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The race to make the warmest winter clothes

Why winter coats from Canada Goose and Moncler are ready for the Arctic.

Hate crime or hoax? The claims that Jussie Smollett orchestrated his attack, explained.

Police are now investigating if the Empire actor filed a false police report.

Why The Favourite is our favo(u)rite Best Picture nominee

Our roundtable discusses the Oscar chances for Yorgos Lanthimos’s wickedly funny tale of three women’s power games.

Have smartphones really destroyed a generation? We don’t know.

But here’s how to find out: Scientists need to ask better questions — and big tech needs to help.

Why the US Supreme Court’s new ruling on excessive fines is a big deal

The decision may make it harder for local and state police to seize and keep your stuff in the future.

Lindsey Graham: Pulling troops from Syria is “the dumbest fucking idea I’ve ever heard”

Graham also told acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan that he would be the Trump administration’s "enemy" on Syria.

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Trump’s pick to chair new climate panel once said CO2 has been maligned like “Jews under Hitler”

The backlash to CNN’s decision to hire a GOP operative to coordinate 2020 coverage, explained

Tucker Carlson had a total meltdown when a guest criticized Fox News

These are the Trump associates who’ve pleaded guilty in the Mueller probe

Andrew McCabe claims Trump wanted war in Venezuela because “they have all that oil”

Giving housing to the homeless is cheaper than leaving them on the streets

All 5 nominees for the Animated Feature Oscar are worth seeing. One stands above the rest.

CBD edibles are everywhere now. They also might be illegal.

National Geographic hit 100 million Instagram followers. To celebrate, it wants your images for free.

80 years ago, 20,000 New Yorkers cheered for Nazis at Madison Square Garden

Putin warns Trump: Don’t put new missiles in Europe — or else

Vice is in the running for Best Picture. But how good is its history, really?

Southwest Airlines has had to ground an unusually high number of flights

Trump has lined up his pick for deputy attorney general

Covington Catholic student’s family hits the Washington Post with $250 million lawsuit

BlacKkKlansman is a searing indictment of American racism. Should it win Best Picture?

Digital advertising in the US is finally bigger than print and television

Amazon’s $0 corporate income tax bill last year, explained

Marco Rubio’s plan to fix the GOP tax cuts starts with stock buybacks

Why we can’t look away from before-and-after pictures

Pramila Jayapal is Congress’s activist insider

CNN hires GOP operative with no journalism experience to coordinate its 2020 coverage

The Trump administration reportedly wants to push countries to decriminalize homosexuality

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The FDA says buying young people’s blood won’t stop you from aging

House Dems reveal new info on a shady White House plan to sell nuclear tech to Saudi Arabia

Roma would be an unusual Best Picture winner. Here’s why it deserves the honor.

Trump wants better AI. He also wants less immigration. He can’t have both.

Karl Lagerfeld’s long history of disparaging fat women

Roger Stone appeared to threaten his judge on Instagram. She’s now ordered him back to court.

This writer spent 4 years working as a fake violinist. Her memoir explains post-9/11 America.

Karl Lagerfeld lost 92 pounds using a diet he called a “sort of punishment”

West Virginia teachers are on strike again. Here’s why.

Trump is exploiting the Venezuela crisis in order to win the 2020 presidential election

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Green Book is a Best Picture frontrunner. Should it be?

Payless is closing all its US stores

Trump says the “Radical Left” is behind state lawsuit over emergency declaration

Amy Klobuchar doesn’t think America is ready for Medicare-for-all and free college yet

How one NPR host is changing the way we hear the news