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The battle over Trump’s huge UAE arms deal, explained

Trump wants to send $23 billion in advanced weapons to the Middle Eastern autocracy. Some aim to stop him.

A bipartisan group of senators wants to pass emergency Covid-19 relief

The latest competing Covid-19 relief proposals in Congress, explained.

Joe Biden should do everything at once

How to succeed in hyperpolarized politics: run a blitz.

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The key to the Cabinet

President-elect Biden has started announcing his Cabinet nominees, but Matthew Yglesias says the most important positions aren’t the ones you’d think.

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How Santas are handling a pandemic Christmas season

What happened to department stores?

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The 12 Days of Christmas: The story behind the holiday’s most annoying carol

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How voice actors are fighting to change an industry that renders them invisible

The high rate of executions during Trump’s last weeks in office, explained

“The stakes are life and death”: Addiction treatment’s Covid-19 challenge

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Pop culture’s department stores taught us what to want

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The pandemic is changing college. Let’s reconsider GPAs while we’re at it.

4 looming foreign policy crises that could derail Biden’s agenda early on

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This man has donated at least 10% of his salary to charity for 11 years running

These are the charities where your money will do the most good

Trump’s attempt to overturn the election result has sputtered out

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The job nobody wants

Dara and Matt on Biden’s choice to run Homeland Security and the many challenges he’ll face

Ajit Pai, Trump’s FCC chair who repealed net neutrality, is leaving on January 20

Don’t wait: The case for giving sooner rather than later

Joe Biden announces Janet Yellen as Treasury secretary pick

What happened to Democrats in North Carolina: “It was a total effort that failed down ballot”

Staying safe this winter means a lot of time outside. Here’s how to stay warm.

Giving Tuesday, explained

Even Amy Coney Barrett appears skeptical of Trump’s latest attempt to rig the census

Moderna released more Covid-19 vaccine results. They’re very encouraging.

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One Good Thing: An amazing game played entirely via text message

11 films to watch if you loved — or hated — Hillbilly Elegy

It’s easy to assume pawnshops are doing great in the pandemic. It’s also wrong.

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9 questions about the Georgia Senate runoffs you were too embarrassed to ask

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The death of the department store and the American middle class

The collapse of America’s middle class crushed department stores. Amazon and the pandemic are the final blows.

The US was already setting Covid-19 records. Experts say Thanksgiving may have made things worse.

Trump’s first interview since losing reelection was a smorgasbord of disinformation

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court just dismissed a GOP bid to overturn the election

Ethiopia says it’s captured the capital of its rebellious Tigray region

Federal appeals court rejects a Trump election lawsuit: “Calling an election unfair does not make it so”