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The next global pandemic could kill millions of us. Experts say we’re really not prepared.

We’ve got a bad habit of paying attention to pandemics only when it’s too late.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wore brownface to a party in 2001

A yearbook photo shows Trudeau at an Arabian Nights-themed party at a private day school he taught at in 2001.

The polls are in: here’s who won — and lost — last week’s debate

Here’s how Biden, Warren, Sanders, Harris, Buttigieg, and Yang have moved in the polls.

Home care workers have a lousy job. A new Congressional bill aims to change that.

Congress wants to turn caregiving into an actual career.

A whistleblower has filed a complaint about a Trump phone call with a foreign leader

House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff says he wasn’t properly informed, and he wants answers.

How the very 2000s puka shell necklace made a comeback

It’s Gen Z’s turn to love the puka shell necklace.

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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s decade-long hold on power may be coming to an end. Anyone up for peace?

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You can finally buy Impossible Foods’ meatless burger in grocery stores, starting Friday

House Democrats just introduced an ambitious plan to take on prescription drug prices

Vox Sentences: Regulation rollback on car emissions

The techlash isn’t big enough to stop Facebook from selling video chat devices for your living room

Why Spain is having yet another election

The Brett Kavanaugh allegations and the problem with “boys will be boys”

Trump just asked the Supreme Court to let him fire the CFPB’s head. The implications are enormous.

The fight over Joker and the new movie’s “dangerous” message, explained

Apple’s VP of communications is leaving the company

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Trump started a huge legal battle with California over lowering car emission standards

The New York Times is the latest news outlet to end its Spanish-language coverage

California just passed a landmark law to regulate Uber and Lyft

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The 20 Democrats running for president, the next debate lineup, and everything else you should know about 2020

Trump retweets lie that Ilhan Omar “partied” on 9/11 anniversary

The University of California system is ending its investment in fossil fuels

A Russian lab containing smallpox and Ebola exploded

Flavored vapes are facing a ban. What does that mean for vapers?

How the GM workers strike makes Bernie Sanders’s case for Medicare-for-all

5 great movies from TIFF that flew under the radar

The secret history of Area 51, explained by an expert

Corey Lewandowski confessed to gaslighting the press. CNN booked him hours later anyway.

Poll: Two-thirds of Americans want to break up companies like Amazon and Google

Trump picks his top hostage negotiator to serve as national security adviser

Israel’s election results show Netanyahu is in serious trouble

A new USDA rule gives pork producers more control. That could endanger consumers.

MSNBC’s Ali Velshi on why cable news is suddenly talking so much about climate change

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Walmart shootings prompt retailers to change their open-carry policies

To bring “prestige” back to education, make teachers tax-exempt, says Blackstone CEO Steve Schwarzman

Corey Lewandowski’s chaotic congressional testimony, explained

Climate activist Greta Thunberg used her superpower of shaming adults on Senate Democrats

How Fox News twisted the Kavanaugh scandal into a way to attack the New York Times

Greta Thunberg is leading kids and adults from 150 countries in a massive Friday climate strike

Ayanna Pressley just filed an impeachment resolution against Brett Kavanaugh in the House

Andrew Yang’s use of Asian stereotypes is reinforcing toxic tropes

GM workers are on strike to accomplish what Trump couldn’t

Why the debate over the legality of Andrew Yang’s $120,000 UBI pilot doesn’t really matter

These scientists want to make psychotherapy sessions much, much shorter

Taliban suicide bomber kills at least 26 at Afghan president campaign rally