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Did China downplay the coronavirus outbreak early on?

A new study shows the virus took off weeks earlier than Chinese officials have suggested.

The Joe Rogan controversy revealed something important about the American left

On Joe Rogan, Bernie Sanders, and the hidden moral philosophy of American politics.

These trans women are taking states to court for the right to legally change their names

Some trans people with criminal records must legally go by their former name in 17 states. These lawsuits challenge that.

The 8 best performances from the 2020 Grammys

From Lizzo to Demi Lovato to Lil Nas X.

Fashion has a misinformation problem. That’s bad for the environment.

Questionable facts plague the conversation around sustainability and fashion, and that makes the industry harder to regulate.

NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna shared a love of the game

Gianna Bryant died with her father, Kobe, in a helicopter crash. She wanted to be a basketball star just like him.

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The Crown Prince and the Amazon King

Did Mohammed Bin Salman hack Jeff Bezos? Recode’s Peter Kafka returns with an update and Kara Swisher explains Saudi Arabia's impunity in the tech world.

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Fox News wasted no time spinning the John Bolton revelations in the most Trump-friendly way

Mr. Peanut’s death, explained

YouTube has a big climate misinformation problem it can’t solve

What to expect from the impeachment trial’s second week

A SARS-like virus is spreading quickly. Here’s what you need to know.

Impeachment, explained

Billie Eilish makes history at her first Grammys, sweeping the top categories

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The difference between the Grammys’ Song, Album, and Record of the Year categories, explained

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Dave Chappelle’s Netflix special Sticks & Stones targets Michael Jackson’s accusers, #MeToo, and cancel culture

The Grammys opened with a Kobe Bryant tribute from Alicia Keys and Boyz II Men

The next Democratic debate will take place right before the New Hampshire primary

The 2020 Grammys’ sexual harassment and corruption controversy, explained

How Sundance films are probing the mushy nature of truth and fiction in 2020

NBA star Kobe Bryant has died in a helicopter crash

Hundreds of Amazon employees plan to risk their jobs this week by violating company policy

Trump says Schiff has “not yet paid the price” for his impeachment role

There are now five confirmed US coronavirus cases. Experts say it’s no cause for alarm.

Is Trumpism a cult?

In SNL’s cold open, Trump lawyer Alan Dershowitz meets his biggest fan in hell 

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Students are being watched. Closely.

As mass shootings at US schools increase in frequency, school administrators across the US are turning to artificially intelligent surveillance tools in an attempt to beef up school safety.

The Des Moines Register’s Warren endorsement could help her in a tight race

In Dick Johnson Is Dead, a father and daughter imagine his death with humor and love

Why a question about Ukraine sent Mike Pompeo into a rage

The biggest stories headed into the 2020 Grammys

Sanders tops another poll a week before the Iowa caucus

Trump’s defense counsel attempt to cast doubt on facts of impeachment case

Hong Kong declares a state of emergency in response to five confirmed coronavirus cases

Bernie Sanders’s path to the 2020 Democratic nomination, explained

Senate Republicans’ disingenuous outrage over Schiff’s “head on a pike” comment, briefly explained

Schiff closed his arguments with an emotional appeal, but GOP senators seem unmoved

The McConnell effect

Books you can read about the US-Mexico border instead of American Dirt

The head of ICE says he will deport DREAMers if the Supreme Court ends DACA

New surveillance AI can tell schools where students are and where they’ve been

9 highlights from the impeachment trial this week

A secret recording of a Trump dinner confirms one of Lev Parnas’s allegations

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

Trump’s Space Force boldly goes where Star Trek went before

Who are the #HotGirlsForBernie?

The dark underbelly of Amazon Prime Video