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How “abolish ICE” helped bring abolitionist ideas into the mainstream

Both "abolish the police" and "abolish ICE" have reframed the conversation around criminal justice reform.

Who gets to be reckless on Wall Street?

Regular investors are piling into the stock market for the rush. Wall Street titans say they’re making a grave mistake, but it’s not so simple.

The story behind this iconic Olympics protest

Tommie Smith and John Carlos’s 1968 US national anthem protest, explained.

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President Trump says students and teachers must return to the classroom. Reality says this is going to be the toughest reopening yet.

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Vox’s audience support program, explained

The appeal and futility of mask meltdown videos

At last, a climate policy platform that can unite the left

Joe Biden’s surprisingly visionary housing plan, explained

Val Demings’s tenure as Orlando’s police chief complicates her consideration for VP

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Some brand names have long perpetuated racism. Black Lives Matter is changing that.

From Aunt Jemima to the Washington Redskins, a racist history is primed to be toppled.

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Trump is trying to kick out foreign students amid the pandemic

The Supreme Court just gave Republicans a powerful new weapon against Obamacare

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Just 4 states meet these basic criteria to reopen and stay safe

Why Arizona is suffering the worst Covid-19 outbreak in the US

The Supreme Court stripped thousands of teachers of their civil rights

A rabbi explains how to make sense of suffering

The hidden trackers in your phone, explained

America’s looming housing catastrophe, explained

Farmers and animal rights activists are coming together to fight big factory farms

A coronavirus consultant shares how she advises businesses on reopening

Civil rights leaders are still fed up with Facebook over hate speech

Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro gets coronavirus after months of downplaying the pandemic

TikTok pulls out of Hong Kong as tech companies push back against new security law

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Humans are making pandemics more likely

Live results for the New Jersey primaries

Walmart’s Amazon Prime competitor will launch in July

Why did you watch Tiger King on Netflix?

Canada’s “national shame”: Covid-19 in nursing homes

In Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets, the closing of a dive bar stands in for the end of the world

The best $14 I ever spent: A plastic kiddie pool

The scariest thing about global warming (and Covid-19)

This week in TikTok: Are you cottagecore or more “dark academia”?

Congress’s Covid-19 rescue plan was bigger than the New Deal. It’s about to end.

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What the police really believe

Inside the distinctive, largely unknown ideology of American policing — and how it justifies racist violence.

Sen. Tim Scott on race, police reform, and why ending qualified immunity is a nonstarter for the GOP

Covid-19 cases are rising, but deaths are falling. What’s going on?

Netflix’s Unsolved Mysteries is different from the original. But one episode restores its pulpy aesthetic.

The Supreme Court decides not to make the Electoral College even worse

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How can we ban facial recognition when it’s already everywhere?

A growing number of gadgets are scanning your face.

How California went from a coronavirus success story to a worrying new hot spot

The legacy of Black Lives Matter

Camping has become the social distancing activity of the summer

Trump is going all in on divisive culture wars. That might not work this time.