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New York City issues vaccine mandate for indoor activities, confuses entire country

No, it’s not launching another app.

Can we save the planet by shrinking the economy?

The "degrowth" movement to fight the climate crisis offers a romantic, utopian vision. But it’s not a policy agenda.

Breakthrough cases aren’t the cause of the US Covid-19 surge

Unvaccinated people still make up the vast majority of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths.

America isn’t panicking about inflation

How worried you are about inflation largely depends on how you vote, a new poll shows.

One policy that could challenge a century of fossil-fuel dominance

A clean electricity standard could be "the biggest change in our energy policy since the lights went on."

Why it’s so hard to make CGI skin look real

CGI skin connects to skim milk.

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Collect $5 billion. Do not pay taxes.

The Roth IRA was invented by Congress to incentivize middle-class retirement savings. ProPublica’s Justin Elliott explains how venture capitalist Peter Thiel ended up with $5 billion in his.

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Trump’s aggressive efforts to overturn election results come to light

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Back to School: All for pre-K, and pre-K for all

Vox's Jerusalem Demsas joins Matt and Dara to discuss how pre-K programs could lead to societal changes on a state and national level

Biden’s fight to de-Trumpify the courts, explained

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Feds are seizing cryptocurrency from criminals. Now they have to figure out what to do with it.

How much worse can the coronavirus get?

Is it a HIPAA violation for your employer to require vaccines?

America’s mental health moment is finally here

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Yes, Covid-19 vaccine mandates are legal

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