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America awaits a verdict

Arguments in the trial of Derek Chauvin have wrapped after a brutal week for policing in America. Minnesota Public Radio’s Jon Collins shares his reporting from Minneapolis.

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Daunte Wright and the grim financial incentive behind traffic stops

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Breaking down the 2021 Best Picture nominees

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Promising Young Woman’s explosive ending and Best Picture chances, explained

Introducing Down to Earth, our new project on the biodiversity crisis

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America’s gun problem, explained

The public and research support gun control. Here’s how it could help — and why it doesn’t pass.

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The economy is improving — but the pandemic isn’t over yet

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How effective was Derek Chauvin’s defense?

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Experts say Instagram for kids is a terrible idea

Yes, you can be vaccinated and still get Covid-19. But don’t panic.

“It’s a moral obligation”: How a Black bioethicist makes the case for vaccination to people of color

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Think like a scout

Matt is joined by Julia Galef, who wants us to stop acting — and thinking — like soldiers

Your most important vaccine passport questions, answered

3 asylum seekers on why they decided to flee for the US

Summer camps struggled during the pandemic. Here’s how one made it through.

Moderate Republicans want Senator Biden back

What the megadrought in the West means for wildfire season

Biden’s plan to invest $400 billion to make long-term care cheaper is really popular

Substack wants to pay you to write about local news

A new bill would add 4 seats to the Supreme Court

A bill on studying reparations is getting a House vote 30 years in the making

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Senate Democrats use Asian American hate crimes bill as key test of Republican obstruction

A former Bachelor star came out as gay. The announcement was as messy as his season.

If you get an insurance bill for your Covid-19 vaccine, it’s a mistake

Daunte Wright’s killing is a reminder of how quickly traffic stops can become deadly

The pandemic’s impact on our world is only just beginning

Wildlife is in peril, but that doesn’t mean conservation has failed

What to do instead of calling the police

How to develop vaccines faster before the next pandemic

The spectacle of anti-Asian violence on Instagram

Asian news sites like NextShark brought attention to anti-Asian racism — at the cost of circulating graphic imagery.

Hispanics are being vaccinated at lower rates nationwide. Nevada is trying to change that.