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The hypocrisy of Trump’s immigration agenda is getting harder to ignore

The president doesn’t want Central American immigrants in the United States. Unless they work for him.

Embattled French President Macron announces concessions to quell weeks of violent protests

Macron announced an income raise for minimum-wage workers and tax cuts to try to appease protesters.

Advertisers can easily track you, your kid, your doctor, and the president

This week in "your entire life is for sale."

The absurd quest to make the “best” razor

The $3.5 billion shaving industry is secretive and litigious — and disrupting itself silly.

Aquaman goes for broke and lands somewhere between overstuffed opera and comic book fun

Aquaman has everything: feral Nicole Kidman, kaiju-sized English-speaking crustaceans, boring exposition, salty manes, and a charismatic hero.

Why criticism of Amazon isn’t sticking

Despite an elite backlash, the public still loves a good deal.

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Theresa May is seeking a lifeline from the EU after Brexit deal chaos

Why Trump wants to repeal an Obama-era clean water rule

CNN urges people to ignore climate change deniers they regularly feature on TV

Delta is now restricting emotional support animals on flights. This could be a good thing.

House Republicans don’t agree on why they lost the 2018 midterms

Why Netflix could have lost Friends — and what it means for the future of streaming

Google CEO Sundar Pichai refused to rule out launching a censored search engine in China

Kevin Hart’s Oscars controversy feeds the stereotype of the black homophobe

How this African beat spread through Latin America

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

Trump’s labor secretary once helped a sex offender stay out of prison

White supremacist who drove into a Charlottesville crowd sentenced to life in prison

The VA’s latest issues paying student veterans their benefits, explained

Roma is coming to Netflix on Friday. You should still see it in a theater.

Time’s 2018 Person of the Year runner-up is special counsel Robert Mueller

Trump: I secured the border. Trump an hour later: I need billions for a wall to secure the border.

It’s surprisingly hard to give away billions of dollars

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Guns killed more people than car crashes in 2017

The First Step Act, Congress’s criminal justice reform bill, explained

2018 belonged to Black Panther. And it could change Marvel’s future.

Time’s 2018 Person of the Year is Jamal Khashoggi and other “Guardians” of the truth

The Arctic has lost 2.6 million reindeer over the past 20 years

Roger Ailes was “not rational”: Alexis Bloom on her new film about the Fox News founder

The political tribalism of Andrew Sullivan

There’s election fraud in North Carolina. That’s not the same thing as voter fraud.

The US government’s ongoing battle with Chinese telecom giant Huawei, explained

The fight for voting rights is personal for Rep. Terri Sewell

The Pelosi-Schumer-Trump meeting could make a spending deal — or go horribly wrong

This Democrat thinks voting rights should be one of the House’s first big priorities in January

The best of everything

So many products today claim to be the best. Why — and why can’t we stop buying them?

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11 senior citizens on the best products of the past century

Why so many recommendation sites promise to help you find the best stuff

Cannabis is now getting the Instagram museum treatment

Why the Kevin Hart Oscars backlash was different from other recent public shamings

GOP leader who gloated about Benghazi probe wants Dems to refrain from investigating Trump

There’s a great anti-poverty bill in the Senate. Why haven’t we heard more about it?

It’s official: Trump’s asylum crisis is driven by people coming legally

A woman died of a brain-eating amoeba infection. The suspect: her neti pot.

Scaling up good ideas is really, really hard — and we’re starting to figure out why