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The crucial debate Democrats almost had in South Carolina

The alternative universe of the Democratic primary cracked, but just briefly.

Bernie Sanders’s new favorite Medicare-for-all study, explained

A new study shows Medicare-for-all would save lives and money. But some experts have big doubts.

The exhausting, lucrative world of childhood sleep consulting

Tired parents are desperate to get their kids to sleep. There’s a whole industry designed to help (for a fee).

Why Iran’s coronavirus outbreak may be worse than you think

If you had to pick a region primed for an outbreak, the Middle East would be a top choice.

How coronavirus could force the work-from-home movement

Amid fears of a global pandemic, working from home is gaining more acceptance.

The allegation that Mike Bloomberg told a pregnant employee to “kill it,” explained

Warren brought up one of the most explosive allegations against Bloomberg at Tuesday’s debate.

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Putin his thumb on the scale

Russian interference in U.S. elections could go from Vlad to worse as President Trump sidelines U.S. intelligence agencies.

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The Venus de Milo is famous. Why?

How the Venus de Milo got so famous

The first US soldier has tested positive for coronavirus

The true story of the awakening of Norman Rockwell

For decades, the artist’s Saturday Evening Post covers championed a retrograde view of America. This is the story of the politically turbulent 1960s, a singular painting, and Rockwell’s unlikely change of heart.

Why do people fast for Lent?

Here’s how tickets were allocated for the South Carolina Democratic debate

Biden promises to appoint a black woman to the Supreme Court

5 key moments from South Carolina’s otherwise very messy Democratic debate

The next Democratic debate could feature a much smaller stage

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Tom Steyer’s push for term limits is a truly awful idea

Mike Bloomberg’s stop-and-frisk problem, explained

What a Mike Bloomberg foreign policy might look like

A symbolic vote on abortion bills puts senators in close reelection races in a bind

Coronavirus has Americans rushing to buy face masks. That isn’t necessary.

Why Twitter says Bloomberg’s fake Sanders tweets don’t break its rules

What to expect at Tuesday’s Democratic debate in South Carolina

Bernie Sanders’s evolution on immigration, explained

Disney has a new CEO, but its old CEO isn’t going away quite yet

Trump praises India’s religious freedom while Muslim-Hindu violence erupts

Hosni Mubarak’s death and despotic rule, briefly explained

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What's next for CRISPR

Jennifer Doudna, co-developer of the revolutionary gene editing technology, reflects on CRISPR's past and its future.

Nonbinary people could get a gender-neutral passport under new legislation

What the Harvey Weinstein trial won’t change for survivors

“We are at a turning point”: The coronavirus outbreak is looking more like a pandemic

The coronavirus cruise ship outbreak confirms cruises are bad

Trump says coronavirus is “under control.” It’s not.

There’s something strange about TikTok recommendations

The Supreme Court just held that a border guard who shot a child will face no consequences

Mike Bloomberg says he has the best record on climate change. Does he?

Trump’s demand for Ginsburg and Sotomayor to recuse themselves, briefly explained

Bernie Sanders looks electable in surveys — but it could be a mirage

Corporate monopolies are hiding in your grocery aisle

This week in TikTok: How a dance goes viral

This viral chart doesn’t explain much about middle-class living standards

Trump’s flailing incompetence makes coronavirus even scarier

The fight over whether religion is a license to discriminate is back before the Supreme Court

Meet the moderators of the South Carolina Democratic debate

Real IDs, explained

Climate change and soaring flood insurance premiums could trigger another mortgage crisis

Amazon is opening a supermarket with no cashiers. Is Whole Foods next?

Silicon Valley asked Elizabeth Warren to help with a fundraiser. She said no — but only eventually.