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America’s uniquely bad Covid-19 epidemic, explained in 18 maps and charts

The US’s coronavirus epidemic is among the worst. Here’s what you need to know.

Trump’s China fight has extended to TikTok. But is it really a threat?

What we know — and don’t know — about the alleged national security concerns surrounding TikTok and WeChat.

College football’s coronavirus crisis, explained

The pandemic has threatened a multibillion-dollar business. But the cracks in the sport’s foundation have been visible for decades.

Can a college course in moral philosophy convince people to eat less meat?

One study found that sitting in a discussion section on the ethics of meat led students to lower their meat consumption.

The Supreme Court’s enigmatic “shadow docket,” explained

How the Supreme Court hides major conservative victories in plain sight.

How the beauty industry is surviving the pandemic

Lipstick sales are way down, but fancy skin care gadgets are actually on the rise.

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How Trump’s relief plan helps and hurts

President Trump wants to resolve the congressional deadlock over stimulus relief by himself. Vox’s Li Zhou rummages through the mixed bag.

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How Trump’s mail voting sabotage could result in an election night nightmare

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How a homemaker with no political experience took on Europe’s longest-serving dictator

This week in TikTok: So … is it getting banned or what?

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A top Hong Kong pro-democracy figure was arrested. Beijing isn’t playing around.

Lebanon’s entire government has resigned after a weekend of violent protests

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The global coffee crisis is coming

A devastating indictment of the Republican Party from a GOP insider

The American right’s favorite strongman

“Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor”: The power and the peril of a catchphrase

Want to fix policing? Start with a better 911 system.

"911 call takers are gatekeepers for the entire criminal justice system. We need to start treating them that way."

America is failing Black moms during the pandemic

Performative masculinity is making American men sick 

Ilhan Omar faces a well-funded primary challenge in her first reelection bid

Polls: Biden leads Trump in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin

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The one sport that’s doing it right

Why we all should take a page out of roller derby’s reopening playbook.

Protesters across Thailand call for new elections following the arrest of pro-democracy activists

Democrats call Trump’s coronavirus relief orders “paltry” and “absurdly unconstitutional”

Trump just signed 4 executive orders providing coronavirus relief. It’s not clear if they’re all legal.

How an Iowa summer resort region became a Covid-19 hot spot

Thousands of protesters in Beirut call for “the fall of the regime” in the wake of the blast

Trump falsely claims coronavirus is “disappearing” and Russia isn’t meddling in the 2020 election

How coronavirus devastated Texas’s vulnerable borderlands

Tulsi Gabbard’s seat is up for grabs in Hawaii’s congressional primary

Bill Gates is spending $150 million to try to make a coronavirus vaccine as cheap as $3

Cori Bush’s victory signals the return of the protester-politician 

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What’s wrong with the mail

As November nears, the Postal Service is facing a crisis that could interfere with the election.

How Ellen DeGeneres’s facade of kindness crumbled 

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How Ohio has avoided becoming another Covid-19 hot spot (so far)

A rural New York county has adopted one of the most progressive trans prison policies in the US

What women in Congress want from Facebook

All of this week’s best new movies are about anxiety. In a good way.

The US has an extraordinary opportunity to reform education

HBO’s I May Destroy You might be the best TV show of the year

How cities can tackle violent crime without relying on police