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How retailers track your every move in exchange for coupons and convenience

Attention shoppers: Your data has never been more valuable.

A new Georgia poll suggests that Republican lies about “voter fraud” are hurting the GOP

Trumpy calls to boycott the election could help throw Senate runoffs to the Democrats.

AI has cracked a problem that stumped biologists for 50 years. It’s a huge deal.

A breakthrough on the "protein folding problem" can help us understand disease and discover new drugs.

The best $294 I ever spent: Getting my hair braided

I yearned for long hair, but desire alone couldn’t undo years of perm damage and hair loss.

The UN now says medical weed is a less dangerous drug

But it’s still a long way from international legalization.

Mark Zuckerberg gave $75 million to a San Francisco hospital. The city wants to condemn him anyway.

A vote on Thursday is the latest flashpoint in the debate over the proper role for billionaire philanthropy.

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The Supreme Court ruled that New York State can’t limit how many people gather in church, even during a pandemic. Vox’s Ian Millhiser explains why this is one of the most significant religious liberty cases in the last 30 years.

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South Korea just changed a longstanding military law for the sake of BTS

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The Next Four Years: The Covid transition

Kaiser’s Jennifer Kates joins Matt to explain the next steps in countering the pandemic

China and Australia are in a nasty diplomatic spat over a fake tweet — and real war crimes

Congress seems ready to pass a bipartisan $908 billion stimulus — if Mitch McConnell says yes

Staying safe this winter means a lot of time outside. Here’s how to stay warm.

The Joint Chiefs chair just gave a brutally honest assessment of the Afghanistan war

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How Trump’s blizzard of misleading fundraising emails explains his refusal to concede

The past 24 hours in Trump’s legal issues and pardon news, explained

The UK is the first country to grant emergency approval to Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine

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Who will get the Covid-19 vaccine first? A CDC advisory panel just weighed in.

How Santas are handling a pandemic Christmas season

Religious conservatives have won a revolutionary victory in the Supreme Court

The government’s failure to provide economic relief is killing people

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