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The FBI’s murder rate mystery

Good luck figuring out what happened with crime in 2021.

This is not your millennial’s job market

Gen Z college grads are optimistic about their job prospects. They should be.

How to get over a breakup — no matter which side of it you’re on

Yes, block your ex.

Polls aren’t crystal balls. Why do we expect them to be?

The Cook Political Report’s Amy Walter on why news consumers are asking too much of polling.

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.

You know what your wedding doesn’t need? Doughnut walls.

It’s a multibillion-dollar industry for a reason.

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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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Triangle of Sadness might be the meanest film of the year. Its director is an optimist.

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The pandemic could have changed how employers think about layoffs

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Philadelphia elected a progressive prosecutor twice. The state government wants to fire him anyway.

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Herschel Walker is an epically flawed candidate. He could still win.

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

This year’s physics Nobel Prize went to pioneers in quantum tech. Here’s how their work could change the world.

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

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Why are the polls so wrong so often?

A GOP insider on the Republicans who knew Trump was dangerous — and went MAGA anyway

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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.

What comes next in Ukraine’s fight against Russia

How the Brazilian election could destabilize a divided country

How the Saudi crown prince erased the stigma of a murder

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

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Putin’s desperate attempt to annex parts of Ukraine

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