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How cauliflower took over your pizza, your kitchen, and the world

How does a food become a trend? Ask cauliflower.

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What’s next for #MeToo? The McDonald’s strikes have an answer.

Workers walked out of McDonald’s restaurants to protest sexual harassment.

Dating apps like Tinder and Bumble are free. But people say paying for them is worth the money.

Even though they might not get you any closer to a relationship.

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More than ever, our clothes are made of plastic. Just washing them can pollute the oceans.

How much plastic is your washing machine sending out to sea?

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How fascism works

A Yale philosopher on fascism, truth, and Donald Trump.

Every known human culture has had its own music

We examine what makes music so universal in this week’s episode of Explained.

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Mark Judge, Kavanaugh’s classmate, says he won’t testify on sexual assault allegations

New UN report documents evidence of mass atrocities in Myanmar against the Rohingya

599 alumnae from Christine Blasey Ford’s high school sign letter saying they support her

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Mark Judge, the other man named in Christine Ford’s Brett Kavanaugh allegations, explained

The Botham Jean shooting exposes a major problem with discussions of police and black victims

Florence dropped so much rain that hog waste is spilling out of lagoons

Poland’s president wants Trump to open a US base in his country — and name it “Fort Trump”

Trump on Kavanaugh allegations: “I feel terribly for him”

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Susan Collins thinks lawyers should be able to cross-examine Kavanaugh and Ford on sexual assault allegations

Women accuse Facebook of illegally posting job ads that only men can see

Don’t blame the scooters. Blame the streets.

I’ve studied false rape claims. The accusation against Kavanaugh doesn’t fit the profile.

Race was the biggest factor in 2016 — but economics is still Democrats’ winning message

How close are we to another financial crisis? 8 experts weigh in.

Anita Hill: “There is no way to redo 1991, but there are ways to do better”

Why Nintendo’s Toad is in the news, and why he doesn’t deserve this

5 powerful images from Kim Jong Un’s historic meeting with South Korea’s president

Two-thirds of US smokers say they want to quit. This company has a new idea for helping them.

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Elon Musk’s first moon tourist, explained

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Donald Trump Jr.’s Anderson Cooper hurricane conspiracy theory, explained

Photos: what Hurricane Florence’s destruction looks like on the ground

J.K. Rowling’s latest Robert Galbraith novel is addictive, murderous fun

Trump’s China strategy is the most radical in decades — and it’s failing

"The administration diagnosed the right problem, but it came up with the wrong remedy."

The 10 most important Senate elections, briefly explained

Women who work at McDonald’s plan walkout Tuesday over sexual harassment

Captain Marvel and the future of the Avengers, explained

If Beale Street Could Talk adapts James Baldwin’s novel into a haunting, gorgeous film

President Trump just seriously escalated his efforts to interfere with Mueller’s probe

The Kavanaugh assault allegations are a reminder that Democrats were smart to push out Al Franken

Watch: Elon Musk reveals Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire, will fly to the moon

Trump slashed refugee levels this year. For 2019, he’s slashing them even further.