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How coronavirus devastated Texas’s vulnerable borderlands

The pandemic has overwhelmed hospitals in the state’s lowest-income, primarily Hispanic communities.

What’s wrong with the mail

As November nears, the Postal Service is facing a crisis that could interfere with the election.

How cities can tackle violent crime without relying on police

"Police are effective at reducing violence, but they aren’t the only ones who are effective."

All of this week’s best new movies are about anxiety. In a good way.

I hear you saying, "Oh, great! Just what I need." But trust me!

How Ellen DeGeneres’s facade of kindness crumbled 

Ellen DeGeneres built her career on being nice. Now that’s in jeopardy.

Bill Gates is spending $150 million to try to make a coronavirus vaccine as cheap as $3

Pay more attention to what Gates is doing overseas than what he’s saying about the United States.

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TikTok, on the clock, Donald says your time is up

President Trump is threatening to ban TikTok, but Microsoft might be able to stop the clock.

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Vox’s audience support program, explained

Trump just signed 4 executive orders providing coronavirus relief. It’s not clear if they’re all legal.

Thousands of protesters in Beirut call for “the fall of the regime” in the wake of the blast

Trump falsely claims coronavirus is “disappearing” and Russia isn’t meddling in the 2020 election

Tulsi Gabbard’s seat is up for grabs in Hawaii’s congressional primary

Cori Bush’s victory signals the return of the protester-politician 

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How Ohio has avoided becoming another Covid-19 hot spot (so far)

A rural New York county has adopted one of the most progressive trans prison policies in the US

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What women in Congress want from Facebook

The US has an extraordinary opportunity to reform education

HBO’s I May Destroy You might be the best TV show of the year

The pandemic hasn’t stopped Native Hawaiians’ fight to protect Maunakea

Anti-maskers explain themselves

Jeff Bezos offers a clue to his $10 billion climate change strategy

Bike shorts are the official uniform of pandemic summer

Trump issued an executive order effectively banning TikTok if it doesn’t sell in the next 45 days

Facebook is extending its work-from-home policy until July 2021


The big lesson from South Korea’s coronavirus response

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The one sport that’s doing it right

Why we all should take a page out of roller derby’s reopening playbook.

Perhaps months too late, a Covid-19 contact tracing app comes to America

What Lebanon needs to recover from the explosion

Facebook took down a Trump post for the first time 

The Tennessee GOP primaries will be determined by one question: Who loves Trump the most? 

We need to talk about what school closures mean for kids with disabilities

Midnight Sun brings back the creepy, sublimated, wildly unhealthy eroticism of Twilight

Trump’s latest plan to use the census for political gain, explained

How to drive fossil fuels out of the US economy, quickly

How inequality is changing the Republican Party — and breaking American politics

Masha Gessen on American politics after the death of “truth”

Trump’s radical lawsuit against Nevada’s vote-by-mail law, explained

A new study finds that giving kids deworming treatment still benefits them 20 years later

Worried parents have become an easy target for online misinformation in this pandemic

Why Republicans are dragging their feet on more stimulus

The pandemic is fueling the private tutoring industry

Lebanon was already in crisis. Then came the Beirut explosion.

TikTok clone Instagram Reels is just one of the many times Facebook has copied its competitors

Mortality, mass psychosis, and how we live today

Covid-19 is pushing red states to finally expand Medicaid

Just 2 states meet these basic criteria to reopen and stay safe