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The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, explained

The bill bans chokeholds and would end qualified immunity for police officers.

QAnon believers think Trump will be inaugurated again on March 4

Law enforcement is preparing for potential threats, including from other violent extremist and militia groups, on Thursday.

Why did Jack Dorsey buy Jay-Z’s failed music service?

A speculative explainer of the Square/Tidal deal that includes cryptokitties and Grimes.

The psychedelic roots of Christianity

New evidence suggests a connection that can help us understand the emergence of Western religion.

Why WandaVision has become a lightning rod in pop culture discourse

WandaVision is the first new Marvel movie or TV show in 18 months. Naturally, we can’t stop talking about it.

The problem for Paramount+ (and every other streamer)? Everyone already has Netflix.

Three charts that explain the streaming wars.

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Manchin in the middle

Joe Biden won the presidency, but it’s Joe Manchin from West Virginia who seems to be the decider. The Charleston Gazette-Mail’s Joe Severino shadowed Senator Joe in the spotlight. Mountain State Spotlight’s Greg Moore explains why this is West Virginia’s moment.

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Covid tongue? Why new Covid-19 symptoms Covid-19 keep popping up.

“No healing without the truth”: How a federal commission could help America understand systemic racism

Angelo Quinto’s family says he died after police pinned him by his neck. Police deny they did anything wrong.

Google is done with cookies, but that doesn’t mean it’s done tracking you

The pandemic caused a record drop in carbon emissions. Then they bounced back.

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Poll: People favor expansive Covid-19 relief over a targeted bipartisan package

Republicans are trying to exchange a minimum wage hike for a crackdown on undocumented workers

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The union vote that could change Amazon forever

The race to become a Clubhouse influencer

The Keystone XL pipeline is officially dead. Here’s what Biden and Trudeau should do next.

Covid-19 cases are down, vaccinations are up. But the US shouldn’t declare victory yet.

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Covid-19 vaccines are finally, truly coming for every American adult soon

Malaria is notoriously hard to vaccinate against. A new vaccine technology might change that.

Dr. Seuss is a beloved icon who also drew some extremely racist stuff

The Cuomo sexual harassment allegations are a test for Democrats

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How to destroy the suburbs

Vox's Jerusalem Demsas joins Matt and Dara to talk about the fight against exclusionary zoning

Biden bombed Iranian proxies to stop strikes on US troops. There was just another attack.

The growing evidence that the Covid-19 vaccines can reduce transmission, explained

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The danger of the new skepticism

"Question everything, right?" is the new mantra for some. But social echo chambers have propelled "healthy" skepticism into surreal terrain.

The future of QAnon, explained by 8 experts

Your tweet goes viral. Here come the companies asking you to sell their crap.

“It all happened so fast”: 3 people on getting the Covid-19 vaccine by chance

Choreographed sex, 6 feet apart

Report: 2020 was the worst year for democracy in recent history

Why Fox News is having a day-long meltdown over Dr. Seuss

Neera Tanden is Biden’s first Cabinet-level nominee to withdraw

The vaccine race against the coronavirus variants, explained

The Voting Rights Act had a surprisingly good day at the Supreme Court

The best $59 I ever spent: A rice cooker that connected me to my roots

In Kazuo Ishiguro’s sweet new novel Klara and the Sun, a robot befriends a teenage girl

US to sanction Russian officials over the attempted murder of Alexei Navalny

The next frontier for animal welfare: Fish

How YouTube swallowed the world

This week in TikTok: The problem with the “Cancel Porn” movement

The delicate relationship between grief and fanfiction, explained by a psychologist

Two Supreme Court cases could destroy what remains of the Voting Rights Act