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What poll watchers actually do, and Trump’s troubling rhetoric about them, explained

Some concerns around poll watching don’t have to do with the people designated to be inside voting sites.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules mail-in ballots can’t be rejected over mismatched signatures

It’s a blow for Republicans who challenged the state’s guidance that different-looking signatures shouldn’t be disqualifying.

Poland had some of the strictest abortion laws in Europe. They just got even stricter.

A near-total ban on abortion has sparked protests across the country.

Manifesting, the latest New Age internet wellness craze, explained

Shut up, I’m manifesting!

In SNL’s cold open, the final presidential debate becomes an absurd slugfest over the coronavirus

"Tonight we have a mute button, because it was either that or tranquilizer darts," said Maya Rudolph as Kristen Welker.

Why the alt-right’s real power is in the narrative it sells

"They’re hucksters," says the director of White Noise, a new doc that focuses on three prominent right-wing figures: Richard Spencer, Mike Cernovich, and Lauren Southern.

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The Trump Years: Win at all costs

In the third of our five-part series, Vox’s Andrew Prokop says there’s one key takeaway from the Mueller investigation and impeachment: Trump will do anything to win an election.

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Amy Coney Barrett is now one step away from becoming a Supreme Court justice

Poll: Most Trump voters don’t see Covid-19 as an important election issue

How bookstores are weathering the pandemic

The police shooting of Marcellis Stinnette and Tafara Williams, an unarmed Black couple, explained

The US broke its record for the highest number of new coronavirus cases in a day

What the next GDP figure will — and won’t — mean

Are we living in a computer simulation? I don’t know. Probably.

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Lobbyists tried to ban labeling veggie burgers “veggie burgers.” The EU said no.

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A guide to the Trump administration’s biggest scandals, accomplishments, and policies 

One Good Thing: Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit makes chess mesmerizing. Really!

No, Biden did not call Black people “superpredators”

A Joe Biden fundraiser offers a new clue into how he might regulate Big Tech

Trump might be surprised to learn most Americans want more wind and solar

The US just brokered another peace deal for Israel, this time with Sudan

The new Borat movie mocks a Trump-era fixation on a particular female aesthetic

“They’re all Americans”: What Biden gets about the pandemic that Trump doesn’t

Early voting in 2020 has already exceeded all of 2016’s early votes


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Trump’s last stand

Ezra and Matt on the final presidential debate

Is Trump a fascist? 8 experts weigh in.

How pandemic fatigue and polarization led to Wisconsin’s massive Covid-19 outbreak

Why plexiglass alone can’t prevent Covid-19 

Undecided voters explain themselves

CNN’s debate fact-check laid out a “bombardment of dishonesty” from Trump

The new adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Witches is incredibly strange and almost offensively bad

Donald Trump’s issue with windmills might not be about birds

Every small-business owner has to be a public health expert now. This mechanic is no different.


The technology that’s replacing the green screen

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A second Trump term would mean severe and irreversible changes in the climate

In the final debate, Trump interrupted twice as much as Biden

4 winners and 5 losers from the last Biden-Trump debate

Trump’s claim that only immigrants with “the lowest IQ” follow the law was unconscionable

Trump showed no regret over family separations during the presidential debate

Donald Trump clarifies he’s not literally Abraham Lincoln at the debate

Trump’s disappearing populism was on full display at Thursday’s debate

“It just went away”: Trump used his son’s positive Covid-19 test to downplay the pandemic

There’s only one presidential candidate who we know accepts money from foreign sources

Swing-state Pennsylvanians are divided on fracking. Here’s why.

Trump on Covid-19: “I take full responsibility. It’s not my fault.”