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What Maxine Waters actually said about protesters and the Chauvin trial

She didn’t tell anyone to riot.

The shadow orphan crisis of Covid-19

More than 40,000 children likely lost parents to Covid-19. Who will help them?

The tax code helps white people get richer

How taxes are stacked against Black Americans and in favor of white Americans.

The very cute, totally disturbing tale of the American “it” dog

How the quest to own the tiniest, most Instagram-worthy and low-maintenance pup has bred a world of problems.

We have enough proof

What’s the purpose of sharing violent police videos anymore, other than to traumatize Black communities?

Marijuana legalization has won

Marijuana legalization is sweeping states from Virginia to New Mexico. The writing is on the wall.

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4/20, the marijuana holiday, explained

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Amy Klobuchar takes aim at 12 vaccine misinformation influencers

Facebook plans to go after Clubhouse — and podcasts — with a suite of new audio products

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Why South Africa is still so segregated

Stoners just don’t need this much stuff

Biden’s climate leadership will be tested at the Earth Day summit

One Good Thing: Starz series P-Valley has one of the best TV pilots in recent memory

Breaking down the 2021 Best Picture nominees


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Think like a scout

Matt is joined by Julia Galef, who wants us to stop acting — and thinking — like soldiers

Don’t sleep on seeing The Father, one of our favorite Best Picture nominees

How one company and way too many pigs destroyed America’s heartland

Iowa’s largest hog producer courted power and turned farming into a numbers game. Businesses like it are increasingly the norm.

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The next big voting rights fight is in Texas

The Pandemic Playbook

Vox explores the successes — and setbacks — in six nations as they fought Covid-19.

South Korea’s Covid-19 success story started with failure

The inside account of how one country built a system to defeat the pandemic.

Pelosi renews call for Congress to investigate the Capitol insurrection

India is dealing with a vaccine shortage during a new wave of Covid-19

Citizen science is booming during the pandemic

Global deaths from Covid-19 have now topped 3 million

Biden vows to increase refugee cap after criticism from Democrats

It’s not your imagination; allergy season gets worse every year.

The Supreme Court hears a case next week that could make Citizens United even worse

Andrew Cuomo and Google’s former CEO push to cap internet prices for low-income New Yorkers

Biden’s blunt opposition to marijuana legalization

What the cicadas will leave behind

Teddy Pendergrass and Aretha Franklin sing against a glowing radio wave backdrop

How slow jams took over the radio

Promising Young Woman’s explosive ending and Best Picture chances, explained

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America’s gun problem, explained

The public and research support gun control. Here’s how it could help — and why it doesn’t pass.

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