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We could end factory farming this century

A new book makes the case that alternatives to animal products can end the atrocities involved in farming animals.

Photos: what California’s lethal wildfires look like on the ground

The Camp Fire is the deadliest wildfire in California history, and the toll still expected to rise significantly.

It took 46 years for Aretha Franklin’s concert doc to come out. The wait was worth it.

The film chronicles the making of the singer’s acclaimed 1972 gospel album, Amazing Grace.

The fires in California highlight — and worsen — the state’s income divide

While wealthy Californians can afford to hire private firefighters and rebuild destroyed homes, others may remain homeless for months.

How to make $6,000 a day writing Instagram quotes — sort of

Copywriter Laura Belgray can charge $950 an hour writing snappy phrases for Instagram.

Facebook won’t fix itself

Facebook keeps saying it will do better — then doesn’t.

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The simplest way to fix our gun laws

California has the strictest gun laws in the country, but they didn't prevent last week’s mass shooting in Thousand Oaks. Vox’s German Lopez explains the flaws in California’s laws, and points to a far-away state doing a better job.

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Trump doesn’t want to punish Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi. His new sanctions prove it.

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The case against cruises

Every sentence of Trump’s tweet accusing Democrats of “collusion” with Russia is a lie

Jell-O is finally capitalizing on the Instagram slime trend

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Trump’s latest interview shows a president who’s in way over his head

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Nancy Pelosi doesn’t currently have the votes to be speaker

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Why the political fight in Georgia is far from over

California’s wildfires are hardly “natural” — humans made them worse at every step

Florida’s high-stakes recounts for governor and Senate, explained

The FDA cracks down on menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars

Sigrid Nunez wins the 2018 National Book Award for The Friend

Watch a 2-year-old solve one of philosophy’s most famous moral dilemmas

Florida judge sides with Democrats, giving thousands a second chance to fix their ballots

New Yorkers condemn Bezos at an anti-Amazon HQ2 rally in Queens

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Trump’s incompetence and authoritarianism are both scary

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is already pressuring Nancy Pelosi on climate change

Study: Trump is scaring immigrant families away from food stamps

This city just approved a new election system never tried before in America

This startup is selling bags from Prada and Gucci factories — without the labels

All the House seats Democrats have flipped in the 2018 elections

Ousted House Republican: Trump will make it almost impossible to win back the House

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All the Democrats running for top spots in the House

Walmart is using virtual reality to train its workforce for Black Friday

Facebook reportedly used anti-Semitic attacks to discredit its critics

The 2018 midterm races that still aren’t over

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White House argues Trump has “broad discretion” to ban reporters