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

While many have called for Harris’s nomination in reaction to the Black Lives Matter movement, her politics are not rooted there.

Joe Biden’s criminal justice reform plan, explained

Joe Biden’s new criminal justice reform plan reverses some of the policies he helped make law.

Why people are volunteering to get Covid-19

A controversial plan could get us a vaccine sooner.

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

But the company still won’t fact check President Trump’s misleading posts about voting by mail.

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

Masks have become a necessity. Here’s how to pick the right one, and wash it.

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

New polling shows voters are ready for aggressive actions on prescription drug prices.

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Biden picked Harris. Vox’s Fabiola Cineas explains the role race is already playing in the election, and Ezra Klein argues Donald Trump is making things easy for his opponents.

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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

The Democratic National Convention just announced its speaker lineup

Facebook bans blackface and certain anti-Semitic conspiracy theories

Joe Biden chooses Kamala Harris as his running mate

Live results for the August 11 primaries

Twitter is finally helping people shut out “reply guys”

Why Democrats are holding out for more comprehensive stimulus

Tuesday’s Georgia runoff could help launch the Congressional QAnon Caucus

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Apple's Lisa Jackson on racial justice

A special interview with the Apple exec on her definition of racial justice and how she plans to merge her background in environmental sustainability with the company’s Racial Equity and Justice Initiative.

How Trump’s mail voting sabotage could result in an election night nightmare

Do you really need to worry about your security on TikTok? Here’s what we know.

How a homemaker with no political experience took on Europe’s longest-serving dictator

America’s uniquely bad Covid-19 epidemic, explained in 18 maps and charts

This week in TikTok: So … is it getting banned or what?

The Supreme Court’s enigmatic “shadow docket,” explained

The legal questions surrounding Trump’s new executive orders, answered

Wisconsin’s primaries are setup for the real battle in November

Can a college course in moral philosophy convince people to eat less meat?

How the beauty industry is surviving the pandemic

The TikTok drama shines a spotlight on the rare tech investor who backs Trump

A top Hong Kong pro-democracy figure was arrested. Beijing isn’t playing around.

Lebanon’s entire government has resigned after a weekend of violent protests


The global coffee crisis is coming

A devastating indictment of the Republican Party from a GOP insider

The American right’s favorite strongman

“Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor”: The power and the peril of a catchphrase

Want to fix policing? Start with a better 911 system.

"911 call takers are gatekeepers for the entire criminal justice system. We need to start treating them that way."

America is failing Black moms during the pandemic

Performative masculinity is making American men sick