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The WHO finally declared a public health emergency over Ebola

The outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been ongoing since last August.

One of John Paul Stevens’s last big ideas: repealing the 2nd Amendment

The former Supreme Court justice was a Republican. But he took a pretty bold position on guns.

The hasty plan to get Americans back on the moon by 2024, explained

If NASA’s going to pull this one off, it needs to get through an enormous to-do list.

Inside the calculated race to create the next drink of summer

It’s shrewd, aspirational marketing — not just hot weather — that gave rise to rosé, Aperol spritzes and hard seltzer.

New data shows drug overdose deaths fell in 2018. But there’s a big catch.

It would be the first decline in drug overdose deaths in decades. But there are reasons to be cautious.

“Everybody can be a sucker”: Marc Maron and Lynn Shelton on how conspiracy theories flourish

The comedian and director talk about tackling the dark corners of the Internet in their new movie Sword of Trust.

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The Sacklers made billions off the opioid crisis. The Louvre is taking their name off its walls.

Why the House plans to pass a bipartisan bill repealing a controversial Obamacare tax

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San Francisco pulls the controversial “IPO tax” because it wasn’t simply an IPO tax

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Recode Daily: Trump is turning his ire to tech companies

New polling indicates Republicans actually like Trump more following racist tweet controversy

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Lion King 2019 vs. the original: what’s better and worse about the remake

Why Sotheby’s first fancy sneaker auction makes sense — and why it doesn’t

Meet Margaret Hamilton, the badass '60s programmer who saved the moon landing

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Planned Parenthood removes Leana Wen as president

The LGBTQ civil rights fight is far from over

The Handmaid’s Tale ends a terrible story arc with an episode that’s kind of okay

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Why Pelosi calling Trump’s tweets racist on the House floor turned into chaos

“They have let us down”: Eric Garner’s family criticizes decision not to indict NYPD officer

Of course Mitch McConnell didn’t condemn Trump’s racist tweets

Donors love a winner — which is why Silicon Valley is chucking money only at the top 2020 candidates

Scarlett Johansson defends her desire to play any person, any race, or “any tree” she wants

Kamala Harris’s plan to reduce prescription drug costs, explained

Game of Thrones caps off its final season by breaking an Emmy record

Game of Thrones crushed the competition in Emmy nominations

The New Hampshire primary will make or break Bernie Sanders’s chances

“What’s your ethnicity?”: Kellyanne Conway’s defense of Trump’s racism isn’t helping

Elizabeth Warren grills defense secretary nominee Mark Esper over Raytheon lobbying

5 winners and 18 losers from the Democratic presidential fundraising quarter

“I benefit from a system that my ancestors built”: Beto O’Rourke says his ancestors owned slaves

Trump’s plan to take wolves off the endangered species list is deeply flawed

Password sharing could be a good thing for Netflix and Hulu


India and Sri Lanka’s violent fight over fish

Netflix edits out 13 Reasons Why’s graphic suicide scene, 2 years after the show’s debut

Here’s why some activists and shoppers are calling for Amazon Prime Day boycotts

Here’s the complete list of 2019 Emmy nominations

Trump’s threat to investigate Google isn’t based on evidence. It’s based on Fox News.