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The secret life of Kim Jong Un

Anna Fifield’s new book on the North Korean dictator reveals the man behind the missiles.

Cory Booker has a plan to reform the criminal justice system — without Congress

Booker’s plan would initially benefit 17,000-plus people in federal prison for drugs, and more could follow.

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The Bitcoin Family are traveling the world, unencumbered by centralized currency.

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Doctored videos of Nancy Pelosi and Mark Zuckerberg have Congress worried about the nation’s grasp on reality. Drew Harwell from the Washington Post explains how “deepfakes” might corrupt upcoming elections.

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Google employees join protest at Alphabet’s shareholder meeting

House Democrats vote to repeal 9/11-era law used to authorize perpetual war

Trump says Iran attacked 2 oil tankers. Some of his critics agree.

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Major study suggests Medicaid work requirements are hurting people without really helping anybody

The Sacklers helped cause the opioid epidemic. They’re still making excuses for it.

Trump’s historic one-day fundraising haul, explained

Trump’s EPA just replaced Obama’s signature climate policy with a much weaker rule

Ta-Nehisi Coates gives Mitch McConnell a thorough history lesson on reparations

Fake autism treatments show the lengths parents will go to “cure” their kids

Joe Biden’s controversial comments about segregationists and wealthy donors, explained

Congress has set the record for longest stretch without a minimum wage increase

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UN report: “credible evidence” links Saudi crown prince to Khashoggi’s murder

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