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Alabama’s high-stakes Supreme Court fight over racial gerrymandering, explained

Merrill v. Milligan could eliminate one of the few remaining nationwide safeguards against rigged legislative maps.

Did a 1982 book predict America’s decline?

Mancur Olson’s The Rise and Decline of Nations shows how small groups can undermine broader prosperity.

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The states where the midterms will directly decide the future of abortion access

Republicans are laying a path to gut abortion rights after Election Day.

How to come up with a unique Halloween costume without spending a ton of money

Tap your creativity (and closet) for the best Halloween costume.

Every movie right now, from Amsterdam to Glass Onion, stars a million A-listers

On the Endgamification of everything.

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.

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The Supreme Court is back and “even more consequential”

According to Vox’s Ian Millhiser (and no, he hasn’t forgotten they just overturned Roe).

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Kim Kardashian’s Instagram story just cost her $1.26 million

The Supreme Court appears determined to shrink the Clean Water Act

Earth’s future depends on the Amazon. This month, it’s up for a vote.

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How the Brazilian election could destabilize a divided country

How the Saudi Crown prince erased the stigma of a murder

House of the Dragon passes enmity from parents to children

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The UK’s growing economic crisis, explained

Putin’s desperate attempt to annex parts of Ukraine

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

What we get wrong about being in love

End-of-life planning with loved ones can be hard. Here’s where to start.

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Ken Paxton keeps running. Will his legal issues ever catch up?

Republican states keep refusing to expand Medicaid — until you ask their voters

A better solution to Florida’s hurricane problem

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The culture war flashpoints dividing Latino Democrats

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Abbott and DeSantis: Stunt queens or policy makers?

Could relocating migrants in the US be a policy solution?

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Two states, two visions for the future of labor

Who built Marilyn Monroe?

Climate change has come for the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitter

Stop worrying about what happens if we let kids transition. Worry about what happens if we don’t.

Tech billionaires lost $315 billion in 2022 and it genuinely doesn’t matter

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

Hurricane Ian’s rapid intensification is a sign of the world to come

The Nord Stream pipeline sabotage, explained

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What do true crime series like Dahmer owe the victims?

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Chips are the new oil. There are no reserves.

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

 The mysterious ad slump of 2022

The unlikely allies who sank Joe Manchin’s energy deal

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What the Electoral Count Reform Act can prevent in the next election — and what it can’t

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