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Exclusive: internal documents show how hard it is for some immigrants to get a travel ban waiver

State Department guidance sets a higher bar for some people than others.

4 ways Hurricane Maria changed Puerto Rico — and the rest of America

The worst disaster of the Trump administration (so far).

A black political candidate was canvassing in her district. Then someone called the police.

A constituent called 911 on Wisconsin State Assembly candidate Shelia Stubbs and her family, suspecting a drug deal.

Products mocked as “lazy” or “useless” are often important tools for people with disabilities

From banana slicers to sock sliders to pre-peeled oranges.

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There have been 263 days in 2018 — and 262 mass shootings in America

Nearly one mass shooting a day, according to the Gun Violence Archive’s count.

Hurricane Florence’s “1,000-year” rainfall, explained

Massive downpours like these are no longer as rare as the name suggests.

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Michael Cohen tweets, then deletes, praise of himself for talking to Mueller

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Trump adds more Russians who interfered in the 2016 election to a sanctions list

A life insurance company wants to track your fitness data

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Mueller has been questioning Michael Cohen on Trump’s Russia ties

Aberdeen, Maryland, shooting at Rite Aid distribution center: what we know

Not even Captain Marvel is safe from the “smile more” catcall

Ford is laying out conditions to testify on sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh

Batman’s penis is in a comic book for the first time ever — but not for long

Imagine if the media covered alcohol like other drugs

Browsing on Amazon is terrible. Amazon wants to fix that with its new tool.

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A top Cornell food researcher has had 13 studies retracted. That’s a lot.

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The Parkland shooting fueled calls for more school police. Civil rights groups want them removed.

Is there a humane way to boil lobsters alive? One woman thinks it’s by getting them high.

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In Fahrenheit 11/9, Michael Moore spares no one — especially self-satisfied liberals

This deleted Facebook post shows why the FBI should investigate the Kavanaugh allegation

I Think We’re Alone Now, from Reed Morano, is a gorgeous post-apocalyptic relationship drama

So far this year, crime and murder are trending down in America’s biggest cities

Jeff Sessions is the most conservative member of the Trump administration. Trump doesn’t care.

Cary Joji Fukunaga is directing the new James Bond movie. Here are 3 things to know about him.

When and where fall foliage colors will peak, in one map

Measles cases have hit a record high in Europe. Blame austerity.

Why is Marco Rubio tweeting about Salt Bae?

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A tiny, beleaguered government agency seeks an energy holy grail: long-term energy storage

How a racist robocall and an FBI inquiry shook up the Florida governor’s race

The fight over reopening the FBI investigation into Brett Kavanaugh, explained

What’s wrong with the “just a teen” Kavanaugh defense, according to a psychologist

At long last, Twitter brought back chronological timelines. Here’s why they’re so beloved.

Serial’s season 3 debut: high stakes, Shakespearean bar fights, and a return to form

Why this economist thinks public education is mostly pointless

Lingerie marketing is dominated by the male gaze. A new book aims to change that.

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Why movie theaters are trading popcorn and soda for chimichangas and custom cocktails

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The fall equinox is Saturday: 8 things to know about the first day of autumn

Where Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation process stands

Vox Sentences: Will Texans bet on Beto?

Cody Wilson, 3D-printed gun creator, is accused of sexually assaulting a minor

Mixing ketchup and mayonnaise isn’t new. Here’s why Heinz is trying to cash in on it now.

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