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The 50-50 Senate is already running into trouble figuring out its rules 

A Senate fight over the filibuster foreshadows Republican obstruction.

Biden plans to continue many of Trump’s foreign policies — at least for now

Biden’s team members have already signaled they intend to continue several of Trump’s policies from Venezuela to Ukraine to Israel and even China.

Thousands of Russians were arrested in protests supporting Putin critic Alexei Navalny

Navalny was recently arrested upon his arrival in Russia from Germany.

Trump reportedly considered putting an ally willing to dispute election results in charge of the DOJ

The report of more interference efforts comes as the Senate makes plans for its impeachment trial.

Biden’s LGBTQ rights executive order and the transphobic backlash, explained

On his first day, Biden rolled back Trump’s anti-LGBTQ policies. Trolls were not happy.

Netflix’s The White Tiger takes on Slumdog Millionaire, but it doesn’t stop there

Based on the bestselling novel, it’s a wry, blistering critique of inequality in India — and elsewhere.

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Second in command, first in history

Kamala Harris has already broken barriers, but ahead lies the rare task of leading a polarized and evenly divided Senate.

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Legendary broadcaster Larry King has died at age 87

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Are the Olympics still going to happen in 2021? Here’s what we know.

Biden’s planned actions on reproductive health care, explained

Biden’s Covid-19 vaccine goal isn’t ambitious enough

Big Tech nemesis Lina Khan is gaining traction for top Biden antitrust role 

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How the Biden administration can save the Postal Service

The Postal Service has to do more than deliver mail if it wants to survive.

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Will Biden’s $15 minimum wage cost jobs? The evidence, explained.

Donald Trump’s presidency was the worst thing that happened to the Trump brand

Most Americans are open to Biden using executive action

What Biden can do to fix America’s Covid-19 vaccine mess

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Fauci threw a lot of shade at Trump in his first comments as a Biden adviser

Biden picks his new acting FCC chair

Biden will use the Defense Production Act in his anti-coronavirus effort

What Reconstruction teaches us about white nationalism today

How Trump could theoretically get his Facebook back

Kicking people off social media isn’t about free speech

The US faces a historic unemployment crisis

The last US-Russia nuclear arms deal is about to expire. Biden wants to extend it.

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Most college athletes can’t accept brand sponsorships or deals. That could soon change.

Fauci makes the Biden administration’s debut at the WHO

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The uneasy comforts of Joe Biden’s inauguration TV special

The department store’s false promise to Black America

How will Trump handle life without Twitter and Facebook? Ask Alex Jones.

Biden’s new national plan to fight Covid-19, explained

Biden will pause deportations for 100 days