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Parler, the “free speech” Twitter wannabe, explained

Conservatives are flocking to a site where they can post things that Facebook and Twitter don’t allow.

Covid-19 vaccine efficacy results are not enough

What the latest Covid-19 vaccine announcements from AstraZeneca-Oxford, Pfizer-BioNTech, and Moderna can and can’t tell us.

How Trump’s conspiracy theories have inspired some supporters to boycott the Georgia runoffs

Lying to his supporters about elections being rigged is having an unintended consequence.

Beyoncé and Taylor Swift lead the 2021 Grammy nominees

The annual music award show is scheduled for January.

The long list of contenders for Kamala Harris’s Senate seat, explained

California Gov. Gavin Newsom must choose a candidate for Harris’s Senate seat from a crowded field.

Why a negative Covid-19 test before Thanksgiving isn’t an all-clear

A negative test isn’t enough to have a safe holiday. Here’s why.

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Withdrawing won’t end the war

With two months left in the Trump presidency, the US is reducing the number of troops in Afghanistan in an attempt to end America's longest war. But Biden will still inherit the conflict.

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Biden announces veteran diplomat Linda Thomas-Greenfield as UN ambassador pick

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Congress should cancel its Thanksgiving recess and pass another stimulus bill

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The Next Four Years: Joe Biden’s world

The Atlantic Council’s Emma Ashford joins Matt to explain the president-elect’s approach to national security.

There’s never been a better year to deep-fry a turkey

Tony Blinken, one of Biden’s most trusted aides, is reportedly chosen as his secretary of state

Big California donors want to fill Kamala Harris’s Senate seat with a woman of color

Trump lashes out at fellow Republicans as his legal challenges to election results fail

The FDA authorized the use of an experimental antibody treatment for Covid-19

A Republican judge just tore into Trump’s election lawyers for their incompetence

Sen. Kelly Loeffler has tested positive for the coronavirus

As coronavirus cases surge, hospitals are beginning to be overwhelmed

Why Biden is crowdfunding his White House transition

A new lawsuit alleges Trump’s effort to overturn Michigan’s election results disenfranchises Black voters

I handled holiday orders at a grocery store. Trust me: The holidays are miserable.

How TV paved America’s road to Trump

Georgia’s Republican secretary of state just certified Biden’s victory

BTS’s new album is sublime comfort pop for the soul in lockdown

The mind-boggling end of Susan Choi’s Trust Exercise, explained

Supernatural’s bonkers series finale marked the end of an era of fandom

Natural disasters are increasing. The world’s poorest are left to fend for themselves.

President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team is one of the most diverse ever

A Trump official is still blocking Biden’s presidential transition. House Democrats want answers.

Who should get the Covid-19 vaccine first? Ethicists are fiercely debating how to vaccinate billions of people.

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