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“I feel like my ancestry is the story of America”

3 Black Americans who unlocked personal history using DNA testing and online historical databases.

The future of QAnon, explained by 8 experts

QAnon’s prophecies failed to come true. Here’s why the conspiracy theory will persist anyway.

Black and Latino communities are being left behind in the vaccine rollout

Achieving equity will take a combination of data, an understanding of hesitancy, and targeted community planning.

Ghana is the first country to receive vaccines from the global Covax initiative

It’s the start of a long campaign to immunize billions of people.

Rochester police won’t face charges in Daniel Prude’s death

Prude died after police handcuffed him, placed a mesh hood over his head, and pressed him onto the pavement. 

As Times Square sits idle, so do Mickey and Elmo

Life was never easy for New York’s costumed performers. What happens when the tourists disappear?

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What’s taking so long? What’s happening with those $1,400 checks? Are the Democrats betraying the people who voted for them? Vox’s Li Zhou and Andrew Prokop explain.

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QAnon believers think Trump will be inaugurated again on March 4

Poll: 61% of likely voters support Democrats’ gradual minimum wage hike

GOP opposition to the Iran deal is threatening to sink a Biden Pentagon nominee

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Rethinking Policy for Black America

Systemic racism is baked into every aspect of American life. These policies can help dismantle inequities in education, housing, health, policing, and more.

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What’s your “fair share” of carbon emissions? You’re probably blowing way past it.

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Why Ted Lasso became the hit that put AppleTV+ on the map

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The scientist who’s been right about Covid-19 vaccines predicts what’s next

Joe Manchin voted for controversial Trump nominees but is undecided on Biden’s

Inside the new $65 million push from progressives to compete with conservative media

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Vox's Emily Stewart sits down with Matt and Dara to unpack some of the lesser-analyzed aspects of the Covid relief bill

Tom Cotton and Mitt Romney are proposing a $10 minimum wage

Senate Republicans say Interior pick Deb Haaland has “radical views” on Big Oil

Ron Johnson uses Senate hearing on January 6 insurrection to push absurd conspiracy theory

App trackers secretly sell your location data to the government. App stores won’t stop them.

The Texan dream of going it alone was never real

The growing evidence that the Covid-19 vaccines can reduce transmission, explained

What Democrats can learn from Mitt Romney

Why Facebook reversed its news ban in Australia

One of the death penalty’s former strongholds will abolish it

Iran is “considering” joining the US for informal nuclear deal talks

Google is a tech giant now, but was that inevitable?

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The Paycheck Protection Program is now more accessible — but it’s still flawed

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The best stimulus idea Democrats are leaving on the table

We’re all supposed to be survivalists now

Leave now, extension, or indefinite stay: Biden’s 3 bad Afghanistan options

Two Supreme Court cases could destroy what remains of the Voting Rights Act

Congress is writing up Biden’s stimulus plan. Here’s what’s in it.

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