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A new Supreme Court case could fundamentally change the internet

Gonzalez v. Google is a high-stakes case about what we actually see when we go online.

What it’s like to graduate college in this economy

Soon-to-be college grads are optimistic about their job prospects. They should be.

Triangle of Sadness might be the meanest film of the year. Its director is an optimist.

Ruben Ostlund doesn’t think we’re hypocrites.

The pandemic could have changed how employers think about layoffs

Even as recession fears grow and job openings drop, layoffs remain low for now.

How not to get ripped off on your wedding, explained by the people who plan them

Weddings put the $ in your $pecial day.

The Russian nuclear threat, explained

Pondering the unknowability of the unthinkable.

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Student loan forgiveMESS

President Biden’s plan to forgive billions of dollars in student debt is both historic and controversial. Now some red states are suing to block it. NPR’s Cory Turner explains.

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Celeste Ng is back with a dark parable of America’s history of child removal

Elon Musk can’t fix Twitter because no one can

A Twitter trial would expose Elon Musk to scrutiny. Buying Twitter might help him avoid it.

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The Instagram capital of the world is a terrible place to be

There’s something missing from the White House’s AI ethics blueprint

Philadelphia elected a progressive prosecutor twice. The state government wants to fire him anyway.

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The Supreme Court is likely to weaken, but not destroy, the ban on racial gerrymandering

This year’s physics Nobel Prize went to pioneers in quantum tech. Here’s how their work could change the world.

Elon Musk wants to buy Twitter again, spam bots and all

A GOP insider on the Republicans who knew Trump was dangerous — and went MAGA anyway

Every movie right now, from Amsterdam to Glass Onion, stars a million A-listers

Kim Kardashian’s Instagram story just cost her $1.26 million

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AMERICA HAS A (POLLING) PROBLEM

Why are the polls so wrong so often?

The Supreme Court appears determined to shrink the Clean Water Act

Earth’s future depends on the Amazon. This month, it’s up for a vote.

What comes next in Ukraine’s fight against Russia

How the Brazilian election could destabilize a divided country

How the Saudi crown prince erased the stigma of a murder

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The states where the midterms will directly decide the future of abortion access

House of the Dragon passes enmity from parents to children

Did a 1982 book predict America’s decline?

Alabama’s high-stakes Supreme Court fight over racial gerrymandering, explained

Suddenly, every fictional character is a podcaster. Why aren’t they doing it right?

Elon Musk’s texts offer a rare glimpse at the billionaire boys’ club

The UK’s growing economic crisis, explained

Putin’s desperate attempt to annex parts of Ukraine

The Bros and cons of being a huge, gay Hollywood rom-com

What we get wrong about being in love

End-of-life planning with loved ones can be hard. Here’s where to start.

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Ken Paxton keeps running. Will his legal issues ever catch up?

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Republican states keep refusing to expand Medicaid — until you ask their voters