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I was a fast-food worker. Let me tell you about burnout.

As technology ratchets up the stress, low-wage jobs have become some of the hardest in America.

Kamala Harris’s path to the Democratic nomination, explained

It all hinges on South Carolina, California, and going after Joe Biden’s support with black voters.

Amazon Prime Day and the psychology of sales, explained

Discounts make us think we’re getting a good deal. But are we really?

Clothing you don’t have to wash, explained

Patagonia, Lululemon, and more are coming out with "washless" clothing. Is it really better for the environment?

Donald Trump’s long history of racism, from the 1970s to 2019

Trump has repeatedly claimed he’s "the least racist person." His history suggests otherwise.

Nearly all Americans fail to eat enough of this actual superfood

While we obsess about carbs and protein, we’ve ignored fiber — at our peril.

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Trump’s latest tweets are about silencing women of color in Congress

Trump’s racist Twitter tirade about “the Squad,” explained

The GOP silence in response to Trump’s latest racist attack is deafening

More than 1 million people have RSVP’d to “storm Area 51,” in the name of memes

Recode Daily: These influencers and fans are ready to leave YouTube behind

Pottery Barn is releasing a Friends collection for the show’s 25th anniversary

Progressive activists know their enemy in the 2020 Democratic primary: Joe Biden

Mayor Pete Buttigieg talks about systemic racism, regulating tech, and the divided Democratic Party on Recode Decode

The roster for the second Democratic debate will be determined this week

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Big Little Lies episode 6, “The Bad Mother,” tries to show why women don’t report abuse

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ICE raids: what we know

Tropical Storm Barry: What we know

Democrats defend congresswomen Trump says should “go back” to their “corrupt” countries

Bill de Blasio faces criticism for campaigning in Iowa during New York’s blackout

Younger is a great show. One of its love interests, not so much.

The ongoing feud between House Democratic leadership and progressives, explained

Mayors and protesters remain defiant ahead of ICE raids: “You’re going to have to come through us”

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Tropical Storm Barry: where the storm is and where it’s heading

Mike Pence visits a crowded immigrant detention center: “This is tough stuff”

You don’t really own your e-books

Trump’s plan to take wolves off the endangered species list is deeply flawed

Vox Sentences: “I’m with him”

Facebook is being fined $5 billion for privacy violations, and Wall Street thinks that’s great news

Stuber is just an okay comedy, but it’s great dystopian horror

How HBO and showrunner David E. Kelley reportedly undermined Big Little Lies director Andrea Arnold

TikTok, explained

Progressives just got a major win against Trump on Iran. Can they hold on to it?

Manhattan is one of the best, most unheralded dramas of the 2010s

Trump’s latest press conference was a master class in gaslighting

US mobile speeds are super slow. Here’s what we can do about it.

Conservatives pretending to be suppressed by social media dominated social media

The US has a risky new plan to protect oil tankers from Iranian attacks

Jesse Eisenberg on the “aspirational and also absurd” manliness in his new movie

House passes funding for 9/11 first responders after public shaming from Jon Stewart

Lil Nas X’s latest “Old Town Road” remix features Young Thug and the Walmart yodeling kid

Trump on Acosta: “I’m with him”

Apollo astronauts left their poop on the moon. We gotta go back for that shit.

Pompeo launched a personal review of the CIA’s Russia findings in 2017. He found no wrongdoing.