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MLMs might not be able to get away with their shady promises much longer

Multilevel marketing schemes promise the world. Soon, the FTC might make them prove it.

Poaching is altering the genetics of wild animals

Elephants and other species are quickly adapting to human threats. Will that help them survive?

It’s time for Americans to buy less stuff

Thanks to the supply chain crisis, holiday shopping won’t be easy this year — even if you buy early.

How New York overengineered its million-dollar vaccine passport

A key feature of the Excelsior Pass app is rarely used.

Why Fannie Lou Hamer’s definition of “freedom” still matters

Revisiting the lesson of an activist and former sharecropper: "You are not free whether you are white or black, until I am free."

Democrats are setting up social policies for painful cliffs

They’re banking on the popularity of social programs to keep them from expiring.

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Steve Bannon in contempt

The House is holding Steve Bannon in criminal contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena as part of its January 6 investigation.

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The future of vaccine mandates will likely come down to Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett

Democrats’ winnowing health care ambitions

Facebook’s name change plan reflects its real priorities

Dave Chappelle vs. trans people vs. Netflix

The Freedom to Vote Act is almost certainly doomed

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Bitcoin’s big day on Wall Street

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The Supreme Court floats a startling expansion to police immunity from the law

When can we start enjoying nightlife again? 

19 must-see movies from the fall film festivals

What’s the deal with fictional influencers?

One Good Thing: A YouTube decluttering channel that made my sister and me quit screaming

Texas’s anti-abortion law is back at SCOTUS. Here’s what’s different this time around.

The author whose story inspired Netflix’s Maid on why welfare is broken

The chaotic, irreplaceable Wendy Williams

How screwed are Democrats in the Senate?

Fake rhino horns were supposed to foil poachers. What went wrong?

The past, present, and future of body image in America


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The Most Dangerous Branch: A well-regulated militia

With six conservative judges on the bench this term, the Supreme Court could rule in favor of the most sweeping gun rights laws yet.

What to know about the latest fight over Trump’s executive privilege claims

The best $160 I ever spent: A session with a Black therapist

Joe Manchin won’t support a key climate program. Alternatives won’t be enough.

Americans are ready to tax the rich

Where is the line between life and art?

The myth of the climate moderate

No, the supply chain mess is not a war on Christmas

In Lauren Groff’s Matrix, medieval nuns build a feminist utopia

The case against means testing  

The $5 trillion insurance industry faces a reckoning. Blame climate change.

The Last Duel is a medieval epic about believing women, and it’s a mess

A last will and testament can be a huge fight for families


Why so many new buildings are covered in rectangles

How TV lied about abortion

Money Talks: The couple that grew up with very different relationships to spending

The dark, enthralling power of Succession


Why Hollywood loves this creepy bird call

Maybe losing the AI race to China isn’t such a bad idea

When removing a statue actually is antidemocratic

Bryan Stevenson on tracing the legacy of American enslavement to mass incarceration

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