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Florida’s mysterious Covid-19 surge

We still don’t have all the answers for why Covid-19 cases rise and fall, but there are some explanations.

Billionaires like Jeff Bezos are throwing money at biodiversity. Will it work?

The ultrarich want to change the paradigm of conservation. It won’t be easy.

I feel weird about Dear Evan Hansen

The Tony-winning musical is widely beloved. Critics trashed the new movie. So what does that mean?

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The cost of free preschool

President Biden wants to give Americans four more years of free school: two years of pre-K and two of community college. In a two-part series, Today, Explained’s Haleema Shah explores the challenges of expanding public education.

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The sad, predictable limits of America’s “economic recovery”

Officially, the Covid-19 recession lasted just two months. So why are so many still suffering?

Democrats desperately need to cut drug prices

Gabby Petito’s disappearance, and why it was absolutely everywhere, explained

At the UN, Biden is still trying to convince the world America is back

Jeff Bezos commits $1 billion to conservation as Amazon destroys the world

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What it’s like to seek an abortion in Texas right now

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The US isn’t ready for clean energy

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Should work requirements still exist for federal tax credits and benefits?

When quitting your job feels like the only option

Advice for a young idealist: Find a lonely cause

Getting a Covid-19 test at Walgreens isn’t as much of a privacy risk as it used to be

The fall equinox is Wednesday. Here are 8 things to know about the first day of autumn.

Elon Musk’s problematic plan for “full self-driving” Teslas

Why Biden’s approval numbers have sagged, explained by an expert

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How America’s hottest city is trying to cool down

SpaceX’s latest mission was an infomercial (for charity)

It’s time to stop describing lifesaving health care as “elective”

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The summer that wasn’t

Why everybody’s hiring but nobody’s getting hired

The redistricting wars

Not much happened at the “Justice for J6” rally. But the far right’s focus is elsewhere.

America’s car crash epidemic

Nuclear subs and a diplomatic blowup: The US-France clash, explained

The Texas GOP sees Haitian migrants in crisis as a political opportunity

AI’s Islamophobia problem

Apple shut down a voting app in Russia. That should worry everyone.

California is ending a rule that helped cause its housing crisis