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What happened to giving money to charity?

The ultrawealthy are donating more than ever. That doesn’t mean the rest of us are giving less.

The universe is a dangerous place. NASA just showed it’s possible to defend Earth against it.

Humanity now has the beginnings of a true defense against asteroids.

Riotsville, U.S.A. is a window onto the bizarre beginnings of police militarization

How the director of an astonishing new documentary used old government footage to shed light on the present.

The Supreme Court case that’s likely to handcuff the Clean Water Act

Sackett v. EPA may prove to be the most significant attack on America’s clean water laws since the 1970s.

The child care crisis just keeps getting worse 

Waiting lists are getting longer, and child care centers say they’re losing workers to fast-food chains with better wages and benefits.

Amazon’s robots are getting closer to replacing human hands

A new Amazon robot handles 1,000 items an hour.

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Can Beto flip Texas?

Republicans have firmly held the Texas governorship since 1995. Beto O’Rourke’s campaign is both a long shot and Democrats’ best challenge in decades.

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The rise of Giorgia Meloni, Italy’s new far-right prime minister, explained

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Russia’s mobilization won’t fix its military problems

The 10 races that could decide Senate control

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Do we ask too much of parents?

Why Iranian women are risking everything by burning their hijabs 

The Mississippi welfare fraud involving Brett Favre, explained

Are the walls really closing in on Trump this time?

The far right is having a moment in Europe. Actually, everywhere.

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Abbott and DeSantis: Stunt queens or policy makers?

Could relocating migrants in the US be a policy solution?

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House of the Dragon and the Targaryen family, explained

HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel reveals a period of turbulence and upheaval for Daenerys’s formidable family.

How a 100-year-old miscalculation drained the Colorado River

How the polls might be wrong (again) this year

What’s behind House Democrats’ sudden compromise on policing

Trump’s defeat in the Mar-a-Lago “special master” case, explained

What Putin’s latest threats mean for the risk of nuclear war

“The party is over”: How Meta and Google are using recession fears to clean house

The buzziest fall movies have something in common

How to stop rolling the dice on the destruction of human civilization

Remote workers are wasting their time proving they’re actually working

Mandatory overtime is garbage

Runners can be disqualified for starting after the gun. What gives?

Why Ron DeSantis is baiting Biden on the border

How interest rate hikes ripple throughout the economy

The 4 major criminal probes into Donald Trump, explained

Putin’s nuclear threats and war escalation, explained

New York attorney general sues Trump, accuses him of “astounding” fraud and deception

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The West is testing out a lot of shiny new military tech in Ukraine