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Congress is getting ready to do what it does best: Procrastinate

Lawmakers are scrambling to pass a continuing resolution that will keep the government open — and push a funding fight to next year.

December’s buzziest movies bring a wild movie year to a close

The 13 must-see movies, from West Side Story to The Novice to The Matrix.

4 big questions about the new omicron variant

How will we know if the omicron variant is actually a big deal?

How the Supreme Court could overrule Roe v. Wade without overruling Roe v. Wade

The Court doesn’t have to use the words "Roe v. Wade is overruled."

Want to fight climate change effectively? Here’s where to donate your money.

These are seven of the most high-impact, cost-effective, evidence-based organizations. You may not have heard of them.

Why the US government is always shutting down

How the US can shut down but other countries can’t.

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Space trash

Russia blew up a satellite and almost put the International Space Station in a precarious position. Recode’s Rebecca Heilweil explains how humans are trashing space. A space environmentalist (!) explains what cleanup might look like.

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Twitter is again losing Jack Dorsey, its multitasking, wizard-bearded visionary

Americans are busy shopping all year round. Where did that leave Black Friday?

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The remote work revolution hasn’t happened yet

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Want to donate to charity? Here are 10 guidelines for giving effectively.

Congress is facing a December time crunch. Here’s what to expect.

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Prices for food and gas are rising sharply. Is health care next?

How Puerto Rico became the most vaccinated place in America

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Defund the police?

German, Jerusalem, and Dylan walk through the pros and cons of defunding the police as a policy proposal.

In Sondheim’s Assassins, cornball Americana can’t cover a seething mass of violent rage

Why the future of animal welfare lies beyond the West

Did you (or your dog) eat a suspicious mushroom? These very online mycologists want to help.

The modern family

Amid distance and estrangement and strain, some are happily replacing the clans they’re born into with chosen families.

The best $78.51 I ever spent: A knife just like my grandfather’s

Why Democrats shouldn’t cut paid leave from their social spending bill

Lawyers left racism out of the trial over Ahmaud Arbery’s death. Here’s why.

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Inflation isn’t just a US thing

GM dreams of electric fleets

They lost parents to Covid-19. Are we abandoning them?

The number of American kids whose caregivers have died in the pandemic has surpassed 140,000.

Machismo is terror in Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog

Biden made one of the best decisions of his presidency this week

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At-home Covid-19 tests are getting better. Experts say: Stock up for winter.

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