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The GOP plan to get Americans off food stamps puts 4 million children and seniors at risk

Republican work rules will do more harm than good.

The weekend in the US-Saudi fight over Jamal Khashoggi, explained

How Trump’s tough talk turned into a dodge about "rogue killers," as well as further withdrawals from a swanky Saudi conference.

Hillary Clinton’s defense of Bill Clinton is why women don’t come forward

It’s another example of the way powerful people too often protect their own, rather than survivors.

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What will become of the engagement ring Pete Davidson gave Ariana Grande?

The Proud Boys, the bizarre far-right street fighters behind violence in New York, explained

Hurricane Michael showed how woefully unprepared the military is for extreme weather

Why Bill Gates is worried

Pharma’s new plan to put more info — but not drug list prices — in TV ads

Trump taps Medicaid critic to run Medicaid

Get ready for the tabloid headlines about Meghan Markle “flaunting her baby bump”

The alt-right loves YouTube

The biggest political problem in America, explained in one chart

How to save a stranger’s life

At the Instagram restaurant where nobody is Instagramming

I’m a sexual assault survivor. And a conservative. The Kavanaugh hearings were excruciating.

MLM companies say they can make you rich. Here’s what 7 sellers actually earned.

Oscar Romero, a martyr for social justice and the newest Catholic saint, explained

The criminalization of blackness isn’t just about adults. It affects black kids too.

Why the Marvel Cinematic Universe feels empty

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is an old West folk tale, with a signature Coen brothers twist

From “Mad Dog” to “Democrat”: How Defense Secretary Mattis lost Trump

Proportional representation could save America

The untold story of the migrant “caravan”: how Trump’s border crackdown endangered immigrants’ lives

Sears filed for bankruptcy, but some of its stores will stay open

No helmets, no problem: how the Dutch created a casual biking culture

A guide to the 2018 midterm elections

The 2018 midterms could be pivotal for the future of the Trump administration. Here’s everything you need to know about who’s running, what to watch, and why it matters.

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Elizabeth Warren releases her DNA test results and dares Trump to make good on his $1 million bet

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Meghan Markle is pregnant

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The controversy around hoax studies in critical theory, explained

How this Mexican-Palestinian-American progressive is selling the anti-corruption message in Trump country

Conservative Southern California has always been plagued with corruption scandals. Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar thinks he can change that.

The 13 most important governor elections in 2018, briefly explained

Why disaster relief is so hard

Giving out cash is a great way to fight poverty. This approach might be even better.

Heart disease used to be an ailment of the rich. But it’s now striking the world’s poor.

5 key moments from Donald Trump’s rambling 60 Minutes interview