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Delta is surging. Your boss wants you in the office. Is it safe?

Here are the most important precautions your office should have in place if it wants you back.

This company claims to help the world’s biggest corporations recycle. Activists say it’s greenwashing.

TerraCycle recycles everything from Solo cups to Febreze canisters, but are they doing more harm than good?

Why can’t we sleep?

How work schedules wreck our biological clocks.

The best way to avoid future variants is to vaccinate the world

The delta variant makes it clear: Vaccinating the world is in America’s best interests.

Biden’s immigration policy isn’t Trump’s — but it’s still a disappointment

Migrants at the border are finding an unexpected adversary in Biden.

Why so many dead fish are washing up on Florida’s beaches

A toxic "red tide" is killing fish, displacing sharks, and going viral on TikTok. Is it getting worse?

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Collect $5 billion. Do not pay taxes.

The Roth IRA was invented by Congress to incentivize middle-class retirement savings. ProPublica’s Justin Elliott explains how venture capitalist Peter Thiel ended up with $5 billion in his.

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Citizen, the controversial safety app, is ready to profit from its fear-based platform

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Back to School: All for pre-K, and pre-K for all

Vox's Jerusalem Demsas joins Matt and Dara to discuss how pre-K programs could lead to societal changes on a state and national level

Congress wants to make going to the airport less miserable

The $5,000 quest for the perfect butt

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What empty offices mean for America’s cities — and workers

Federal eviction protections have ended, leaving renters scrambling

Hosting the Olympics comes at a massive cost

These immigrants have one shot to come to the US. But Biden has to act.

Trump’s aggressive efforts to overturn election results come to light

Here’s how police can get your data — even if you aren’t suspected of a crime

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Is it a HIPAA violation for your employer to require vaccines?

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