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Kamala Harris’s controversial record on criminal justice, explained

Harris has characterized herself as a reformer. But some critics disagree.

The surprising benefits of contemplating your death

Now is the perfect time to face your fear of mortality. Here’s how.

Harris is the choice Biden needed to win over Silicon Valley

The California senator has glad-handed with tech elites for decades.

The Covid-19 pandemic could be the last straw for high drug costs

New polling shows voters are ready for aggressive actions on prescription drug prices.

Twitter is finally helping people shut out “reply guys”

You can now limit who is allowed to respond to your tweets, which Twitter says is helping reduce harassment.

America’s uniquely bad Covid-19 epidemic, explained in 18 maps and charts

The US’s coronavirus epidemic is among the worst. Here’s what you need to know.

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The dictator vs. the homemaker

The longtime leader of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, is facing nationwide protests and accusations that he stole Sunday’s election. His opponent, a 37-year-old homemaker who entered the race in place of her imprisoned husband, has fled the country.

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Apple's Lisa Jackson on racial justice

A special interview with the Apple exec on her definition of racial justice and how she plans to merge her background in environmental sustainability with the company’s Racial Equity and Justice Initiative.

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A devastating indictment of the Republican Party from a GOP insider

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“Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor”: The power and the peril of a catchphrase

Want to fix policing? Start with a better 911 system.

"911 call takers are gatekeepers for the entire criminal justice system. We need to start treating them that way."

America is failing Black moms during the pandemic

Performative masculinity is making American men sick 

Ilhan Omar faces a well-funded primary challenge in her first reelection bid

Polls: Biden leads Trump in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin

Protesters across Thailand call for new elections following the arrest of pro-democracy activists

Democrats call Trump’s coronavirus relief orders “paltry” and “absurdly unconstitutional”

Trump just signed 4 executive orders providing coronavirus relief. It’s not clear if they’re all legal.

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