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Joe Biden’s immigration plan, explained

It starts reckoning with the Obama administration’s legacy, but stops short of some big progressive reforms.

The commercialization of the commercialization of Christmas

Thoughts on ChristmasCon, Hallmark, and the eternal war over Christmas past.

Artificial intelligence will help determine if you get your next job

AI is being used to attract applicants and to predict a candidate’s fit for a position. But is it up to the task?

Scientists feared unstoppable emissions from melting permafrost. They may have already started.

The Arctic is a ticking time bomb that just got lit.

India just redefined its citizenship criteria to exclude Muslims

With a new law — and massive new detention camps — the country is undermining its status as a democracy.

In memoriam: The brands we lost in the 2010s

RIP Blockbuster, Borders, and so many more.

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The cost of PrEP

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Trump administration agree on one thing: the cost of HIV drugs is too high.

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Boris Johnson, the UK’s prime minister, explained in under 650 words

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Odd Job: a Q&A series about the weirdest ways people make money

Why Democrats just gave away their best chance at ending the trans military ban

Kentucky’s new governor is giving the right to vote back to 140,000 ex-felons

The turf war between Trump’s top 2 health care officials, explained

Congressional Democrats’ last, long-shot attempt at climate progress this year

Supertrees: Meet the Amazonian giant that helps the rainforest make its own rain

Supertrees: Meet Congo’s caretaker of the forest

Impeachment, explained

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Gaetz’s effort to make the impeachment hearing about Hunter Biden’s problems backfired spectacularly

The founder of Bonobos was supposed to help reinvent Walmart. 2 years later, he’s leaving.

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Trump attacks Greta Thunberg during record-setting Twitter binge

The House just passed an ambitious bill to lower prescription drug prices

The House passed a bipartisan bill that could legalize 325,000 unauthorized immigrants

“Wall Street Pete”: Progressive protesters crash Buttigieg fundraiser

Trump wants to call Mexican drug cartels “terrorist organizations”

Malevolent houseplants are coming for us in the horror film Little Joe

Trump just claimed Ivanka created 14 million jobs. The entire economy added 6 million.

Burger King is using Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker spoilers to sell Whoppers

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How safe is Uber?

Uber released its first-ever safety report. How should we feel about its numbers and what do they tell us about safety and sexual misconduct in the gig economy?

Why the right’s usual smears don’t work on Greta Thunberg

The UK has the best voting tradition: dogs at polling stations

WeWork is shutting down a restaurant coworking startup it acquired only 4 months ago


Why German spies blew up this US island

Attacks on Greta Thunberg expose the stigma autistic girls face

There’s a conservative civil war raging — over porn

Adam Sandler’s starring role in Uncut Gems almost didn’t happen

What we know about Pete Buttigieg’s McKinsey clients

Trump’s executive order on campus anti-Semitism, explained

America’s weak gun laws enable shootings by terrorists and extremists

Europe now has its own Green Deal

Clint Eastwood’s new movie Richard Jewell thwarts its truth-telling by smearing its female journalist

Young female activists like Greta Thunberg have the world’s attention

Juice Wrld helped define Soundcloud rap through vulnerability, debauchery, and mortality

Away’s new CEO was going to be second in command — until a toxic workplace story blew up

Pentagon halts operational training for Saudi military students after Pensacola shooting

Trump’s speech in Hershey revealed a presidency off the rails

Study: more people reported sex crimes around the world in the wake of Me Too

“We are desperate for any sign of hope,” Greta Thunberg tells UN climate negotiators

Why humans kiss, explained