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A rural New York county has adopted one of the most progressive trans prison policies in the US

Advocates hope the new policy will serve as a model for other jurisdictions.

How Ohio has avoided becoming another Covid-19 hot spot (so far)

Gov. Mike DeWine tested positive (and then negative) for Covid-19, but his state is doing "okay" suppressing the virus.

How cities can tackle violent crime without relying on police

"Police are effective at reducing violence, but they aren’t the only ones who are effective."

Anti-maskers explain themselves

"If I’m going to get Covid and die from it, then so be it": What it’s like to be against masks.

What women in Congress want from Facebook

In an interview with Recode, Rep. Jackie Speier calls on the company to do an internal audit of misogyny on its platform.

The US has an extraordinary opportunity to reform education

We should allow kids to take a gap year and waive standardized testing before it’s too late.

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TikTok, on the clock, Donald says your time is up

President Trump is threatening to ban TikTok, but Microsoft might be able to stop the clock.

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Facebook is extending its work-from-home policy until July 2021


The big lesson from South Korea’s coronavirus response

Perhaps months too late, a Covid-19 contact tracing app comes to America

What Lebanon needs to recover from the explosion

Facebook took down a Trump post for the first time 

The Tennessee GOP primaries will be determined by one question: Who loves Trump the most? 

We need to talk about what school closures mean for kids with disabilities

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The one sport that’s doing it right

Why we all should take a page out of roller derby’s reopening playbook.

Masha Gessen on American politics after the death of “truth”

Trump’s radical lawsuit against Nevada’s vote-by-mail law, explained

A new study finds that giving kids deworming treatment still benefits them 20 years later

Worried parents have become an easy target for online misinformation in this pandemic

Why Republicans are dragging their feet on more stimulus

The pandemic is fueling the private tutoring industry

Lebanon was already in crisis. Then came the Beirut explosion.

TikTok clone Instagram Reels is just one of the many times Facebook has copied its competitors

Mortality, mass psychosis, and how we live today

Covid-19 is pushing red states to finally expand Medicaid

Just 2 states meet these basic criteria to reopen and stay safe

Trump still thinks schools should reopen because Covid-19 “will go away.” Really.

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“It’s like we’re flying blind”: The US has a Covid-19 data problem

A nun on the radical possibilities of Christianity

Instagram’s answer to TikTok is here

Sen. Ron Wyden helped create the Big Tech industry. Now he wants to hold it accountable.

America’s slow, painful shift to enforcing mask mandates

Mask enforcement won’t work without education.

It’s easier than ever to make hand sanitizer. But eased restrictions have come with consequences.

Missouri approves Medicaid expansion ballot initiative, extending coverage to 200,000 people