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When to expect your stimulus check, and other questions, answered

Congress is about to pass a third stimulus package, including $1,400 direct payments.

Georgia Republicans vote to roll back no-excuse absentee voting after Trump’s loss

Georgia Republicans passed no-excuse absentee voting in 2005. Now they want to end it.

How Meghan Markle’s openness about her suicidal thoughts could help others

In telling Oprah about her struggles with mental health, Meghan shed light on the stigma of asking for help.

What is “the institution”? What is “the firm”? A royals expert explains.

Here are the answers to your most burning questions about Meghan and Harry’s Oprah interview.

How Joe Manchin can make the filibuster “more painful” for the GOP without eliminating it

Filibuster reforms are normal, and they happen all the time.

What the Covid-19 relief bill does for student loan forgiveness, explained

Student loan forgiveness just got a big political boost in the stimulus package.

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Alabama shakes up Amazon

Darryl Richardson, a worker at the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, explains why he helped initiate a unionization effort that now has President Biden’s support. Recode’s Jason Del Rey explains how the Bessemer vote could be a game changer for American labor.

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Joe Manchin opens the door to filibuster reform

Trump tells GOP committees to stop using his name for fundraising

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Kate Klonick joins Matt to talk about her investigation into Facebook's new content moderation board

The Covid-19 stimulus bill, explained in 600 words

5 winners and 3 losers in the $1.9 trillion Covid-19 stimulus bill

The Senate just passed the $1.9 trillion stimulus package. Here’s what’s in it.

The last-minute federal unemployment insurance compromise, briefly explained

When a California city gave people a guaranteed income, they worked more — not less

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The long history of anti-Asian hate in America, explained

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A new Democratic plan to expand Medicaid hits a big snag: Republican governors

China aims to be carbon neutral by 2060. Its new 5-year plan won’t cut it.

White House signals support for replacing decades-long authorizations for military force

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