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Trump’s attempt to overturn the election result has sputtered out

His lawsuits have flopped, certifications are proceeding on schedule, and state legislatures aren’t seriously trying to interfere.

9 questions about the Georgia Senate runoffs you were too embarrassed to ask

The Georgia races will decide which party controls the Senate.

Even Amy Coney Barrett appears skeptical of Trump’s latest attempt to rig the census

Trump wants to exclude undocumented immigrants from the census. The result is a messy Supreme Court case.

It’s easy to assume pawnshops are doing great in the pandemic. It’s also wrong.

It’s not just about the guns and gold: Loans are at the core of the pawn business.

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Dark matter, unexplained.

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Rural America on film, from Appalachia to the Ozarks, coal miners to sharecroppers.

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The US was already setting Covid-19 records. Experts say Thanksgiving may have made things worse.

Trump’s first interview since losing reelection was a smorgasbord of disinformation

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court just dismissed a GOP bid to overturn the election

Ethiopia says it’s captured the capital of its rebellious Tigray region

Federal appeals court rejects a Trump election lawsuit: “Calling an election unfair does not make it so”

The assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist, briefly explained

Black Lives Matter helped shape the 2020 election. The movement now has its eyes on Georgia.

The challenge of combating fake news in Asian American communities

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The post-election economy

Emily Stewart joins Dara and Matt to discuss the prospects for Covid relief and Janet Yellen

Holiday shopping as we know it is over — just ask seasonal workers

Advent, explained

We know how to prevent up to 40 million people from being evicted. It’s up to Congress to do it.

The true story behind Arlo Guthrie’s Thanksgiving staple, “Alice’s Restaurant”

11 great ways to pass the time this holiday weekend

Laura Ingalls Wilder only had one good Thanksgiving in the Little House books

Why we get defensive about our holiday recipes

Canned cranberry sauce, explained

What happens to Black Friday crowds in a pandemic?

A delicious feast of food movies

The pop cultural obsession with Princess Diana’s innocence, explained

In China, nearly 1 million people have reportedly already gotten a coronavirus vaccine

Dissecting the megapopularity of the Frozen movies with a 5.25-year-old

Why streaming devices and streaming networks are fighting over your eyeballs 

Why does Hillbilly Elegy feel so inauthentic and performative?

The Supreme Court fight over Trump’s last-ditch effort to rig the census, explained

Joe Biden’s foreign policy vision takes shape as he selects his team

Americans are gathering with friends and family. Are they wearing masks?

The trauma of Thanksgiving for Native communities during a pandemic

Toilet paper is disappearing from shelves — again

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