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The worst part of a heat wave is when it doesn’t cool off at night

A major heat wave is affecting most of the United States. Its biggest risks may come at night.

Governors in these states can give workers a raise with the stroke of a pen

"Wage board" laws in Colorado, California, and New Jersey let an entire sector’s wages go up at once.

Trump abruptly reverses course, offers full-throated defense of racist chants

"Incredible patriots" is the new "very fine people."

Health insurers make it easy for scammers to steal millions. Who pays? You.

Insurers are regarded as defenders of health care dollars, but the case of David Williams shows how they allow costs to rise.

Humans landed on the moon 50 years ago, and it’s still freaking awesome

The Apollo 11 moon landing changed our understanding of the solar system.

What economists have gotten wrong for decades

Four economic ideas disproven by reality.

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Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to be the UK’s next prime minister, explained

America is warming fast. See how your city’s weather will be different in just one generation.

Here’s how much the winters and summers in the city closest to you may change in about 30 years.

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Jerry Nadler asks Hope Hicks to clarify her “inconsistent” testimony about hush payments

Is the new Lion King live-action or animated? That’s the wrong question.

Big Little Lies tried to justify its second season. It never did.

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Senate Republicans are literally avoiding what Trump does and says

“Send her back!”: Trump’s attacks on Ilhan Omar — and the response — represent a new low

Trump claims he tried to quell “send her back!” chants. The video says otherwise.

Instagram is thinking about hiding the public “Like” count 

It wasn’t just Ilhan Omar — Trump disparaged 8 women during his speech in North Carolina

Trump’s racism is part of his larger con

Colson Whitehead’s spare, riveting, horrifying Nickel Boys

The House just passed a $15 minimum wage. It would be the first increase in a decade.

Money Talks: One friend got married, the other was her maid of honor

Jeffrey Epstein wanted to await trial in his Manhattan mansion. A judge just said no.

Recode Daily: Big Tech told Congress it has plenty of competitors. But does it really?

Where the US government is using facial recognition technology to surveil Americans

“I needed to do this movie”: Awkwafina on her star-making role in The Farewell

Scientists are grappling with our biggest limitation in spaceflight: our own bodies

Trump’s racist tirades against “the Squad,” explained

George Will makes the conservative case against democracy

The controversy over whether the media should call Trump’s racist tweets “racist,” explained

Bernie Sanders’s long feud with Goldman Sachs’s former CEO is now part of his campaign

Royal baby Archie will have a huge impact on Britain’s economy

Jeffrey Epstein’s connections to Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, explained

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