bit puzzling,” said astrophysicist Sanjay Reddy of the University of Washington in Seattle, who was not involved in the research.
NEUTRON STARS MAY NOT BE AS SQUISHY AS SOME SCIENTISTS THOUGHTEMILY CONOVERAPRIL 20, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
The decision has worked wonders for Randle’s individual productivity, but it’s barely nudged the Knick offense forward at all, which makes it somewhat puzzling that the Knicks haven’t at least tweaked their rotation.
THE ONLY THING KEEPING THE KNICKS OFFENSE AFLOAT IS JULIUS RANDLE’S TURN AS A POINT GUARDJARED DUBINJANUARY 28, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
When a law that governs technology stays on the books for decades, the results can be a puzzling mess.
GAME OVER FOR THE ‘WARGAMES’ HACKING LAW?AARON PRESSMANNOVEMBER 30, 2020FORTUNE
It’s pretty puzzling to try to figure out why both trials wouldn’t be positive in a product that works.
THE MOST PROMISING ALZHEIMER’S DRUG IN YEARS TOOK A THRASHING FROM AN FDA ADVISORY COMMITTEEALICE PARKNOVEMBER 10, 2020TIME
Perhaps one of Barrett’s most puzzling answers on that front Wednesday, though, came in another exchange with Klobuchar.
AMY CONEY BARRETT’S CAGEY TESTIMONYAARON BLAKEOCTOBER 14, 2020WASHINGTON POST
This new appreciation of his character clarifies various incidents heretofore puzzling to me.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
He therefore put a variety of puzzling questions, and took down a good many notes.
THE FLOATING LIGHT OF THE GOODWIN SANDSR.M. BALLANTYNE
Writing in dialect makes many of his stories puzzling, if not impossible for foreign readers.
SPANISH LIFE IN TOWN AND COUNTRYL. HIGGIN AND EUGNE E. STREET
Meantime, Joe had been puzzling his wits and wishing his wife was there to devise some plan for the wayfarer.
ST. NICHOLAS, VOL. 5, NO. 5, MARCH, 1878VARIOUS
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