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Trump has lined up his pick for deputy attorney general

The president has selected Jeffrey Rosen to take over for Rod Rosenstein as the No. 2 official at the DOJ.

80 years ago, 20,000 New Yorkers cheered for Nazis at Madison Square Garden

Watch the Oscar-nominated short film about the pro-Nazi rally that Americans forgot.

Southwest Airlines has had to ground an unusually high number of flights

America’s favorite budget carrier is in the middle of an "operational emergency."

Have smartphones really destroyed a generation? We don’t know.

But here’s how to find out: Scientists need to ask better questions — and big tech needs to help.

Amazon’s $0 corporate income tax bill last year, explained

The mystery of stock-based compensation.

Could BlacKkKlansman finally snag Spike Lee the Oscar he deserves?

Our roundtable discusses the Oscar chances for Lee’s searing indictment of white supremacy.

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All 5 nominees for the Animated Feature Oscar are worth seeing. One stands above the rest.

Why the US Supreme Court’s new ruling on excessive fines is a big deal

CBD edibles are everywhere now. They also might be illegal.

National Geographic hit 100 million Instagram followers. To celebrate, it wants your images for free.

Vice is in the running for Best Picture. But how good is its history, really?

Digital advertising in the US is finally bigger than print and television

Marco Rubio’s plan to fix the GOP tax cuts starts with stock buybacks

Why we can’t look away from before-and-after pictures

Pramila Jayapal is Congress’s activist insider

CNN hires GOP operative with no journalism experience to coordinate its 2020 coverage

The Trump administration reportedly wants to push countries to decriminalize homosexuality

The FDA says buying young people’s blood won’t stop you from aging

House Dems reveal new info on a shady White House plan to sell nuclear tech to Saudi Arabia

Hate crime or hoax? The drama behind the Jussie Smollett case, explained.

Roma would be an unusual Best Picture winner. Here’s why it deserves the honor.

Trump wants better AI. He also wants less immigration. He can’t have both.

New Gallup data shows a possible path to victory for Bernie Sanders

Karl Lagerfeld’s long history of disparaging fat women

Roger Stone appeared to threaten his judge on Instagram. She’s now ordered him back to court.

This writer spent 4 years working as a fake violinist. Her memoir explains post-9/11 America.

Karl Lagerfeld lost 92 pounds using a diet he called a “sort of punishment”

West Virginia teachers are on strike again. Here’s why.

Trump is exploiting the Venezuela crisis in order to win the 2020 presidential election

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Watch the Today show interview newly elected Mayor Bernie Sanders in 1981

Green Book is a Best Picture frontrunner. Should it be?

Payless is closing all its US stores

Trump says the “Radical Left” is behind state lawsuit over emergency declaration

Amy Klobuchar doesn’t think America is ready for Medicare-for-all and free college yet

How one NPR host is changing the way we hear the news

McCabe: When I opened a case against Trump, I briefed top Republicans. They didn’t object.

Black Panther was 2018’s most important film, whether or not it wins Best Picture

North Carolina investigators describe “unlawful” ballot tampering scheme in House election

Karl Lagerfeld transformed what we think wealth looks like

Hospitals keep ER fees secret. We’re uncovering them.

Reporter Sarah Kliff is collecting emergency room bills as part of a year-long project focused on American health care prices.

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Karl Lagerfeld, the iconic Chanel designer, is dead at 85

“I tried ketamine to treat my depression. Within a day, I felt relief.”

Elizabeth Warren’s ambitious plan to fight the opioid epidemic, explained

The biggest questions about the 2020 Democratic primary, answered

Depictions of mental illness can save lives. But A Star Is Born gets one thing very wrong.