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Mike Bloomberg’s ad strategy is kind of working

Bloomberg momentum-ish, explained.

Coping with war and crisis through memes

Do what you need to cope with World War III: Memes are the new therapy.

21 kids sued the government over climate change. A federal court dismissed the case. 

Plaintiffs in the Juliana v. US lawsuit alleged the government violated the rights of young people to a safe climate.

Yes, the UK media’s coverage of Meghan Markle really is racist

The UK press’s continued denial of racism just shows how entrenched these attitudes are.

Trump’s prayer event began with an inaccurate 2016 election map and ended with a rage-tweet

The White House spectacle exposed the toll impeachment is taking on the president.

GOP Sen. Martha McSally’s attack on a CNN reporter was an embrace of Trumpism

It seemed like an outburst. It was actually an elaborate fundraising ploy.

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The 100 year fight for equal rights

Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment this week. Now, Congress is the only thing standing between the 28th amendment and the Constitution of the United States.

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Spotify may buy The Ringer. Here’s why that makes sense.

The next Democratic debate will take place right before the New Hampshire primary

Mike Bloomberg throws shade at Joe Biden as a looming “lame duck”

The coming Supreme Court showdown over birth control

Things can get “really bad, really quickly” when a 24-year-old runs a company

When Pinterest users started searching for vaccines, CEO Ben Silbermann pulled all medical information from the platform

Impeachment, explained

Wuhan pneumonia outbreak: What we know and don’t know

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Amazon’s Ring blamed hacks on consumers reusing their passwords. A lawsuit says that’s not true.

Eminem’s new song “Darkness” tries to enter the mind of the Las Vegas shooter

11 US troops were injured in Iran’s attack. It shows how close we came to war.

The Women’s Marches are shrinking. Their influence isn’t.

The bias against female presidential candidates is real

Netflix’s The Goop Lab pushes flimsy wellness trends. But it’s strong on vulvas.

9 questions about Trump’s impeachment trial you were too embarrassed to ask

“Privacy shouldn’t be a luxury”: Advocates want Google to do more to secure cheap Android phones

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Why Australia’s fires are linked to floods in Africa

The controversy over New York’s bail reform law, explained

Trump judge lashes out at a transgender litigant in a surprisingly cruel opinion

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Facebook's fake deepfake problem

The dark origins of deepfake videos and Facebook’s new policy explained.

Top 2020 candidates will be stuck in Washington because of the impeachment trial 

How a clunky, retro hair dryer suddenly went viral

A federal judge stopped Texas from ending its refugee program

Twitter, Microsoft, and other companies call for an end to Trump’s rule to keep out low-income immigrants

Peacock, NBC’s new streaming service, wants you to watch ads

New York could put a hold on facial recognition in schools. Here’s why.

What Netflix’s The Circle gets right about social media

6 things to know about Peacock, NBC’s new (free) streaming service

How thousands of Iranians went from mourning a general to protesting the regime, in a week

House of the Dragon is the first Game of Thrones prequel that’s actually happening

Iran says it’s now enriching uranium at levels higher than before nuclear deal

The surprising protest of Exxon’s law firm at Harvard Law

HBO’s Game of Thrones prequels: what we know so far

The alarming trend of beached whales filled with plastic, explained

Elizabeth Warren’s ambitious plan to bypass Congress and erase America’s student debt, explained

Google Chrome’s cookie ban is good news for Google — and maybe your privacy

Lev Parnas’s dramatic new claims about Trump and Ukraine, explained

Why Netflix’s fantastic new docuseries Cheer is so addictive

USMCA, Trump’s new trade deal, explained in 600 words

The Senate has approved the USMCA, bringing Trump’s trade deal one step closer to reality