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Lina Khan is joining the FTC, and Big Tech should be worried

Democrats and Republicans came together to confirm the antitrust expert to the Federal Trade Commission.

What the Novavax vaccine means for the global fight against Covid-19

The biotech firm said its Covid-19 vaccine showed 90 percent efficacy in clinical trials. Thank moths.

Free the wrinkle

The pandemic could help Americans finally embrace aging skin.

“Back to normal” puts us back on the path to climate catastrophe

The data is in: The pandemic did nothing to slow climate change.

Travelers have gotten rowdy. This Instagram account aims to keep them in line.

Passenger Shaming documents the bad behavior of unruly vacationers. Does it work?

Hate crime laws won’t actually prevent anti-Asian hate crimes

By centering policing, they do little to address the root cause.

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Matt is joined by researcher Emily Hamilton to talk about the topic you can't get enough of: land use policy and local zoning ordinances

What you need to know about the House’s opening bid to rein in Big Tech

What are you legally allowed to say at work? A group of fired Googlers could change the rules.

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Biden’s plan to increase legal immigration could aid the pandemic economy recovery

Is there an uncontroversial way to teach America’s racist history?

Wall Street isn’t to blame for the chaotic housing market

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How In the Heights went from a student musical to one of the summer’s biggest movies

Indigenous people are the world’s biggest conservationists, but they rarely get credit for it

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Why Democrats are voting on bills that have no chance of passing

The Keystone XL pipeline is dead. But the fight against similar projects is far from over.

JBS Foods, the meat supplier hit by a ransomware attack, admits it paid $11 million in ransom

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