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The bias against female presidential candidates is real

A philosopher explains what women are up against.

Eminem’s new song “Darkness” tries to enter the mind of the Las Vegas shooter

The rapper’s surprise album, Music to Be Murdered By, features the harrowing gun control anthem at its center.

Yes, the UK media’s coverage of Meghan Markle really is racist

The UK press’s continued denial of racism just shows how entrenched these attitudes are.

The Women’s Marches are shrinking. Their influence isn’t.

It’s not just about marching anymore — it’s about voting.

Amazon’s Ring blamed hacks on consumers reusing their passwords. A lawsuit say that’s not true.

Plaintiffs suing the company say they created unique passwords but were hacked anyway.

Impeachment, explained

The ultimate guide to the Donald Trump impeachment saga

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The 100 year fight for equal rights

Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment this week. Now, Congress is the only thing standing between the 28th amendment and the Constitution of the United States.

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Wuhan pneumonia outbreak: What we know and don’t know

Mike Bloomberg’s ad strategy is kind of working

Netflix’s The Goop Lab pushes flimsy wellness trends. But it’s strong on vulvas.

9 questions about Trump’s impeachment trial you were too embarrassed to ask

Trump’s prayer event began with an inaccurate 2016 election map and ended with a rage-tweet

“Privacy shouldn’t be a luxury”: Advocates want Google to do more to secure cheap Android phones

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Why Australia’s fires are linked to floods in Africa

The controversy over New York’s bail reform law, explained

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Trump judge lashes out at a transgender litigant in a surprisingly cruel opinion

Top 2020 candidates will be stuck in Washington because of the impeachment trial 

How a clunky, retro hair dryer suddenly went viral

A federal judge stopped Texas from ending its refugee program

Twitter, Microsoft, and other companies call for an end to Trump’s rule to keep out low-income immigrants

Peacock, NBC’s new streaming service, wants you to watch ads

New York could put a hold on facial recognition in schools. Here’s why.

What Netflix’s The Circle gets right about social media

6 things to know about Peacock, NBC’s new (free) streaming service

How thousands of Iranians went from mourning a general to protesting the regime, in a week

House of the Dragon is the first Game of Thrones prequel that’s actually happening

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Facebook's fake deepfake problem

The dark origins of deepfake videos and Facebook’s new policy explained.

Iran says it’s now enriching uranium at levels higher than before nuclear deal

The surprising protest of Exxon’s law firm at Harvard Law

HBO’s Game of Thrones prequels: what we know so far

The alarming trend of beached whales filled with plastic, explained

Elizabeth Warren’s ambitious plan to bypass Congress and erase America’s student debt, explained

Google Chrome’s cookie ban is good news for Google — and maybe your privacy

Lev Parnas’s dramatic new claims about Trump and Ukraine, explained

Why Netflix’s fantastic new docuseries Cheer is so addictive

USMCA, Trump’s new trade deal, explained in 600 words

The Senate has approved the USMCA, bringing Trump’s trade deal one step closer to reality

Trump’s hold of Ukraine aid was illegal, according to the US government’s top watchdog

The life and death of sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, explained

The old-school pomp and circumstance of impeachment, briefly explained

2020 Democrats finally got specific on foreign policy in the Iowa debate

Why #NeverWarren should make you nervous about 2020

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The Rehab Racket: Investigating the high cost of addiction care

Reporter German Lopez is looking into America’s notoriously opaque addiction treatment industry, which affects thousands of people each year.

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“Flood the zone with shit”: How misinformation overwhelmed our democracy

The impeachment trial probably won’t change any minds. Here’s why.

Voting rights advocates just won a small but important victory in Missouri

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Methadone can help people beat opioid addiction — if they can afford it

"I’m on a hamster wheel of trying to figure out how to pay this price. It just never ends."

These candidates were accused of sexual misconduct. They’re running again in 2020.