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Congress should cancel its Thanksgiving recess and pass another stimulus bill

12 million Americans are about to lose unemployment insurance. Congress is on recess.

Trump lashes out at fellow Republicans as his legal challenges to election results fail

The president called some RINOs, as his legal strategy was criticized by friends and foes alike.

Big California donors want to fill Kamala Harris’s Senate seat with a woman of color

Will Gov. Gavin Newsom listen?

I handled holiday orders at a grocery store. Trust me: The holidays are miserable.

Please, make the season less awful for service workers by staying home this year.

Why Biden is crowdfunding his White House transition

The Trump administration is holding up federal transition funding; Biden has reportedly already raised $10 million.

There’s never been a better year to deep-fry a turkey

Standing 6 feet apart to watch a sizzling hot meal be prepared? It’s basically 2020 genius.

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All the mall things

Retail was struggling. Then came the virus. Recode’s Jason Del Rey explains how the American mall will never be the same, and how the machines might save retail.

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Vox’s audience support program, explained

The FDA authorized the use of an experimental antibody treatment for Covid-19

A Republican judge just tore into Trump’s election lawyers for their incompetence

Sen. Kelly Loeffler has tested positive for the coronavirus

As coronavirus cases surge, hospitals are beginning to be overwhelmed

A new lawsuit alleges Trump’s effort to overturn Michigan’s election results disenfranchises Black voters

How TV paved America’s road to Trump

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Georgia’s Republican secretary of state just certified Biden’s victory

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BTS’s new album is sublime comfort pop for the soul in lockdown

The mind-boggling end of Susan Choi’s Trust Exercise, explained

Supernatural’s bonkers series finale marked the end of an era of fandom

Natural disasters are increasing. The world’s poorest are left to fend for themselves.

President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team is one of the most diverse ever

A Trump official is still blocking Biden’s presidential transition. House Democrats want answers.

Who should get the Covid-19 vaccine first? Ethicists are fiercely debating how to vaccinate billions of people.

The acting Pentagon chief was exposed to the coronavirus. He’s not quarantining.

A new era for Vox

The case for a Native American secretary of the interior 

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The Next Four Years: Joe Biden’s world

The Atlantic Council’s Emma Ashford joins Matt to explain the president-elect’s approach to national security.

One Good Thing: Netflix’s Dash & Lily is a sweet TV rom-com with a Christmas twist

The Next Four Years: A Weeds series

Trump’s lawsuits challenging the election have turned into a clown show

When ordinary people go viral, where’s the line between comedy and cruelty?

How affluent people can end their mindless overconsumption

Pfizer and BioNTech have applied for emergency approval for their Covid-19 vaccine

BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti on why he bought HuffPost and why the New York Times can’t be “the paper of record”

Alaska voters adopt ranked-choice voting in ballot initiative

How fake news aimed at Latinos thrives on social media

One of the few Black C-suite execs in tech is starting a firm to invest in Black, Latinx, and women entrepreneurs

The Princess Switch: Switched Again is more Vanessa Hudgens drag variety hour than holiday rom-com

Why Republican women candidates had such a strong year

Congress is forcing cities to defund the police, firefighters, and schools

It took a pandemic to change the movie business

New shenanigans are afoot in Michigan as Trump tries to block certification of Biden’s win

In his new memoir, Obama defends — and critiques — his legacy

10 enormously consequential things Biden can do without the Senate

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Social distancing is a luxury many can’t afford. Vermont actually did something about it. 

Big electric trucks and buses are coming. Here’s how to speed up the transition.