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The Kickstarter for politics wanted to upend fundraising. Now it’s dead.

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Online ads can be targeted based on your emotions

Brands that want to reach women, for example, are buying ads on sad New York Times articles.

Kamala Harris’s plan to close the gender wage gap, explained

If companies don’t want to pay women equitably, they pay a fine instead.

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Ben Carson’s first hearing before Maxine Waters’s committee was a disaster

Australia’s conservative party retains power in shocking election result

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Democrats are accusing Trump officials of inflating the Iran threat

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Trump attacks Joe Biden because his family moved away from Pennsylvania

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Trump’s troubling response to “lock them up!” chants during his Pennsylvania rally

The Lighthouse, starring Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe, is easily one of the wildest films of the year

The US government’s battle with Chinese telecom giant Huawei, explained

Why Democratic candidates like Buttigieg keep failing to usher in the “Christian left”

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Election security bills in the Senate are hitting one big roadblock: Mitch McConnell

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These Kentucky Democrats think they can push out the country’s most unpopular governor

Trump’s trade war with China is an attack on Biden

How a far-right politician’s scandal brought down Austria’s government

A federal judge just ruled Trump can’t block a House subpoena for his financial records

Game of Thrones is over. Giant TV hits aren’t going anywhere.

How Trump’s new immigration plan could hurt the economy

What Sansa Stark’s coronation hairstyle says about her character development

Game of Thrones fans are giving Brienne the ending she deserved

Terrence Malick’s A Hidden Life is not a typical World War II drama

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America’s first-ever public option, explained by Gov. Jay Inslee

Lori Lightfoot’s historic victory is part of a bigger story of black women winning in politics

Facebook’s latest reason it shouldn’t be broken up: Chinese companies will dominate

The Morehouse debt cancellation and the growing black student debt crisis

Little Caesars is the latest chain where you can try out meatless meat

9 questions about the scary US-Iran standoff you were too embarrassed to ask

HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel series and spinoffs: everything we know so far

Why is art so expensive?

Game of Thrones’ finale had another on-set snafu: plastic water bottles

Morehouse’s student loan forgiveness is an incredibly useful economics experiment

Democrats’ impeachment dilemma, explained

These huge new wind turbines are a marvel. They’re also the future.

Men and women have similar views on abortion

Trump vows to bring about “the official end of Iran” if it threatens the US again