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Uber and Lyft are racing each other to go public. Here’s why.

The ride-hailing apps filing for IPO will bring some much-needed transparency to the gig economy.

Trump is pushing Vietnam to accept deportees who have lived in the US for over 20 years

The shift would affect thousands of immigrants who’ve been ordered deported — generally for committing crimes.

YouTube’s conspiracy theory crisis, explained

Why a Democratic representative asked Google’s CEO about the most bizarre conspiracy theory you’ve never heard of.

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One man in North Carolina may have swung an election by defrauding voters. But North Carolina is interested in stopping a different type of voter fraud.

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A judge just blocked another effort to raise wages for restaurant workers in DC

Mia Love wants the GOP to reach out to minority voters. The party is doing the opposite.

What’s illegal about Trump’s hush payments to women, briefly explained

New York already has thousands of Amazon workers — and some are unionizing to demand better conditions

Congress just voted to legalize hemp

How Crazy Ex-Girlfriend pulled off recasting Greg, one of its biggest characters

Tyler Perry paid off 1,500 Walmart layaway accounts, but the service can be risky for low-income shoppers

The “Trump effect” threatens the future of the Paris climate agreement

Ivanka Trump reportedly advocated for a tax break she and Jared Kushner could profit from

Trump signed a good law this week. Yes, really.

Amazon workers in New York just announced their plan to unionize

Everyone warns of China’s rise. But its decline could be even worse.

Michael Cohen’s joke about Hillary Clinton going to prison seems awfully ironic now

Trump keeps complaining about the Fed while appointing people who don’t agree with his complaints

Obamacare enrollment is almost over and sign-ups are lagging

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Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia investigation, explained

Everything you need to know about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s contact with Russia.

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Michael Cohen was just sentenced to 3 years in prison

Mary Poppins Returns — with a sadder story and forgettable songs

Trump doesn’t want the wall. He wants a fight about the wall.

Gillette owner Procter & Gamble is acquiring one of its razor startup competitors

I’ve never had a student ask for a safe space. Here’s what they have asked for.

The Geminid meteor shower — one of the best of the year — peaks Thursday and Friday

How Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer got Trump to own a government shutdown

Adélie penguins poop pink guano. It’s so bright, you can see it from space.

“You can make anything a crime”: Republicans shrug at Trump being implicated in felonies

“In stepping forward, you took a huge risk”: Christine Blasey Ford honors Rachael Denhollander, who spoke up about Larry Nassar

North Carolina GOP admits a new House election is probably needed after election fraud scandal

California’s cap-and-trade system may be too weak to do its job

There are lots of reasons to worry about Google. Congress just picked the wrong one.

Wild Thing, one of 2018’s most delightful new podcasts, dares to take Bigfoot seriously

It’s ridiculous that it’s unconstitutional for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to run for president

Why women have better sex under socialism, according to an anthropologist

How Trump made the North Korea crisis worse

What I learned go-karting around Tokyo dressed as Spider-Man

Inside Venezuela’s YouTube prank economy

When the “best” busts: the spectacular rise and fall of smart luggage startup Raden

I used all the best stuff for a week and it nearly broke me