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Midnight Sun brings back the creepy, sublimated, wildly unhealthy eroticism of Twilight

But the new book forgets that the most interesting part of Twilight was always Bella Swan.

Trump’s latest plan to use the census for political gain, explained

His decision to end data collection a month early could lead to undercounts among communities of color, immigrants, and those in rural areas.

How to drive fossil fuels out of the US economy, quickly

The US has everything it needs to decarbonize by 2035.

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What’s going on in Lebanon

A chemical blast has made a very bad situation worse for Lebanon. Journalist Habib Battah explains from Beirut.

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Vox’s audience support program, explained

Perhaps months too late, the Apple-Google Covid-19 contact tracing tool comes to America

What Lebanon needs to recover from the explosion

Facebook took down a Trump post for the first time 

The Tennessee GOP primaries will be determined by one question: Who loves Trump the most? 

We need to talk about what school closures mean for kids with disabilities

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A new study finds that giving kids deworming treatment still benefits them 20 years later

Worried parents have become an easy target for online misinformation in this pandemic

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Lebanon was already in crisis. Then came the Beirut explosion.

TikTok clone Instagram Reels is just one of the many times Facebook has copied its competitors

Mortality, mass psychosis, and how we live today

Covid-19 is pushing red states to finally expand Medicaid

Just 2 states meet these basic criteria to reopen and stay safe

Trump still thinks schools should reopen because Covid-19 “will go away.” Really.

How bad is your state’s Covid-19 outbreak?

“It’s like we’re flying blind”: The US has a Covid-19 data problem

A nun on the radical possibilities of Christianity

Instagram’s answer to TikTok is here

Sen. Ron Wyden helped create the Big Tech industry. Now he wants to hold it accountable.

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Why QAnon is here to stay

QAnon was born and perpetuated on the internet. What is it and why is it dangerous?

America’s slow, painful shift to enforcing mask mandates

Mask enforcement won’t work without education.

It’s easier than ever to make hand sanitizer. But eased restrictions have come with consequences.

Missouri approves Medicaid expansion ballot initiative, extending coverage to 200,000 people

Mulan is coming to Disney+ as a $30 rental

How the coronavirus outbreak is roiling the film and entertainment industries

Walmart has again delayed the launch of its Amazon Prime competitor Walmart+

How Portland’s Wall of Moms collapsed — and was reborn under Black leadership

Live results for the August 4 primaries

Jeff Merkley and Bernie Sanders have a plan to protect you from facial recognition

Rodham author Curtis Sittenfeld explains what it’s like to write in Hillary Clinton’s voice

“They are dying. That’s true. It is what it is.” Trump’s Axios interview was a disaster.

Exclusive: Kamala Harris leads Elizabeth Warren and Susan Rice in new VP poll


How “forever chemicals” polluted America’s water

In the dazzling Harrow the Ninth, the lesbian necromancers are back in space

How Washington state primaries reflect the perilous position of the national GOP

America needs a bar and restaurant bailout

How Trump should change the way journalists understand “objectivity”

Cori Bush wants to be the next progressive to upset a sitting congressman. Today’s her shot.

The best $295 I ever spent: Spanish classes as a Latina in Trump’s America

Last week the US wanted to break up Big Tech. Now it’s trying to supersize it.