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The CDC wants us to mask up indoors. Will Americans listen?

Take this quiz to guess how Americans behave.

The controversy behind a star Google AI researcher’s departure 

Timnit Gebru says she was pushed out of the company; now some are worried it will have a chilling effect on academics in tech.

What happened to department stores?

The fates of the American middle class and American department stores have always been intertwined.

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A woman’s work is never done

Millions of women left the workforce as Covid-19 forced school closures, but that doesn’t mean they have less on their plates. Is government-funded child care the answer?

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Trump’s legal team advances yet another far-fetched lawsuit in Georgia

The EU’s biggest oil producer has taken a huge step: It’s ending oil production by 2050

Why every state should adopt a mask mandate, in 4 charts

The exponential rise in Covid-19 hospitalizations, in one chart

The Trump-backed opposition leader in Venezuela is likely to lose his power

The House of Representatives voted to legalize marijuana

The pandemic was great for Zoom. What happens when there’s a vaccine?

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Why the AstraZeneca-Oxford Covid-19 vaccine is different

We admire these do-gooders. We just don’t want to date them.

David Fincher’s new movie Mank is a broadside against Hollywood self-congratulation

The tangled history behind David Fincher’s Mank — and its link to Citizen Kane — explained

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The best $294 I ever spent: Getting my hair braided

How retailers track your every move in exchange for coupons and convenience

Mark Zuckerberg gave $75 million to a San Francisco hospital. The city wants to condemn him anyway.

Ethiopia’s unfolding humanitarian crisis, explained by a top aid official

WarnerMedia’s CEO explains why he’s blowing up the movie business

The UN now says medical weed is a less dangerous drug


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The Next Four Years: The Covid transition

Kaiser’s Jennifer Kates joins Matt to explain the next steps in countering the pandemic

Obama said “defund the police” is a bad slogan. This shouldn’t come as a surprise.

Federal watchdog says “substantial likelihood of wrongdoing” at US broadcasting agency

Rudy Giuliani’s bizarre legal strategy, in two clips

What one of Amazon’s biggest critics thinks the future of the retail industry means for workers

AI has cracked a problem that stumped biologists for 50 years. It’s a huge deal.

America’s failures have led to a new daily record in Covid-19 deaths

A new Georgia poll suggests that Republican lies about “voter fraud” are hurting the GOP

Online shopping is booming but so are returns. An old-school solution is gaining steam

Why the CDC changed its Covid-19 quarantine guidelines

Joe Biden is taking office amid a poverty crisis


The Armenia and Azerbaijan war, explained

Decking the halls for pandemic Christmas

How millennials became the burnout generation

South Korea just changed a longstanding military law for the sake of BTS

Singapore is the first country in the world to approve lab-grown chicken products

Why tens of thousands of farmers are blocking roads into India’s capital city

A surprising number of government agencies buy cellphone location data. Lawmakers want to know why.

China and Australia are in a nasty diplomatic spat over a fake tweet — and real war crimes

Congress seems ready to pass a bipartisan $908 billion stimulus — if Mitch McConnell says yes

Staying safe this winter means a lot of time outside. Here’s how to stay warm.