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There’s a great anti-poverty bill in the Senate. Why haven’t we heard more about it?

At least four potential 2020 candidates are on board.

2018 was by far the worst year on record for gun violence in schools

A database, going back to 1970, shows there were more incidents and more deaths in 2018 than any other year on record.

“Public charge,” Trump’s proposal to restrict legal immigration, explained

It’s the last day for public comment on a proposed regulation to penalize low-income immigrants.

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Except it doesn't. Vox's Andrew Prokop explains why the latest pieces of Robert Mueller's puzzle are bad news for President Trump.

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Cannabis is now getting the Instagram museum treatment

Embattled French President Macron announces concessions to quell weeks of violent protests

GOP leader who gloated about Benghazi probe wants Dems to refrain from investigating Trump

It’s official: Trump’s asylum crisis is driven by people coming legally

A woman died of a brain-eating amoeba infection. The suspect: her neti pot.

Scaling up good ideas is really, really hard — and we’re starting to figure out why

The Geminid meteor shower — one of the best of the year — peaks Thursday and Friday

A groundbreaking antitrust lawsuit is ensnaring the generic drug industry

Advent, explained

How umami became the fifth basic taste

Accused Russian spy Maria Butina appears to reach plea deal with prosecutors

In 2018, movies didn’t just feature strong women. They shoved men aside.

Trump is having a tough time finding his next chief of staff

The problem with beach nourishment

Trump makes a desperate attempt to downplay illegal payments to women

The controversy over Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’s wedding, explained

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Good riddance to John Kelly

What’s left of affirmative action, explained

Why willpower is overrated

Greenland’s ice sheet is melting at its fastest rate in centuries

Why the cast of Vanderpump Rules will sell you anything

The Trump-era threat to democracy is the opposite of populism

House Intelligence Dems will look into Trump-Russia — and these 4 other things

The 2018 midterms had the highest turnout since before World War I

Paul Ryan’s long con

The somewhat absurd controversy over Maine’s ranked choice voting system, explained

Trump lashes out at “Leakin’ James Comey” over details in a publicly available transcript

Do you burn more calories exercising in the cold? Here’s what the science says.

My advice for aspiring explainer journalists

My Brilliant Friend offers Elena an escape — then yanks it away

On SNL, Robert De Niro’s “boogeyman” Mueller is scaring Eric Trump

Saudi Arabia reportedly saw Jared Kushner as an impressionable target

There is always a Trump tweet, chiefs of staff edition

Trump is using the Paris protests to push his anti-Paris Agreement agenda

John Kelly is out as White House chief of staff, Trump announces

Trump responds to Mueller’s damning new filings: “NO COLLUSION”

Trump’s ties to the Russian mafia go back 3 decades

“Witch hunts” explained, from Salem to Donald Trump

What we know about the alleged election fraud plot in North Carolina