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Amazon will start letting people pay with cash because not everyone has credit cards

The new Amazon PayCode service is the company’s latest attempt to court Walmart shoppers.

Trump’s feud with California over emissions standards and homelessness, explained

Trump announced two actions on the same day that are meant to punish the state .

This new airplane model will know when you’ve unbuckled your seatbelt

It’ll also let you know how long the bathroom line is.

Ad Astra is about lonely Brad Pitt in space. It’s also about an absent God.

Slow, gorgeous, and unnerving, the movie gives a distinctly modern answer to man’s search for the divine.

More than a quarter of all birds have disappeared from North America since 1970

A new study finds 3 billion fewer birds are flying through our skies. But there’s a silver lining.

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Bernie Sanders’s housing-for-all plan, explained

It starts with a nationwide rent-control initiative.

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Residents in the District of Columbia have been living with "taxation without representation" from Day 1. Today, they take their call for statehood to Congress.

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Vaping. Brexit. Trump Foundation shenanigans. Today, Explained’s host breaks down his favorite episodes.

Startups still love Slack but big companies are bailing

A rare bipartisan agreement on immigration reform has tanked in the Senate

What we know about the whistleblower complaint about President Trump

Greta Thunberg is leading kids and adults from 150 countries in a massive Friday climate strike

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Kamala Harris is f***ing committing to Iowa

How Sean Spicer’s Dancing With the Stars debut became a culture war

Vaping appears to be making hundreds of people sick. Doctors have no idea why.

Why Elizabeth Warren’s selfie lines matter

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The 20 Democrats running for president, the next debate lineup, and everything else you should know about 2020

Greta Thunberg is not alone in her climate activism

Justin Trudeau faces backlash after photo and video are uncovered showing him in brownface

Survey: the epidemic of teen vaping continues to surge, unabated

Area 51 and aliens: the myth, the meme, and the strange reality, explained

You can finally buy Impossible Foods’ meatless burger in grocery stores, starting Friday

House Democrats just introduced an ambitious plan to take on prescription drug prices

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Pete Buttigieg’s Medicare-for-all-who-want-it plan, explained

The next global pandemic could kill millions of us. Experts say we’re really not prepared.

Home care workers have a lousy job. A new bill in Congress aims to change that.

Hotels are banning tiny plastic toiletries. Environmental experts think they can do more.

How the very 2000s puka shell necklace made a comeback

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The techlash isn’t big enough to stop Facebook from selling video chat devices for your living room

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Why Spain is having yet another election

The Brett Kavanaugh allegations and the problem with “boys will be boys”

Trump just asked the Supreme Court to let him fire the CFPB’s head. The implications are enormous.

The fight over Joker and the new movie’s “dangerous” message, explained

Apple’s VP of communications is leaving the company

The polls are in: here’s who won — and lost — last week’s debate

Trump started a huge legal battle with California over lowering car emission standards

The New York Times is the latest news outlet to end its Spanish-language coverage

California just passed a landmark law to regulate Uber and Lyft

Trump retweets lie that Ilhan Omar “partied” on 9/11 anniversary

The University of California system is ending its investment in fossil fuels

A Russian lab containing smallpox and Ebola exploded