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

Trump is reportedly planning to make more than 100 pardons before leaving office.

What we know about Biden’s inauguration plans

This year will feature pared-down festivities and beefed-up security.

We aren’t using all of our tools to treat Covid-19

More treatments are available for Covid-19 as hospitalizations spike, but some drugs are sitting on the shelves unused.

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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

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

Trump is less popular now than at any point in his presidency


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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.

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

Trump’s Twitter and Facebook bans are working

“A colossal waste”: Some Republicans question Biden’s Covid-19 relief plan

What Biden wants to do on immigration, briefly explained

House Democrats launch investigation into Capitol riot security failures

The Capitol riot is a reminder of the links between police and white supremacy

Report: Capitol Police knew Congress might be targeted days before attack

Merkel’s party picks another centrist as its leader — and maybe Germany’s future chancellor

Alex Azar’s resignation letter paints a misleading picture of Trump’s coronavirus response

Why the MyPillow guy was at the White House, explained as best we can

The word “Orwellian” has lost all meaning


The warning signs before the Capitol riot