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How The Death of Vivek Oji inverts the murder mystery

In Akwaeki Emezi’s ferocious and kaleidoscopic novel, the real mystery is whether Vivek truly lived.

Biden’s blunt opposition to marijuana legalization

As his own party moves ahead on the issue, the president remains opposed to legalization.

Amy Klobuchar has a plan to build more housing

With housing prices soaring, a bipartisan group of senators has a bill to tackle the supply crisis.

The rise of the horny, x-rated, gay Twitter alts

Exhibitionism lives on Twitter, if you know where to find it.

Why the Johnson & Johnson pause may not matter for America’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout

America’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout is going so well it could fulfill demand by midsummer without Johnson & Johnson’s shot.

Biden makes good on his promise to punish Russia for the massive SolarWinds hack

America has officially blamed the Russian government for the hack of multiple federal agencies.

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The Echo Park eviction

The recent police crackdown on a tent camp in Los Angeles has left the city divided. One thing everyone agrees on is the dire need for lasting solutions to the growing homelessness crisis in the United States.

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Asian news sites like NextShark brought attention to anti-Asian racism — at the cost of circulating graphic imagery.

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