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The nihilism of Mitch McConnell

A Senate impeachment trial should be a solemn affair. It won’t be with McConnell at the helm.

Top 2020 candidates are stuck in Washington because of the impeachment trial 

Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Amy Klobuchar are eyeing alternate ways to campaign while they’re in the Capitol.

The Supreme Court showdown over Obamacare will be delayed until after the election

Good news for Republicans.

A SARS-like virus is spreading quickly in Asia. Here’s what you need to know.

Hundreds of people have been sickened by a new coronavirus in at least five countries.

California has been passing tough animal welfare laws. A court just handed the state a big victory.

The courts keep backing states’ rights to pass animal welfare laws.

The best $10 I ever spent: sleep headphones to soothe my bedtime anxiety

I used to be great at sleeping. Now that I’m older, more anxious, and married, I need some extra help.

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The 100 year fight for equal rights

Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment this week. Now, Congress is the only thing standing between the 28th amendment and the Constitution of the United States.

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The latest impeachment polling reflects America’s deep polarization

AI can help find illegal opioid sellers online. And wildlife traffickers. And counterfeits.

The existential lure of astrology


The lost neighborhood under New York’s Central Park

More than half the world’s millennials fear a nuclear attack this decade

Impeachment, explained

What we still haven’t learned from Gamergate

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Democrats should talk about child care costs in a broader way

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Is rationality overrated?

“King-Lee Day” and other ways states bend MLK’s legacy

How can some places use the federal holiday to honor "human rights" and Confederate generals — and not the civil rights leader?

How Lunar New Year became a shopping holiday for Western brands

TikTok is full of Sephora and Chipotle employees spilling secrets. That can get complicated.

Wuhan pneumonia outbreak: What we know and don’t know

What we know about a shooting, stabbing, and fire in Honolulu, Hawaii

Is the president’s abuse of power an impeachable offense?

New anti-government protests in Beirut leave more than 300 injured

House impeachment managers: Trump poses an “immediate threat to the nation and the rule of law”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are giving up their “royal highness” titles

7 questions about Harry and Meghan’s royal shake-up, answered

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The internet, from SpaceX

Starlink, a constellation of satellites launched by Space X, has the ambitious goal of bringing internet connectivity to the globe.

The Trump administration wants to weaken Obama’s school lunch rules. Again.

The National Archives edited a Women’s March picture to be less critical of Trump

New evidence shows a Nunes aide in close conversation with Parnas

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“Flood the zone with shit”: How misinformation overwhelmed our democracy

The impeachment trial probably won’t change any minds. Here’s why.

The children’s librarian who hated Goodnight Moon

Spotify may buy The Ringer. Here’s why that makes sense.

Coping with war and crisis through memes

The next Democratic debate will take place right before the New Hampshire primary

Mike Bloomberg throws shade at Joe Biden as a looming “lame duck”

21 kids sued the government over climate change. A federal court dismissed the case. 

GOP Sen. Martha McSally’s attack on a CNN reporter was an embrace of Trumpism

The coming Supreme Court showdown over birth control

The Virginia gun rights rally raising fears of violence, explained

Things can get “really bad, really quickly” when a 24-year-old runs a company

When Pinterest users started searching for vaccines, CEO Ben Silbermann pulled all medical information from the platform

Amazon’s Ring blamed hacks on consumers reusing their passwords. A lawsuit says that’s not true.

Eminem’s new song “Darkness” tries to enter the mind of the Las Vegas shooter

11 US troops were injured in Iran’s attack. It shows how close we came to war.

The Women’s Marches are shrinking. Their influence isn’t.

The bias against female presidential candidates is real