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9 questions about the Hong Kong protests you were too embarrassed to ask

Why is Hong Kong protesting? What do protesters want? And what might China do?

Trump “ordered” US companies out of China. Despite claiming otherwise, he can’t do that.

Trump says the International Emergency Economic Powers Act allows him to order companies to leave China. But the act doesn’t work that way.

 The G7 is getting back together this weekend

Get ready, France. President Trump is coming to upend another global summit.

After international criticism, Bolsonaro deploys military to fight Amazon fires

Last week, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said the country lacked the resources to fight the fires ravaging the Amazon rainforest. Now, he has sent 44,000 troops to battle the flames.

David Koch has died at 79. Here’s how he changed American politics.

He and his brother Charles funded a decades-long effort to roll back environmental and business regulations.

What it’s like to do the toughest job in America

Home health aides are underpaid, overworked, and underprotected.

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Trump escalates the US-China trade war by announcing tariff hikes — on Twitter

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How China used Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to spread disinformation about the Hong Kong protests

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Trump’s new favorite poll inflates his approval rating by about 10 points

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent cancer treatment for the second time in a year

The 3 best songs on Taylor Swift’s new album, Lover

“David Koch walked the walk”: a libertarian on the Koch brother’s legacy

The surprisingly great idea in Bernie Sanders’s Green New Deal: electric school buses

What happens next in the legal cases involving Jeffrey Epstein

California’s new law to stop police shootings, explained

Why the Jeffrey Epstein case inspires so many conspiracy theories

It’s Kirsten Dunst vs. a pyramid scheme in her capitalism-skewering new Showtime series

School picture day is stressful and expensive. Why do we do it?

Tomi Lahren now has an athleisure line

China hits back at the US with tariffs on $75 billion in goods

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Wildfires are burning around the world. The most alarming is in the Amazon rainforest.

Trump’s fake tax cuts are back

Here are the candidates who qualified for the third Democratic debate — and those who might miss out

Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton abandons his presidential bid

My So-Called Life was too good to die so young

Google is cracking down on its employees’ political speech at work

How the director of Jawline found her way into the self-contained world of teen livestreamers

Why governments are bad at facing catastrophic risks — and how they could get better

The “10,000-hour rule” was debunked again. That’s a relief.

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Google says it’s making Chrome more private, but advertisers will still track you

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