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Breast cancer awareness products profit off survivors’ suffering 

An expert explains how Breast Cancer Awareness Month became a pink shopping bonanza.

The Eastern Orthodox Churches may split. It’s the biggest crisis for these churches in centuries.

The Russian Orthodox Church has severed ties with Constantinople over proposed independence for the Ukrainian Church.

Britain’s roiling Brexit crisis, explained

The EU and UK still need to make a deal — and the March 2019 deadline is getting closer.

Netflix bet on the long-ignored romantic comedy this summer. It paid off.

With To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and Set It Up, Netflix has found a rom-com niche.

Marijuana is now for sale (legally) in Canada

Marijuana legalization in Canada is not only a big move for the country; it challenges the entire international drug policy regime.

These consumer advocates successfully boycotted Ivanka Trump. Now they’re turning to the ballot.

The activists behind #GrabYourWallet and Sleeping Giants mull what’s next in 2018 and beyond.

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Everything’s bigger in Texas, including a Senate race that feels more like a presidential one. Texas Monthly’s Eric Benson explains how Beto O’Rourke might break the Democrats’ dry spell in the Lone Star State on the eve of the second O’Rourke-Cruz debate.

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A guide to the 2018 midterm elections

The 2018 midterms could be pivotal for the future of the Trump administration. Here’s everything you need to know about who’s running, what to watch, and why it matters.

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China once denied detaining Uighur Muslims. Now an official claims it’s a good thing.

The Ohio governor’s race shows the opioid epidemic is invigorating a new war on drugs

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Piers Morgan made fun of Daniel Craig for carrying his baby. The response from dads was adorable.

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