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Doctors are frightened by climate change. Their industry is a big part of the problem.

Health care creates a tenth of US greenhouse gas emissions.

How the 10-step Korean skin care routine changed American skin care

The 10-step Korean skin care routine is dead. But Korean skin care lives on.

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Trump postpones Pelosi’s official trip to Afghanistan — unless she wants to “fly commercial”

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Why the White House is attacking Democrats for traveling to Puerto Rico, explained

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House Republicans really don’t want to look like they voted to reopen the government

74 percent of Americans know almost nothing about Facebook ad targeting

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Government workers still don’t have a salary due to the shutdown. American businesses are helping them out.

TSA agents were promised a $500 bonus after working unpaid for weeks. They haven’t received it.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is one of many reasons to care about the House committee that oversees banking

Pulitzer-winning poet Mary Oliver has died at 83

M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass is half-empty and deeply unsatisfying

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, 2020 Democratic candidate, explained

Trump is looking for a new way to cut Medicaid — without Congress

A guide to air travel during the government shutdown

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s tax idea pushed Scott Walker to mislead a bunch of children

Cardi B’s viral shutdown rant made some really good points

How Illinois bet on video gambling and lost

Netflix’s Fyre and Hulu’s Fyre Fraud come at the same topic in different ways. One is better.

We regret to inform you that aliens are probably not trying to talk to us

Rudy Giuliani’s disastrous CNN interview created more problems for Trump

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Book lovers, relax: Marie Kondo is not coming for your books

Congress has 7 big ideas to cut drug prices. Here’s how they work.

Why Buddhism is true

This font you know from old pulp novels is all over new books

Here’s one fight the Green New Deal should avoid for now

Did Chicago police cover up the Laquan McDonald shooting? A judge is about to decide.

Why the NRA is struggling

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The White House met with House Democrats about the shutdown. Nancy Pelosi wasn’t invited.

Federal employees are now guaranteed back pay after the shutdown is over

A Democratic senator wants to protect federal contractors — the people most screwed over by the shutdown

Moschino has been accused of using the code word “Serena” to refer to black shoppers

The people of MLK's sermons, in one graphic

Report: T-Mobile spent lots of money at Trump’s hotel while awaiting approval for lucrative merger