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The Covid-19 tipping point doctors fear most is getting closer

We can now save many more lives from Covid-19 — until hospitals reach capacity.

How long it could take to count the vote this year, explained

Some swing states are expected to tally results relatively quickly. Others ... not so much.

The Philadelphia police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr., explained

Wallace, a 27-year-old Black man, was fatally shot in front of his mother while reportedly experiencing a mental health crisis.

3 charts showing the alarming decline of Arctic sea ice this year

Global warming is melting Arctic sea ice, which in turn may accelerate global warming.

Are long voting lines evidence of voter suppression? An expert explains.

"The vast majority of Americans are going to have a completely uneventful voting experience."

It sure looks like Trump’s national security adviser is campaigning for him in swing states

Experts say it’s pretty clearly an ethics violation.

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The Voters

Election turnout is on track to be the highest in a century. Farmers, essential workers, prisoners, and two ladies named Ruth explain their 2020 presidential pick.

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Vox’s audience support program, explained

The Supreme Court’s latest decision looks like a win for voting rights. It’s really a threat.

The unmasking of Anonymous, explained

Republicans accuse Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and other Big Tech CEOs of violating their free speech rights


The Instagram aesthetic that made QAnon mainstream

Big Oil’s hopes are pinned on plastics. It won’t end well.

Daylight saving time ends Sunday: 8 things to know about “falling back”

Kim Kardashian’s performative quarantine

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How bad is your state’s Covid-19 outbreak?

How 4 small businesses have shifted to online sales

Ballot selfies, state by state

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Should people of color get access to the Covid-19 vaccine before others?

Still haven’t voted? Don’t send your ballot by mail.

One Good Thing: Let a harried handywitch steal your heart in this charming fiction podcast

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Why Mitch McConnell has a grip on Kentucky

During the worst summer of our lives, I didn’t have internet. It was the best.

Beef is bad for the planet. Can we make it better?

PPP loans were supposed to be forgiven. Business owners say they’re still waiting.


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Biden’s border options

Dara, Jane, and Matt on the big immigration questions that will face a new administration.

Exclusive: Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz on how to fix the economy during and after the pandemic

The misunderstood Rust Belt worker vote, and its importance in 2020, explained

Trump’s misleading tweet about changing your vote, briefly explained

Muslims worldwide are protesting French President Macron’s crackdown on Islam

Here are the 15 Silicon Valley millionaires spending the most to beat Donald Trump

Why North and South Dakota are suffering the worst Covid-19 epidemics in the US

To compete with China and Russia, America needs a new era of multilateralism

Democrats want to turn Texas blue. It starts with the state House in 2020.

States need billions to prepare for Covid-19 vaccines. The federal government isn’t helping.

The false link between Amy Coney Barrett and The Handmaid’s Tale, explained

The legal theories of Amy Coney Barrett, explained

The best (or worst) $20,000 I ever spent: The money to start a small business

The case for stripping the Supreme Court of its power

The hidden cost of the Peanuts holiday specials moving from ABC to AppleTV+

One Good Thing: Witch Week, a bookish treat for the witches and weirdos in all of us

A Canadian study gave $7,500 to homeless people. Here’s how they spent it.

The absurd controversy over Joe Biden’s “transition away from the oil industry”

Plants are in demand, but it hasn’t been easy for the stores that sell them

How our Google searches have changed in this presidential election

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