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The pandemic hasn’t stopped Native Hawaiians’ fight to protect Maunakea

Protectors are no longer on the sacred mountain, but they are still working to prevent the construction of a massive telescope.

Trump issued an executive order effectively banning TikTok if it doesn’t sell in the next 45 days

The new order is the latest in Trump’s escalating crackdown on the Chinese-owned app over alleged national security concerns.

HBO’s I May Destroy You might be the best TV show of the year

The British import brings searing emotion and dry wit to a story about sexual assault.

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The big lesson from South Korea’s coronavirus response

Systematic testing and tracing was key to slowing down Covid-19 in the country.

Perhaps months too late, a Covid-19 contact tracing app comes to America

Virginia is the first US state to come out with an app that uses Bluetooth-based tech, nearly three months after its release.

The pandemic is an extraordinary opportunity to reform US education

We should allow kids to take a gap year and waive standardized testing before it’s too late.

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Florida’s Covid-19 tragedy

The state saw Covid-19 coming. It still became an outbreak epicenter.

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All of this week’s best new movies are about anxiety. In a good way.

Jeff Bezos offers a clue to his $10 billion climate change strategy

Bike shorts are the official uniform of pandemic summer

Facebook is extending its work-from-home policy until July 2021

What Lebanon needs to recover from the explosion

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Facebook took down a Trump post for the first time 

The Tennessee GOP primaries will be determined by one question: Who loves Trump the most? 

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We need to talk about what school closures mean for kids with disabilities

Midnight Sun brings back the creepy, sublimated, wildly unhealthy eroticism of Twilight

Trump’s latest plan to use the census for political gain, explained

How to drive fossil fuels out of the US economy, quickly

How inequality is changing the Republican Party — and breaking American politics

Masha Gessen on American politics after the death of “truth”

Trump’s radical lawsuit against Nevada’s vote-by-mail law, explained

A new study finds that giving kids deworming treatment still benefits them 20 years later

Worried parents have become an easy target for online misinformation in this pandemic

Why Republicans are dragging their feet on more stimulus

The pandemic is fueling the private tutoring industry

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The one sport that’s doing it right

Why we all should take a page out of roller derby’s reopening playbook.

Lebanon was already in crisis. Then came the Beirut explosion.

TikTok clone Instagram Reels is just one of the many times Facebook has copied its competitors

Mortality, mass psychosis, and how we live today

Covid-19 is pushing red states to finally expand Medicaid

Just 2 states meet these basic criteria to reopen and stay safe

Trump still thinks schools should reopen because Covid-19 “will go away.” Really.

How bad is your state’s Covid-19 outbreak?

“It’s like we’re flying blind”: The US has a Covid-19 data problem

A nun on the radical possibilities of Christianity

Instagram’s answer to TikTok is here

Sen. Ron Wyden helped create the Big Tech industry. Now he wants to hold it accountable.

America’s slow, painful shift to enforcing mask mandates

Mask enforcement won’t work without education.

It’s easier than ever to make hand sanitizer. But eased restrictions have come with consequences.

Missouri approves Medicaid expansion ballot initiative, extending coverage to 200,000 people

Mulan is coming to Disney+ as a $30 rental

How the coronavirus outbreak is roiling the film and entertainment industries

Walmart has again delayed the launch of its Amazon Prime competitor Walmart+

How Portland’s Wall of Moms collapsed — and was reborn under Black leadership

Live results for the August 4 primaries

Jeff Merkley and Bernie Sanders have a plan to protect you from facial recognition