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Reckoning with the theft of Native American children

Deb Haaland is investigating the history of hundreds of boarding schools that tried to "Kill the Indian, save the man."

The courts are destroying America’s ability to fight pandemics

Public health crises require a dynamic government that makes quick decisions. GOP judges want to prevent that.

The best four years of your life?

Dropping out helped me see the lies we’re sold about the college experience.

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The Covid Olympics

The 2020 Games were mired in scandal before they even started. Vox’s Jen Kirby explains how things are going now that the Olympics have finally begun.

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The Simone Biles scoring controversy, explained

As the pandemic wears on, some Americans could need booster shots

How to become an Olympic sport

Gymnastics still hasn’t fully reckoned with its abuse problem

Anti-abortion lawyers are finally being honest

Does Congress know what it would take to stop the next pandemic?

Did the Covid-19 Olympics have to be a mess?

The opioid epidemic isn’t unsolvable

M. Night Shyamalan returns with Old, a floppy but haunting thriller about aging

The surprising past, unlikely present, and uncertain future of Christmas in July

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Time Machine: Buchanan v. Warley (1917)

Vox's Jerusalem Demsas joins Matt and Dara on a time machine trip back to a WW1-era Supreme Court decision that shaped land use policy, zoning, and racial discrimination in housing

Jane Goodall reveals what studying chimpanzees teaches us about human nature

Democrats are going it alone on immigration reform

The ballad of the Chowchilla bus kidnapping

In 1976, a school bus carrying 26 children and their driver disappeared from a small California town. Forty-five years later, we revisit the story.

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How Kevin McCarthy tried to sabotage the House January 6 investigation

An Indigenous firefighter explains how to better manage wildfires

A new bill would hold Facebook responsible for Covid-19 vaccine misinformation

America’s houses are old. Low-income renters are suffering because of it.

Here’s how hard it is to vote in Texas

The price of Olympic glory

This outed priest’s story is a warning for everyone about the need for data privacy laws

The Senate’s infrastructure gamble, explained

Companies that make people return to the office will lose employees

Frito-Lay workers are striking. Here’s how to support them.

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Murders are up. Crime is not. What’s going on?

Extreme heat is killing American workers

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How America lost its commitment to the right to vote