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Joe Kennedy is officially going after Ed Markey’s Senate seat

"It’s going to be a heavyweight slugfest."

2 winners and 3 losers from the LGBTQ presidential forum

Joe Biden had an uncomfortable showing.

Report: Trump pressured Ukrainian president about 8 times to investigate Biden’s son

Details remain murky. But there’s been a scandal unfolding in plain sight.

How big was the global climate strike? 4 million people, activists estimate.

It was likely the largest climate protest in world history.

Getting to 100% renewables requires cheap energy storage. But how cheap?

New research gives energy storage a cost target.

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We asked 8 young people why they joined the global climate strike

Scholars think they’ve found Milton’s annotated copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio

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The week in US-Saudi Arabia-Iran tensions, explained

The US just signed a deal that could send asylum seekers back to El Salvador

Trump responds to Ukraine whistleblower scandal with contradictions and transparent falsehoods

American Horror Story: 1984 puts the camp back into teen slashers

Washington, DC, is serious about statehood

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From Austin to Indianapolis: The US climate strike in photos

Some brands are closing stores for the global climate strike. That’s a big deal.

What the youth climate strike looks like around the world

Trump used to steal the show at the UN. This year, it may be different.

Community was one of the most inventive shows in TV history. Don’t let it be forgotten.

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Emmy nominations 2019: the full list

An AI learned to play hide-and-seek. The strategies it came up with on its own were astounding.

The climate change policy with the most potential is the most neglected

Leftists, liberals, and neoliberals share a problem: Congress

America’s evolving views on crime, explained by Law & Order: SVU

Storm Area 51 weekend has arrived. Here’s what’s actually happening.

Your smart devices listening to you, explained

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The totally wild, true tale of a meme about aliens that almost inspired a real raid on Area 51

How an online gag about storming the military base became a drama involving a rural town, the government, and frequent evocations of the Fyre Festival.

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Young people have a stake in our future. Let them vote.

The House just passed a bill that would give millions of workers the right to sue their boss

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Friends is 25 years old. It’s still extremely popular — and polarizing.

Was Friends homophobic and way too white? Yes. But arguing about the show is healthy.

Greta Thunberg is leading kids and adults from 150 countries in a massive Friday climate strike

How a wealth tax could totally remake charity in the United States

Rudy Giuliani’s viral CNN meltdown over Trump and Ukraine, briefly explained

Game of Thrones is poised to smash its own Emmy record

The fall equinox is Monday: 9 things to know about the first day of autumn

How Mama Jan, the vocal coach behind Justin Bieber and Drake, creates superstars

How Reese Witherspoon became the new high priestess of book clubs

Elizabeth Warren has just one plan

I’m a Latina who went to an elite institution. Kavanaugh culture dominates.

Trumpworld’s “the media is trying to cause a recession” conspiracy theory, explained

Bill de Blasio ends his befuddling 2020 bid