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How Trump’s blizzard of misleading fundraising emails explains his refusal to concede

It’s bad for the country, but it’s raking in the money for Trump.

The government’s failure to provide economic relief is killing people

The lack of funding from Congress is making the pandemic worse.

A surprising number of government agencies buy cellphone location data. Lawmakers want to know why.

Private companies collect location data on millions of Americans and provide it to the DHS, IRS, FBI, and DEA — no warrants needed.

The Joint Chiefs chair just gave a brutally honest assessment of the Afghanistan war

"We believe that now after 20 years — two decades of consistent effort there — we’ve achieved a modicum of success," he said on Wednesday.

3 Hong Kong pro-democracy icons were sentenced to prison in huge blow to protest movement

Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow, and Ivan Lam pleaded guilty to participating in an unsanctioned protest in 2019.

The UK is the first country to grant emergency approval to Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine

The first doses may begin rolling out next week.

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The key to the Cabinet

President-elect Biden has started announcing his Cabinet nominees, but Matthew Yglesias says the most important positions aren’t the ones you’d think.

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The death and rebirth of America’s department stores, in charts

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The job nobody wants

Dara and Matt on Biden’s choice to run Homeland Security and the many challenges he’ll face

The high rate of executions during Trump’s last weeks in office, explained

Trump’s pardon shenanigans are ramping up

“The stakes are life and death”: Addiction treatment’s Covid-19 challenge

Why Trump taking credit for the Covid-19 vaccines could be a good thing

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The pandemic is changing college. Let’s reconsider GPAs while we’re at it.

4 looming foreign policy crises that could derail Biden’s agenda early on

A criminal justice expert’s guide to donating effectively right now

This man has donated at least 10% of his salary to charity for 11 years running

These are the charities where your money will do the most good

Trump’s attempt to overturn the election result has sputtered out

Ajit Pai, Trump’s FCC chair who repealed net neutrality, is leaving on January 20

Don’t wait: The case for giving sooner rather than later

Joe Biden announces Janet Yellen as Treasury secretary pick

What happened to Democrats in North Carolina: “It was a total effort that failed down ballot”

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Even Amy Coney Barrett appears skeptical of Trump’s latest attempt to rig the census

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