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Inside the secret Twitter rooms where Debra Messing, Don Cheadle, and the rest of the celebrity #Resistance organizes

Progressive influencers, activists, and presidential campaigns are organizing behind digital closed doors.

The Trump administration’s new “birth tourism” policy, explained

The new rule could hurt women around the world, advocates say.

A SARS-like virus is spreading quickly. Here’s what you need to know.

Hundreds of people have been sickened by a new coronavirus in at least eight countries, including the US.

Thailand’s playboy king isn’t playing around

Thailand’s king has terrible fashion sense and likes wearing fake tattoos. He’s also disturbingly authoritarian.

What it’s like to live through the Australian bushfires

From leveled homes to volunteer relief: six Australians on the devastating impact of the fire crisis.

Joker is the most-nominated film at this year’s Oscars. It shouldn’t win Best Picture.

Our roundtable discusses the Oscar chances for Todd Phillips’s take on the origin of the notorious villain.

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A SARS-like virus has killed at least 17 people, quarantined millions in China, and made its way to the United States. Vox’s Julia Belluz explains what's known and what's next.

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What polarization data from 9 countries reveals about the US

Netflix’s The Goop Lab pushes flimsy wellness trends. But it’s strong on vulvas.

Is it okay to sacrifice one person to save many? How you answer depends on where you’re from.

Greta Gerwig’s fresh take on Little Women won’t win Best Picture, but it should

The coronavirus outbreak is not yet a global health emergency, WHO says

Odd Job: He lost his leg in Afghanistan. Now he reenacts that horrible day to train others for battle.

Republicans complain about the impeachment trial’s lack of new evidence while blocking new evidence

The Doomsday Clock is now at “100 seconds to midnight.” Here’s what that means.

Democrats’ opening arguments demonstrate the overwhelming case for impeachment

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The right keeps attacking Greta Thunberg’s identity, not her ideas

It’s Steven Mnuchin who should listen to economists on climate change

Tulsi Gabbard asked Twitter’s Jack Dorsey to hold a fundraiser for her. He said no.

Impeachment, explained

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Kansas’s ag-gag law has been ruled unconstitutional

23andMe laid off 100 employees due to slowing DNA kit sales

Why Parasite deserves to win Best Picture

Top US Iran envoy: We will kill Soleimani’s successor if another American is murdered

Toward a better theory of identity politics

Taika Waititi’s “anti-hate satire” Jojo Rabbit is up for Best Picture. Should it win?

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Kashmir’s internet has been shut down for 5 months

The Indian government shut the internet down in Kashmir in August last year: what this means for Kashmiris living without the internet - and what it says about the world’s largest democracy.

Why Sundance, America’s largest independent film festival, matters

Virginia’s historic gun control fight, explained

The lessons from historic preservation councils blocking solar panels

Harvey Weinstein’s trial matters. Here are 4 resources to help make sense of it.

Brexit is finally happening. On January 31. For real this time.

Fox News devised a way to cover the impeachment trial without covering it at all

Why everyone loves Lizzo — well, almost everyone

The evidence on travel bans for diseases like coronavirus is clear: They don’t work

The two-party system is killing our democracy

Marijuana legalization is about to have a huge year

Bernie Sanders’s path to the 2020 Democratic nomination, explained

Shopify, the e-commerce company that’s coming for Amazon

The 30-something life crisis

The Jeff Bezos hack could happen to anyone

The controversy over the new immigration novel American Dirt, explained

Exclusive: State Department cable shows plan to restrict pregnant people from visiting the US

Senators aren’t even allowed to talk during the impeachment trial

Trump’s call to dramatically expand the travel ban, explained

Mr. Peanut’s death, explained

8 things everyone should know about Australia’s wildfire disaster