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Biden calls for Trump’s Supreme Court nominee to be withdrawn if he wins the election

Biden pleaded to Republican senators to follow their "conscience" and break from party leadership.

This theory might explain “Covid toes” and other mysteries of the disease

Bradykinin storms are the hottest new hypothesis for why Covid-19 can wreak havoc on the body.

A living rain: How one planetary scientist imagines life on Venus

What could possibly survive on a blistering-hot planet?

Here’s the full list of 2020 Emmy nominees

Watchmen, Ozark, Succession, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel lead the nominees, and fan favorite Schitt’s Creek has a shot at winning Best Comedy for its final season.

Schumer: “Nothing is off the table” in Supreme Court nomination fight

Democrats signal they won’t rule out court-packing or other significant changes.

“The slight figure alone at the big table”: The enduring image of RBG

The Supreme Court justice was a brilliant legal mind. The way she presented herself was important, too.

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Colleges reopened. Outbreaks followed. Robert J. Jones, chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, explains why he still thinks bringing students back was the right decision.

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Senate Republicans promise a quick floor vote on a Trump Supreme Court nominee

Murkowski and Collins: No Supreme Court vote before Election Day

Trump uses the promise of a woman Supreme Court justice to fire up a North Carolina crowd

WeChat and TikTok get reprieves from Trump bans

How chaotic will 2020’s virtual Emmys be? Picture 130 video feeds. At once.

Trump says he will fill Ginsburg’s seat “without delay”

Why the number of people getting tested for Covid-19 dropped in the US

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Trump’s shortlist of potential Supreme Court nominees, explained

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Ginsburg’s SCOTUS colleagues honor her legacy as a “hero” for justice

Democratic donors raised millions after Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death

Obama calls for Ginsburg’s successor to be appointed by the election winner

What we know about a deadly shooting in Rochester, New York

Joe Biden thinks whoever is sworn in this January should pick Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement

McConnell says he’ll make sure Trump’s replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg gets a vote

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death is a tragedy. The Supreme Court’s rules made it a political crisis.

Two movies that celebrate Ruth Bader Ginsburg

How Ginsburg became a Supreme Court justice and feminist leader

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By the People: How to rig an election

America’s voter suppression problem

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy, and the future of the Supreme Court, explained

How to vote by mail in 2020

Religious leaders are becoming content creators to keep their followers engaged

“Reopening” isn’t enough to save bars and restaurants — the US needs a bailout

CDC reverses guidelines, telling people to get tested for Covid-19 even without symptoms

The outcry over ICE and hysterectomies, explained

Trump’s dark National Archives speech was white resentment run amok

Joe Biden’s latest pandemic plan: At least $3,000 in cash to parents for every child

One Good Thing: No TV show understands the horror of middle school better than PEN15

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The bogus Steve Bannon-backed study claiming China created the coronavirus, explained

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Conservative media is setting the stage for delegitimizing a Biden victory

Trump moves to shut down WeChat in the US. But TikTok will live until after the election.

The state of ex-felons’ voting rights, explained

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The pandemic forced mental health care to change for the better

The new Covid-19 case surge in Europe, explained

“They didn’t see me as innocent”

Can you remember your first experience with the police? For these 9 Black and brown people, the encounters would shape their sense of safety forever.

Chief Justice Roberts’s lifelong crusade against voting rights, explained