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A federal court just struck down Trump’s attempt to make power plants even dirtier

The Affordable Clean Energy rule, which replaced Obama’s Clean Power Plan, would’ve led to more power sector emissions.

America’s Covid-19 death toll has surpassed 400,000

The coronavirus has officially killed more Americans than World War II.

McConnell commemorates President Trump’s last day by specifically blaming him for a riot

But his remarkable denunciation overlooks his own party’s responsibility.

The Trump presidency is over, and Obamacare is still alive

Trump managed to accomplish very little on health care, despite Republicans’ decade-long obsession with repealing the Affordable Care Act.

How people in the UK, Germany, and France feel about Joe Biden

According to a Pew Research Center survey, a majority have confidence in Biden to do the right thing in world affairs.

US: China is committing genocide and crimes against humanity against Uighur Muslims

The US State Department’s declaration was a long time coming.

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Abolish the lame-duck period?

America’s two-month lame-duck period gave supporters of the outgoing president ample time to plan a violent uprising. Vox’s Ian Millhiser argues the long transition needs to end.

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The important symbolism of Joe Biden’s memorial to Covid-19’s victims

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The most bizarre thing about Trump’s farewell speech is how normal it sounds

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Why Trump couldn’t steal the election — and how a future demagogue could

On his last full day in office, Trump sinks to his lowest low in major polls

5 ideas to reform the filibuster that Joe Manchin might actually support

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A potential inauguration threat showcased America’s housing crisis

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The Next Four Years: Fighting tech monopolies

Charlotte Slaiman joins Matt to discuss the ongoing antitrust cases against Google and Facebook, and the prospects for tech regulation in the Biden administration.

Why the FBI is vetting the National Guard ahead of the inauguration

What the clergy praying at Biden’s inauguration signal about his priorities

As Trump prepares for final presidential pardons, will he attempt to pardon himself?

How the FBI’s surveillance of Martin Luther King Jr. was bolstered by Hollywood

One Good Thing: Detransition, Baby lays bare the innermost thoughts of trans women

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Terrible financial advice is going viral on TikTok

TikTok is full of dubious personal finance myths. Here are 10 of them, and why you should be wary.

Don’t ask what Martin Luther King Jr. would do today and then ignore his real message

The loneliness of being mixed race in America

Another armed man has been arrested at a DC security checkpoint

Sen. Lindsey Graham calls for Senate to reject impeachment trial for “national healing”

How Americans feel about Joe Biden ahead of his inauguration

5 months after being poisoned, top Putin critic Alexei Navalny detained upon Moscow return

Rudy Giuliani may defend Trump in an impeachment trial. That could doom him.

Baked Alaska’s clout-chasing spiral into white supremacy is an internet morality tale

Facebook will stop advertising gun holsters and military gear through Inauguration Day

How Biden hopes to use executive actions to address America’s “compounding crises”

GOP Sen. Ben Sasse condemns Trump, QAnon, and his own party in op-ed

Capitol Police arrested an armed man at a DC security checkpoint

Poll: Most Republicans believe Trump bears no responsibility for Capitol attacks

The Trump administration’s execution of Dustin Higgs, explained