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Democrats’ winnowing health care ambitions

Fixing Obamacare is near the top of Democrats’ health care priorities, but other proposals may have to be cut.

Why Fannie Lou Hamer’s definition of “freedom” still matters

Revisiting the lesson of an activist and former sharecropper: "You are not free whether you are white or black, until I am free."

Dave Chappelle vs. trans people vs. Netflix

Chappelle’s latest Netflix special, The Closer, may be a tipping point for trans people.

The animals that may exist in a million years, imagined by biologists

Fully aquatic whale-rats. Praying mantises the size of dogs. Scientists imagine the future evolution of life on Earth.

It’s time for Americans to buy less stuff

Thanks to the supply chain crisis, holiday shopping won’t be easy this year — even if you buy early.

The Supreme Court floats a startling expansion to police immunity from the law

A new opinion suggests that "qualified immunity" could become much closer to absolute immunity from lawsuits.

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Bryan Stevenson on tracing the legacy of American enslavement to mass incarceration

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Can the US cut drug prices without sacrificing new cures?

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