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What the historic Nebraska floods look like from space — and from the ground

"This really is the most devastating flooding we’ve probably ever had in our state’s history," Nebraska’s governor said.

The US is experiencing a widespread worker shortage. Here’s why.

Retail and restaurant workers are more in demand than tech workers.

Hundreds of US cities are killing or scaling back their recycling programs

China stopped importing trash from other countries. Now, many cities in the US are facing a recycling crisis.

How the Tinder algorithm actually works

Some math-based advice for those still swiping.

The New Zealand shooter wrote a manifesto. An extremism expert explains what it means.

"The trick is how do you cover this ... without simply redistributing a piece of propaganda."

Facebook wants to share more local news, but it’s having trouble finding it

One in three US Facebook users lives in a place where the company cannot find much local news.

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Elizabeth Warren gives a full-throated endorsement for reparations at CNN town hall

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Beto O’Rourke pulled in a massive fundraising haul — and 2020 competitors are noticing

Trump uses bad poll question to claim half of America thinks Mueller’s on a “witch hunt”

Utrecht shooting: what we know so far

2 new documentaries pinpoint the uniquely troubling grift of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos

Netflix won’t have any films at Cannes for the second year in a row

Kellyanne Conway’s irresponsible advice: read the New Zealand mosque shooter’s manifesto

The spring equinox is Wednesday: 7 things to know about the first day of spring

Beto O’Rourke was an early supporter of marijuana legalization

Myspace, which still exists, accidentally deleted 12 years’ worth of music

Marvel bids farewell to the original Avengers by introducing new, vaguely similar ones

Trump’s General Motors tweets, explained

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The New Zealand shooter’s manifesto shows how white nationalist rhetoric spreads

Christchurch mosque shooting: what we know so far

Beto O’Rourke’s border cred is genuine. It’s not the same as an immigration platform.

New Zealand’s gun laws, explained

Captain Marvel has made $760 million worldwide. $1 billion is in its sights.

Tourists are flocking to locations threatened by climate change. That only makes things worse.

Why tech companies failed to keep the New Zealand shooter’s extremism from going viral

Photos: kids in 123 countries went on strike to protect the climate

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Fox News pulls Jeanine Pirro show after her Islamophobic remarks

Catastrophe’s final scene is perfect

This filmmaker spent months interviewing neo-Nazis and jihadists. Here’s what she learned.

Kirsten Gillibrand officially launches her 2020 presidential bid

Trump doesn’t think white nationalism is a threat — but data says otherwise

How the Christchurch shooter used memes to spread hate

Judge stays Kentucky’s fetal heartbeat bill, keeping the state’s lone abortion clinic open — for now

Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air crash linked by new evidence

New Zealand shows willingness to curb guns after one, not 1,981 mass shootings

Why are millennials burned out? Capitalism.

Your questions about WTF is going on with Brexit, answered

The New Zealand shooter called immigrants “invaders.” Hours later, so did Trump.

The sexual misconduct allegations against Neil deGrasse Tyson, explained

Multiple women have accused the astrophysicist of sexual misconduct. But he’s coming back to TV.

Beto O’Rourke used to be a member of a legendary computer hacktivist group

Captain Marvel’s cat Goose, explained

Trump just used his first-ever veto to save his national emergency

Captain Marvel’s 2 end-credits scenes, explained

Disney rehires James Gunn to write and direct Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy 3