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Solving America’s painkiller paradox

Here’s how to fix America’s painkiller problem — without leaving pain patients behind.

The joy and horror of targeted Facebook ads

Examining the highly 2010s phenomenon of getting owned by the algorithm.

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If Republicans sour on Kavanaugh, here are 4 alternatives waiting in the wings

Senate Republicans might be softening on Kavanaugh — and jockeying behind the scenes for one of these judges to replace him.

UN audience literally bursts out laughing at Trump’s speech

They didn’t take the president’s bragging very seriously.

4 new TV shows to check out this week, from Australian hitmen to beleaguered doctors

CBS’s FBI, NBC’s New Amsterdam, FX’s Mr. Inbetween, and ABC’s A Million Little Things all boast intriguing elements.

Bill Cosby spent decades as “America’s Dad.” He’s about to be sentenced for a 2004 assault.

The first day of Cosby’s sentencing hearing revolved around whether he is a "sexually violent predator."

Why the Kavanaugh accusations matter so much to teen girls like me

To those dismissing the Kavanaugh allegations: Teen girls are listening.

The 9 most important state legislature elections in 2018, explained

Democrats lost a lot of statehouse power under Obama. In 2018, they could start to win it back.

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Accusers, plural

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is facing more accusations of sexual misconduct.

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Robert Redford bids farewell to the silver screen in the pitch-perfect The Old Man & the Gun

Read Trump’s speech to the UN General Assembly

Mark Judge, the man whose name keeps popping up in the Brett Kavanaugh allegations, explained

Instagram’s co-founders just quit. That could be bad news for Facebook.

What does Michael Avenatti have on Brett Kavanaugh? What we know so far.

Trump’s new trade deal with South Korea won’t boost US car sales

The Brett Kavanaugh confirmation fight is also about the future of the economy

How to watch Trump’s speech at the UN General Assembly

Income inequality is changing how we think, live, and die

Why we get so angry over $500 faux-distressed clothes

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Gray hair is still taboo for women. This popular Instagram account celebrates it.

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First Man’s screenwriter thinks Neil Armstrong would be disappointed by the flag controversy

American Apparel’s rebrand says a lot about life after bankruptcy

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In 1991, Virginia Thomas defended her husband. Now Brett Kavanaugh’s wife is doing the same.

Kavanaugh’s Fox News interview, explained in 5 phrases

Progressive activists think they have a shot at stopping Brett Kavanaugh

Vox Sentences: Christine Blasey Ford is not alone

One GOP senator’s revealing explanation of the party stance on Kavanaugh

How 3.4 million chickens drowned in Hurricane Florence

There is no fall TV season anymore

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Carol Anderson recommends 4 books on America’s broken political system

Kellyanne Conway: at least Kavanaugh’s better than Harvey Weinstein

Peter Brimelow and VDare, the white nationalist website with close ties to the right, explained

Half of 2018’s Democratic campaign ads are about health care

Meet Noel Francisco, the man who could oversee the Mueller probe after Rosenstein

Puerto Rico’s push for statehood, explained

Many banned books were made into movies. Where the Wild Things Are may be the greatest.

Why do brands care if you vote?

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As “dieting” becomes more taboo, Weight Watchers is changing its name

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Trump’s latest rant about Puerto Rico’s death toll makes no sense

Is Rod Rosenstein fired, resigning, or staying?

Watch: John Oliver explains how Facebook is wreaking havoc overseas

The very simple reason Republicans are fighting so hard for Brett Kavanaugh

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s future in question

Brett Kavanaugh faces possible new misconduct allegations in Montgomery County, Maryland

There’s a nearly 40 percent chance you’ll get away with murder in America

The Dallas police officer who shot Botham Jean has been fired

It’s time to rethink how much booze may be too much

Affordable housing is just the beginning of YIMBY