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Kari Lake’s lonely and deeply absurd quest to challenge the Arizona election results

The Republican candidate for governor is still refusing to concede the race that made her a MAGA star.

Here’s what employers are cutting instead of your job

You may get to keep your job, but you might lose your Zoom and your desk.

The mystery of the mimic plant

There’s drama in the plant world — and a shape-shifting vine is at the center of it.

A holiday reminder to not be a rude doofus

The awful American consumer gets extra awful during the holidays.

The 25 best movies of 2022

The greatest films from a tumultuous year.

The 12 Days of Christmas: The story behind the holiday’s most annoying carol

A few things you may not know about the song — and the actual 12 days of Christmas.

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China’s biggest protests since Tiananmen Square

The protests in China might force the government to back down from its extreme Covid restrictions and ramp up its extreme surveillance programs. The Wall Street Journal’s Josh Chin explains.

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The House votes to avert a potentially devastating railroad strike

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings likes Elon Musk, video games, and bingeing

Hakeem Jeffries’s ascent to Democratic leader, explained

Who gets to keep burning fossil fuels as the planet heats up?

How “zero-Covid” changed China — and the world

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The surreal true crimes behind Hulu’s Welcome to Chippendales

What makes China’s wave of protests different this time

The Senate just passed historic protections for same-sex marriage

A rogue Trump judge has thrown the Supreme Court in disarray

Donald Trump’s dinner with white supremacist Nick Fuentes was much more than a gaffe


How the World Cup’s AI instant replay works

America’s catastrophic, record-breaking bird flu outbreak, explained

There’s no such thing as a good cold

FTX is over. Is crypto, too?

Giving Tuesday, explained

Want to help animals? Here’s where to donate your money.


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The rebirth of industrial policy

Supply-side economics, explained.

Want to fight climate change effectively? Here’s where to donate your money.

Want to donate to charity? Here are 10 guidelines for giving effectively.

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“I’ve always been the youngest person in the room”

Why the global economy is slowing

The not-so-lame duck session

What’s going on with Kanye West, from antisemitism to the Mar-a-Lago dinner

In a view from high in a soccer stadium, an Australian player is scoring a penalty kick past Denmark’s goalkeeper, who is diving to catch it, during a 2018 World Cup match.

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How a Holocaust memoir became a self-help Instagram hit

The 2024 Senate map is terrifying for Democrats. That’s one reason Georgia’s runoff matters.

Community hospitals are facing an impossible dilemma

Poor countries are developing a new paradigm of mental health care. America is taking note.

AI experts are increasingly afraid of what they’re creating

Twitter’s CEO is now Twitter’s main character

The wave of protests testing China’s zero-Covid policy, explained

A Trump judge seized control of ICE, and the Supreme Court will decide whether to stop him

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