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Pelosi renews call for Congress to investigate the Capitol insurrection

The House speaker hopes to form a commission that sheds more light on the events of January 6.

Biden’s blunt opposition to marijuana legalization

As his own party moves ahead on the issue, the president remains opposed to legalization.

Why the Johnson & Johnson pause may not matter for America’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout

America’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout is going so well it could fulfill demand by midsummer without Johnson & Johnson’s shot.

Citizen science is booming during the pandemic

From backyard astronomy to birding, amateurs have been busy collecting data — and making real discoveries.

Andrew Cuomo and Google’s former CEO push to cap internet prices for low-income New Yorkers

The law limits the cost of broadband access to $15 a month for needy families.

The rise of the horny, x-rated, gay Twitter alts

Exhibitionism lives on Twitter, if you know where to find it.

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America awaits a verdict

Arguments in the trial of Derek Chauvin have wrapped after a brutal week for policing in America. Minnesota Public Radio’s Jon Collins shares his reporting from Minneapolis.

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Matt is joined by Julia Galef, who wants us to stop acting — and thinking — like soldiers

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America’s gun problem, explained

The public and research support gun control. Here’s how it could help — and why it doesn’t pass.

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Biden makes good on his promise to punish Russia for the massive SolarWinds hack

Will Biden’s Russia sanctions actually stop Putin?

The economy is improving — but the pandemic isn’t over yet

Jeff Bezos seems to be reckoning with his legacy in the wake of the Amazon union drive

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“It’s a moral obligation”: How a Black bioethicist makes the case for vaccination to people of color

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Summer camps struggled during the pandemic. Here’s how one made it through.

Moderate Republicans want Senator Biden back

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