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How retailers track your every move in exchange for coupons and convenience

Attention shoppers: Your data has never been more valuable.

A new Georgia poll suggests that Republican lies about “voter fraud” are hurting the GOP

Trumpy calls to boycott the election could help throw Senate runoffs to the Democrats.

The scariest thing about global warming (and Covid-19)

"Shifting baselines syndrome" means we could quickly get used to climate chaos.

America’s failures have led to a new daily record in Covid-19 deaths

The number of daily Covid-19 deaths in the US is now about the same as the number of people who died on 9/11.

The best $294 I ever spent: Getting my hair braided

I yearned for long hair, but desire alone couldn’t undo years of perm damage and hair loss.

The UN now says medical weed is a less dangerous drug

But it’s still a long way from international legalization.

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God-given right?

The Supreme Court ruled that New York State can’t limit how many people gather in church, even during a pandemic. Vox’s Ian Millhiser explains why this is one of the most significant religious liberty cases in the last 30 years.

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David Fincher’s new movie Mank is a broadside against Hollywood self-congratulation

The tangled history behind David Fincher’s Mank — and its link to Citizen Kane — explained

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Mark Zuckerberg gave $75 million to a San Francisco hospital. The city wants to condemn him anyway.

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Obama said “defund the police” is a bad slogan. This shouldn’t come as a surprise.

Federal watchdog says “substantial likelihood of wrongdoing” at US broadcasting agency

Rudy Giuliani’s bizarre legal strategy, in two clips

What one of Amazon’s biggest critics thinks the future of the retail industry means for workers

AI has cracked a problem that stumped biologists for 50 years. It’s a huge deal.

Online shopping is booming but so are returns. An old-school solution is gaining steam

Why the CDC changed its Covid-19 quarantine guidelines

Joe Biden is taking office amid a poverty crisis

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The Next Four Years: The Covid transition

Kaiser’s Jennifer Kates joins Matt to explain the next steps in countering the pandemic

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The Armenia and Azerbaijan war, explained

Decking the halls for pandemic Christmas

How millennials became the burnout generation

South Korea just changed a longstanding military law for the sake of BTS

Singapore is the first country in the world to approve lab-grown chicken products

Why tens of thousands of farmers are blocking roads into India’s capital city

A surprising number of government agencies buy cellphone location data. Lawmakers want to know why.

China and Australia are in a nasty diplomatic spat over a fake tweet — and real war crimes

Congress seems ready to pass a bipartisan $908 billion stimulus — if Mitch McConnell says yes

Staying safe this winter means a lot of time outside. Here’s how to stay warm.

The Joint Chiefs chair just gave a brutally honest assessment of the Afghanistan war

3 Hong Kong pro-democracy icons were sentenced to prison in huge blow to protest movement

This winter, the Vox Book Club is reading about lesbian necromancers in space

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How Trump’s blizzard of misleading fundraising emails explains his refusal to concede

The past 24 hours in Trump’s legal issues and pardon news, explained

The UK is the first country to grant emergency approval to Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine

The rise in murders in the US, explained

Who will get the Covid-19 vaccine first? A CDC advisory panel just weighed in.

How Santas are handling a pandemic Christmas season