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The 2024 Senate map is terrifying for Democrats. That’s one reason Georgia’s runoff matters.

Democrats will have the majority next year. After that, things get much tougher.

Why it’s so hard for rural hospitals to survive in America

Patients are losing access to health care because community hospitals can’t afford to stay open.

How independent voters saved Democrats

In several battleground states and competitive districts, these key swing voters put Democrats over the edge.

Twitter’s CEO is now Twitter’s main character

Elon Musk’s disaster month at Twitter has come to a close. Let’s discuss.

Poor countries are developing a new paradigm of mental health care. America is taking note.

This is what the future of mental health could look like.

The wave of protests testing China’s zero-Covid policy, explained

In cities across China, people are protesting Xi Jinping’s Covid policy — and even demanding his resignation.

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NASA wants to live in space

NASA’s Artemis mission is the first step toward a long-term human settlement on the moon. Vox’s Unexplainable examines whether humans are even capable of living far from Earth for an extended period of time.

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A Trump judge seized control of ICE, and the Supreme Court will decide whether to stop him

How to become a truly excellent gift giver

Holiday scam email season is here. Don’t fall for it.

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Why Americans will pay higher natural gas prices this winter

The very human, very troubling stories we tell ourselves about crime

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Elon Musk has Twitter and Tesla problems

America’s unique, enduring gun problem, explained

How to make Covid the last pandemic

Stop taking billionaires at their word

Of course Glass Onion is a blast. But it cuts deeper than Knives Out, too.

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Trump’s return to Twitter prompts outrage and confusion

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