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Why you’re not getting a delta-specific booster yet

It’s in clinical trials, but many experts say you don’t need a tailored vaccine for this variant.

Biden could end the debt ceiling — all by himself

Minting the trillion-dollar coin, the 14th Amendment, and other ways to finally kill the debt ceiling.

One Good Thing: A time loop video game that works like a Rube Goldberg machine

The Forgotten City, which began life as a Skyrim mod, gives you plenty of room to mess up and do better next time.

Meg Ryan fall and the unsettling joy of another pandemic autumn

What is it about fall that just makes us want to buy more stuff?

Germany’s (sort of) change elections

Olaf Scholz and the center-left defeated Angela Merkel’s party, but this election was a fight for the center.

Congress’s hectic legislative schedule, briefly explained

Another government shutdown is looming, and the stakes are even higher than usual.

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Why is Guantanamo still open?

A former Defense Department adviser says President Biden might succeed where President Obama failed, and the man formerly known as “Detainee 441” speaks.

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Vox’s audience support program, explained

The tricky trans politics of FX’s Y: The Last Man

Murders are spiking. Police should be part of the solution.

Arizona finished its “audit.” Other states are just getting started.

How does progress happen?

Why America keeps turning its back on Haitian migrants

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The new guidelines for Covid-19 booster shots, explained

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Why heaters are the future of cooling

Elder-friendly technology is a growing market

We can’t just run away from wildfires

The real stakes of Apple’s battle over remote work

Does everybody need a booster shot?

What happens when billionaires jump on the biodiversity bandwagon

How MLMs took advantage of the pandemic

The Afghan refugee crisis has revealed the artificial limits of America’s will to welcome

Florida’s mysterious Covid-19 surge

Ken Burns’s latest is on the Greatest

I feel weird about Dear Evan Hansen

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AMA time with Dylan, German, and Jerusalem

Your Weedsy questions, answered.

For protesters, trauma lingers long after the marching ends

A simple solution to endless school quarantines

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How decades of stopping forest fires made them worse

Democrats still have real options for immigration reform

What the movies of this pandemic reveal

The case for funding bike infrastructure

The largest space telescope in history is about to blow our minds

The surprising downsides to planting trillions of trees

How the iPhone changed everything

The sad, predictable limits of America’s “economic recovery”

Officially, the Covid-19 recession lasted just two months. So why are so many still suffering?

Democrats desperately need to cut drug prices

Gabby Petito’s disappearance, and why it was absolutely everywhere, explained

At the UN, Biden is still trying to convince the world America is back

Jeff Bezos commits $1 billion to conservation as Amazon destroys the world

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What it’s like to seek an abortion in Texas right now

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The US isn’t ready for clean energy

What would a healthy social media platform even look like?

One Good Thing: Reservation Dogs is groundbreaking. It’s also incredibly funny.

When quitting your job feels like the only option