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The assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist, briefly explained

Iran has blamed Israel for the attack, and pledged retaliation.

Federal appeals court rejects a Trump election lawsuit: “Calling an election unfair does not make it so”

The Trump campaign can’t stop losing election lawsuits.

Holiday shopping as we know it is over — just ask seasonal workers

Seasonal mall jobs are scarce this year, but there are tons of warehouse gigs.

Dark matter holds our universe together. No one knows what it is.

Dark matter, unexplained.

Advent, explained

Chocolate calendars, wreaths in church — the season is all about anticipation.

11 great ways to pass the time this holiday weekend

Got lots of time ahead of you? Here are some recommendations for great things to watch or play.

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The true story behind Arlo Guthrie’s Thanksgiving staple, “Alice’s Restaurant”

Laura Ingalls Wilder only had one good Thanksgiving in the Little House books

Why we get defensive about our holiday recipes

Canned cranberry sauce, explained

What happens to Black Friday crowds in a pandemic?

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The pop cultural obsession with Princess Diana’s innocence, explained

In China, nearly 1 million people have reportedly already gotten a coronavirus vaccine

Dissecting the megapopularity of the Frozen movies with a 5.25-year-old

Why streaming devices and streaming networks are fighting over your eyeballs 

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The Supreme Court fight over Trump’s last-ditch effort to rig the census, explained

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Joe Biden’s foreign policy vision takes shape as he selects his team

Americans are gathering with friends and family. Are they wearing masks?

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The post-election economy

Emily Stewart joins Dara and Matt to discuss the prospects for Covid relief and Janet Yellen

The trauma of Thanksgiving for Native communities during a pandemic

Toilet paper is disappearing from shelves — again

How to have a safer — but not safe — pandemic Thanksgiving

Parler, the “free speech” Twitter wannabe, explained

How Trump’s conspiracy theories have inspired some supporters to boycott the Georgia runoffs

A criminal justice expert’s guide to donating effectively right now

With “Dynamite,” BTS beat the US music industry at its own cheap game

Beyoncé and Taylor Swift lead the 2021 Grammy nominees

These are the charities where your money will do the most good

The long list of contenders for Kamala Harris’s Senate seat, explained

Covid-19 vaccine efficacy results are not enough

Giving thanks may make your brain more altruistic

A historian on the perils of chaotic White House transitions

The good, bad, and weird of Kristen Stewart’s queer Christmas rom-com

This week in TikTok: Why is everyone so mad at Charli D’Amelio?

No, you cannot move to Georgia just to vote in the Senate runoffs

The best $219 I ever spent: A HEPA filter for my parents

The presidential transition begins as the GSA formally recognizes Biden’s victory

Where Trump’s attempt to overturn Biden’s win stands

Biden is expected to announce Janet Yellen as Treasury secretary pick

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