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Ta-Nehisi Coates gives Mitch McConnell a thorough history lesson on reparations

"Victims of that plunder are very much alive today," the author and journalist told members on Congress on Wednesday.

Trump says Iran attacked 2 oil tankers. Some of his critics agree.

The "Iran did it" claim may not be bogus after all.

Major study suggests Medicaid work requirements are hurting people without really helping anybody

Medicaid work requirements are associated with lower enrollment and higher uninsured rates.

The hired guns of Instagram

Companies can’t advertise on social media — so they have female influencers do it for them.

Millions of Americans take vitamin D. Most should just stop.

Outside of rare cases, rigorous studies of the supplement don’t find any health benefit.

Joe Biden’s controversial comments about segregationists and wealthy donors, explained

The remarks at the fundraiser surfaced two long-running fears some Democrats have had about Biden’s candidacy.

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Doctored videos of Nancy Pelosi and Mark Zuckerberg have Congress worried about the nation’s grasp on reality. Drew Harwell from the Washington Post explains how “deepfakes” might corrupt upcoming elections.

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Trump’s UN ambassador pick Kelly Craft grilled on her 300 absences as Canada envoy

Biden’s competitors want an apology for his boasting about “civility” with segregationists

Google employees join protest at Alphabet’s shareholder meeting

Five years later, 4 suspects named in attack on passenger plane in Ukraine

The Sacklers helped cause the opioid epidemic. They’re still making excuses for it.

Trump’s historic one-day fundraising haul, explained

Fake autism treatments show the lengths parents will go to “cure” their kids

Congress has set the record for longest stretch without a minimum wage increase

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Vox’s guide to where 2020 Democrats stand on policy

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UN report: “credible evidence” links Saudi crown prince to Khashoggi’s murder

Avengers: Endgame is being rereleased in theaters with new post-credits scenes

Exclusive: Kamala Harris wants to give every unemployed worker $8,000 for job training

Religion and vaccine refusal are linked. We have to talk about it.

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The fantasy at the core of Trump’s tariffs

The 2020 Democratic primary debate over reparations, explained

TV is having an identity crisis. Here’s how to fix it.

The Green New Deal is fracturing a critical base for Democrats: unions

The summer solstice is coming: 9 things to know about the longest day of the year

Netflix’s The Edge of Democracy charts the slippery slope from democracy to authoritarian rule

The Handmaid’s Tale season 3 makes a big move and gets the show on track

The recent Republican blowback to Trump judicial nominees, explained

He co-founded Skype. Now he’s spending his fortune on stopping dangerous AI.

Dead people leave billions in their wills. How long do we have to listen to them?

Facebook employees are not as happy with Mark Zuckerberg as they used to be


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Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders had 2 very different answers to Trump’s official 2020 campaign launch

Trump’s 2020 kickoff made it seem as though he’s still running against Hillary Clinton

2 winners and 4 losers from Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign launch

Trump’s 2020 message: “Depraved” Democrats “want to destroy you”

Why Trump is launching his reelection bid in Florida

Trump still refuses to admit he was wrong about the Central Park 5

Gender stereotypes have been banned from British ads. What does that mean?

Are Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders the same? The debate, explained.

Here’s the lineup for each night of the first Democratic debate

Hong Kong’s leader apologizes again but won’t pull controversial extradition bill