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Elon Musk’s texts offer a rare glimpse at the billionaire boys’ club

Messages released in Twitter’s lawsuit against the Tesla founder show some of the nation’s wealthiest people offered support and even cash to buy the platform, as some users expressed dismay.

The UK’s growing economic crisis, explained

New UK Prime Minister Liz Truss introduced a massive tax cut package — and triggered a currency crisis.

The Bros and cons of being a huge, gay Hollywood rom-com

Bros wants to be a gay love story that doesn’t play it straight.

A better solution to Florida’s hurricane problem

Coral reefs can protect coastal cities from deadly floods, if only we keep them alive.

Who built Marilyn Monroe?

Marilyn Monroe was an artist. Her magnum opus was her own image.

Putin’s desperate attempt to annex parts of Ukraine

"These are all just gestures made out of weakness because he’s losing on the ground."

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Brett Favre and the Mississippi welfare fraud

An extraordinary case of fraud is unfolding in Mississippi, where a chummy cadre of nonprofit leaders, elected officials, and professional athletes redirected tens of millions in welfare funds toward their own pet projects. Mississippi Today’s Anna Wolfe explains.

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House Democrats are finally going after stock trading. There’s already a loophole.

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Could relocating migrants in the US be a policy solution?

Hurricane Ian is about to crash into a very crowded Florida

What do true crime series like Dahmer owe the victims?

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Pop culture loves gender war stories. They leave something out.

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Riotsville, U.S.A. is a window onto the bizarre beginnings of police militarization

The child care crisis just keeps getting worse 

The Supreme Court case that’s likely to handcuff the Clean Water Act

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