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A nuclear weapons historian explains why it’s so hard to know what material Trump took.

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Accurate data is critical for public health, and the US doesn’t have it.

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California could transform how fast food workers are treated

The restaurant industry is fighting hard against a labor bill making its way through the California legislature.

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