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Iran just made one of its riskiest announcements in years

Iran says it won’t abide by part of the 2015 nuclear deal within 10 days.

An annotated guide to Taylor Swift’s star-studded “You Need to Calm Down” video

The Pride-themed video is filled with queer celebrities, along with cameos from Ryan Reynolds and Katy Perry.

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Recode Daily: Hong Kong protesters are setting precedents in the age of AI-powered mass surveillance

Democrats don’t need to tack right on immigration to win

House Democrats’ internal feud over prescription drug prices, explained

How elite colleges fail half of the poor students they admit

Pete Buttigieg calls Israel a “strong ally” and says he’d keep the US embassy in Jerusalem

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Black voters want 2020 candidates to talk about the economy. At the Black Economic Alliance Forum, they did just that.

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Huge Hong Kong protests continue after the government postpones controversial bill

Elizabeth Warren wants to level the playing field for entrepreneurs of color

Andrew Yang, the 2020 long-shot candidate running on a universal basic income, explained

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Thousands of Swiss women walked out of their jobs to protest inequality

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The second-largest Ebola outbreak is spreading. The WHO says it’s not yet a global emergency.

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