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The US was already setting Covid-19 records. Experts say Thanksgiving could have made things worse.

"A surge super-imposed on that surge": Fauci warns that the coronavirus pandemic may still get worse.

Holiday shopping as we know it is over — just ask seasonal workers

Seasonal mall jobs are scarce this year, but there are tons of warehouse gigs.

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

Why streaming devices and streaming networks are fighting over your eyeballs 

Streaming TV should be easy, but fights among Roku, Amazon, HBO, and NBC are making it hard.

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The Supreme Court fight over Trump’s last-ditch effort to rig the census, explained

Joe Biden’s foreign policy vision takes shape as he selects his team

Americans are gathering with friends and family. Are they wearing masks?

The trauma of Thanksgiving for Native communities during a pandemic

Toilet paper is disappearing from shelves — again

How to have a safer — but not safe — pandemic Thanksgiving

Parler, the “free speech” Twitter wannabe, explained

With “Dynamite,” BTS beat the US music industry at its own cheap game

Beyoncé and Taylor Swift lead the 2021 Grammy nominees

These are the charities where your money will do the most good

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

Covid-19 vaccine efficacy results are not enough

Giving thanks may make your brain more altruistic

A historian on the perils of chaotic White House transitions

The good, bad, and weird of Kristen Stewart’s queer Christmas rom-com

This week in TikTok: Why is everyone so mad at Charli D’Amelio?

No, you cannot move to Georgia just to vote in the Senate runoffs

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