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How bad is your state’s Covid-19 outbreak?

These maps show how your state is doing.

Singapore is the first country in the world to approve lab-grown chicken products

Chicken bites from bioreactor-grown chicken will be available for sale.

Congress seems ready to pass a bipartisan $908 billion stimulus — if Mitch McConnell says yes

Democratic leaders are backing a $908 billion bipartisan Covid-19 relief framework. It’s a big step toward a final deal.

Why the CDC changed its Covid-19 quarantine guidelines

The CDC now says people can quarantine for less than two weeks — but would prefer people stick to the full 14 days.

Decking the halls for pandemic Christmas

Revelers are going hard on decor this year, both inside and out.

Why tens of thousands of farmers are blocking roads into India’s capital city

India says its new laws will modernize agriculture. Farmers say it will cause their ruin.

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Low-income students are dropping out of college because many don’t have a reliable way to get online. Vox’s Emily Stewart says the solution is simple: Give everybody the internet.

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What one of Amazon’s biggest critics thinks the future of the retail industry means for workers

AI has cracked one of biology’s toughest problems

America’s failures have led to a new daily record in Covid-19 deaths

A new Georgia poll suggests that Republican lies about “voter fraud” are hurting the GOP

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A surprising number of government agencies buy cellphone location data. Lawmakers want to know why.

China and Australia are in a nasty diplomatic spat over a fake tweet — and real war crimes

Staying safe this winter means a lot of time outside. Here’s how to stay warm.

The Joint Chiefs chair just gave a brutally honest assessment of the Afghanistan war

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3 Hong Kong pro-democracy icons were sentenced to prison in huge blow to protest movement

This winter, the Vox Book Club is reading about lesbian necromancers in space

How Trump’s blizzard of misleading fundraising emails explains his refusal to concede

The past 24 hours in Trump’s legal issues and pardon news, explained

The UK is the first country to grant emergency approval to Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine

The rise in murders in the US, explained

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Dara and Matt on Biden’s choice to run Homeland Security and the many challenges he’ll face

Who will get the Covid-19 vaccine first? A CDC advisory panel just weighed in.

How Santas are handling a pandemic Christmas season

Religious conservatives have won a revolutionary victory in the Supreme Court

The government’s failure to provide economic relief is killing people

What happened to department stores?

The death and rebirth of America’s department stores, in charts

The battle over Trump’s huge UAE arms deal, explained

Want to help animals? Here’s where to donate your money.

The 12 Days of Christmas: The story behind the holiday’s most annoying carol

Advent, explained

Is the pandemic making people more generous — or more selfish?

How voice actors are fighting to change an industry that renders them invisible

Joe Biden should do everything at once

The high rate of executions during Trump’s last weeks in office, explained

Trump’s pardon shenanigans are ramping up

“The stakes are life and death”: Addiction treatment’s Covid-19 challenge

Why Trump taking credit for the Covid-19 vaccines could be a good thing

Pop culture’s department stores taught us what to want

This week in TikTok: The only election that mattered

The pandemic is changing college. Let’s reconsider GPAs while we’re at it.