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Daunte Wright and the grim financial incentive behind traffic stops

How pretext traffic stops fund police departments — and put Black drivers in danger.

Will Biden’s Russia sanctions actually stop Putin?

Biden’s sanctions and expulsion of Russian diplomats won’t stop many of Moscow’s worst aggressions. But the sanctions he didn’t impose yet might.

Yes, you can be vaccinated and still get Covid-19. But don’t panic.

We’re only talking about Covid-19 vaccine breakthrough infections because the pandemic is still raging.

Your most important vaccine passport questions, answered

What is a vaccine passport? Can I get one?

Moderate Republicans want Senator Biden back

Biden’s long Senate history is looming over his administration’s next big legislative push.

The economy is improving — but the pandemic isn’t over yet

US jobless claims totaled 576,000 last week, far lower than economists expected, indicating potential for a strong economic recovery.

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The Echo Park eviction

The recent police crackdown on a tent camp in Los Angeles has left the city divided. One thing everyone agrees on is the dire need for lasting solutions to the growing homelessness crisis in the United States.

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Biden makes good on his promise to punish Russia for the massive SolarWinds hack

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Experts say Instagram for kids is a terrible idea

“It’s a moral obligation”: How a Black bioethicist makes the case for vaccination to people of color

Introducing Down to Earth, our new project on the biodiversity crisis

3 asylum seekers on why they decided to flee for the US

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Summer camps struggled during the pandemic. Here’s how one made it through.

What the megadrought in the West means for wildfire season

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A new bill would add 4 seats to the Supreme Court

A bill on studying reparations is getting a House vote 30 years in the making

Like it or not, you should probably start paying attention to bitcoin

Senate Democrats use Asian American hate crimes bill as key test of Republican obstruction

A former Bachelor star came out as gay. The announcement was as messy as his season.


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White paper-palooza

Matt, Dara, and Vox's Umair Irfan take on a trio of white papers on the cutting edge of climate change research

If you get an insurance bill for your Covid-19 vaccine, it’s a mistake

Daunte Wright’s killing is a reminder of how quickly traffic stops can become deadly

The pandemic’s impact on our world is only just beginning

Wildlife is in peril, but that doesn’t mean conservation has failed

What to do instead of calling the police

How to develop vaccines faster before the next pandemic

The spectacle of anti-Asian violence on Instagram

Asian news sites like NextShark brought attention to anti-Asian racism — at the cost of circulating graphic imagery.

Hispanics are being vaccinated at lower rates nationwide. Nevada is trying to change that.

Breaking down the 2021 Best Picture nominees

How free trials trick you into thinking you’ll get something for nothing

Mank is the most-nominated film at the Oscars. Should it win Best Picture?

“It is not a blockade”: US says Saudi Arabia isn’t to blame for Yemen’s fuel shortage

Why some of the most liberal Democrats in Congress want to bring back a tax break for the rich

Scientists haven’t figured out long Covid. Here are 5 of their best hypotheses.

Violent crime is up. Newsmax and OANN viewers are most likely to say so.

Fast food over fine dining: What spending data tells us about the pandemic recovery

Why Johnson & Johnson shots were paused — and why that’s so confusing

Tech billionaires are staying “very, very quiet” on proposals to tax their wealth

It’s not just Big Oil. Big Meat also spends millions to crush good climate policy.

America’s forever war may be ending