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The department store’s false promise to Black America

Department stores have a long, complicated history of racist exclusion.

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

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Biden’s flurry of first-day executive actions, explained

The actions reverse Trump policies and launch a more progressive policymaking era.

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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in today and got straight to work. Vox’s Laura McGann and Dylan Matthews explain what will be done immediately, and what’s possible with the slimmest of majorities in Congress.

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Biden's rescue plan

What's in Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid relief stimulus plan? Emily Stewart joins Matt and Dara to explain.

Platforms are cracking down hard on political misinformation, but it’s still easy to find

Biden is already rolling back Trump’s immigration legacy

Alex Padilla is sworn in as California’s first Latino senator

Warnock and Ossoff join the Senate, officially giving Democrats the majority

Joe Biden ousts the man who tried to reshape US global media

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Cop who warded off insurrectionists at the US Capitol escorts Kamala Harris on Inauguration Day

The Kamala Harris identity debate shows how America still struggles to talk about multiracial people

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