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There’s a clear fix to helping Black communities fight pollution

Industrial pollution has sickened and poisoned Black communities for decades. Environmental justice experts have a solution to stop this.

Is this the Covid-19 endgame?

Why experts believe life could be "normal-ish" by fall — and why they fear it won’t be.

How Dolly Parton became a secular American saint

Why everyone loves Dolly now.

Biden launched airstrikes against Iran-backed militias in Syria to “send a message”

It’s the first known military action of Biden’s presidency.

Virtual tips are helping content creators actually make money

We’re not used to paying for social media posts or streams, but it’s now easier than ever to send someone a little cash.

This golden statue of Trump at CPAC is a perfect metaphor for the state of the GOP

Apparently CPAC attendees missed the part of the Bible about the Golden Calf.

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The case for Covid-19 optimism

Vox’s German Lopez explains why he feels optimistic about the end of the pandemic even though 500,000 Americans have died, the virus is mutating, and it’s going to take a long time to vaccinate the world.

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US releases unclassified report blaming Saudi’s crown prince for Jamal Khashoggi’s murder

1 in 7 US children live in poverty. Misplaced fears over single mothers could be why.

House passes the Equality Act in a victory for LGBTQ Americans

Democrats’ remaining options for raising the minimum wage, explained

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Rethinking Policy for Black America

Systemic racism is baked into every aspect of American life. These policies can help dismantle inequities in education, housing, health, policing, and more.

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Biden’s secret weapon for criminal justice reform

A Trump judge’s order striking down the federal eviction moratorium, briefly explained

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Why Putin wants Alexei Navalny dead

Should we be more careful outdoors as Covid-19 variants spread?

WandaVision’s twist on Wanda Maximoff’s Scarlet Witch origin story, explained

The internet’s most beloved fanfiction site is undergoing a reckoning

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What companies can do to speed up board diversity

Rush Limbaugh and the echo chamber that broke American politics

Coming soon to Twitter: Tweets you have to pay for

To all the clothes I’ve loved before

Marjorie Taylor Greene’s dehumanizing attack on Rep. Marie Newman’s transgender daughter, explained

Rand Paul tried to derail Rachel Levine’s historic confirmation hearing with transphobic misinformation


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Vox's Emily Stewart sits down with Matt and Dara to unpack some of the lesser-analyzed aspects of the Covid relief bill

Why Facebook reversed its news ban in Australia

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The wild and irresistibly saucy tale of the curry con man

J. Ranji Smile served Indian food and tall tales to a hungry American public. Was he the first "celebrity chef" or a crook? The truth is complicated.

A Columbia professor argues against our drug puritanism

“We’ve made it so complicated”: Vaccine campaigns are failing to reach the most vulnerable

A single Trump judge is already sabotaging Biden’s efforts to slow deportations

The future of the middle class depends on student loan forgiveness

Biden just partially lifted Trump’s pandemic-related restrictions on legal immigration

One Good Thing: Netflix’s Ginny & Georgia is so much more than a Gilmore Girls rip-off

How Biden can rein in the Big Meat monopoly

Biden’s controversial decision to reopen temporary shelters for migrant children, explained

3 popular policies Democrats can use to fight climate change and boost the economy

Rochester police won’t face charges in Daniel Prude’s death

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

FDA advisers to meet this week on Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine

QAnon believers think Trump will be inaugurated again on March 4

“I feel like my ancestry is the story of America”

Ghana is the first country to receive vaccines from the global Covax initiative

Poll: 61% of likely voters support Democrats’ gradual minimum wage hike

GOP opposition to the Iran deal is threatening to sink a Biden Pentagon nominee

The wellness industry is coming for your mattress