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Photos: major wildfires have ignited across Europe, Asia, and Latin America

The Amazon rainforest is not the only place on fire right now.

Mitch McConnell is calling on Democrats to keep the filibuster. He ignores just how much he’s done to blow up Senate rules.

His argument glosses over the degree of obstruction he’s engaged in as majority leader.

A major toy company is phasing out plastic — but not in its toys

Hasbro is eliminating plastic packaging in new products.

What it’s like to do the toughest job in America

Home health aides are underpaid, overworked, and underprotected.

Woodstock was a beautiful, idealistic mess. The Woodstock Generation was the letdown.

Watching the documentary 50 years later is a lesson in the failures of idealism.

A Gates-funded program meant to keep low-income students pushed them out instead

The failure of a college advising program shows why education reform is so hard — and how we can get it right.

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Here’s how to listen to Lover, Taylor Swift’s latest album

Colorado progressives aren’t clearing the field for John Hickenlooper

Did Democrats already start an impeachment inquiry? It’s complicated.

In Brittany Runs a Marathon, a woman takes control of her life. Jillian Bell says it was terrifying.

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Hulu’s Jawline is an empathetic, terrifying documentary about teens who livestream their lives

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Michael Bennet’s plan to prevent and end recessions, explained

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China paid Facebook and Twitter to help spread anti-Muslim propaganda

Why Steve Bullock is refusing to help Democrats win a Senate majority

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The big new plan to save unions, and what’s behind it

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“In a perfect world, they’d be running mates”: New Hampshire voters are torn between Sanders and Warren

Jay Inslee, the climate candidate of 2020, is ending his campaign

Jay Inslee, exiting the presidential race, reflects on his campaign

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Bernie Sanders’s ambitious plan to double union membership, explained

Trump echoes NRA talking points, showing that “background checks” talk was all a charade

Here are the candidates who qualified for the third Democratic debate — and those who might miss out

Why Taylor Swift is rerecording all her old songs

A US airport is the latest place to ban plastic water bottles

Trump says his mileage rules make cars safer. His EPA was worried they will kill more people.

Trump cancels his state visit to Denmark over Greenland

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Julián Castro released an animal welfare plan. It’s good policy — and smart politics.

Trump’s fake tax cuts are back

Work is going global. American Factory’s directors explain how they captured its challenges.

What happens next in the legal cases involving Jeffrey Epstein

Trump and the fragile belonging of American Jews

America has half a million fewer jobs than we thought

Trump says American Jewish Democrats are disloyal, claims “king of Israel” title

How bad would a recession be for Trump in 2020? 8 experts weigh in.

A man threatened to “slaughter” abortion doctors. It’s part of a disturbing trend.

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