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California is ending a rule that helped cause its housing crisis

Gov. Newsom signed bills ending single-family-only zoning, a step toward addressing the housing crisis.

What the Taliban’s new government reveals about how they will rule

The interim government is showing that it’s still the Taliban.

Does everybody need a booster shot?

Why some people might need Covid-19 booster shots — and some might not.

AI’s Islamophobia problem

GPT-3 is a smart and poetic AI. It also says terrible things about Muslims.

Nuclear subs and a diplomatic blowup: The US-France clash, explained

France recalled its ambassadors to the US and Australia over a new defense deal.

Wildfires in Australia caused an explosion of sea life thousands of miles away

Smoke rising from forest fires contains nutrients that can cause algae populations to explode.

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A US drone strike in Afghanistan was meant to take out an ISIS-K target. Reporting on the ground shows an aid worker and several children were killed. Matthieu Aikins, reporter at the New York Times, explains from Kabul.

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It’s getting harder for people to believe that Facebook is a net good for society

The housing crisis is the top concern for urban residents

The pandemic has created a nation of insomniacs

Rich people are going to space. So is product placement.

The best $34.32 I ever spent: My white cane

Inaction on climate change can worsen the crisis in Afghanistan

Newsom won. California’s recall system could use reform.

Nicki Minaj isn’t anti-vax, exactly. That’s why her vaccine resistance is so concerning.

The Supreme Court is drunk on its own power

The fight to resettle Afghans in the US has just begun

Americans are dying because no hospital will take them

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For Matt’s last episode of The Weeds, Ezra Klein and Sarah Kliff return for a discussion about how subsidies lead to rising health care costs

One Good Thing: I didn’t watch any sports. Then I watched Netflix’s Drive to Survive.

The D’Amelio kids are not all right

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Walgreens’ sloppy Covid-19 testing registration exposed patient data

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What’s killing Minnesota’s moose?

The hype around exercise dresses, explained

Democrats’ immigration hopes rest on a decision by the Senate parliamentarian

How to end the American obsession with driving

CDC study: Unvaccinated people are 11 times more likely to die of Covid-19

Are Biden’s new vaccine requirements legal?

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Epic’s win over Apple is actually an Apple victory

In defense of the “gentrification building”

Republicans are priming their voters to believe the California recall was stolen

Silicon Valley wants you to know Theranos isn’t Silicon Valley

Grass is good. Lawns are terrible.

John Mulaney was performing a role all along

How bad will climate change get?

Ted Lasso’s deep, dark secret

America is still stuck in the world 9/11 built