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No, Trump hasn’t been the best president for Black America since Lincoln

Here’s what Trump has — and hasn’t — done for Black communities in the past four years.

Montana’s Senate race was supposed to be easy for Republicans. It’s a dead heat.

Democrats are within reach of a second Senate seat in Montana.

Trump’s team is pushing for a debate on foreign policy. That could backfire.

Trump’s foreign policy record may be his strongest. But will anyone care?

Home, bittersweet home

Can a single place — one that’s failed us in the past — squeeze in everything it takes to live a life?

Oregon’s ballot measure to decriminalize all drugs, explained

The ballot measure is trying to move the state from a criminal justice to a public health approach on drugs.

Factory farms are an ideal breeding ground for the next pandemic

One researcher says we are "playing Russian roulette."

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The 2020 election is well underway, as are efforts to prevent people from voting.

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Geothermal energy is poised for a big breakout

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What “home for the holidays” means during a pandemic

How Biden — or Trump — could win 270 electoral votes


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The world is worried about the coronavirus. It’s equally concerned about climate change.

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Trump’s new attack: Biden “wants to listen to Fauci”

Silicon Valley megadonors unleash a last-minute, $100 million barrage of ads against Trump

3 of Trump’s signature immigration policies are on the line at the Supreme Court

“We just don’t know what’s happening in our bodies”: Covid-19 long-haulers are still suffering

2020’s psychedelic drug ballot measures, explained

What should Democrats do about the Supreme Court?

Bill Barr and Elizabeth Warren find a common enemy: Google

Trump said the opioid epidemic would go away. It didn’t.

Everywhere basic income has been tried, in one map


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Trump's second term agenda

Dara, Jane, and Matt break down the policy stakes in 2020

Why everything from furniture to diet soda is so hard to buy right now 

A political scientist explains why the GOP is a threat to American democracy

This week in TikTok: The influencer hair salon that’s under attack

Can a pair of jeans kill the coronavirus?

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Texas Sen. John Cornyn is facing his first real challenge from newcomer MJ Hegar

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The battle for Latino voters in Arizona and Florida, explained

Trump is trying to win over Latinos in two key states. Is it working?

Europe’s new Covid-19 wave, explained

Democrats are cheering a Supreme Court ruling on mail-in ballots. Here’s why it’s worse than it looks.

A gruesome murder in France rekindles the country’s debate on free speech and Islam

Colorado is fighting its largest wildfire in history

Senate Republicans could be the real roadblock to getting a stimulus deal passed

How America gave up on fighting the pandemic and saving the economy

Report: Massachusetts rarely fires state troopers, “no matter what they have done”

The US is plagued by long voting lines. Here’s how other countries do it better.

The great hypocrisy of California using Indigenous practices to curb wildfires

Nancy Pelosi sets a deadline this week for getting a stimulus deal before the election

One Good Thing: This animated miniseries perfectly captures the loneliness of autumn

Hybrid school might be the worst of both worlds

It’s the most important election in our lifetime, and it always will be

Fitness studios moved outside to stay afloat. Now winter is coming.