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The dystopian tech that companies are selling to help schools reopen sooner

This fall, AI could be watching students social distance and checking their masks.

The company behind Fortnite dared Apple to shutter its game on iPhones. Now Apple has gone ahead and sort of done that.

It’s Epic versus Apple in an antitrust battle … royale.

The Kamala Harris identity debate shows how America still struggles to talk about multiracial people

Identity is complicated, and she shouldn’t have to choose just one.

A police officer killed my father 27 years ago and went unpunished. It changed my life forever.

It took his resurfaced racist posts for me to tell my father’s story.

It’s not just Twitch: The military has a history of using video games to reach young people

Remember America’s Army?

Why Cardi B. and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” is actually a public health triumph

Women are usually the subject of sexual fantasies, not in control of them. That’s what makes the song so radical.

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2020 makes no census

The 2020 census is fighting a losing battle against the coronavirus and President Trump. NPR’s Hansi Lo Wang explains how a decade of money and power are at stake.

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Trump’s new favorite talking point about US coronavirus cases is highly misleading

Trump admits he’s stalling pandemic relief to make it harder to vote

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Drug overdoses were increasing before Covid-19. The pandemic made things worse.

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Call of Duty

The military has a history of using video games to recruit. So why was there a backlash when its soldier-gamers started playing online?

Wild, chaotic, and deeply silly, the animated Harley Quinn series is a terrific watch

Justice Alito’s jurisprudence of white racial innocence

Kamala Harris’s family story is the real portrait of American greatness

Kamala Harris is a politician, not an activist. It’s an awkward fit for this moment.

Do you really have to wash your mask after every use? Short answer: Yes.

Facebook’s new voter information center gives Americans fact-checked voting information

Netflix soured the live-action remake of Avatar: The Last Airbender, its showrunners say

Joe Biden’s criminal justice reform plan, explained


Why people are volunteering to get Covid-19

The 2020 election calendar

Most candidates run to the center in the general election. Biden is moving left.

The surprising benefits of contemplating your death

How bad is your state’s Covid-19 outbreak?

The Covid-19 pandemic could be the last straw for high drug costs

Just 6 states meet these basic criteria to reopen and stay safe

Kamala Harris’s controversial record on criminal justice, explained

How social justice slideshows took over Instagram

Harris is the choice Biden needed to win over Silicon Valley

College football’s coronavirus crisis, explained

Facebook bans blackface and certain anti-Semitic conspiracy theories