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Joe Biden maintains a steady lead over Donald Trump in national polling

Joe Biden is leading the polls in September. That puts him in historically good company.

Who is Amy Coney Barrett, Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court?

The federal appellate judge is a favorite of the religious right.

What people get wrong about herd immunity, explained by epidemiologists

There are two ways to reach herd immunity for Covid-19: the slow way, and the catastrophic way.

The false link between Amy Coney Barrett and The Handmaid’s Tale, explained

They’re not actually connected. But the story spread anyway.

Another top Democrat signals openness to abolishing the filibuster

Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin said he’s part of Democratic discussions on changes to Senate rules.

Why we’re still years away from having self-driving cars

Self-driving cars were expected to roll out by 2021. Here’s what we need to solve and build first.

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Justice For Breonna Taylor (Part II)

One of the three officers who shot at Breonna Taylor’s apartment was indicted ... for endangering her neighbors. Tessa Duvall from the Louisville Courier-Journal explains. And Vox’s Fabiola Cineas says the ruling isn’t surprising.

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Poll: Half of Americans who lost their job during the pandemic still don’t have one

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President Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court

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Amy Coney Barrett has a years-long record of ruling against immigrants

How the pandemic is bringing Elon Musk’s dream to connect everyone on Earth closer to reality

The Trump administration is challenging a court ruling that prevents it from ending the census early

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Demand grows for Kentucky AG to release the grand jury report in the Breonna Taylor case

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How the 2020 census is trying to overcome Covid-19, digital divides, and Trump to get an accurate count

The legal theories of Amy Coney Barrett, explained

The past 48 hours of Justice Department political shenanigans, explained

Senate Republicans were always going to do whatever they wanted with the Supreme Court vacancy

RBG, minority rule, and our looming legitimacy crisis


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China’s commitment to become carbon neutral by 2060, explained

Why art matters at the end of the world

Apple won’t take a cut — for now — when Facebook sells online classes

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Tech and our democracy are more connected than ever before.

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Why Beethoven’s 5th Symphony matters in 2020

Daniel Cameron, the Trump-supporting attorney general in the Breonna Taylor case, explained

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On climate change, oil and gas companies have a long way to go

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The Vox Senate interview: John Hickenlooper believes he can help revive bipartisanship in the Senate

Republicans are losing the Colorado Senate race. Trump is a big reason why.

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How the US keeps poor people from accessing abortion

Trump is proposing to limit student visas to two years for citizens of 59 countries

Trump made a rare public appearance in DC to pay his respects to RBG. It did not go well.

“It isn’t a question of politics”: Fauci on calling out Sen. Rand Paul’s misinformation

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