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The unlikely allies who sank Joe Manchin’s energy deal

Progressives and Republicans came together to shoot down a bill on permitting reforms.

Hurricane Ian is about to crash into a very crowded Florida

Populations are growing in coastal cities, which are vulnerable as sea levels rise and hurricanes drive larger storm surges.

Looking for a sense of belonging? Start with being a good guest.

Practical questions for creating community, according to Priya Parker.

Chips are the new oil. There are no reserves.

Computer chips are ubiquitous, but they’re only made in a few places.

Trump found the holes in our election laws. Congress is trying to patch them.

How a few election law fixes could protect democracy in 2024.

The universe is a dangerous place. NASA just showed it’s possible to defend Earth against it.

Humanity now has the beginnings of a true defense against asteroids.

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Can Beto flip Texas?

Republicans have firmly held the Texas governorship since 1995. Beto O’Rourke’s campaign is both a long shot and Democrats’ best challenge in decades.

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Riotsville, U.S.A. is a window onto the bizarre beginnings of police militarization

The child care crisis just keeps getting worse 

The Supreme Court case that’s likely to handcuff the Clean Water Act

What happened to giving money to charity?

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Amazon’s robots are getting closer to replacing human hands

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39 years ago today, one man saved us from world-ending nuclear war

American trains aren’t great — but you should still take them anyway

The Supreme Court’s new term could be even more consequential than its last one

House of the Dragon gives us a time jump, a season reset, and two horrible childbirths

Russia’s mobilization won’t fix its military problems

The 10 races that could decide Senate control

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Abbott and DeSantis: Stunt queens or policy makers?

Could relocating migrants in the US be a policy solution?

Why Iranian women are risking everything by burning their hijabs 

The Mississippi welfare fraud involving Brett Favre, explained

Are the walls really closing in on Trump this time?

The far right is having a moment in Europe. Actually, everywhere.

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House of the Dragon and the Targaryen family, explained

HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel reveals a period of turbulence and upheaval for Daenerys’s formidable family.

How a 100-year-old miscalculation drained the Colorado River

How the polls might be wrong (again) this year

What’s behind House Democrats’ sudden compromise on policing

Trump’s defeat in the Mar-a-Lago “special master” case, explained

What Putin’s latest threats mean for the risk of nuclear war

“The party is over”: How Meta and Google are using recession fears to clean house

The buzziest fall movies have something in common

How to stop rolling the dice on the destruction of human civilization

Remote workers are wasting their time proving they’re actually working

Mandatory overtime is garbage

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Why Ron DeSantis is baiting Biden on the border

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