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A Twitter trial would expose Elon Musk to scrutiny. Buying Twitter might help him avoid it.

The billionaire might buy Twitter after all — and for once not get his way.

The Russian nuclear threat, explained

Pondering the unknowability of the unthinkable.

There’s something missing from the White House’s AI ethics blueprint

Can we get some laws, please?

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President Biden’s plan to forgive billions of dollars in student debt is both historic and controversial. Now some red states are suing to block it. NPR’s Cory Turner explains.

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Elon Musk can’t fix Twitter because no one can

Angelina Jolie alleges Brad Pitt physically abused her and their children

The Supreme Court is likely to weaken, but not destroy, the ban on racial gerrymandering

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Elon Musk wants to buy Twitter again, spam bots and all

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The Supreme Court appears determined to shrink the Clean Water Act

Earth’s future depends on the Amazon. This month, it’s up for a vote.

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How the Saudi crown prince erased the stigma of a murder

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AMERICA HAS A (POLLING) PROBLEM

Why are the polls so wrong so often?

Did a 1982 book predict America’s decline?

Alabama’s high-stakes Supreme Court fight over racial gerrymandering, explained

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Elon Musk’s texts offer a rare glimpse at the billionaire boys’ club

The UK’s growing economic crisis, explained

Putin’s desperate attempt to annex parts of Ukraine

The Bros and cons of being a huge, gay Hollywood rom-com

What we get wrong about being in love

End-of-life planning with loved ones can be hard. Here’s where to start.

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The culture war flashpoints dividing Latino Democrats

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Two states, two visions for the future of labor

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Climate change has come for the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitter

Stop worrying about what happens if we let kids transition. Worry about what happens if we don’t.

Tech billionaires lost $315 billion in 2022 and it genuinely doesn’t matter

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