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

This year’s Olympics were always going to be a challenge. Now they’re a showcase for broader failures.

Gymnastics still hasn’t fully reckoned with its abuse problem

Allegations of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse go way beyond Larry Nassar.

How to become an Olympic sport

Six new sports will be at the Tokyo Olympics — the most since 1920.

Anti-abortion lawyers are finally being honest about what they want from the Supreme Court

For decades, abortion opponents urged the Court to lie about abortion restrictions. They don’t need to anymore.

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.

Prom, after a senior year interrupted

For prom queen Joviana Duhaney, the night almost felt normal.

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Infrastructure Pete

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg explains what he and his boss are calling a once-in-a-generation spending plan.

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Democrats are going it alone on immigration reform

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An Indigenous firefighter explains how to better manage wildfires

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

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.

“I can’t tell you how relieved I was”

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

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Prices on the rise

Matt is joined by economist Julia Coronado to talk about inflation, markets, and employment in the pandemic recovery economy

Extreme heat is killing American workers

Don’t worry about inflation

Pop music made conspicuous consumption cool

How America lost its commitment to the right to vote

Why Netflix is getting into games

Biden stacks his administration with yet another tech foe

Don’t be fooled by that viral Hannity clip. Fox News’s Covid-19 coverage is a mess.

Welcome to the age of billionaire joyrides to space

America needs to talk about miscarriage

The latest trend in jewelry is summer camp chic

Hot girl culture is whatever you want it to be

Why a new law requiring Asian American history in schools is so significant

Why we love drugs

From Macy’s to Albertsons, facial recognition is already everywhere

Don’t assume your iPhone is safe from hackers

What is CNN+ and why would you pay for it?

Internal Apple letter shows employees are still fighting to work from home

Making sense of the recent Covid-19 spike

The child tax credit is blowing up on TikTok. That should tell lawmakers something.

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