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Amazon’s robots are getting closer to replacing human hands

A new Amazon robot handles 1,000 items an hour.

Billionaires get too much credit for philanthropy

The ultrawealthy are donating more than ever. That doesn’t mean the rest of us are giving less.

Hurricane Ian is about to crash into a very crowded Florida

Populations are growing in coastal cities, which are vulnerable as sea levels rise and hurricanes drive larger storm surges.

Riotsville, U.S.A. is a window onto the bizarre beginnings of police militarization

How the director of an astonishing new documentary used old government footage to shed light on the present.

The many scandals of Don’t Worry Darling, explained

Don’t Worry Darling features a Harry Styles love triangle, a possible feud, and maybe some spit. And that’s just behind the scenes!

Who’s really using up the water in the American West?

Hint: Water scarcity in the Western US has more to do with our diets than our lawns.

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Putin’s fake elections

The Russian president is calling on reservists and holding fake referenda to legitimize his war. Washington Post reporter Mary Ilyushina explains.

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The rise of Giorgia Meloni, Italy’s new far-right prime minister, explained

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American trains aren’t great — but you should still take them anyway

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The Supreme Court’s new term could be even more consequential than its last one

House of the Dragon gives us a time jump, a season reset, and two horrible childbirths

Russia’s mobilization won’t fix its military problems

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Why Iranian women are risking everything by burning their hijabs 

The Mississippi welfare fraud involving Brett Favre, explained

Are the walls really closing in on Trump this time?

The far right is having a moment in Europe. Actually, everywhere.

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House of the Dragon and the Targaryen family, explained

HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel reveals a period of turbulence and upheaval for Daenerys’s formidable family.

How a 100-year-old miscalculation drained the Colorado River

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The fastest growing voting bloc in America

What do we know about how Latinos and Hispanics will vote in 2022 and beyond?

What’s behind House Democrats’ sudden compromise on policing

Trump’s defeat in the Mar-a-Lago “special master” case, explained

What Putin’s latest threats mean for the risk of nuclear war

“The party is over”: How Meta and Google are using recession fears to clean house

The buzziest fall movies have something in common

How to stop rolling the dice on the destruction of human civilization

Remote workers are wasting their time proving they’re actually working

Mandatory overtime is garbage

Runners can be disqualified for starting after the gun. What gives?

Why Ron DeSantis is baiting Biden on the border

How interest rate hikes ripple throughout the economy

The 4 major criminal probes into Donald Trump, explained

Putin’s nuclear threats and war escalation, explained

New York attorney general sues Trump, accuses him of “astounding” fraud and deception

Why all Americans should be paying attention to Puerto Rico’s power grid

The West is testing out a lot of shiny new military tech in Ukraine

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Progressives have welcomed migrants. Now they need to house them

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