A look at the policies in the Democrats' climate bill

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The Inflation Reduction Act is the largest investment in climate policy in U.S. history, including more than $300 billion to address global warming. It also sets a goal of reducing carbon emissions by 40 percent by the year 2030 and creates an electric vehicle tax credit. Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. of the Hip Hop Caucus joins Lisa Desjardins to discuss what the bill offers and what it leaves out.

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  • How the Inflation Reduction Act aims to lower drug costs: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How the Inflation Reduction Act aims to lower drug costs

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    48 million Americans get prescription drugs through Medicare Part D, but Medicare has had no ability to negotiate prices. A provision in the Inflation Reduction Act would change that in some cases. The bill would also cap out-of-pocket drug costs for Medicare recipients. Stacy Dusetzina from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine joins Lisa Desjardins to discuss.

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    The complex challenge of delivering grain from Ukraine

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    Four more merchant ships left Black Sea ports carrying corn and other products from Ukraine today. They are part of a deal in which Russia temporarily lifted a blockade to alleviate global food shortages. Meanwhile, the first ship to leave Ukraine was set to arrive in Lebanon today, but has been delayed. Ali Rogin reports on the complicated choreography and delicate diplomacy of these voyages.

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    ‘Shrimp raves’ raise awareness of an endangered species

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    In the sea of videos on TikTok today, dance crazes and cute animals are unavoidable on the video-sharing app. But below the surface — underwater to be more precise — are some special, critically endangered crustaceans who have unintentionally hopped on the trend. Lisa Desjardins reports.

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