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These 3 supertrees can protect us from climate collapse

But can we protect them?

How McKinsey infiltrated the world of global public health

The Gates Foundation brought billions of dollars to the sector — and a business-friendly ethos consultants could exploit.

A House Democrat who opposes impeachment is expected to switch political parties 

Rep. Jeff Van Drew plans to switch political parties, a move he’s likely using to boost his re-election prospects.

UN climate talks in Madrid ended without resolving their toughest issue

A key piece of the Paris climate agreement remains up in the air.

In memoriam: The brands we lost in the 2010s

RIP Blockbuster, Borders, and so many more.

Top Democratic candidates ask the DNC to allow more candidates to participate in debates

Sen. Cory Booker and other 2020 candidates have asked that the rules be relaxed to foster greater diversity on the party’s final primary debate stages.

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The Democrats gave President Trump his Space Force this week. But what is it?

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SNL tackles the political divide and the electoral college with a Christmas dinner spoof

How a Twitter war in 2010 helped change the way we talk about women’s writing

Former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s 428 pardons are upsetting both Democrats and Republicans

Omar al-Bashir, deposed president of Sudan, has been sentenced to 2 years in a reform facility 

Mississippi’s ban on abortions at 15 weeks gets shut down second time

How meritocracy harms everyone — even the winners

Mr. Feldman goes to Washington

UN climate talks in Madrid have stalled. Countries are blaming the US.

Why schools refuse to treat Little Women as a great American novel

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Pete Buttigieg is raising money from Silicon Valley’s billionaires — even as Elizabeth Warren attacks him for it

Why Bernie Sanders just endorsed, then un-endorsed, a California congressional candidate

Trump is bragging about his trade truce with China. But it’s unclear what he won.

The Supreme Court takes up 3 crucial cases involving Trump’s financial records

2020 Democrats may skip the next presidential debate over a labor dispute

YouTube just made sweeping positive changes to its harassment policy. So why all the backlash?

Twitter is disturbingly right and alarmingly wrong about what you’re interested in

A faint, beautiful interstellar comet is whizzing by the Earth

Boris Johnson wins major victory in UK elections

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When we shop online, we tend to think of it as a solitary experience free of sales associates and watchful eyes. But it turns out, some companies can see every move you make in their online stores, in realtime.

Jeremy Corbyn will resign as party leader after Labour’s crushing defeat

Megan Rapinoe just endorsed Elizabeth Warren for president

Amid impeachment, Trump and Giuliani are still coordinating on anti-Biden dirt

19 books from the 2010s we can’t stop thinking about

The House Judiciary Committee just approved articles of impeachment against Trump

The fall of Jeremy Corbyn

How Cats made Andrew Lloyd Webber the king of the Broadway spectacle

These days, we roll our eyes at Cats. But from the moment it opened, it was a smash.

Why people are freezing in America’s prisons

Paul Krugman’s 3-part test for deficit spending

Is Trumpism a cult?

Genetic testing is an inexact science with real consequences

Eggnog, the holiday season’s most divisive drink, explained

The past, present, and future of the singular “they”

House Democrats maintain united front as impeachment vote looms

Boris Johnson, the UK’s prime minister, explained in under 650 words

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Odd Job: a Q&A series about the weirdest ways people make money

Why Democrats just gave away their best chance at ending the trans military ban

Kentucky’s new governor is giving the right to vote back to 140,000 ex-felons

The turf war between Trump’s top 2 health care officials, explained

Congressional Democrats’ last, long-shot attempt at climate progress this year