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The new kilogram just debuted. It’s a massive achievement.

The new definition represents a victory of humankind over chaos in the universe. Really.

How Trump’s new immigration plan could hurt the economy

The US needs more low-skilled immigrants, not fewer.

America’s first-ever public option, explained by Gov. Jay Inslee

A lot of 2020 candidates talk health care. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee just signed a public option into law.

Game of Thrones is over. Giant TV hits aren’t going anywhere.

Audiences are fracturing, but the apparatus that made HBO’s megahit isn’t going away.

How a far-right politician’s scandal brought down Austria’s government

It involves a setup and an apparent attempt to collude with a Russian.

Morehouse’s student loan forgiveness is an incredibly useful economics experiment

But it’s also a reminder of the limits of billionaire philanthropy.

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