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Gabby Petito’s disappearance, and why it was absolutely everywhere, explained

Web sleuthing was a tricky true crime hobby. Then Gabby Petito went missing.

Jeff Bezos commits $1 billion to conservation as Amazon destroys the world

The former Amazon CEO said his recent trip to space further inspired him to protect the planet.

When quitting your job feels like the only option

How a potent mix of frustration and optimism led to the Great Resignation.

The fall equinox is Wednesday. Here are 8 things to know about the first day of autumn.

A brief scientific guide to the first day of fall.

One Good Thing: Reservation Dogs is groundbreaking. It’s also incredibly funny.

FX’s series, now available on Hulu, is the rare TV comedy that knows what it is from its first scene.

What would a healthy social media platform even look like?

Facebook is under fire, again. But perhaps its problems are more fundamental.

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Haitians at the southern border

Vox’s Nicole Narea explains the latest border crisis, and Ayibopost’s Widlore Mérancourt documents deported Haitians’ return to Port-au-Prince.

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Getting a Covid-19 test at Walgreens isn’t as much of a privacy risk as it used to be

Elon Musk’s problematic plan for “full self-driving” Teslas

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Why Biden’s approval numbers have sagged, explained by an expert


How America’s hottest city is trying to cool down

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SpaceX’s latest mission was an infomercial (for charity)

It’s time to stop describing lifesaving health care as “elective”

How to make your job search suck a little less

The summer that wasn’t

Why everybody’s hiring but nobody’s getting hired

The redistricting wars

Not much happened at the “Justice for J6” rally. But the far right’s focus is elsewhere.

America’s car crash epidemic

Nuclear subs and a diplomatic blowup: The US-France clash, explained

The Texas GOP sees Haitian migrants in crisis as a political opportunity

AI’s Islamophobia problem


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Should work requirements still exist for federal tax credits and benefits?

Does everybody need a booster shot?

Apple shut down a voting app in Russia. That should worry everyone.

California is ending a rule that helped cause its housing crisis

The Eyes of Tammy Faye captures the moment the GOP got in bed with the Christian right

The Justice for J6 rally is Trump supporters’ attempt at revisionist history

Dirty air can be deadly. Here’s how to protect yourself.

The meditative empathy of Susanna Clarke’s Piranesi

Peloton star Cody Rigsby, explained by his biggest fans 

The dubious rise of ivermectin as a Covid-19 treatment, explained

It’s getting harder for people to believe that Facebook is a net good for society

The housing crisis is the top concern for urban residents

The pandemic has created a nation of insomniacs

Wildfires in Australia caused an explosion of sea life thousands of miles away

The best $34.32 I ever spent: My white cane

Inaction on climate change can worsen the crisis in Afghanistan

Newsom won. California’s recall system could use reform.

Nicki Minaj isn’t anti-vax, exactly. That’s why her vaccine resistance is so concerning.

The Supreme Court is drunk on its own power

The fight to resettle Afghans in the US has just begun

Americans are dying because no hospital will take them